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Our host at the party, Thorsten Floeck, and his wife Claudia
A word about Claudia: The meals she prepared for us were really great. In fact, I felt this was rather a journey through the Haute Cuisine of Solingen than a programmer's meeting (where I'd been used to Chips, Coke and other junk food :-) Thanks, Claudia!
Men at work.
From left to right: Arno Griffioen, Geert Uytterhoeven, Martin Apel and Peter De Schrijver, all of them obviously pretty busy thinking.
Michael Engel (right) and Nils Färber, the VME bus hackers
Michael and Nils are working on getting Linux running on a VME bus system which you might be able to see between them. It's an industry standard machine with a couple of 19 inch boards for CPU, RAM and SCSI host adapter. This machine had no graphic board of any kind, so they did all programming via a small notebook on the serial console. During the meeting they tried to get SCSI running (I think so..correct me if I'm wrong).
The first Arcnet ping
Peter De Schrijver, at around 4:30 in the morning. We (or better he) just managed to tweak the Arcnet driver so much as to get a first ping running between my machine (colorpot) and Geert's (kassandra). Guess we were both quite happy when this finally worked. :-) Note: The driver is not yet released because of other problems, and also the PC Arcnet driver on which ours is based is currently undergoing some changes we'll have to adapt first, too.
The whole crew
A nice shot of (almost) everyone who attended the meeting; only Michael Engel and Nils Faerber are missing, but unfortunately they already left the day before we took this photo.
Upper row, from left to right:
Jörg Mayer and Martin, going back home
Sunday afternoon, people are putting their machines back into their cars, going back home. Martin proudly demonstrates his Uli Stein T-shirt. Oh, by the way: Almost everything in Thorsten's flat was UliSteinified. Uli Stein is a (in Germany) quite famous cartoonist who likes to paint animals and makes them act like humans.
Arno, still working.
Although most others have already set course for home, Arno still works on something. He stayed until Monday morning if I recall correctly.
Geert and Peter, also going home. Look at the car! Geert told me that earlier this year, Linus Torvalds sat in it, maybe even touched it! I guess Geert will never again wash the spot which Linus touched ;-)
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