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Why my phone is silent during LCA talks

I don’t especially like Tasker’s interface, but setitng one’s phone to silent is nice enough to bust it out, so I thought I’d explain how I do this during linux.conf.au. A bit of background: Tasker is an Android application (not … Continue reading

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Teach me py.test (Haecksen miniconf, Tuesday)

I didn’t manage to go speaking-free for LCA2013 after all, because I have volunteered to help out my roommate Brianna Laugher with the py.test presentation in the Haecksen miniconf. The plan is that we will do “Teach me py.test” along … Continue reading

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Fun at LCA 2013: my picks for Thursday and Friday

Thursday I rarely go to LCA’s tutorials, but really, after years of not having to worry too much about distributed version control systems due to having in-house technical support from my husband, a (now former) Bazaar developer, it’s probably time … Continue reading

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Fun at LCA 2013: my picks for Tuesday and Wednesday

I’m currently regarding LCA 2013 as my last LCA for a while. Never say never: LCA 2014 bids came in from Sydney (so, local to me) and Perth (where I’ve never been and would like to go). But I first … Continue reading

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2012: resume fodder

Because I had quite a difficult year in several respects, especially health-wise, some short notes on my 2012 accomplishments. Ran AdaCamp. AdaCamp is really originally my baby and AdaCamp Melbourne was significantly my work (with Val, and Skud as local … Continue reading

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linux.conf.au: program choices

I’m all but all booked in for linux.conf.au in Ballarat! (Need some accommodation in Melbourne for AdaCamp and to book the train to Ballarat.) So, time to share my early picks of the program: Saturday (in Melbourne): ADACAMP!!! Monday: Haecksen … Continue reading

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Idea for the taking: Freedom Fest

Note: this isn’t commentary on linux.conf.au 2011 in particular, I’ve been thinking about this vaguely for a couple of years and it’s time to release the ideas into the wild where someone might actually do something about it. Also, it … Continue reading

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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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