- EuroBSDcon, Malta, Sep 26 - 29 (or so)
- biz trip, Weimar, Germany, June 12 - 13 or 14
- BSDcan/West Coast Trail/t2k13, Ottawa/Vancouver Island/Edmonton/Toronto, Canada, May 14 - June 5
LH eco HAM-MUC, 320, emergency exit seat. LH eco MUC-YUL, 333, again
emergency exit seat with galores of legroom, got food & blanket from biz for
no apparent reason. And AC eco YUL-YOW, whopping 28 minutes gate to gate,
in an oooold Dash 8-100.
- Berlin, Germany, May 4 -5
Just a little fun trip meeting Uwe, Stefan, Sebastian, Peter and Bret. Train.
- AsiaBSDcon, Tokyo, Japan plus a little more, Mar
Mar 12th: flew 60 Minutes in an LH A319 from HAM to... HAM. Frankfurt
closed for several hours due to massive snow and wind while we were in the
air, so it was decided to return to HAM. Spent another 2.5 hours getting
rebooked onto the same flights for next day. Lufthansa gave me taxi
vouchers without me having to ask.
12 13-21, LH biz reward
Mar 13th: still chaotic. Quickly changed to an earlier flight to FRA.
Parking at the gate for another 90 mins, then finally to FRA. Connection
would have been tough, but the next flight was an hour late as well since
the aircraft came in late from Miami. Arrived in Tokyo about 60 mins late.
The main deck (A380 Tokio) was supposedly full, we've been roughly 20 pax
in the upper deck. I was alone in my row. Slept long and well, I like
LH's biz :)
No big natural disasters this time - an earthquake at six point
something, not a problem for them, I slept and didn't even notice. And
a tsunami, not too strong either. The power outage in Fukushima didn't lead
to dramatic consequences either.
The flight back went smoother, Narita to FRA as planned, LH A380
Johannesburg, biz was only 30% full. Arrived 40 mins early
due to strong tailwinds. Strike in FRA, this time LH ground handling people,
ended at noon, I arrived two hours later, good timing. There were giant
queues at the rebooking counters, I changed my flight to HAM to one an hour
earlier in the lounge. That flight was half an hour late, last not least due
to my luggage. Side-anecdote: the FRA-HAM rebooking got me from booking class
I (biz reward) into C (full-fare biz) so that I ended up getting bonus points
for a flight paid for with bonus points :)
- biz trip, Malta, Feb 5-6
LH biz HAM-FRA-MLA and vice versa. Open return date, but finished fast.
Delay on the way in due to a defective emergency door (actually same fault
on this LH A321 as in the Quantas 737-800 in ZQN a bit over a week earlier),
an hour delay on the way back due to snow in FRA and a defective air
deflector on the righthand engine, fixed with us onboard by LHT Malta
- New Zealand, Jan 1 - 26
BA/Quantas HAM-LHR-SIN-SYD-ZQN and vice versa, long legs on A380.
A quick oneway ZQN-CHC on Air New Zealand.
1st week with rental car, Nelson Lakes, Mt. Olivier and
finally to Dunedin. Dunedin to Queenstown by Bus.
- c2k12, Coimbra, Portugal, Nov
general strike in portugal on the 14th, thus re-scheduled to 15th
14 15 - 20
LH eco HAM-FRA-LIS, train to coimbra
- EuroBSDcon 2012, Warsaw, Poland, Oct 18-22
LH eco HAM-DUS-WAW, LO WAW-MUC, LH MUC-HAM
- n2k12, near Munich, Germany, plus Hike "Tuxer Alpen" in Austria, Sep 17-24
LH eco HAM-MUC
- hike in nothern sweden, Sep 7-15
LH/Eurowings eco HAM-ARN, flight in affected by the strike, got a direct flight instead of transfer via MUC, the direct was 500 EUR more when I booked... return direct as booked
- g2k12, Budapest, Hungary, July 6-14
LH/Eurowings HAM-BUD eco. Budapest is really nice.
