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Andrew Grimberg
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I'm a systems administrator / engineer who loves pretty much anything technology or food related.
I'm a systems administrator / engineer who loves pretty much anything technology or food related.

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Wanting to get into kernel development? See Greg
I had this same type of conversation with at least 3 different groups of kernel developers in person this week:
"That's something that we should just turn an intern loose on."

Unfortunately, I don't have an intern...

So, let's try an experiment.

Wanted: semi-newbie kernel developer to do basic kernel development tasks.
Requirements: Willing to be given a stackdump and a reproducer or other type of description and can produce a working kernel patch and submit it upstream to the correct maintainers and mailing lists.
Location: Anywhere in the world, you work from home.
Time needed: whatever you can put into it.
Pay: none, but I will buy you all the free drinks of your choice at any conference where we both end up at. Odds are you can get a conference presentation talk and trip out of this as well, but I can't guarantee that.
Duration: How ever long you want, ideally at least a few months to get the hang of things.

Application process: Email me with a short description of your kernel experience, why you would be great at this, and why you want to do it.
Application deadline: May 31, 2018

And yes, this sounds a lot like "Do it for the exposure!" type of plea. You are correct, that is what it really is, but the thing is that these are tasks that wouldn't really get done otherwise as no company is putting people on them. So it's for the betterment of Linux here, which is a shared good. Also, these are not things you can just throw over the wall on a simple "here is a list of tasks to do." They require some basic hand-holding by an experienced developer to review and complete, so work on my side is going to going to be required.

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The tribbles, they are real... just not furry like StarTrek told us!
Tribbles are not as far-fetched as we all thought they were. They're not quite born pregnant, but these crayfish are all female and don't need a male to fertilize its eggs.

Now if only it were as cuddly and soothing as a tribble ...
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I'm not certain if I should laugh or groan actually given what they're promoting but it any case, it's a good UpTown Funk parody ;)

I'm curious what +Greg Kroah-Hartman's take on it is :)
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Pretty cool. Just a wee bit out of the budget though!
Teslasuit, A Full Body Haptic Feedback Suit Designed to Enhance a Virtual Reality Experience
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The force, it is strong with this one.
UK Reporter Cleverly Works in 12 Star Wars Puns During a 40 Second Weather Update
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We're all doomed! This kernel was just released.
Linux kernel v4.1.15 running on the Terminator T-800 model released. John Connor warned and urged to "Red Hat Inc, Canonical LTD, and other distro maintainers to avoid this LTS kernel at all cost. Do not put this kernel in cloud. You have been warned." https://www.kernel.org/ ‪#‎Humour‬ ‪#‎IT‬ ‪#‎Sysadmin‬
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You know, I've had my +Recon Instruments goggles since the year they released them. But I'm honestly rather fed up with the company. Year after year they make updates to the software and year after year they make it impossible for folks that do not run Windows or Mac to download the firmware updates without jumping through hoops to contact support.

I was really hoping that when they got purchased by +Intel that they would fix their ways, especially since Intel is so friendly towards Linux people (in general). Apparently that's not the case. One would think that with the release of the Snow2 two years ago, which has WiFi capabilities, that they would have made it possible to do firmware and software loads over the air. That's still a big nope.

So +Recon Instruments, I'm through with you and I will not be recommending your products to anyone.
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I have to congratulate the team behind this. It's a major step forward for security on the internet!
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I'm thinking I should probably take this. I do a lot of work with OpenStack now days and while I'm pretty comfortable with the CLI tools as a user I'm definitely interested in the other side of it too!
Linux Foundation Now Offers Self-Paced #OpenStack Admin Course With Labs on Demand. Save $200 if by registering in the pre-sale period through Jan 19! https://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2015/12/linux-foundation-announces-first-ever-self-paced-openstack-admin
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