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Time to tell you about my second day of LinuxTag. I took the LPI 102 exam, which went ok, had to guess a few times, some questions were strange, but considering that I did not prepare at all, I think I did ok, and I was done after 30 minutes, instead of 90.
I attended the talks about females in Free Software (I must admit that the talk by Meike yesterday was much more interesting - today's talk by Fernanda Weiden sounded too Brazil-specific, although it probably is not), followed by a talk about bluez, the Bluetooth stack.
Later I heard mbank's talk on Ubuntu. I think, Ubuntu is a good thing for Debian, as long as improvements flow back to debian where possible, Ubuntu attrackts users that Debian just can't and Ubuntu users that are heading for poweruser will consider debian, both as a user and as a developer. Which reminds me to subscribe to Ubuntu's bugzilla for my packages.
I met Werner Koch (the main gnupg author), and we had a interesting discussion about the OpenPGP smartcard they made and about the pam_poldi module for that. Have a look at gnupg-agent! It can replace your ssh-agent for both your current ssh keys, but also enables you to use your real, regular OpenGPG-key as the ssh-key, and you can combine that with your OpenPGP-smartcard if you happen to have one (e.g. because you are an FSF fellow).
At the GNOME-Booth, I played around with dasher, a fun yet fast way of entering text with the mouse only. I could type to the gnome-terminal with that. That would be great on the Nokia 770 (I already blogged about that).
After the Conference, I attended the "Social Event", where we get a food buffett and drinks. Spend most of the time with Tolimar, Meike and youam, playing
typespeed-schnecken, a neat game where you compete in fast-typing via telnet and your score is represented by Snails heading for the finish line. But then, it was probably only fun since the mini-network we created there consisted of a interesting solution of Wire-WLAN-Wire and some static routes.
I added today's pictures.