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MacHack 18 Just Weeks Away 26

We don't usually post announcements of this sort, but with MacHack just weeks away, and me speaking at it again this year, I figured I'd remind readers of Slashdot's Apple section about it. It's in Dearborn, MI near Detroit, and I gotta say that I've gone to many tech shows, but this is a good show. For those of you who saw my Keynote last year, my talk this year promises to be at least as incoherent, except that THIS year I might actually talk about the Mac! Other speakers are far more qualified. ;)
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MacHack 18 Just Weeks Away

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  • D/L? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 31, 2003 @02:29PM (#6085614)
    In case you are going to actually make a presentation (Powerpoint/Keynote/Impress), is it going to be available for download? I do not think I will want to fly all the way from west-coast to...Dear... born... a.c.
  • by Myself ( 57572 ) on Saturday May 31, 2003 @02:32PM (#6085628) Journal
    Unlike certain other conferences [] held in Dearborn.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      I'm not so sure of that. Cons like this seem to be getting far more press than ones which, while they might not be bigger, certainly have a longer history and delve far deeper technically. Where I'm from, we have several hack fests that have recently ticked over into a decade of existence, and aren't stuck on the one platform. Basically if it's UNIX based you're in and can hack away. A weekend of true technical geekery is a fascinating thing to behold!
  • by tarzan353 ( 246515 ) on Saturday May 31, 2003 @03:07PM (#6085832)
    Last year's was a landmark because it was so heavily OS X focused. However, I think this year's may be even more remarkable, since there has been such a huge influx of *nix users buying Macs lately.

    I look forward to the diversity that the collaboration of two distinct groups of hackers has to offer.
  • 20 bucks (Score:1, Offtopic)

    by ike6116 ( 602143 )
    goes to the first person to give me a version of screen that works with OS X like it does with Linux (ctrl + alt + F* gives you a new virt term).
    • Yeah, that would be cool, but OS X's text console seems a bit slow.
      • Re:20 bucks (Score:2, Funny)

        by bursch-X ( 458146 )
        They should accelerate it with Quartz Extreme ;-P
        • Re:20 bucks (Score:3, Interesting)

          by JDWTopGuy ( 209256 )
          That should be "insightful", not "funny". My comments are supposed to be "funny". :-P

          Anyway, I agree. The Terminal app is slow too. Ironically, I now use rxvt when I need a terminal, because Apple's X implementation is so nice and fast.

          Maybe my posts are moderated funny in Soviet Russia?
    • Re:20 bucks (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      I dunno, is screen what you are looking for? eous&sortmethod=reverse
  • by Slur ( 61510 ) on Sunday June 01, 2003 @03:56AM (#6088628) Homepage Journal
    Good to hear you'll be back, Rob. Developers need to understand more about the nuances of The Sims.
  • Anybody got a link? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Anybody got a link to a transcript of speech mr. taco gave last year. I remember there was a story about it but by the time I click on the link it was no longer functional.

  • Someone needs to stream it. I hear Taco did a great little dance. Something about his girlfriend trying to get an Airport signal.

I've finally learned what "upward compatible" means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes. -- Dennie van Tassel