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Filed under: Conference,Flumotion,Work — Thomas @ 2:52 pm

2:52 pm

Arrived last night, IBC starts on Friday and I’m setting the booth up with Pedro today.

Every time I have a hotel reservation for work for some reason the hotel always thinks the room’s not paid for yet and ask me for payment. It’s a curse.

On the plane I had a craving to go to the cinema later tonight, and as fate would have it the hotel is right across the street from a cinema. So the choice between a movie and a visit to the Red Light District was easy – I went to see Wanted. Mindless action fun, nicely shot, and ultimately forgettable.

Today, waiting for our cases of stuff to arrive. I’m sure they’ll show up around 17.00, an hour before the IBC convention center closes.

In a cruel twist of fate, we have the sewer pipe of Akamai’s booth that ends up in our booth and goes in a hole in the floor, so we have one floor tile sticking out. That’s where we were planning to put our servers. So it goes.

At IBC we’ll be demoing our freshly available commercial version of our Flumotion streaming server (we also have our new website online). A big thanks to Johan Dahlin, who is the only person in the world to have been hired by our company twice, and to Murray Cumming, who wrote our new Flumotion manual, which will be available online for the free version soon.

Maybe we should show some Dirac streaming too, since the BBC, David and Christian seem to be here.

office humour

Filed under: Work — Thomas @ 4:58 pm

4:58 pm

Mariette, our office manager ad interim (our previous one left to go translate) has gone on holiday. She left instructions for the new temporary office manager – three pages of information.

One of the paragraphs reads “Every morning process the mails. Open and read everything except bank documents addressed to Thomas Vander Stichele”. Apparently I am the only person who considers it wrong and impolite to have my private mail opened. But I find it highly amusing that I warrant special mention in this document…

Shameless plugging

Filed under: Flumotion,Python,Work — Thomas @ 8:04 am

8:04 am

So, Flumotion is once again on the lookout for new talent to join their ranks!

At the moment, we’re looking for something we’ve never looked for before, so the lazyweb can chime in on suggestions about the kind of person I’m looking for. We need to flesh out Flumotion’s user manual, which has been in a sorry state after my initial burst of writing a few years ago.

So, I’m not sure if I’m looking for a good writer that happens to be interested in Free Software and technology, or if I’m looking for a developer or QA person that just happens to be a decent writer. Maybe a mix of both ?

What I do know is that, if you think this is something you have done in the past or you feel you could do, let me know. And if you’ve had the same problem before in your company and had to solve it creatively, feel free to let me know as well. Or if you’d just like to pontificate, that works for me as well.

And if you, person of extreme documenting skills, happen to be at FOSDEM, hunt me down and talk to me!

We are, besides that, also looking for the usual – talented savvy developers with experience in or a desire to learn Python, and hack on the core of Flumotion, our platform, related services, or our websites and portals. We need more than one, so don’t be shy – if you think, and rightly so, that Barcelona is a great city to be and Flumotion is a great company to get you there, let me know! Step up at FOSDEM and let me know, or drop me a line at thomas at flumotion dot com

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