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May 17, 2009 GMT
I am once again headed to the airport, this time to fly to London for the cloud computing conference I blogged about previously. Normally I take a private car, but this time I decided to use the bus service that goes from a free parking lot close to my house directly to the airport. It is only twenty-six dollars round trip, a lot less than the private car.
I have taken the bus before. It is comfortable and has a bathroom on board (important when you drink a lot of coffee and are "older"), and often I start up my notebook computer and work a bit.more »
Head In The Clouds - Free (as in beer) Conference in London May 20-21, 2009
May 11, 2009 GMT
Next week I am headed to London, England for a conference called "Cloudexpoeurope" run by my old friend Maggie Meer, publisher of LinuxUser Magazine. Maggie is one of those people who is as tough as nails, but with a heart of gold.
This will be my first conference dedicated solely to "cloud computing", and while I generally agree with a lot of what cloud computing promises, I also feel that Free Software is... more »
LinuxFest Northwest 2009 - April 25th and 26th - Bellingham, Washington
Apr 23, 2009 GMT
What are you doing on Saturday and Sunday April 25th and 26th?
If you are anywhere near Bellingham, Washington, USA you could stop in at the Bellingham Technical College for the 10th annversary of the LinuxFest Northwest 2009.
Many talks and activities are scheduled from things for newbies to highly technical. I was there many years ago, and I can tell you the people of the Pacific Northwest are very open and friendly. I look forward to this return visit.
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Apr 06, 2009 GMT
I was working for Digital Equipment Corporation when I first met Linus and facilitated the port of Linux onto the Alpha processor.
During the port, a member of the community contacted me and asked if Digital would contribute their math library to the Linux project, since Digital's math library was a great deal faster than the one currently in use on the Alpha Linux port. I easily got Digital to contribute the Digital Unix math library in binary form, but they refused to make the library "open source" because of the investment that they had put into it.
Digital was afraid that one... more »
Document Freedom Day - March 25th
Mar 23, 2009 GMT
March 25th is Document Freedom Day. Like Software Freedom Day this is a grass-roots effort to educate people about the importance of open document formats and information freedom.
My friends at 4Linux, in Sao Paulo Brazil mentioned to me that they were having a more »
Maddog's Challenge: Quick and Dirty Videos about Free Software
Mar 22, 2009 GMT
I have been busy over the past several weeks doing various videos, all done with Free Software, in specific the programs Inkscape, Kino, GIMP and Audacity.
These videos can be found on my Online/Blogs/Paw-Prints-Writings-of-the-maddog/Maddog-s-Challenge-Quick-and-Dirty-Videos-about-Free-Software">more »
Arrrghhhhh - Closed Captioning on Videos
Mar 22, 2009 GMT
I first officially posted my video "Amazing Source" on February 6th, and to date it has had over 4200 views. O.K., probably 200 of those view were mine as I tried various tweeks to get things correct....
One of the things I have been trying to get correct was closed captioning. At first I thought this was going to be too hard and I was not going to do it, but two people, Joner Cyrre Worm and Felipe van de Wiel of Brazil, kept... more »