Your GNOME Tips, Tricks, and Such: Tell Me Them

Decided to mix things up a bit and start using GNOME on Fedora 20 as my main desktop, at least until such time I get bored with it, annoyed with it, or something else catches my attention. Had been using KDE as my desktop, and that was working just fine: I just decided to change […]

Why PR Spam Makes Me Crazy…

It’s been nearly two years since I stopped working as press, yet I still get pitches almost daily from “pray and spray” PR folks – almost always about things that I wouldn’t have covered even if I was still doing my old beats. One of the reasons this makes me crazy is obvious: I don’t […]

Brief Review: Seiki 4K 39″ TV/Monitor

Just a bit ago, I blogged about getting a 4K monitor working on Fedora 20. Now that I’ve had a bit of time with the monitor, I wanted to comment on the experience a little. Reviews on various sites really bagged on this monitor’s color/clarity compared to traditional computer monitors. While I don’t doubt discerning […]

Venue Change for London Cloud Summit

Just a bit over a week before the London Cloud Summit for 29 January, and we have a great line-up of speakers for the event. ¬†One small housekeeping note, we’ve had a venue change from Shoreditchworks to The Bakery, which is here: View Larger Map If you haven’t signed up yet, there are a few […]

The 4K Desktop on Fedora

Like a lot of folks, I caught the “4K is for Programmers” post off Hacker News a few days ago (it’s here, but the link seems to be borked at the moment) and got to thinking about more desktop space. Much more. My current setup, when not traveling, involves a 27″ 2560×1440 display – usually […]

4K and Fedora?

Decided that mere 2560×1440 resolution was just not cutting it on the desktop, so I ordered a 39″ Seiki 4K monitor on Amazon. Should be arriving tomorrow. Wondering if anyone else in Fedoraland has set one of these puppies up, and if so – what video card and drivers you’re using? I have a Dell […]

FOSDEM Distributions Developer Room: Call for Participation

Once again, FOSDEM will have a cross-distribution miniconference on 1 & 2 February 2014. We’d like to invite submissions of talks, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, or round-table discussions from any interested representatives of Linux distributions or individuals who have a topic of interest related to Linux distributions. Proposals should be submitted through the […]

First Impressions at AWS re:Invent

Last year I attended AWS re:Invent, kinda, sorta. We were in Las Vegas to put on the first Apache CloudStack conference and most of my time and brainpower were consumed with last-minute planning for that event. I did spend time in the developer area, on exhibit floor, and some of the after-parties – but it […]