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Andrew Wafaa
Works at ARM Holdings, plc
Attended Inverurie Acadamy
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Congratulations to my distinguished colleague +Catalin Marinas !
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With news of late I can't help but feel that a certain bus is loosing its wheels. The lack of official communication only makes things worse. I appreciate that the individuals in question are being professional which I applaud, however the company's silence is deafening, and concerning.
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So +Bryan Lunduke mentioned that the number of Apple laptops at Linux conferences had dwindled, the same can not be said for general Open Source conferences. Here at #ApacheConBigData  MacBooks are by far and large the dominant hardware and client software vendor. I think I'm the only one with a Chromebook :)
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Surprised about you being unique?
That makes you even greater.
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Happy to have played my little part. Looking forward to the goodness to come.
 
A big thank you to everyone who donated ARM hardware to the GNOME project.

Read more about GNOME's work on ARM: 
https://www.gnome.org/news/2016/04/arm_donations_april_2016/
ORINDA CA. The GNOME Project is delighted to announce that it has received the donation of a large number of ARM hardware, which will be used for development and testing purposes. These donations w…
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Discussing IoT with colleagues/partners and whenever it comes up in IM/IRC/email I always read IoT as idiot. I suppose it's not a million miles from the truth :)
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As one who works with IoT I must say that international multi operator roaming on the gsm network sucks big time.. especially if you need to keep a socket open and continously send data while moving...
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Thank you +Georg Greve for being honest and upfront. Not only did you advise your SaaS paying customers of potential issues, you also reached out to your community and told them yourself.

I've been a happy user of both the +Kolab Now service and futzing with Kolab myself at home for some time now. Your approach makes me want to continue to be a happy user/member/customer.
 
Kolab aims to build collaboration in confidence for all. Blackmailing us is pointless.
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+Georg Greve​ well done. 
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Seriously, Apple need to start using openQA. Second 27" iMac in as many weeks is borked thanks to the latest OSX updated. Whilst on the phone with Apple Care going through the troubleshooting steps (again) the Fusion Drive decided to umount itself and not let me re-mount it. This all stemmed from applying the latest OSX update, that then disabled bluetooth and wouldn't let me re-enable it resulting in no IO devices working as Apple only ship BT keyboard & mouse. Thankfully I have a few old usb ones lying around.

I've only had one similar issue on openSUSE, and that was 100% down to me futzing with the kernel - thanks to zypper/BTRFS snapshots I recovered within minutes and was back working.

I've heard the likes of +Jon Masters rave about Apple QA, but seriously in comparison to Google and pretty much any of the Linux vendors, they suck. I know +Markus Feilner will bang on about boycotting Apple, but there are requirements and the iMac fulfilled all of them.

Unfortunately there are various proprietary apps needed by various members of the family, that preclude Linux from being an option. I've not found a comparable Windows machine, but if people have genuine recommendations I'm all ears!
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Which were those requirements?
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Congrats to +Brandon Philips, +Alex Polvi and the rest of the +CoreOS team on their Series B funding.

 
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Result, upgrade both to and from #OpenStack. Really busy week but pretty productive. Great catching up with so many friends and a bugger that I didn't get to see others (next time hopefully).

Next up is #ApacheCon in a couple of weeks.


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Geeko needs you! +openSUSE  is forming a "Community Release Team" to be responsible for key parts of openSUSE Leap 42.2's release process.

Please contact Ludwig Nussel (Leap Release Manager) if you're interested in helping out.
Hello everyone, With the upcoming Leap release the Board is working to help Ludwig produce the best release ever, or to be honest just better than the previous one. We have an established task list of items that needed to be done prior release of distribution, like Leap 42.1 is here [1].
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A fine example of cross-distribution collaboration.
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Congratulations to all my friends at +Canonical and in the +Ubuntu community on the release of 16.04. Always interesting to see what peers do, and let's not forget they've been supporting +ARM for a heck of a long time.
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Principal Engineer, Open Source
Employment
  • ARM Holdings, plc
    Principle Engineer, Open Source, 2012 - present
  • Fujitsu
    Senior Solutions Architect, 2007 - 2012
  • EMC Corporation
    Consultant, 2006 - 2007
  • Interpublic Group of Companies
    Core Services Specialist, 2005 - 2006
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Bourne, UK
Previously
Aberdeen, UK - Bishop's Stortford, UK - Abu Dhabi, UAE
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A.K.A. FunkyPenguin. Geek Father with a love for Geekos. Porting openSUSE to ARM.
Introduction
A geek at heart with a love of gadgets, open source and fun. Hoping to become a decent programmer and pilot at some point.

These are my own views and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.
Bragging rights
Created Smeegol - MeeGo on openSUSE
Education
  • Inverurie Acadamy
    SCE, 1991 - 1994
  • Blairemore
    Common Entrance, 1985 - 1991
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FunkyPenguin