I received a scam email today that had obviously been put through some kind of automatic synonym replacement filter with results that were both amusing (see below) and pointless (because it was flagged as spam anyway):
In my ongoing quest for computing minimalism, I’m using the LXDE desktop environment (via Lubuntu) on my new laptop in place of XFCE, which (via Xubuntu) I’d been using for the past few years. I’m happy with it: it’s fast, flexible, and it doesn’t get in the way. It didn’t quite work right out of the box, though. The fixes were all simple, but not so easy to find.
Given that FOSDEM has been going for thirteen years, that it’s all about open source development, which I’ve been involved with for about the same length of time, that it’s held in Brussels, where I used to work, that it’s enormous (about 5,000 attendees), and that it costs nothing to attend, it’s perhaps surprising that I’d never been before. In fact, I wasn’t even really aware of it until late last year.