- business trip, Trondheim, Norway, June 14-15
LH biz booking, super complicated, done 3 days in advance, not doable
online since LH's system threw errors like mad. LH status customer hotline
needed almost an hour to find a badly timed connection that was actually
bookable. Flown: Eurowings biz HAM-OSL (I was alone in 4 rows of
biz ;)), SAS eco OSL-TRD (changed in Oslo to one an hour earlier, eco-only
flight), SAS eco-plus TRD-CPH (no biz on that one), SAS biz CPH-HAM
(changed in Trondheim to one 3 hours earlier, saving me from a long
layover in Copenhagen - flight was on MD81, an aircraft I never wanted
to fly due to a design failure and its pretty bad crash track record).
I like Norway a lot.
- business trip to customer, Helsinki, Finland, May 29-31
LH eco HAM-FRA-HEL - a WWII bomb and a defective aircraft, arrived 3
hours late at 2am, hotel around 3am.
LH biz HEL-FRA-HAM, this time just weather and the connecting flight
missed, they had already rebooked me while flying, but I just walked up
to the gate of yet another delayed HAM flight that was just being boarded
and convinced the staff I'd take that
one - less than 10 minutes on the ground in FRA, about an hour late in HAM,
checked bag didn't make it of course, got it delivered the day after.
In total, just one out of four flights flown as booked...
Didn't get to see much of Helsinki, but liked what I saw a lot.
- BSDcan, Ottawa, Canada, May 8 - 14
LH eco HAM-FRA, AC eco FRA-YUL-YOW and vice versa.
Air Canada as bad as usual. Aircraft change
on the way in so I ended up on the horrible Air Canada 763 that i specifically
wanted to avoid... at least had the desired 333 on the way back. The Montreal
to Ottawa hop is as long as 28 Minutes gate to gate ;)
- business trip to customer site, Malta, Apr 25-27
LH biz HAM-FRA-MLA and vice versa. Why people go to Malta for vacation
is beyond me.
- business trip to customer, Karlsruhe, Germany, Apr 18/19
By train, there's a direct ICE. As usual in first class so I can work.
Used the time on the way back to review the first half of Michael Lucas'
upcoming 2nd edition of "Absolute OpenBSD". It's going to be
an awesome book.
- AsiaBSDcon, Tokyo, Japan, plus hike after, Mar 21 - Apr 1
HAM-FRA-NRT, NRT-FRA-HAM, all LH eco, long haul on A380. Extra roundtrip
over Hamburg on the way back since the first landing attempt failed.
- business trip to customer, near London, UK, Feb 25-28
LH eco, LHR aka Deathrow is surprisingly bearable on a saturday.
"fun" with a cancelled flight on the way back, thanks lufthansa
- EuroBSDcon, Maarssen, The Netherlands, Oct 6 - 9
Ryan and I gave the "10 years of pf" talk. We sat down
with claudio and went over the gigantisch NAT64 diff to get it commit-ready.
I spent some more work on the 2nd step queueing diff. Gave the traditional
"OpenBSD update" talk, too.
Flew LH/Eurowings to AMS - about 2 hours delayed (aircraft change + chaos
in FRA) - and took the train to maarssen, otto gave me a ride to AMS on the
way back, where I only had about half an hour delay.
- s2k11, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 16 - 23
ljubljana is awesome, very very very well organized hackathon, nice people,
and a very nice climb in the alps. I'll be back.
Flew Austrian HAM - VIE - LJU - VIE - HAM, operated by LH / 2x adria airways /
Austrian. About 90 minutes delay on the way back.
- slackathon, Stockholm, Sweden, August 3 - 7
Flew LH/Eurowings to Stockholm-Arlanda
- c2k11, Edmonton, Canada, June 25 - Jul 14
yes, hackathon is just one week. but there are awesome hikes in Canada :)
No natural disasters and I made all 7 flights as planned!
HAM - FRA - YVR, Victoria - YVR - YEG, YEG - YYC - FRA - HAM
- BSDcan, Ottawa, Canada, May
missed the first flight, had to change the booking, pay almost a fortune,
had to go through LHR on the way i and lost two days.
Air Canada Germany was very very very helpful and nice,
bended the rules quite a bit. Flying with them still sucks nontheless.
Ryan brought me my stuff from Tokyo, yay.
