Something to do on day forty-two
Our friend Alan Lord reminds us that this coming Sunday the date will be 10/10/10. For those that know their binary, you’ll all realise without being prompted that 101010 is 42 in old money, so the day has been declared 42 Day in honour of the late Douglas Adams, author of some rather interesting sci-fi. Still on tens, the latest release of Ubuntu, bearer of the monicker Maverick Meerkat, will be 10.10. I think we lost a 10 there, but don’t worry about it now…
Anyway, sticking with Ubuntu, on 10/10/10 (that day again. Ed.) there’ll be joint celebration of the Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat release and the life and works of Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, etc.) in conjunction with zz9.org from 12 noon to 6 pm at The Shooting Star, 125-129 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF, (map).
From 12 noon until 3pm the Ubuntu release party will show you how to install and use Ubuntu. There are a wide range of applications to discuss from web servers, desktop publishing, development environments and tools and multimedia editing.
Anyone and everyone interested can come and get help with installing and getting the most out of Ubuntu.
From 3pm you can join in with the ZZ9.org party and celebrate all the great ideas and words Douglas Adams has given us. The ZZ9.org party is part of the worldwide 42 Day celebrations.