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Dustin Kirkland
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this is what we've been working on the last few weeks, and it's been a blast
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Watching Marco, Jose and Jorge live-demo big data deployments to the cloud using #Ubuntu and #juju at #scale13x 
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I had the pleasure and good fortune to spend last night introducing my friends +Daniel Suarez and +Michelle Sites to the wonderful world of sour beer, at City Tavern in Culver City, CA.  We started the night off with The Lost Abbey's Framboise de Amorosa, followed by Russian River's Supplication.  We finished the evening with the absolutely spectacular Foudre #1 from Cascade Brewing.  Daniel and Michelle are two of the kindest people I know.  And I learned that besides our shared love of cyberpunk fiction and +Ubuntu, we have quite similar tastes in movies.  Looking forward to your next book, +Daniel Suarez, whenever that might be!!!
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+Forbes recognizes  #Canonical   #Snappy  +Ubuntu industry buy-in!
Canonical, creator of the Ubuntu operating system, has been aggressively pitching itself as the enabler for a world of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This enablement has occurred via its "Snappy" Ubuntu core, the most recent rendition of Ubuntu which is a cut down operating system. Snappy shares the same [...]
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An admirable and brilliant mentor told me recently, "Dustin, tut tut tut, you can't legislate taste--you either have it or you don't." He's probably right about that, but you can certainly learn the vocabulary to talk about and dissect and develop informed observations about some of the most subjective experiences. Yesterday, I finished Randy Mosher's fantastic book, Tasting Beer, filled with entertaining anecdotes, colorful info graphics, and a ton of great information. We may perceive these tastes very differently, but developing a common language to discuss our experiences is something that anyone is capable of.
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Taste is cultivated, not legislated. But it can be cultivated. It's not as simple as "you have it or you do not."
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The +Ubuntu​ booth at +Mobile World Congress today was packed! We showed off Ubuntu phones by BQ and Meizu, several telephony cloud solutions on Orange Boxes, and a whole suite of devices running Snappy Ubuntu Core.
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+Dustin Kirkland Can we expect Ubuntu Core on home routers with typically 128 MB RAM, or is that too little RAM for Ubuntu Core?
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I had the pleasure and good fortune to spend last night introducing my friends +Daniel Suarez and +Michelle Sites to the wonderful world of sour beer, at City Tavern in Culver City, CA.  We started the night off with The Lost Abbey's Framboise de Amorosa, followed by Russian River's Supplication.  We finished the evening with the absolutely spectacular Foudre #1 from Cascade Brewing.  Daniel and Michelle are two of the kindest people I know.  And I learned that besides our shared love of cyberpunk fiction and +Ubuntu, we have quite similar tastes in movies.  Looking forward to your next book, +Daniel Suarez, whenever that might be!!!
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+Dustin Kirkland - Likewise, my friend! We had a wonderful time, and now I've got to go watch more Linklater films...
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Canonical is pleased to announce key partnerships for industrial and telecoms #IoT, underscoring the importance of security for critical infrastructure by investing in fast, automated, reliable updates for the machines that drive networking and industrial systems. #snappy #Ubuntu
Canonical is pleased to announce key partnerships for industrial and telecoms IoT, underscoring the importance of security for critical infrastructure by investing in fast, automated, reliable updates for the machines that drive networking and industrial systems. Critical infrastructure systems are now an attack vector for espionage and disruption. Canonical and partners are working to deliver certified Ubuntu Core devices that are automatically ...
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"Cloud connectivity with Azure and AWS"

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Canonical delivered an +Ubuntu  #OrangeBox  to the +OpenStack Foundation on Friday afternoon.  +Jonathan Bryce and +Mark Collier deployed OpenStack Juno to 10 physical nodes in 15 minutes!
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That orange travel case looks so much nicer than the black ones.
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Product Manager, Strategist, and Software Developer
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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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Ubuntu Cloud Product Manager and Ubuntu Core Developer
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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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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

Byobu T-shirts are here!
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Byobu t-shirts are here! I just received mine in the mail today and I'm really, really pleased with the comfort and quality! Super comfortab

Fingerprints are User Names, not Passwords
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As one of the maintainers of eCryptfs, and a long time Thinkpad owner, I have been asked many times to add support to eCryptfs for Thinkpad'

Byobu Prompt Now Includes Exit Code of Previous Command and ⟫
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Three changes landed in Byobu yesterday, just ahead of Ubuntu 13.10 User Interface Freeze. These are incremental changes on the work I recen

ColorNote Notepad Notes
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Color Note is a simple notepad app. It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memo, email, message, s

Introducing run-one-constantly, run-one-until-failure and run-one-until-...
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Necessity is truly the mother of invention. I was working from the Isle of Man recently, and really, really enjoyed my stay! There's no bett

Ubuntu Fun with $PS1
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tl;dr?From within byobu, just run: byobu-enable-prompt Still reading? I've helped bring a touch of aubergine to the Ubuntu server before. Al