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By the time you read this I'll be back home again after the#

Sun, 03 Aug 2003 22:00:33 +0000

By the time you read this I'll be back home again after the UKUUG's Linux 2003 summer conference, at which I was speaking on "Native threads for SBCL". The paper is at http://www.linux.org.uk/~dan/linux2003/; I'm told it's also on the conference CD and may also end up on the UKUUG web site eventually.

And the slides. Well ...

On Wednesday I roughed out how many slides I should do (one for every two minutes) and the titles. By mid-afternoon on Friday I'd more or less decided on the body content too. This was all in a text file, so should be easy to turn it into a presentation, were it not for some fairly strange requirements I have for a usable presentation graphics tool.

So, after the Scottish Buffet (a Scottish Buffet, it appears, is what we in England call a "sit-down meal", although no less tasty for all that) on Friday evening I headed back to my room, paged through the slide text for a few minutes, and when I next looked up it was early on Saturday morning and I'd written the bare bones of a presentation graphics program using CL - my first CLX program, too. (Yes, that's right, I maintain(sic) a CLX port for SBCL despite never yet having written anything that uses it)

Matters arising, in no particular order

More about the conference itself later.