Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2007 22:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "FalterCon 2007 took place on August 11, and it went quite well (IMHO, of course). Here I would like to share my personal impressions of the event, as well as make a few (somewhat) related observations. When the news of the WalterCon cancellation broke out and I read about some people being left with non-refundable air tickets, my first reaction was 'OK, let's do something with these guys'. A few emails later with Mike Summers, Bryan Varner and Urias, we had decided on having a community gathering which, as many of you know, was to later be called FalterCon (yes, pun intended). In approximately two weeks, we found a venue (and a good one!), had this website running, prepared some nice promo material, and were able to gather nine people willing to attend. All in all, I think we did pretty well given the very little time we had."
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RE[5]: Great Time
by mikesum32 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 23:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Great Time"
mikesum32
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2005-10-22

Sorry Thom, but I was there for five days and public transportation is everywhere. It's insane. There is the CalTrain(train), BART(light rail), and buses. Not to mention ride sharing and carpooling. There's even a website to help get you from wherever you are to wherever you want to go and a phone number. There were even offers of rides on the FalterCon website.

If she wanted to come I'm sure we would've chipped in for the 10 dollars or so it takes. It's clear she either had no interest or didn't know about it(which I doubt.) Maybe she was scared we'd yell at her :-) I was looking forward to meeting her. Oh well, maybe next time.

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RE[6]: Great Time
by umccullough on Thu 16th Aug 2007 00:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Great Time"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

It's clear she either had no interest or didn't know about it(which I doubt.) Maybe she was scared we'd yell at her :-) I was looking forward to meeting her. Oh well, maybe next time.

Or she had other plans ;)

BTW, didn't I tell you SF was all about public transit? ;)

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RE[6]: Great Time
by smitty on Thu 16th Aug 2007 01:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Great Time"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

She clearly could have come if she wanted to, but maybe she's just enough of a non-nerd that she already had plans? Or maybe she was sick, or just didn't feel like it. More to the point, I'm a little confused by this mentality that seems to think that she was obligated to come. She's not even one of the staff here at OSNews anymore, so why all the complaining about her not coming? I don't see you complaining about all the other Haiku fans who didn't show up.

Sorry, I think this post is directed more at bryanv than you. Anyway, glad everyone there seemed to have a good time.

Edited 2007-08-16 02:03

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