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Cold Canberra morning Commute

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Posted in General | No Comments »

Time to break the blogging drought. Life[tm] has interceded in my attempts to get a lot of cycling done recently. Yesterday I found that the way was clear to ride to work so I set the alarm for Early O'Clock and ...

Goodbye Rachel

Monday, March 21st, 2011 Posted in General | No Comments »

Some years ago Rachel Funari was the partner of my friend Allan Bontjer. She went for a short holiday in Tasmania in early March and has not been seen since. Despite a massive effort from Police, SES, bushwalking clubs, divers ...

LCA2013 - I’m Excited

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 Posted in Computing, General | No Comments »

At the opening of LCA2011 this week, Linux Australia President John Ferlito announced that the bidding process for LCA2013 would open earlier than usual and he encouraged people to start talking to their friends about running LCA2013. Well, an enthusiastic crew ...

Making Makers

Friday, December 31st, 2010 Posted in General | 1 Comment »

When I was a kid I was endlessly fascinated by tools and making, fixing, or changing things. My Dad let me use his woodworking tools or mechanical tools to play and learn. I started messing with wires and batteries and ...

Linux Conf is only weeks away

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 Posted in Computing, General | No Comments »

It's less than six weeks now until LCA2011 and I'm excited. LCA is one of the world's best technical conferences and if you have even a passing interest in Open Source Software, you owe it to yourself to get along ...

Teaching Open Source Software Development

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 Posted in Computing, General | 1 Comment »

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a member of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Ballarat about the existence of teaching materials designed to introduce students to open source software development. Sasha ...