HAM - LHR - Ottawa, Montreal - MUC - HAM
10 12 - 18
- Erlebnisorientierter Ausflug nach Pinneberg, 1. Mai
- on-site customer support, Karlsruhe, Germany, Apr 13 - 14train
- k2k11, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Mar 28 - Apr 7
LH HAM - FRA, Icelandair FRA - KEF, KEF - FRA, LH FRA - HAM
- Tokyo, Japan, March 11 -
yes, I was in Tokyo during the earthquake, arrived 5 hours before in
Narita. Made it home safely - was in Yakushima when Fukushima went bad,
more than 1000km away. Yakushima -> Kagoshima -> Tokyo-Haneda ->
Osaka-Kansai (stay overnight) -> (Stop in Seoul) -> Munich -> Hamburg.
Yes, that was an Odyssee, Lufthansa was awesome, ANA was terrible.
All of us cancelled AsiaBSDcon.
And there's still hope I eventually get my stuff left in
Tokyo back. Got upgraded into business for the long hop both ways.
- EuroBSDcon, Karlsruhe, Germany, Oct 8 - 10
- Sakae Mura, Nagano, Japan, September 16 - 30
j2k10 hackathon, a hike and a few days in tokyo.
- Karlsruhe, Germany, Aug 16 - 17
classic business trip.
- Edmonton and Vancouver Island, Canada, Jun 11 - Jul 3
- BSDCan, Ottawa, Canada, May 11 - 16
- Melbourne and Tasmania, Australia, Jan 6 - 29
and a stop in Singapore on the way
- Chaos Communications Congress, Berlin, Dec 27 - 29 (?)
- h2k9, Coimbra, Portugal, Nov 20 - 27
- EuroBSDcon, Cambridge, UK, Sep 19 - 20
- f2k9, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 7 - 14
- KCA2009, Brisbane, Australia, Jul 14 - 18 - cancelled
I missed the flight :(
- work at customer site, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 26 - 27
- c2k9, Edmonton, Canada, May 28 - June 12
some pictures exist.
- Israel, May 8 - 16
Vacation. Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Dead Sea.
some pictures exist.
- FOSS Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark, Mar 23 - 25
- DCBSDcon, Washington D. C., Feb 4 - 9
some pictures exist.
- n2k9 hackathon, Basel, Switzerland, Jan 26 - 31
some pictures exist.
- n2k8 hackathon + hike afterwards, Ito/Tokyo, Japan, May 2 - 16
fantastic experience. some pictures exist.
- West Coast Trail hike, Vancouver Island, Canada, June 16 - 25
Lovely. Pictures exist.
- c2k8 hackathon, Edmonton, Canada, June 5 - 15
- Slackathon, Stockholm, Sweden, Sep 10 - 14
- Chaos Communications Congress, Berlin, Dec 27 - 29
- work at customer site, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 20 - 22
- Confidence 2007, Krakow, Poland, May 10 - 14
Beautiful city, very nice people, great conference - recommended!
adventurous flight via Gdansk and Warsaw.
- Vacation, Sardegna, Italy, April 23 - May 1
Lovely place. Hiked around.
- DE-CIX 5th Technical Meeting, April 18 - 19,
Schloss Kransberg, near Frankfurt, Germany.
Again, lots of fun. Wonderful place, wonderful people, I'll be back. Went by train.
- work at a customer site, munich, Feb 1
nothing exciting, straight flight to munich
- hack.lu 2006, Oct 18 - 21, Kirchberg, Luxembourg
Flew to Luxembourg via Frankfurt.
- c2k6 etc, May 24 - Jun 11, Calgary / Vancouver, Canada
Flew to Vancouver (Condor sucks!) meeting Ryan. Drove to Calgary a few days
Hackathon from the 26th to the 2nd, including a day hike
Drove towards Vancouver evening of 2nd, camped in the Revelstoke area, then
back to Vancouver on the 3rd.
Hike in the Garibaldi Lake area from Jun 4 - 6
Hanging out in Vancouver for a few more days, some
from going to Lynn Canyon Park and doing the Grouse Grind exist.
Flight back June 10 - 11.
- Work in our Amsterdam Location, May 5 - 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Moved our Amsterdam equipment to our new Amsterdam location at SARA and
installed some new stuff. Stayed at Camiel's place, Dinner with camiel,
kettenis and otto. Enjoying the sun on the 6th, since no more work to be done.
Flew to Amsterdam on Lufthansa.
