Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Mon 15th Dec 2008 18:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives BeGeistert 019: Alphaville, was held on 10-12 October 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany. I went along for the first time in four years and came away with a mini laptop running Haiku. BeGeistert is an event usually held in Germany for BeOS users. It's been quite some time since I last attended. Last one I was at was Begeistert012 way back in 2004.
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Where are my Umlauts?
by Doc Pain on Mon 15th Dec 2008 22:00 UTC
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2006-10-08

Great article, I wish I had been there.

And now for something completely different...


A man with a stoat through his head? :-)

Many visitors to BeGeistert enjoy a drop or two of Dusseldorf's Alt beer.


Now you know what the "Alt" key on the keyboard is for. :-)

On Saturday evening we went on a trip to a brewery at Zum Schlussel, [...]


Are there no Umlauts available? It's strange for a German to read "Dusseldorf", because this means "village of the idiots" (der Dussel = the idiot, the stupid one, in a relative harmless form); the town is called Düsseldorf (or Duesseldorf, if you've got no ü available). The same applies to Zum Schlüssel (Zum Schluessel).

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