前幾日去開王府井書店，見到有本書叫《Debian Linux系统配置与管理》。云云 Linux 書海裏有本專門寫 Debian 的實屬少見，所以特別易搵。二話不說，梗係第一時間拎嚟睇吓，睇書我好留意作者，一睇，原來作者係信息产业部软件与集成电路促进中心 (CSIP)，喺北京搞過 Linux 的人都知道 CSIP 係信息產業部下面嘅一大 linux player，個 linux lab 人就唔係好多，但喺 server 就多到用唔晒。講眞，睇見作者係 CSIP 我就即刻打咗個突，心唸既然佢哋都寫到 Debian admin 嘅書，咁我都可以寫 kernel hacking。內容就唔多講喇，想學 Debian 的話都會有用嘅，不過唔該搞清楚個 distribution 個名先好寫書，係 Debian GNU/Linux，唔係 Debian Linux 呀，大佬。
Wow, Debian and its logo are used as an example of Geek Tee on a local magazine! Thanks Yorick for scanning the article from the PC Market. Click on the image to see the full page.
Debian is definitely getting more popular and mainstream, while maintaining its geek status. Hmm, I can now see the day of world domination is near…
This is the mug used in the Beijing “Be there or Be square” (不见不散) restaurant. Apparently, Debian has already started its World Domination sub-project secretly for quite some time, and I guess it probably started from the time when our last Debian Project Leader Martin Michlmayr visited Beijing in the last Debian mini-conf.
After reading Tollef Fog Heen‘s blog, I tried to do a similar statistics on ftp.hk.debian.org from Dec 2004 to Feb 2005. Results are as follows (only include successful requests, that is HTTP 200 responses). Hmm, I think some archs can be cut to save some disk space…
The first day of Beijing Debian mini-conf was a success, and I’m sure tomorrow will still be great. Although we don’t have any fist fight or even the slightest flamewar as Alex Schemhl had expected, the participants are really looking for something in this conference. There are more than 10 journalists in this morning, so there are more people than we expected and the room was already full when I arrived and chairs had to be added to accomodate more people, yet some people still have to stand (Oops yes I was late anyway).
The high time is the keysigning session. It’s cool to do something that other people don’t know what you’re doing yet you’re enjoying doing it. (Just kidding :)) Although this is the Asian Debian mini-conf, there are actually people coming from all over the world, the US, Europe, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. Great event.
Good job Roger, your planning is great and all the hard work you did was worth of it!
Got to finish signing the keys of the people I met today, my notebook has problem in booting up during the keysigning party so I have to do it now.