Monthly Archives: September 2006

Final day for linux.conf.au 2007 CFP

Today is the final day to enter your proposal for linux.conf.au 2007. Our review team is chomping at the bit to read and rate all the submissions, and put together the fan-fucking-tastic line-up of mind-boggling topics and inspirational speakers you … Continue reading

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links for 2006-09-14

Ageing AUUG faces call to disband That was quick. Coverage of Greg’s proposal to dissolve AUUG and my response. (tags: linux australia auug press linux.conf.au lca2007) Create your own Planet Zonker’s guide to Planet: “With just a few simple steps, … Continue reading

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Goodbye AUUG, hello phoenix

Greg Lehey has proposed the dissolution of AUUG. As an interested spectator of AUUG over a number of years, an active participant in the Australian Open Source and Free Software community, and a member of Linux Australia, I’m in agreement … Continue reading

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QoTD: Val Henson

“I used DTrace extensively while I was working on Solaris and got used to being able to answer any question I had about a system with a few minutes of script writing. When I went back to work on Linux … Continue reading

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links for 2006-09-13

A Look Back: The Daily Show Crooks and Liars remembers 9/11 through he words of Jon Stewart in the first The Daily Show broadcast after 9/11. (tags: dailyshow jonstewart 9/11)

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Dell D420

Yesterday, the well-traveled and now-infamous Quebecistani Craptop — a temporary replacement for my wonderful Dell X300, stolen in Montreal — was laid to rest. At least until EuroOSCON, at which point it will be returned to Canonical. Today, I replaced … Continue reading

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QoTD: Tony Abbott

“The adage, ‘governments lose elections, oppositions don’t win them’, remains true but it’s no longer enough for the government to be incompetent. If voters think that the opposition is more or less equally inept, they will stick with the devil … Continue reading

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links for 2006-09-10

A review of the Glom graphical database front-end Great review of Glom, Murray’s FileMaker-like desktop database project — this is precisely the kind of software we need to be relevant in the SME “niche”. Wonder if sqlite support is on … Continue reading

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links for 2006-09-08

Free 64-bit single-core OpenSPARC processor core emerges Ubuntu noted in third party press release as evidence of usefulness – check! (tags: ubuntu opensparc sparc sun simplyrisc)

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GNOME 2.16

GNOME — the software and the community — is the secret sauce behind recent barnstorming Linux desktop products such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. The project’s passionate developer community, “Just Works” approach and fierce focus … Continue reading

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