Looking for a Community Lead for Project Atomic

One of the most exciting projects I’m getting to work with these days is Project Atomic. It touches on the full stack–from OS development to storage, to networking, containers, application development, and pretty much everything in between. Red Hat is working hard on the tools to develop, deploy, and manage containerized applications. As part of […]

Add an “Archive” button in KMail

I love the “archive” button in Thunderbird (which was adopted from GMail, I think…) and (so far) am enjoying KMail. However, I was missing the “read it, don’t need to do anything further with this email – so put it in my 2015 folder.” A quick trip to the googles brought up a helpful post […]

On to Fedora 23 and New Tools

Even though Fedora 23 isn’t quite out the door yet, officially, I have been poking at the alpha and beta because… that’s what you do. Well, it’s what I do, anyway. Call it a form of desktop wanderlust, I am always itching to see what’s next and what might be new and fun around the […]

Headed to OSCON

Once again, time for the annual trek to Portland, Oregon for OSCON — perhaps for the last time! Next year, OSCON is going to be in Austin, TX — which seems like a bit of a mistake to me. Portland and OSCON go together like milk and cookies. If you’re going to be at OSCON, […]

Presentations and Sharing Slides

Warning: Massive generalizations ahead! It’s pretty common for conference organizers and attendees to ask presenters to provide their slides after the talk to share/post on the event site. While well-meaning, I’m not sure this is an entirely positive trend. A slide deck that stands alone is often a sign of a poor presentation. If I […]

Sharing Apache’s Goodness: How We Should be Telling Apache’s Story

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) gets many things right: its governance model for open source development has served hundreds of projects well. The Apache Software License (ASL) is one of the most successful open source licenses, well-liked by many contributors. But the ASF is not perfect, and it has a few areas where serious improvement […]

Attending Linux.conf.au 2015

Really excited to note that I’m going to be attending Linux.conf.au 2015 and running the Cloud, Containers, and Orchestration mini-conf. Will be issuing the CfP for that shortly, but just wanted to give a shout (and create the category feed for LCA planet…) about heading to New Zealand next January. Extremely psyched to be going […]

Happy 21st Birthday, Slackware – and Thanks, Patrick!

21 years ago today, Patrick J. Volkerding announced the 1.00 release of Slackware Linux to the comp.os.linux newsgroup. As Patrick wrote at the time, “This is a complete installation system designed for systems with a 3.5″ boot floppy. It has been tested extensively with a 386/IDE system.” Times, and technology, have changed quite a bit — but […]

[Link] The Compositional Nature of Vim

Nice piece on “The Compositional Nature of Vim” over on Ismail Badawi’s blog: There’s a combinatorial effect here. If I know about o operators, m motions and t text objects, I can do up to o * (m + t) different things. Every new operator I learn lets me do up to m + t […]

Another 4K Update: Dell P2815Q 28″ Monitor

Some time ago, I bought a Seiki 39″ 4K monitor/TV for use with my Fedora 20 workstation/laptop. While the resolution was great, I just couldn’t get it set up where it wasn’t a pain in the neck. Literally. But having a taste of the 4K good life, I was unhappy going back to the 2560×1440 resolution […]