Friday, August 2nd, 09:00am - 13:00pm.
"Linux Inside" - lecture about Embedded Linux by Gilad Ben-Yossef.
"TCP Spoofing" - lecture about having fun with networks using Linux by Aviram Jenik, BeyondSecurity, ltd.
"Revolution OS" - a movie about the Free Software and Open Source movements.
50 NIS. Movie screening rights costs 160$. Renting the place costs 2300NIS. Do the math.
If you do decide to come kindly send us an email saying so so we can track the number of people and adjust. If there are enough people the price *will* be lowered.
No really. What's the true story?
Ok. Just remember that you asked for it. Picture this...
A darkened room, in the last floor of one of the Azrieli towers, late
on some weekend night. The only light sources are the city lights coming
through the windows and several black candles which are spread around the
room. Mounted on one of the walls is a golden emblem of a pyramid with
an eye hovering above it in the air. A thick smoke of suspiciously sweet
odor fills the air.
Sitted around a big wooden desk are the members and other organs of the
legendary yet non
existent IGLU Cabal. Huge half-full beer steins coated
with gold and adorned with the Holy Penguin(tm) are set before them. In
the soft light from the candles, the faces of the few, the proud, the
socially inapt can be seen around the table:
Moshe Zadka is attempting to compress a big cardboard poster of Ira
Abramov into a form less offending to his topological sensibilities. Next
to him sits Muli, dressed in a leather jacket, pounding away
relentlessly at the keyboard of a big mutated laptop painted in
psychedelic colors with the inscriptions "Born to Unix" and "Code free or
Die" splattered across its front, bursting from time to time in mad
laughter. Next to them Shachar Shemesh is playing feverishly with a
Rubik's hypercube while Choo is seeping Ensure++ from his beer stein.
On the other side of the table Nadav is sitting between two huge piles
of printer paper reading endless printouts of spam email, only stopping
from time to time to enter a small modification in his 2,937,324,212 lines
spam filter which little to his knowledge has gone sentient 3
sub-revisions ago and is now working during idle time on producing the
great unified theory of space, time, the universe and everything using
tiny bits of messages implanted in SPAM messages that other sentient
SPAM filter program around the world have sent it. Next to him Omer Zak
is busy sticking coaxial cable connectors into a little wax doll
dressed in a business suite with the inscription "TV Mogul" smeared on
its back in what appears to be some sort of red liquid substance.
Way back in the shadow the broken figure of Gilad can be seen. He is
dressed in a black robe which covers him completely; its hood covers his
face so that the only part of him which is visible are his eyes, which
are colored such a deep fluorescent red that it almost goes into infrared.
In his hand he is holding a huge smoking spliff. It seems that he is to blame
for the thick suspiciously sweet odor in the room. To his side sits
Shlomi Fish, playing Freecell. Other people around the table are doing
unnamed things to their laptops, themselves or others.
At the front of the table stands their fearless NON leader, 'MAV the
terrible'. He is a tall man. His hair, once black, is now strewn with
white. His eyes shine with a menacing gleam. His face is locked in a
constant grimace of constrained anger, like a person forced to use MS
Word. In his hand he is holding a differential SCSI cable.
The fearless NON leader speaks; In the background the sound of a
group of monks chanting in Anglo Saxon can be heard over his voice: "Vell
Vell mine kinders, fellow geeks, nerds and Linux freaks. You have all done
very well. Our time has finally come. Triumph is at hand. My calculation
shows that the combined effect of that AP press story, the Bidi OpenOffice release and the discussions among government
officials about government support for Open Source will suffice to enable
us to go to Phase Two. It is therefore high time that I shared
the plans for this stage with you."
A murmur rushes through the crowd. The fearless NON leader snaps his
fingers; a beam of light cuts through the smoke filled air and a white
screen behind the fearless NON leader appears as if by magic. A film
showing two dwarves molesting a sheep and shouting in Italian begins to
screen. "Ahm.. sorry 'bout that", mutters the fearless NON leader and snaps his
fingers once again. The screen flickers, and the movie is replaced with
a still picture of a penguin suite wearing, splurge gun carrying, mob
attacking the Tel-Aviv Cinemateque.
"The final stage of operation 'August Penguin' shall take place on
August 2nd, 09:00 hours in the morning. After taking over the Tel-Aviv
Cinemateque screening room number 2, we shall commence with a 3 hours festivity of Linux
lectures, chit-chat and other perversions. The highlight of the event will the screening
of Revolution OS - a movie
about our worldwide movement, after which we shall raid the food and
beer houses surrounding the premises and partake in jolly eating and
drinking. You are all invited."
The fearless NON leader smiles. It is a nice little smile that makes the
viewer extremely worried. Somewhere in the world, someone must be in
great pain or has used some extremely obscure word from a dead and almost
forgotten language in otherwise mundane communication.
"World domination now!" shouts the NON leader and raises his fist.
"World Domination NOW!" repeats the crowd while raising their
hands in the air. The noise is loud enough to cause a picture of
Richard Stallman hanging on the wall to fall to the ground.
"World Domination NOW!" shouts the NON leader again,
a little louder. "World Domination NOW!" repeats the crowd, throwing their hands in the
air in ecstasy generating a sound wave so powerful that the Laptop
screens explode and the beer steins shutter.
"WORLD DOMINATION NOW!" shouts the NON leader again a third time, at the
top his lungs. "WORLD DOMINATION NOW!" answers the crowd and goes
Shlomi Fish stops playing freecell.
Be square and be there.
Friday, August 2nd, 09:00 the Cinemateque, Tel-Aviv.
August Penguin by IGLU, proving once again that Penguins *can* fly.
There is not IGLU Cabal. The Cabal that can be spoken of is not the true Cabal.