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"Just leave if you don't like it"

A note on the arguments following Mark Pesce’s keynote. There’s one in particular that bugs me: “just leave if you don’t like it.” The thing is, it isn’t normal at linux.conf.au (unlike at a Bar Camp) to just exit a … Continue reading

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linux.conf.au 2011: dinner activities

linux.conf.au has a charity auction over dinner. There are various failure modes: it’s a year of big corporate budgets, so bidding reaches about $5000, no one else can compete, and then it stops it’s not a year of big corporate … Continue reading

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linux.conf.au 2011: lightning talk take homes

As usual some rather important things went on in the lightning talks. Rusty Russell got irritated at Geoff Huston’s “IPocalypse” keynote (which argued that the last minute no-options-left switch to IPv6 runs the risk of IPv6 being outcompeted by a … Continue reading

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linux.conf.au 2011: Day 1

Slow first day for me. I had a stressful Sunday getting a toddler to the airport on my own and Andrew has just flown in from the US. We weren’t very impressed with our hotel, iStay River City. For starters, … Continue reading

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LCA2011: unofficial planet

In lieu of an official Planet site for LCA2011, I’ve set up an unofficial one. http://lcaplanet.puzzling.org/ Q. I want to be on it! If you would like to add your own blog to the site, please see http://conf.linux.org.au/wiki/Planet for info … Continue reading

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LCA2011: preliminary picks

One week to go and the conference is definitely going ahead. Here’s my early plans for spending my time at LCA. I should note that my husband and our one year old son will be in Brisbane, and for various … Continue reading

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A unicorn races around the world before the truth has got its boots on

Background: the Haecksen miniconf is a one day event at Australia’s linux.conf.au Linux conference in January highlighting women and women in Open Source tech and community. It’s been running since 2007: I was the one who founded it (under the … Continue reading

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linux.conf.au 2011 call for papers

We’re seeking a wide range of papers across the whole spectrum, encompassing programming and software to desktop and userland, education, community and law… Some typical topics (but not limited to these) include: Aspects of kernel development, including recent data structures … Continue reading

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