- 4th DE-CIX technical workshop, Apr 5, Frankfurt, Germany
Trains don't run on time, of course.
- Linuxforum 2006, Mar 2 - 6, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gave a revision of my BGPD talk (slides),
it was a lot of fun. Copenhabgen is nice.
Wim picked Jesse and me up in Hamburg and we drove up by car.
- Meeting at DE-CIX, Feb 24, Frankfurt, Germany
Wasted too much time in stupid trains
- nanog36, Feb 12 - 15, Dallas, USA
Talked two times, in the main track (350 people in the audience), and at the
Tools BOF (less people, lotsa fun).
Some pics of the "amazing" city
of dallas exist.
Trip funded by DE-CIX.
- 22c3, Dec 27 - 30, Berlin, Germany
- EuroBSDcon, Nov 24 - 28, Basel, Switzerland
Astroundlingly good conference, lots of fun, and a very nice city.
Flew to Easyjet to Basel, Wim & Marc picked me up.
- OpenCON, Nov 4 - 7, Venice, Italy
Totally insane cool.
Flew HLX to Venice, Fabio picked me up and we travelled on by car and later boat (of course!)
- DE-CIX 3rd Technical Meeting, Sep 15 - 17,
Schloss Kransberg, near Frankfurt, Germany.
Again, lots of fun. Wonderful place, wonderful people, I'll be back. I hope.
- What The Hack July 28 - 31
It was fun. pics all over the 'net, I didn't take any. Went by car.
- Vancouver, Canada, Jun 4 - 15
Stayed at Ryan's place. Quite some OpenBSD work, enjoying nightlife and
a Hike near Powell River. Very cool.
- Calgary, Canada, Jun 1 - 3
Hanging out at Pval's place, cathing up on email and sleep, and a wonderful
Plaid Tongued Devils concert.
- Hike to Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake, Kananaskis, Canada, May 30 - Jun 1
Ryan, Theo, Uwe, Pval, Reyk, Jsg, Martin, Claudio and me hiking through the snow
to Turbine Canyon; Ryan, Pval and me to Three Isle Lake afterwards.
- c2k5 Hackathon, Calgary, Canada, May 19 - 29
Day hike to the Lake Louise area, 2 groups of 5 each doing hard hikes,
plenty of people on an easy hike to Mirror Lake. Theo, Ryan, Uwe, Reyk
and me went up to Mount St. Piran, more than 900m elevation gain.
Over 60 developers in attendance of the Hackathon.
- Vancouver and Tofino (Pacific coast on Vancouver Island),
then driving to Calgary, Canada, May 15 - 19
Matt, Ryan, Reyk,Fernando and me exploring the beautiful Tofino area
before driving to Calgary for Theo's birthday and the OpenBSD hackathon.
We flew Air Canada from Ottawa.
- BSDCan 05, Ottawa, Canada, May 12 - 15
Spoke on OpenBGPD
Bob, Matt, Ryan, Reyk, Fernando and me had a lot of fun there.
Drove from Montreal.
- Montreal, Canada, May 7 - 12
Hanging out at Matt's place with Ryan, hacking OpenBSD stuff and enjoying
Montreal (including nightlife, of course!)
Flew Lufthansa to Frankfurt and Air Canada to Montreal.
- RIPE 50, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2 - 4
Spoke on OpenBGPD, over 300 attendees, very successful.
Flew Lufthansa to Stockholm, Scandinavian back to Hamburg.
- DE-CIX technical meeting, Schloss Kransberg, near Frankfurt, April 14-16
About 60 operators from the ISPs peering at DE-CIX were there. I spoke on
OpenBGPD of course, very very successful.
The old Castle where this took place is really great, and the people living
there are just so cool. We had a lot of fun.
- UKUUG LISA/winter conference, Birmingham, Feb 24 - 25
Spoke on OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD and signal handlers. It was very nice, despite
beeing in England ;)
Flew BA to Birmingham Thu morning, directly over to Brussels Fri evening on
SN Brussels Airlines.
- FOSDEM, Brussels, Feb 26/27
As usual attending FOSDEM, spoke on OpenNTPD and Signal Handlers.
Stayed at Wim's in Ghent 'til Mar 1,
then flew Aer Lingus over to Dublin with Theo.
