Wednesday, 26 August 2020

The Debconf20 song

The DebConf 20 song - a sea shanty - to the tune of "Fathom the bowl"

Here's to DebConf 20, the brightest and best
Now it's this year's orga team getting no rest
We're not met in Haifa - it's all doom and gloom
And I'm sat like a lifer here trapped in my room

I'm sat in my room, it's all doom and gloom
And I'm sat at my keyboard here trapped in my room

Now there's IRC rooms and there's jitsi and all
But no fun conversations as we meet in the hall
No hugs for old friends, no shared wine and cheese
Just shared indigestion as we take our ease

I'm sat in my room, it's all doom and gloom
And I'm sat with three screens around me in my room

But there's people to chat to, and faces we know
And new things to learn and we're all on the go
Algo en espanol - there's no cause for alarm
An Indic track showcasing Malayalam

I'm sat in my room, it's all doom and gloom
And I'm sat with my Thinkpads and cats in my room

With webcams and buffering, with lag and delay
It's as well that there's Debconf time all through the day
The effects of tiredness are hard to foresee
For the Debian clocks all are timezone UTC

I'm sat in my room, it's all doom and gloom
And I'll sing out of tune as I'm sat in my room

There's no social drinking, there's no games of Mao
Keeping social distance, we can't think quite how
This year is still friendly though minus some fun
We'll catch up next year when we'll all get some sun

I'm sat in my room, it's all doom and gloom
I'm sat with my friends around here in my room

There's loopy@debconf and snippets and such
To cheer us all up, sure, it doesn't take much
For we're all one big family, though we each code alone
And we sometimes switch off or just complain and moan

I'm sat in my room, it's all doom and gloom
And there's space for us all in the debconf chat room

This is my first DebConf - hope it won't be my last
And we'll meet up somewhere when this COVID is past
To all who have done this - we deserve the credit
Now if you'll excuse me - I've web pages to edit

I'm sat in my room, it's not all doom and gloom
And we're met as one Debian here in my room


 

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