Month: July 2011

Upcoming Conferences

I suppose everyone else’s mind is on the Desktop Summit in Berlin next week, but I’d like to take a moment to tout three conferences in the Netherlands later this year: EuroBSDCon on .. well, everything BSD-ish, october 6th-9th 2011. There’s a fantastic line-up of speakers, including PC-BSD’s Kris Moore. That looks like the only […]

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Upgraded to KDE 4.7

Some people may find it odd that I don’t track KDE releases very closely — at least, not on my Linux machines, which includes my laptop. There things tend to be "whatever DVD is on the top of the pile gets installed" and updates happen only rarely. Quite different from my OpenIndiana or FreeBSD boxes, […]

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The meaning of oracles

A few weeks ago, Paul Adams (one of the folks whose innuendo I shall miss most in two weeks time) wrote about his newest oracle, which calculated something based on SVN logs. this Oracle of Ervin expresses a notion of connectedness in a group of developers working on shared resources. That Oracle (for once in […]

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Damp

It’s the wettest July in ages. You might think that that is good weather for hacking, but no. I did discover that my raincoat is less waterproof than it ought to be. That shorted out my n900 in my pocket. It gives the kind of bing-bing sound of a low battery, then some high-pitched beeps […]

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