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Dustin Kirkland
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How to Launch an +Ubuntu  #Cloud  image with KVM and user data from the command line
I reinstalled my primary laptop (Lenovo x250) about 3 months ago (June 30, 2016), when I got a shiny new SSD, with a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image. Just yesterday, I needed to test something in KVM. Something that could only ...
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That is a lot of typing for what I usually do by typing "uvt-kvm vm1"

https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/cloud-images-and-uvtool.html
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I recently published a 6-part blog series on Linux.com, about +Ubuntu on +Windows 10. You'll find a number of commands, scripts, and code you can try compiling and running, as well as some performance benchmarks, tips, and tricks. Enjoy!
I hope you'll enjoy a shiny new 6-part blog series I recently published at Linux.com. The first article is a bit of back story, perhaps a behind-the-scenes look at the motivations, timelines, and some of the work performed b...
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I'm pretty sure someone replaced Nathan Fillions head with mine on a Firefly poster
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How to host your own #SNAP Store, beyond just +Ubuntu  -- http://bit.ly/snap-store shows a snapstore on +Fedora Project 
SNAPs are the cross-distro, cross-cloud, cross-device Linux packaging format of the future. And we're already hosting a fantastic catalog of SNAPs in the SNAP store provided by Canonical. Developers are welcome to publish t...
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I never even realized Britain was in the EU, what with converting USD to GBP and those enormous AC power adapters...
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Just like in the recent referendum in Greece, I think most of the No people actually answered in their minds this question: Do you enjoy the current economic difficulties? Of course the answer is No to that. The referendum should have been better drafted as There is a worldwide economic crisis. Do you think it's better to be IN or OUT of the EU in order to deal better with this world economic crisis?
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HOWTO: Classic, apt-based Ubuntu Server on the rpi2!
Classic Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, on an rpi2 Hopefully by now you're well aware of Ubuntu Core -- the snappiest way to run Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi... But have you ever wanted to run classic ( apt / deb)   Ubuntu Server on a RaspberryPi2 ? Well, you're in luck!  Fo...
Classic Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, on an rpi2 Hopefully by now you're well aware of Ubuntu Core -- the snappiest way to run Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi... But have you ever wanted to run classic (apt/deb) Ubuntu Server on a RaspberryPi2?...
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The Changelog Podcast -- Ubuntu Everywhere
I had the honor and privilege a couple of weeks ago, to participate in a recording of The Changelog , a podcast dedicated to Open Source technology. You can listen to it here . These guys produce a fantastic show, and we covered a lot of ground! Give it a l...
I had the honor and privilege a couple of weeks ago, to participate in a recording of The Changelog, a podcast dedicated to Open Source technology. You can listen to it here. These guys produce a fantastic show, and we covere...
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HOWTO: Launch an Ubuntu Cloud Image with KVM from the Command Line
I reinstalled my primary laptop (Lenovo x250) about 3 months ago (June 30, 2016), when I got a shiny new SSD, with a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image. Just yesterday, I needed to test something in KVM.  Something that could only be tested in KVM. kirkland@x250:...
I reinstalled my primary laptop (Lenovo x250) about 3 months ago (June 30, 2016), when I got a shiny new SSD, with a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image. Just yesterday, I needed to test something in KVM. Something that could only ...
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Oh weird, somehow Dustin's post showed in my timeline with zero comments and posted the same thing about uvt.

Oh well, +1 uvt. Although, ever since lxc/lxd, I never use uvt, and I use lxd instead.

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Howdy, Windows! A Six-part Series about Ubuntu-on-Windows for Linux.com
I hope you'll enjoy a shiny new 6-part blog series I recently published at Linux.com . The first article is a bit of back story, perhaps a behind-the-scenes look at the motivations, timelines, and some of the work performed between Microsoft and Canonical t...
I hope you'll enjoy a shiny new 6-part blog series I recently published at Linux.com. The first article is a bit of back story, perhaps a behind-the-scenes look at the motivations, timelines, and some of the work performed b...
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If I can find some spare time I'd like to run some benchmarks with stress-ng 
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HOWTO: Host your own SNAP store!
SNAPs are the cross-distro, cross-cloud, cross-device Linux packaging format of the future .  And we're already hosting a fantastic catalog of SNAPs in the SNAP store provided by Canonical.  Developers are welcome to publish their software for distribution ...
SNAPs are the cross-distro, cross-cloud, cross-device Linux packaging format of the future. And we're already hosting a fantastic catalog of SNAPs in the SNAP store provided by Canonical. Developers are welcome to publish t...
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"snap refresh <name>" should work. Bulk "snap refresh" requires another endpoint that's very similar to search. Rollbacks are handled locally.
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VLC snap, for the win!
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Check out this +Changelog podcast -- +Ubuntu  Everywhere -- http://bit.ly/1W5sSoN
I had the honor and privilege a couple of weeks ago, to participate in a recording of The Changelog, a podcast dedicated to Open Source technology. You can listen to it here. These guys produce a fantastic show, and we covere...
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Run 'sudo purge-old-kernels' and post how much space you can recover on your +Ubuntu desktops and servers http://bit.ly/purge-
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Ubuntu Cloud Product Manager and Ubuntu Core Developer
Introduction

Dustin Kirkland is an Ubuntu Cloud Solutions Product Manager and Strategist at Canonical, helping extend Ubuntu's tradition of leadership as a scalable, enterprise cloud computing platform and guest.

