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+OggCamp 2015
John Moores University
31st Oct - 1st Sept
Liverpool, UK
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It's Bank Holiday in the UK, this explains why it's pissing down with rain.
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The next bank holiday is Christmas. :/
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Best of luck to two people I hope I can call "Friend" +Jon Archer & +Oliver Clark with their new podcast The Tech Shed if only it was actually recorded in a shed. Thanks for the reference to +The Dick Turpin Road Show guys although I'm not so sure we're that great. :-D
Podcast · The Tech Shed Podcast Episode 01, Up The Garden Path · 29th August 2015; Tagged as: Andriod, Avago Agrees, Barcamp Blackpool, Barcamp Manchester 6, Broadcom, Cisco, Electronics, Freaking, Hacking, Meizu, Microsoft, Preston Hackspace, RHEL 6.7, Samsung, Skills Gap, Stagefright, ...
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Haha ;-) Shame about Matt not going though :-(
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+OggCamp 2015 It's not just about bearded blokes looking at code!
OCT 31st - 1st Sept John Moores University. Liverpool UK #oggcamp15  
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Some of the previous ones have been. :-(
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Parenting skills No. 316

This will come as a shock to some of you but sadly your children will tell you porkie pies. The most frequent one will be. "I want to decorate my bedroom, don't worry I'll do everything." the following day when you're stood there, steamer in one hand and scraper in the other, tell yourself #schmuk  
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That's "Who ate all the pies?" :-D
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The Continental Breakfast Club

Todays "Race Your Mouse Day" Continental Breakfast were slice of Pumpernickel with raw ham and a Wiener.

We have started a G+ page (work in progress) for the club so do not forget to add it to your circles and be part of the community. For your contributions simply add the below to your photo.

#TCBC by +The Continental Breakfast Club curated by the slaves +Gregory Wellington and +Thomas Heine and the incredible +The Dick Turpin Road Show, hosted by +Peter Cannon and +Matthew Copperwaite.

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Me and the girls nearly wet ourselves reading this (old) Walmart banning letter.

Dear Mrs. Samples: 

Over the past six months, your husband, Royse Samples has been causing quite a commotion in our Lawton store. We cannot tolerate this type of behavior and, as a result, will ban your entire family from shopping in any of our stores if even one more incident occurs. We have documented all incidents on our video surveillance equipment. 

Three of our clerks are currently attending counseling from the trouble your husband has caused. All complaints against Mr. Samples have been compiled and are listed below. 

Mr. Wally Brown
President and CEO
WalMart Complaint Department 

MEMO Re: Mr. Bill Fenton — Complaints — Things Mr. Royse Samples has done while his wife was shopping: 

1. November 15, 2005: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking. 

2. November 23, 2005: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 

3. December 10, 2005: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the rest rooms. 

4. December 23, 2005: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, "Code 3 in housewares!" ..... and watched what happened. 

5. January 10, 2006: Went to the Service Desk and asked to put a bag of M&Ms on lay-away. 

6. January 23, 2006: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area. 

7. Feburary 15, 2006: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they'd bring pillows from the bedding department. 

8. March 5, 2006: When a clerk asked if she could help him, he threw himself down on the floor, began to cry and wailed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?' 

9. March 26, 2006: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, and picked his nose. 

10. April 2, 2006: While handling guns in the hunting department, asked the clerk if he knows where the antidepressants are. 

11. April 15, 2006: Darted around the store, looking around suspiciously while loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme. 

12. April 26, 2006: In the auto department, practiced his "Madonna look" using different size funnels. 

13. May 1, 2006: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled, "PICK ME! — PICK ME!" 

14. May 12, 2006: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed the fetal position and screamed, "NO! NO! Sheila! It's those voices again!!!!" 

And last, but not least, just today.... 

