Month: July 2010

Back in time (2)

Different kind of back-in-time post, this time more like Marty McFly. I started Akregator (Kubuntu 10.4 installation) to reduce the amount of planet-surfing I do, and it comes up with a bunch of pre-configured feeds. One of them is Akregator News. It’s a fascinating time machine. I guess it’s in the default configuration and just […]

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MySQL connectors and the GPLv3

[ Just a repeat, but useful for upstreams and downstreams and people building modern apps using MySQL’s connector libraries and other components that need GPLv3 ] Via David Ayers, I read that the GPLv3 has been added to the FOSS License Exception on the MySQL website (disregard the "Updated" date at the top of that […]

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KDE is a bunch of guitarists

Q: How many guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: Seven. One to change the lightbulb and six to stand around and go "yeah, I can do that." That’s one of my favorite guitarist jokes — I play badly enough that I know most of the time I can’t do that, but hey. […]

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Back in time

Back in time. That is, back (from vacation) in time (to avoid the long drizzly tedious soaking rains of today). I was off for a week, bicycling with the family in the Netherlands. We did not go camping this time, just to "trekkershutten", which I suppose can best be translated with "simple holiday home for […]

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A bit of Postfix and Darcs

Somehow the official Postfix documentation continues to be intractable for me. The whole reason for getting Postfix up and running on my local machine was because of Darcs. Darcs — one of many distributed version control systems, but possibly the only one written in Haskell and intrusively interactive — likes to send patches by email. […]

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Home from Akademy

I snuck away from Akademy on Friday morning. My intention was to sign some legal documents (part of a resolution of the AGM of the KDE e.V.) and say good byes to all and sundry, but that got terribly sidetracked. The usual experience of walking into Demola is people saying “Hey, [ade], I need to […]

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Making mistakes in my talks

When I give a talk, I usually take people in the audience as examples. This is why people who know me usually sit two or three rows back if they possibly can help it, or all of a sudden they’re likely to be labeled the Evil Software Corp. or something worse. "You there, you’re BSD […]

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Upcoming Conferences: Linux Kongress

Linux-Kongress 2010, Tue, Sep 21 to Fri, Sep 24 at Georg Simon Ohm University , N├╝rnberg, BAYERN, DE [quote] Linux-Kongress is by far the most traditional Linux conferences with a focus on development and cutting edge topics. GUUG will organize in 2010 the 17th edition of this event, first started in 1994 in Heidelberg, Linux-Kongress […]

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Akademy D+5

Strange how things jump from D-2 to D+5 with possibly no time at all for blogging. The conference days were of course full to the brim of just watching talks and helping the program along. While I do visible things like the welcome address and introducing speakers and waving this year’s whip about, the organizing […]

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Akademy D-2, in Tampere

Arrived in Tampere this afternoon, found Hotel Ville (if you take bus 61 from the Airport, there’s a stop in Hatanpaa right close by), heading out now to meet with the local team. I’ll also find out who is the boss this week: Claudia, Ilkka or Sanna. [[img src=CrudelyDrawnKolourpaintVersionOfIIsAtAkademy]]

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