Well it's certainly been a while since last I posted and damn... have their been changes!
From major alterations in political stances, both in Canada and the U.S., to revelations about international trade agreements like ACTA to massive changes in global employment levels, energy strategies, and (God!) even food availability throughout the world.
Anyone who knows me also knows I worry about all these things and more. Since I haven't posted in a while, I don't want to dwell on any one thing; instead I'll just wish everyone a happy belated New Year (both "Gregorian" and followers of "The Ox.")
More soon on developments both personal and professional. Till then, take care!
I stumbled across an interesting Powerpoint presentation earlier called "Hackers are your Friends."
For the rest my favorite part comes early - the difference between crackers and hackers. To summarize:
[email@example.com blog1] diff crackers hackers
< Jar Jar Binks
> Darth Maul
Darth Maul didn't last too long though.
There's two sides to the source.
Had a great time the other night with HLUG. We heard about this years Ontario Linux Fest which I missed. Then there was some discussion on Copyright reform and Peter Salus sold a couple books. (A good read btw!)
I spoke a bit about Atomic OS: Take 2 and I'll have some more updates on the project soon.
Following that we learned about the MySQL Workbench project (I look forward to playing with it ;-) and finished up with some more talk on Copyright and related issues here in Canada and in the U.S.
Anyway, my presentation notes are online now if you'd like to have a look. I'll be building on it for future presentations so if you have any thoughts or suggestions I'd love to hear 'em. Thanks!
A quick heads up for folks in Southern Ontario - I will be presenting at the Hamilton Linux Users Group meeting next week (Remembrance Day).
- Atomic OS: Take2, Scott Elcomb
- Report on Ontario Linux Fest, Glenn Simpson
- HLUG Karaoke, Various (Short Topics)
I had no idea he was presenting but I should probably mention that Glenn is a relative of mine. =)
Peter Salus will also be onhand and signing upto 10 copies of his book "The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin" - they're $25 CAD each.
If you're from out of town and interested in coming, please feel free to drop me an email. (The wife suggests I mention this to point out the limited seating.)