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Mentoring: Google Summer of Code

Mar 04, 2008 GMT

Over at Open Source Google, Leslie Hawthorn announced that they are accepting applications from open source projects that want to act as mentoring organizations. The application deadline is March 12, so if you're interested, get on it.
Calling All Women: Eclectic Tech Carnival

Mar 03, 2008 GMT

The seventh Eclectic Tech Carnival will be held May 25-31 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. According to the announcement: The /ETC is a unique tech skill-share that has been held annually since 2002. The emphasis has always been women sharing their experiences, knowledge and skills around free software, open hardware and universal interoperability of systems in a fun way. We are calling all women who are interested in the Eclectic Tech Carnival to register via the following form: https://eclectictechcarnival.org/register Registration closes at 23:59 on 1 April 2008.
Now We're Cooking with Open Source

Feb 27, 2008 GMT

My offspring is unhappy with the uninspired menu at our house, but she's also a finicky little vegetarian who doesn't want to cook for herself. In fact, we just discussed this problem over dinner last night (at a local restaurant). Luckily, I ran across Lisa Hoover's update about the Open Source Food site, Feed Your Face At Open Source Food. If we can replace even one frozen pizza at our house with a new recipe, it would be a good start. Food and fabulous photos? Fantastic!
Feeling Dapper

Feb 26, 2008 GMT

If I wrote a Letter to My Body, it would be more of an official apology for spending so much time at the computer this past weekend. I'd close the letter with a promise to run right out to the gym and lift weights in an effort to relieve my regular neck pain. I'm confident, however, that my letter would be sent back to me unread and marked, "Return to Sender." It will be a while before my neck will forgive me for my recent laptop overdose. Last weekend, I devoted myself to two projects: speeding up my kid's laptop, and writing a team research paper on OLPC in Nigeria for my International Marketing class. I spent much more time than I'd planned on both the OLPC research and...
Event Report: 8th Annual Linux.conf.au

Feb 25, 2008 GMT

Our April issue of Linux Pro Magazine includes a Linux.conf.au event report written by Sarah Stokely. This issue should start hitting newsstands in the UK at the end of next week and in the US a couple of weeks later. You, however, are totally connected and can read the article now, online, totally free, at your leisure.
Photo Management with F-Spot

Feb 22, 2008 GMT

One of my mottos is, "I can't be good at everything." Checkbook balancing, paperwork filing, and photo management are three areas that could stand some improvement. I don't plan to apply myself to the checkbook-balancing and paperwork-filing tasks any time soon, but my crazy photo system really bugs me. I'm not writing about photo management just because I've been trying to figure out a way to use a picture of my Boston Terrier, Olive (even though she is the cutest). Actually, I ran across Kristin Shoemaker's "Flipping the Linux switch: Quick and easy photo management with F-Spot." My favorite part of her tutorial is where she says, "You'll notice a few things...
Reminder: Free Access to FOSDEM

Feb 22, 2008 GMT

Don't forget that Linux Pro Magazine is broadcasting the main conference track of FOSDEM '08 live on the Internet. Streaming starts Saturday, February 23, 10:00 AM (CET). Tune in for the Live Stream to watch the following: Keynotes: Tux with Shades, Linux in Hollywood – Gabrielle Pantera How a large scale open source project works – Robert Watson Status update of Software Patents – Pieter Hintjens The Endgame – FOSDEM Staff Programming Languages: Perl 6 – Patrick Michaud Unicoding With PHP 6 – Andrei Zmievski JRuby – Charles Oliver Nutter Build Systems: Hudson – Kohsuke Kawaguchi SCons – Steven Knight ...

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