December 1st, 2009
So, here’s a suggestion – for future FUDCons, there should be a mailing list participants can sign up to for pre-event organizing. Things like planned events and gatherings and meals and rideshares and stuff. I think that would be helpful.
Since there isn’t such a thing, I’ll post my question here, in the hopes most attendees will catch it on Planet Fedora. Are there any other arcade gamers going to FUDCon Toronto? As only those who’ve been paying attention for a long time will probably remember, I’m a major DrumMania addict, as in ‘I currently play two hours a day despite the increasingly-hard-to-ignore muscle pain in my right leg’, so I was kinda thinking about checking out Lovegety Station at some point while FUDCon’s going on. It seems to be Toronto’s excuse for a decent Japanese-style arcade. It’d be cool if anyone else was interested in coming along.
edit: I suppose someone may be scratching their head and thinking, well, we’re going to Dave & Buster’s for FUDPub anyway, right? This is true. However, Dave & Buster’s is a rather different type of arcade. It’s more aimed at the ‘Americans nostalgic for the 1980s’ (and also ‘drunk enough to spend large amounts of money on dodgy flight simulators’) crowd. Lovegety is a modern Asian-style arcade. So, um, to sum up – Lovegety: Maximum Tune and Gundam. Dave and Buster’s: Pong. Get it? Got it? Good.
I upgraded my HTPC to Mandriva 2010 today, as well. Now that was smooth – just did a plain old urpmi update and everything worked on reboot, including the proprietary NVIDIA driver I run on it (to get VDPAU acceleration). Well, my remote control is broken but that’s not MDV’s fault, something not playing nice with the 2.6.31 i2c support rewrite. Booting to a 2.6.29 kernel fixes it for now. Nice work, everyone. Honestly the distro release I’m running doesn’t make a lot of difference to an HTPC setup, but I upgrade it every release anyway just to make sure I’ve got the latest versions of stuff.
I’m procrastinating heroically about my FUDCon preparation. I’m supposed to be giving a presentation there, haven’t written a word of it yet. Fortunately James asked me for a summary of it ahead of time, or else I’d probably be writing it on the plane, knowing how I am with deadlines. It will be good, though. Looking forward to catching up with a lot of people about a lot of projects while I’m there.