I managed to go to Fosdem today with Bernard, to keep the tradition going (I think I’ve been there on every edition). I must say, today was one of the busiest Fosdem events I’ve ever seen. They expanded into more buildings, and most rooms were pretty packed.

We first went to the OpenQRM presentation with the hopes of learning something new.. I was kind of disappointed about the presentation though, so we left early.

The LVM2 presentation was a lot better, with examples of new features in their CVS repositories. lvextend lv1 -l +100%LV for example doubles the size of the current LV ( IIRC ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Afterwards the LVM2 metadata and its’ flaws and structure were highlighted. Pretty good speaker, albeit a bit nervous sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚

A quick glance in the MySQL proxy lightning talk later, we were on the way home. I wanted to see PostgresQL HA, but it was a 90 minute wait, which was a bit too long for our taste ๐Ÿ™‚ And as an added bonus, leaving early made me come home early enough to enjoy a “ballekes in tomatensaus” meal at my father-in-law ๐Ÿ˜‰

We managed to obtain some Firefox and Ubuntu posters ( which already decorate my walls already at my desk at home ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and some Firefox/Thunderbird/Postgresql pins.

Next year, count me in for another visit!