working at (train à) grande vitesse
But for the travel from Valras-Plage to the Trophees du Libre in Soissons I had chosen to use the TGV - there is a direct train connection between Beziers and Paris that covers the distance in a bit more than four hours.
I booked première class - it was only a few €s more than seconde, and I had learned from my trip to Paris for the KDE/Coherence sprint that there is no power outlet at the seats in the second class in a TGV.
The ambience in the train was very decent. A lot of space - I had booked a single seat with a table, no people yelling into their mobiles, more or less all have been muted, and everybody speaks with a lowered voice.
In that pleasant atmosphere I used the ~ six hours time to work on some of the loose ends in Coherence.
- creating a picture-frame MediaRenderer that should serve as an example on how to implement a simple MediaRenderer
- the implementation of a Digital Security Camera device, based on the general purpose GStreamer pipeline element from the TestStore backend
And I do now understand people a bit better who always told me how great traveling by train is.