The curl project has been hosted on github since March 2010, and we just now surpassed 5000 stars. A star on github of course being a completely meaningless measurement for anything. But it does show that at least 5000 individuals have visited the page and shown appreciation this low impact way.
5000 is not a lot compared to the really popular projects.
On August 12, 2014 I celebrated us passing 1000 stars with a beer. Hopefully it won't be another seven years until I can get my 10000 stars beer!
Late in the year 1999 I quit my job. I handed over a signed paper where I wrote that I quit and then I started my new job first thing in the year 2000. I had a bunch of friends at the work I left and together with my closest friends (who coincidentally also switched jobs at roughly the same time) we decided we needed a way to keep in touch with friends that isn't associated with our current employer.
The fix, the "employer independent" social thing to help us keep in touch with friends and colleagues in the industry, started on the last of February 2000. The 29th of February, since it was a leap year and that fact alone is a subject that itself must've been discussed at that meetup.
Snaxx was born.
Snaxx is getting a bunch of friends to a pub somewhere in Stockholm. Preferably a pub with lots of great beers and a sensible sound situation. That means as little music as possible and certainly no TVs or anything. We keep doing them at a pace of two or three per year or so.
Thanks for a great time yesterday, friends! I'll be setting up a date for number 32 soon. I figure it'll be in the January 2015 time frame...If you want to get notified with an email, sign up yourself on the snaxx mailing list.
A few pictures from yesterday can be found on the Snaxx-31 G+ event page.
Going strong after 12 years in the making.Â For the 27th time weâ€™re gathering friends in the Stockholm Sweden area who are interested in technology, open source, beers, slightly inaccurate Monty Python quotes, reverse engineering electronics and similar very important topics. We might also have a beer or two and talk rubbish.
On October 31st 2012 we invite all and every of our tech oriented friends to visit
We figured the 27th time would be the perfect time to do something new, so we now host the information on the fine snaxx.se domain.
For the 23rd time we're gathering friends in the Stockholm Sweden area who're interested in technology, open source, beers, Monty Python, reverse engineering, rewriting things into assembler for the fun of it and similar very important topics.
Haxx happily invites you to waste an evening by talking and drinking at October 18th 2010 with us and friends in our spirit.
[ we should get ourselves a snaxx logo, so if you're reading this and have some talent consider yourself wanted and appreciated! ]
Me and Claes Jakobsson had a talk in #curl the other day about how we rarely meet Open Source people in the Stockholm Sweden area outside of our own little circles and friends.
In that moment we decided we'd try to arrange a meeting. Free Sofware and Open Source people in the area. In one place. Possibly involving beer. And why not some talks by some clueful people? We're aiming for it to happen already during early spring 2010, but no date has been set yet.
We've already sent out a few mails to people, and we've posted about this idea at a few places and now I've setup a dedicated mailing list for this purpose. The foss-sthlm mailing list.
Do you want to participate at a meeting like this?
Do you want to help arranging the meeting and get the word spread in all the communities that we would like to get the word spread to?
Do you have any experience in arranging a meeting of this sort? We currently have no idea if people are interested enough, or if we get people interested how many we might be able to attract!
Do you by any chance have connections or friends at companies that would be interested in helping out with sponsorships or similar? My company (Haxx) will certainly make a contribution.
Don't be shy. Join in and help us get some fun going.
Update: we now have web site monitoring our progress.
In an attempt at making something social, to actually meet up with real-life physical people but yet avoid common trivial subjects and only stay on-topic with technology, computing, work, beer and things related to that, we're gathering at the next Snaxx on november 20th somewhere in Stockholm city Sweden. The exact location has yet to be decided.
If you're into technology, open source, good ales, talking about work on your spare time or possibly all of that at once - then you might just be one of us.
This evening we collected all the different targets we have represented here at the Rockbox devcon and made little picture of them. We managed to pull together 24 different models for it. All these devices run Rockbox, although some of them are not really mature ports. 9 different models didn't make it to the picture since they failed the runs-Rockbox test! 😉
The beers happen to show some the liquids we've been enjoying here!
See all Petur's Devcon 2008 pictures here.
You just have to go there to watch the biggest Tower of Rockbox yet. I'm sure it'll pop up in the tower of rockbox wiki page on the rockbox site soonish.
Me and my fellows of the Haxx tribe have been arranging the Snaxx series of gatherings for about eight years by now and on this Wednesday the 19th of March 2008 it is time for the 18th meeting. We gather up in a dark pub in Stockholm to talk tech, work, open source and similar crap with similar-minded people while going through the beers of the place.
Since several of us in Haxx are pretty much into ales, porters and stouts we tend to prefer places with a large selection of that kind of beer, both on draft and on bottle.
We tend to be somewhere around 10 to 15 friends, but I really prefer if you mail me and tell me if you intend to come so that we can arrange properly to deal with the amount of people that show up. We're basically all friends and friends of friends.
So if you're a friend and in Stockholm, welcome!