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LCA2015 CFP Closing Real Soon Now - if you work on open-source or open-hardware, why not come and speak at linux.conf.au in Auckland in January 2015.  Read about it here:
http://lifelog.michaeldavies.org/2014/07/lca2015-cfp-closing-real-soon-now.html
It's July, which means the LCA2015 CFP is open... but not for much longer. I've been reading through what's been submitted so far, and it looks like linux.conf.au will again have an excellent program.  But, as Co-Chair of the...
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Very interesting thoughts on systemd: http://www.landley.net/notes.html#23-04-2014
Rob's Blog rss feed old livejournal twitter · 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002. April 26, 2014. Saturday! The toybox cpio command isn't doing chown(), or setting the time right, or detecting hardlinks. The third one needs a hash table (to store inode, device major, ...
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Interesting. I'm not sure I buy the argument, though - systemd is around now, and you can freely use it or a competing init system. AIUI you don't get to mix-and-match pieces of sysvinit, openrc, and upstart. And the tooling is wacky and unfamiliar with some of those, and downright bizarre with daemontools.

It seems to me that the author is entirely correct, but that the same argument is readily made (to different extents) against the other competitors.

My favourite thing in systemd? Cgroups for each service. No more losing where a process came from, just because it double-forked.
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Looking forward to #LCA2014 - should be awesome as per usual!
 
LCA2014 Linux.conf.au will be announcing registrations soon. stay tuned for more information and check our website http://linux.conf.au #LCA2014
Venue Information. linux.conf.au will be hosted at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Situated on the shore of the Swan River in Perth it is a lush and colourful venue with plenty of open spaces to relax and discuss linux and open source. It's a short 5 minute drive to Perth City, ...
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LCA in Perth is going to be AMAZING! :-)
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I'll see you there ? :D
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This is a great bit of fun, would love to see the original presentation video
 
I don't pretend to be that good at Python. So much of this is over my head, but I'll just throw this out there. There's some interesting stuff around slide 40 onwards.

#python  
In which Richard will tell you about some things you should never (probably ever) do to or in Python. Warranties may be voided.
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linux.conf.au 2014 - CFP Extension - the excitement continues to build!

linux.conf.au showcases the best of open source and open hardware, and it's coming to the University of Western Australia from January 6 to January 10, 2014.

The conference provides a great opportunity for open source developers, users, hackers, and makers to share their ideas and further improve their projects.

The Call for Proposals (CFP) has now been open for four weeks, and the quality of submissions so far has been fantastic. Originally scheduled to be closed this week, the papers committee has agreed to extend the deadline by two weeks to 20 July 2013, as there's been some requests for extension from potential speakers, and we want to make sure that everyone a chance to have their proposal considered!

And now with the offer of a Golden Ticket, there's an extra incentive to put your proposal in to be considered by the papers committee, and let them decide whether your presentation, tutorial or miniconf will be a hit at linux.conf.au.

Michael Davies and Michael Still, papers committee chairs, are excited about the submissions they have seen so far, and they want to ensure that everyone has had a chance to submit a proposal about something they are passionate about. "We've got a great eclectic mix of proposals so far, but since the community has asked for more time to get their proposals in, we're happy to facilitate that!", the Michaels said.

If you have been working on something interesting, now is the time to tell the world! Visit http://linux.conf.au/cfp, and submit your proposal today!
Call for Proposals Extension: The Call for Proposals (CFP) has now been open for four weeks, and the quality of submissions so far has been fantastic. Originally scheduled to be closed this week, the papers committee has agreed to extend the deadline by two weeks, as there's been some requests ...
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OSDC is fantastic, and having it in Aukland doubly so!

If you're doing cool stuff in open-source, get something into OSDC's CFP before Monday!
 
last chance: call-for-papers for OSDC 2013 (Auckland) http://osdc.org.nz/cfp/ - Open Query will be sponsoring some flight costs, so don't see the trip as a hindrance!
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linux.conf.au's Call for Proposals (CFP) closes this week! But there's still time to submit a proposal, see http://linux.conf.au/cfp  So if you're doing cool stuff in the free software/open-source world, why wouldn't you want to come and speak at this conference?  #BestConfEver #lca2014
Submitted on 2013-05-30 18:38. To submit your proposal, create an account, and select Submit a Proposal from the menu on the left hand side. Important Dates. Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2013; Call for proposals closes: 6 July 2013; Email notifications from papers committee: September 2013 ...
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