Profile

Cover photo
Gerard Braad
772 followers|463,303 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
"There wasn't a single job at ILM, that at some point in time included the feeling: Someone is coming up behind me, tap me on the shoulder and tell me to go home. I learned that was just part of the process."
1
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
The rest of the cars (Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini) were easy to find in almost any parking garage in Beijing...
1
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
I wasn't very impressed with the LeSee at AutoChina2016; front bumper made it look like a plastic mockup.

Notice the blond-haired foreigner with the feather duster. this is how the car got pampered... people were impressed by this sight :-O
1
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
Most impressive race car on show at AutoChina2016 was the #Audi  R8 LMS
1
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Bolt a fast embedded microserver straight on the hard drive, add network ports, run Linux and Ceph on that microserver. Bam. Performance. Open. Cool. From WD. http://ceph.com/community/500-osd-ceph-cluster/ cc +Kristian Köhntopp

This approach is what I call a Layer Slayer. Eliminates loads of layers. That IMHO is the future of Software Defined Storage. +Steven Vaughan-Nichols and +Thorsten Leemhuis should watch this!
9 comments on original post
1
1
Add a comment...
In their circles
445 people
Have them in circles
772 people
Bin Li's profile photo
Сергей Коросташов's profile photo
記真心's profile photo
Mohd Fazli Azran Abd Malek's profile photo
SUNIL SAMAIYAR's profile photo
Sven Landgraf's profile photo
Alex Miller's profile photo
Jeroen van Meeuwen's profile photo
ttl jntb's profile photo

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
This is truly evil IMHO. Allwinner backdoor, baked right into the kernel. https://twitter.com/DaveManouchehri/status/729453383799738369

UPDATE Here some more info, including a list of distros that have this backdoor: http://forum.armbian.com/index.php/topic/1108-security-alert-for-allwinner-sun8i-h3a83th8/
@DaveManouchehri *The best part about open source software is you have at least a snowball's chance of finding the backdoors. David Manouchehri. May 9. David Manouchehri @DaveManouchehri. @azonenberg @jduck Exactly, I like it when backdoors are fully GPL compliant.
19 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
Agile is Dead, Long Live Continuous Delivery http://gradle.org/blog/agile-is-dead/
Agile is Dead. Agile doesnt mean anything anymore. On to Continuous Delivery automation pipelines supported by DevOps tool chain integration.
1
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
Audi had the best overall experience at AutoChina2016. Almost all of their cars were approachable (Quentin loved it)
2
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
I personally loved the Hyundai i20 WRC Rally area at AutoChina2016. They had an impressive VR booth.
1
Add a comment...

Gerard Braad

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Not sure what to make of this story about Owncloud. http://www.zdnet.com/article/owncloud-founder-resigns-from-cloud-company/
In a public letter, ownCloud CTO and founder Frank Karlitschek cites the less-than-ideal relationship between the company and user community. He plans to stay on as project lead.
8 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
People
In their circles
445 people
Have them in circles
772 people
Bin Li's profile photo
Сергей Коросташов's profile photo
記真心's profile photo
Mohd Fazli Azran Abd Malek's profile photo
SUNIL SAMAIYAR's profile photo
Sven Landgraf's profile photo
Alex Miller's profile photo
Jeroen van Meeuwen's profile photo
ttl jntb's profile photo
Collections Gerard is following
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Other names
吉拉德, gbraad
Story
Tagline
F/OSS & IT Consultant - Beijing, China
Introduction
Got exposed to the Amiga-virus in 1986 and never cured... and now a developer and ambassador for the Open Source community by representing different projects, like Fedora, Mozilla, Maemo/MeeGo/Tizen, Mono, FSFe and others.

I am a multi-disciplined developer who has a unique blend of creative, managerial and technical talents. I am highly motivated and continually strive to broaden and deepen my extensive knowledge and expertise. From childhood I have been active in IT and have successfully turned my hobby into a career. Through my openness and involvement I am able to turn each problem into a challenge that needs to be tackled, aiming for a successful outcome. I can be technical, but have excellent communication skills as a team leader, a quality that I have demonstrated many times as an IT manager.

F/OSS & IT Consultant with working experience as a Software/Hardware Engineer and Visuals Artist. Have experience developing software for both Unix/Linux as well as Windows based software in different programming and scripting languages. Hold certification for SCJP (Java Certified Programmer), MCP (Microsoft Certified Programmer for .NET) and Object Orientation. Specialise in dealing with a mixed Operating System environment for development and system administration; using Linux/Unix, Windows, Mac OS X systems and other operating systems. I’m an active consultant for Linux/Open Source in China and as part of this I hold lectures on software development and Open Source. I’m also a Fedora FAmSCo member and assist the Chinese Fedora Community.

As an IT consultant I have many years of experience developing in different programming languages. I have been certified in both Java and C# (.NET) and have dealt with C, Python, JavaScript and many others over the years. Due to this I have an excellent understanding of the underlying concepts and paradigms. Learning another language would not pose a challenge. I have had responsibilities ranging from general software developer team-lead to architect for a migration project (from old technology to greenfield implementation and maintaining the underlying data model). Also dealt with interoperability and cross platform support (x86/Windows, Linux and ARM/Linux) of a large codebase.

Currently I am based in Beijing, China and the Netherlands.
Bragging rights
Experience in Asian culture
Work
Skills
HTML5, Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Python, Linux, PHP, Open Source (F/OSS), FirefoxOS, Android, Chinese, English, Teaching
Links
Contributor to