Back from holidays, I already miss Istanbul

Posted by berto on July 31, 2008

I got back from Istanbul a couple of weeks ago. We had a really great time there, it’s one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen.

After GUADEC me and other Igalians spent some days visiting the city. Back home I enjoyed the Galician sun and beach (including the Cies Islands, which are wonderful) for some days more.

Relax in Istanbul Cies Islands

Regarding the conference, so many things have been said that I don’t think I have much more to add. Congratulations to all the people behind the Gran Canaria bid, I’m sure we’re going to have a great time next year :) (by the way, I uploaded a video of the closing session here and here). Also, if anyone has good quality photos of my Vagalume talk (better than this one) please contact me, thanks !

Getting back to work after holidays is always hard. I’ve got lots of things to do, including some lessons in our Master on Free Software this weekend. So if you have written me an e-mail and haven’t got a reply, please be patient :)

I have had no time to release Vagalume 0.7 yet, although the code is mostly ready (I’d like to see how this Last.fm problem evolves, also). However the development never stops. Luis Garcia Rio has been working with OpenMoko and here’s the result:

Vagalume on the Neo 1973

Yes, that’s Vagalume running on the Neo 1973. It does work and you can actually play songs.

This is a preliminary version and nothing has been uploaded to the SVN yet, but expect things soon. If you’re interested, join vagalume-devel.

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  1. Quim Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:52:12 CEST

    “Cíes!” + “play songs” = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryEUFuWDyZM

  2. berto Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:57:30 CEST

    Classic song! That was punk!

  3. Gerald Mon, 04 Aug 2008 00:01:05 CEST

    3 Month ago I was in Istanbul, too. The city and the culture is great. But the weather wasn’t really good…:-(

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