To say that the weather was cold at this year's LinuxWorld Expo at New York's Jacob K. Javits Center can hardly do justice to the feeling of walking
across 34^th Street. The cold cut like a knife; of course it was impossible to get a cab going to the center due to NYC's unending traffic problems
and cabbies' general avoidance of destinations near the river with few return-fare possibilities. Among the throngs of fellow native New Yorkers,
tourists, and Linux devotees freezing in the streets, I was sure I saw some actual penguins sunning themselves or being chased by hungry polar bears
that couldn't score lunch reservations at Nobu.
February 21, 2003