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[2]: holy shit people
by DeadFishMan on Thu 16th Aug 2007 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE: holy shit people"
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The jab at Linux folks was sorta lame though. Not really funny at all.
Then again, a lot of BeOS folks seems to have an irrational aversion towards Linux. I dont really know why. Maybe because Linux has succeeded while BeOS failed completely.

Oh, come on now! That was really uncalled for... I am a Linux nerd by many accounts (at least, my closest friends and wife seem to think so) and I laughed a lot when I read Brianīs humorous post about the social ineptitude of some Linux users that were there. Hell... I do that all the time, too.

Some of you guys really need to grow a thicker skin!

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RE[3]: holy shit people
by Soulbender on Fri 17th Aug 2007 03:58 in reply to "RE[2]: holy shit people"
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"Some of you guys really need to grow a thicker skin!"

I dont use Linux.
Interesting how you didnt find my characterization of BeOS users funny even though it is just as accurate as the previous one on Linux users.
Also, it wasn't really funny. "Linux geeks are freaks that lack social skills" was funny maybe 10 years ago.

Edited 2007-08-17 03:59

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RE[4]: holy shit people
by helf on Fri 17th Aug 2007 14:01 in reply to "RE[3]: holy shit people"
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Well, from personal experience, I've met lots of 'linux geeks' who were severely lacking in social skills.

Like *me* ^_^

I've forced myself to open up and be more social. honestly, being a withdrawn introvert gets kinda sucky ;)

So now I can be overly social and annoying. I dunno which is worse... ;)

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RE[4]: holy shit people
by DeadFishMan on Fri 17th Aug 2007 18:18 in reply to "RE[3]: holy shit people"
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Well, I donīt know you but when I see something like this - - I start laughing out loud like crazy even if the joke is on me! But one can always look to those funny Novell TV commercials if he/she prefers a more "optimistic" view on these things. ;)

Now getting back to the topic: I am glad to see that some of the Haiku enthusiasts around here managed to work around that sad problem with WalterCon being canceled and all and had the chance to meet each other in person, having a heck of a good time while they were at it.

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