[Grok-dev] future sprint opportunities

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Fri Jul 9 08:00:54 EDT 2010


On 07/09/2010 12:41 PM, Uli Fouquet wrote:
> Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> On 07/06/2010 08:16 PM, Uli Fouquet wrote:
>> [bandwidth]
>>> I was told that they already have the maximum bandwidth provided by
>>> local providers. It's the maximum offered in far-off places like these.
>>> But I'll check back.
>> Yeah, I was afraid of that. But do please check. In any case, I think we
>> can live with such bandwidth.
> Checked back. The downstream rate is 3 MBit (not 2) but the upstream is
> really only 512 KBit and in fact the maximum rate offered. They already
> pay double-rate compared to prices in cities (and would have paid more
> already if they could only get more bandwidth, but that seems not to be
> possible) :-/

We'll just pretend it's a sprint during 2004 or so and live with it. :)

A volunteer to set up a pypi mirror or cache locally would be good to 
have, if it doesn't take too much time.

> I talked to Bories from Fafalter (our maybe-hosts) and he too thinks
> that 12 people should be able to work and eat there, while for really
> comfortable working with enough space for everybody, probably a maximum
> number of 10 people would fit better. So, I'm considering to lower the
> recommended-person-number to 10.

Okay, we'll aim for 10, which means we'll need to be a bit picky.

>  From what I learned, there is no museum or similar nearby. Tourists
> staying at Bad Essen normally seem to do walking-tours through the woods
> or visit the not-too-far-away castles (one belonging to the anchestors
> of our maybe-host). There are, however, some dolmen (megalithic tombs)
> around and some original footprints of dinosaurs (no mammoths,
> unfortunately; would have been splendid to see traces of Manfred
> entering a cave ;-) not too far away (half an hour by car). The latters
> might be not a big sight but they're probably close enough to manage a
> visit within half a day, I think.

That sounds cool! And just being able to go for a walk around is fun 
too. Dolmen are totally appropriate for Grok, especially as Souheil is 
visiting (as he already indicated ;)



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