Dustin is formerly, the Chief Technical Officer at Gazzang, offering data encryption and key management for cloud and big data applications using eCryptfs.  Dustin is also an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, and the creator of ByobuDivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org.  Besides writing and sharing his software, Dustin also makes and shares his own beer.

He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and his two Australian Shepherds, Aggie and Tiger.

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  • Texas A&M University
    Computer Engineering
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  • Canonical Ltd.
    Product Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2013 - present
  • Gazzang Inc
    CTO, Chief Architect, 2011 - 2013
  • Canonical Ltd.
    Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2008 - 2011
  • IBM
    Architect, Software Engineer, 2000 - 2008
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HOWTO: Launch an Ubuntu Cloud Image with KVM from the Command Line
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I reinstalled my primary laptop (Lenovo x250) about 3 months ago (June 30, 2016), when I got a shiny new SSD, with a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

An Open Letter to Google Nest (was: OMG, F*CKING NEST PROTECT AGAIN!)
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It's 01:24am, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. I am, again, awake in the the middle of the night, due to another false alarm from Google's spite

Ubuntu and LXD at ContainerCon 2015
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Canonical is delighted to sponsor ContainerCon 2015, a Linux Foundation event in Seattle next week, August 17-19, 2015. It's quite exciting

The Golden Ratio calculated to a record 2 trillion digits, on Ubuntu, in...
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The Golden Ratio is one of the oldest and most visible irrational numbers known to humanity. Pi is perhaps more famous, but the Golden Ratio

Container-to-Container Networking: The Bits have Hit the Fan!
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A thing of beauty If you read my last post, perhaps you followed the embedded instructions and ran hundreds of LXD system containers on your

Capitol Reef and the Goblins
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I got up early on the 20th to make a somewhat challenging drive for the RV towards Capitol Reef National Park. I wanted to avoid traffic as

snappy vs.apt-get Ubuntu Matrix
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With the recent introduction of Snappy Ubuntu, there are now several different ways to extend and update (apt-get vs. snappy) multiple flavo

"Sexy" rhymes with "LXC"
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Say it with me, out loud. Lex. See. Lex-see. LXC. Now, change the "see" to a "dee". Lex. Dee. Lex-dee. LXD. Easy! Earlier this week, here in

Apply updates to multiple systems simultaneously using Byobu and Shift-F9
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A StackExchange question, back in February of this year inspired a new feature in Byobu, that I had been thinking about for quite some time:

An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Age...
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Before Greedo shot first... Before a troubled young Darth Vader braided his hair... Before midiclorians offered to explain the inexplicably

Dream a little dream (in a dream within another dream) with me!
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What would you say if I told you, that you could continuously upload your own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web apps into an open source Plat

(Re-)Introducing JeOS -- Just Enough OS, aka Ubuntu Core
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Lean. Agile. Svelte. Lithe. Free. That's how we roll our operating systems in this modern, bountiful era of broadly deployed virtual machine

Learn Byobu in 10 minutes while listening to Mozart
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If you're interested in learning how to more effectively use your terminal as your integrated devops environment, consider taking 10 minutes

My SxSW Interactive 2014 Recap
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Overview: a Mega Conference SxSW is basically 3 enormous, loosely related, overlapping conferences -- Interactive, Film, Music -- drawing 25

Random Seeds in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Cloud Instances
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Tomorrow, February 19, 2014, I will be giving a presentation to the Capital of Texas chapter of ISSA, which will be the first public present

How I REALLY WISH I could use my Intel NUC
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Ars Technica posed an interesting question back in October:We have an Intel NUC -- what should we do with it? Here's one idea... Of course I

Is privacy really yours?
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I'm trying desperately to hold private my opinions about the latest revelations on the ways and means of modern espionage, its targets, and

Review: Ubuntu and an Intel NUC
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Last week, I posed a question on Google+, looking for suggestions on a minimal physical format, x86 machine. I was looking for something lik

Byobu's Ubuntu Color Scheme for Manpages and Grep
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I've been trying to bring Ubuntu's beautiful color palette to the command line through Byobu, starting with the command prompt, by defining