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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apple’s “Pathological” Approach to Customers

I think Lawrence Lessig puts his finger on it pretty well with this post about the problems with Apple’s “communication” strategy about bugs/feature removal in upgrades: But the argument I want to advance here is different. It is that in the “hybrid economy” that the Internet is, there is an ethical obligation to treat users […]

Testing Fedora 20 Beta Cloud AMIs

Doing much work in the cloud? If so, I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to spin up the latest beta test candidate cloud image for Fedora 20. (This is not the final beta release, this is a candidate for the beta release that’s coming shortly.) You can grab the images for x86_64 or […]