- Dublin, Ireland, Mar 1 - 6
Spoke at UCD on OpenBGPD, with Theo on Exploit Mitigation and Ryan on pf and network stack randomness.
About 200 dudes attending, it was very very good.
The Guinness is very good at the source as well :)
We did a little hike on Saturday,
Flew Aer Lingus to London and Lufthansa to Hamburg on the 6th.
- Customer, Witten, Jan 7/8
Working at a customer site. Train from/to Dortmund, public transport from there.
- 21c3, "The Usual Suspects", Berlin, Germany, December 27 - 29
gave a talk (slides), won the hacktivities again (yay!), it was
a lot of fun. Opposed to last year I took the train instead of driving, that was a wise decision,
especially with the new railroad tracks beeing in place now - only 90 minutes, no way to be as
fast by car.
- Customer, near Munich, Dec 14 - 15
Work at a customer site. Fun with flight delays (1.5 hrs to munich, 2.5 on the way back, Lufthansa)
- OpenCON 2004, Venice, Italy, Dec 10 - 12
Flew Lufthansa to Munich and Air Dolomiti to Venice, I gave 3 talks
very very nice athmosphere and a lot of fun. Flight back on Lufthansa via
- EuroBSDcon 2004, Karlsruhe, Germany, Oct 29 - 31
Drove to Karlsruhe, gave a talk (slides)
- Calgary, Canada, Sep 13 - 27
Doing the OpenBSD 3.6 release. Stayed at Theo's, Mickey was also there.
release work was really hard this time due to last minute issues. A lot of fun in between
and after we got it out of the door tho... including gigantic mountain bike rides and very cool
Flew Lufthansa/Air Canada via Frankfurt.
- Sucon 04, Zürich, Switzerland, Sep 2 - 4
Flew Lufthansa to Zürich; very very nice and well organized conference.
Gave two talks (slides),
and enjoyed Zürich a lot... what a city! Well, see yourself :)
- Vancouver/Sechelt/Calgary/Montreal, Canada, Jun 16 - Jul 7
Flew to Vancouver, meeting Ryan and spending a few days in Sechelt, then driving to Calgary
(a 14 hours drive). OpenBSD hackathon there, staying at the Hyatt Hotel for the hackathon duration.
Move over to Theo's afterwards, stayed longer for some more hacking, beer, and a few gigantic mountain bike rides.
Pictures from the Turbine Canyon hike,
c2k4 hackathon, and a few from afterwards.
Flew to Montreal on the way back, spending a night a jfb's and having a nice day with the montreal
gang (jfb, vincent, matt, plus brad came over from toronto and pval from calgary) - unfortunately
there are pictures of that.
- Edmonton/Calgary/Vancouver/Sechelt, Canada, Apr 5 - 29
Flew to Edmonton, staying at Bob's. Doing the OpenBSD 3.5 release work. Over to Calgary for a few
days as well. Driving from Edmonton to Vancouver later in Bob's truck, with only one
disaster on the way :) that bob managed to fix within half an hour. Attended CanSecWest/core 04 in
Vancouver, went on to the
pf2k4 hackatathon at Ryan's cabin in the woods in Sechelt afterwards.
Flew back from Vancouver afterwards, with Markus.
- FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium, Feb 20 - 22
Gave a talk (slides), lot of fun. Staying at Wim's in Ghent.
- Customer, Frankfurt, Germany, Feb 19
With Gregor by train, installing the dialin routers.
- Customer, Frankfurt, Germany, Feb 11
Driving with Gregor and a (rented) car full of equipment to be installed at the data center.
really really really incomplete...
- 20c3, Berlin, Dec 27 - 29
Won the hacktivities :)
- Calgary/Edmonton, Canada, September 2003
Stayed at Theo's in Calgary and Bob's in Edmonton. Doing the OpenBSD 3.4 release work.
Very cool hike, Skyline Trail (pics),
and very cool mountain bike rides.
- CCC Summercamp, Berlin, August 2003
Gigantic party... what an event. There are enough pics on the 'net.
- Calgary, Canada, May 2003
c2k3 hackathon. Unfortunately there are some pics.
really really really incomplete...
- Calgary, Canada, June 2002
c2k2 hackathon - my first Canada trip. That's where it all begun...