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Pete & Amber

Atlanta LinuxFest

Wanted to drop a quick note about ALF...

I'll be speaking at the Atlanta LinuxFest, talking about the Ubuntu Kernel. This will talk about the team, how we develop & maintain the Ubuntu Kernel.

In fact there are several Canonical folks talking at ALF.

  • Steve Conklin - Kernel Debugging
  • John Pugh - The Weather Ahead - Clouds
  • Ken VanDine - Ubuntu Desktop Experience
  • Rick Clark - Ubuntu Server
Along with all the speakers noted above, members of the Ubuntu Kernel Team will be conducting a driver writing session. This is based on GregKH's original driver writing presentation. We will be using a USB thermometer as the hardware and the object is to write a working driver that will get the current temperature.

Along with ALF there will be a Ubucon (Ubuntu User Conference). The Ubuntu Kernel Team will be holding a "Is your hardware ready for Karmic" workshop. We will have USB sticks loaded with a testsuite that will test most of the new Karmic hardware features like Kernel Mode Setting (KMS), grub2, net/notebook hotkeys, web cams, audio and the like. This is non destructive to the hard disk and will let folks know in advance about what the Karmic experience will look like on their hardware. If items fail to work we will file bugs on the spot with the proper debugging info attached to the bug.

I want to give a huge shout out to Manjo Iyer & Ronald Fader who have spent lots of time and hard work to make the testing happen and to John Johansen for putting together the driver writing session! Great work guys

More on ALF as it gets closer.

~pete

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Pete & Amber

Traveling...

For a job that is "Work from home" I'm sure not home a whole lot. Looks like I'll be in London in Aug (14th - 22nd). I'm soliciting suggestions on what to do over the weekend. Thoughts anyone?

I'll be traveling every month up to the end of the year. In Sep, Linux Plumbers Conference, in Oct. a visit to our office in Taiwan, Nov. another conference Linux End User Collaboration Summit and in Dec the Ubuntu Developer Summit in CA. Thats only the ones I know about, I'm sure a few others will get squeezed in.

I've been neglect in posting to the Blog. Since starting with Canonical I've had lots of questions about the company, Ubuntu community, culture etc... I'm planing on taking some time and doing a detailed posting in the near future. So if your interested stay tuned.

~pete

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Tim Penhey (thumper)

Cambridge, MA

Well, my body is now almost completely adjusted to US east coast time. I do find myself waking each night between two and three in the morning. I'm thinking that this might be due to me expecting to hear Jessie or Caitlin waking, but here it is only Joey.

The rest of the Launchpadders arrived tonight. I ended up meeting so many of them it isn't really worth me writing them down for fear of forgetting someone. We have the agile training tomorrow, which should be quite interesting.

Cambridge, or the small bits of it that I have seen, reminds me of London. But perhaps that is just because they are digging up the roads all over the place, and the pavement is made up of concrete slabs and bricks that have been laid for so long that they are no longer flat.

I thought the USA was supposed to be cheap, but so far the meals out in the evening have been about the same that I'd pay back in NZ (converting the dollars). However generally books and DVDs are cheaper. I've put through an order to amazon.com and getting it delivered to the hotel.

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Tim Penhey (thumper)

Back home again

For my nine elapsed days away, a full three of those days were spent traveling. That really does suck.

Arrived back in NZ very early Monday morning. Quickly through immigration to spend ages waiting at the baggage carousal. There ended up being about 20 people still waiting for luggage. My guess is that the baggage handlers missed a pile and eventually found it. Anyway after finally getting my bag I headed through customs to the domestic transfer desk. The line was huge, and I only had an hour before my flight left. Last time we waited at the domestic transfer desk we got told that there wasn't enough time to get our luggage transferred and we had to make our own way to the domestic terminal. Well, this time I didn't feel like waiting for half an hour to be told to go away, so I decided just to walk to the domestic terminal.

Rachel and the girls were waiting at the airport and it was wonderful to see them again.

Yesterday afternoon we finally got the central heating working. Oh boy it feels good! This morning it did feel too hot, so we went around turning the radiators down. There is another cold snap on the way, so I'm really happy.

I seem to have moved completely back into NZ time already with just feeling a little more tired in the evening than usual.

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