Monthly Archives: November 2009

FSCONS notes

This was my second time at FSCONS, but this year there seemed to be a lot more talks around “Open Culture” type themes.

Two that stuck out for me were; feminism (there are more women involved than thought & some advice on how to get more) and Open farming (the open source tractor in action video is rather cool)

The Qi Hardware folks seem to have a solution searching for a problem, but the hardware itself is very cool tech. The FAQ provides a good overview.

I also learnt of the Touch Book. An ARM based netbook with huge bttery life, detachable keyboard and touch screen.

The saturday night conversation about maths (and mutilple infinities!) ensured a complete fun weekend.

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Nice pub in Göteborg

So while in Göteborg for FSCONS, I found a rather nice little pub, The Flying Barrel. It seems that English stlye pubs are rather popular in Sweden as that is what they associate with good beer and good times.

I started with a couple of export only beers from the Ridgeway Brewary.
lump of coal
A nice stout, that tasted very nice. Was a rather strong beer.

On the recommendation of the barman, I took an IPA from the local brewary and it was very refreshing.
I then took their porter, again, very pleasant.
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