15. May 16, 2006: Went into a fitting room, shut the door and waited a while; then yelled very loudly, "Hey, Somebody! I need some toilet paper in here!"
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I would love to meet this man - He should win an award
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The twins have naffed off to Star City. The misses is in bed along with Archie and I'm all alone entertaining myself. #BankHoliday
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Five Card Shuffle it is then ;-)
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Well that's Archie bedded down for the evening.
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Looked at this 2.87k run then decided to eat eggs benedict instead. :-)
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Much safer than running around near Walsall :-) 
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I just like the picture. :-)

I add this disclaimer to “warn” that’s highly contradictory, possibly inaccurate & self opinionated post. And to add that I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what someone will understand :p


If we could estimate the value of open source market today, it will give us a worth 10s of times over the proprietary one. Proprietary code simply cannot stand alone, and it is a small set with a big intersection to open software set.  

Open software market growth is quite fast because contains all the elements of the most extreme form of capitalism, together with a paradox: The only valuable asset of software organizations is the people. Till AI replaces us at least :/ 

Apart competition, anarchy (no rules, no agreements), collaboration, sharing and equal chances that open source is build on, the fundamental principle remains, as in every capitalist model; the personal initiative, the personal benefit, the fame & the money, or with a slight modification “the human motivational cause and effect”. And there are always exceptions.

No matter if you are Microsoft, or Google, or Apple, you ~never initiate new products; it isn’t feasible. What those corporations do, is to buy other companies (people actually) or sponsor organizations and invest on those and their ideas. And this is how they expand. Never internally. 

Having money and a large marketing pool is crucial to be micro-sustainable, but it is not a guarantee for macro-sustainability. The key factor is to have insight, to know something that others don’t, use this information, and evolve constantly. How you can do that on open, when everything is open?  

The answer is obvious. Timing. Do it first. Delay is Denial, and denial always leads straight forward to failure. And delays and lack of determination is the main characteristic of what we call “community open source”.

I want to open a parenthesis here and explain what I mean by community. By community of a project I only mean the people that are directly involved on development and maintainership. Not the users or the rest ecosystem. A real community project involves no ownership. 

Perhaps GNOME (& similar products) is a very good example of a community project to investigate, because it describes the primitive form of how Linux open source started, and it runs for quite long time now (18 years). But is it successful? 

According to GNOME founder (de Icaza) and Linux founder (Torvalds) GNOME (and Linux desktop in general) has failed. So far at least. The word failure reflects not what GNOME is now (GNOME/Linux is a great OS), but what GNOME should have been by now, and it isn’t.

GNOME simply failed to fulfill the expectations. My personal opinion is that GNOME missed a huge chance back in early 2000 to establish a major operating system in a market. Anyway, that’s all behind us now. 

The defeat of “community open source” in every level from “commercial open source” was inevitable by the definition of what open source requires. The personal motivation and determination. Besides our personal good, most of the times comes along with the common good. 

It is perfectly justified too. They are not skeletons in the closet, everything is transparent and in the end of the day anything gets what it deserves. 

We cannot blame anyone but ourselves, or more correctly we should accept that others do better. Perhaps GNOME did everything right in first, but then failed to readjust in the times. 

Here I want to clarify that GNOME is an indirectly commercial software since it is been “sold” by Red Hat and Canonical (& others), but not directly commercial. GNOME doesn’t provide any commercial services, or even contracts and commercial terms of use.   

GNOME started as an open source desktop, on the top of Linux and being community based. From community to community, without leaders (de Icaza claimed no ownership). Funny fact,  people don’t like leaders, but can’t do without them. Like babies that cry on mom commands, but they still need her.  

My point is that GNOME should change Foundation’s operation model, but since that’s not going to happen soon (and if ever), GNOME at least should take advantage of its biggest asset; GNOME’s universe, release an actual operating system, strengthen its brand name and restore/increase users trust. 

Because that's already large, and I don't want you getting tired (and most importantly I don’t want to get myself tired!), I stop here, and I will continue on another post. 

Next I want to talk about why I believe the change will only come from personal initiatives, why I don’t believe Ubuntu relative success is due to Canonical’s money, investigate why Ubuntu has such large user base, even if they have a low maintained desktop for 2 years now, and of course why I'm convinced that GNOME should release GNOME OS ASAP! 

Also I want to talk about a theoretical model, how GNOME can get funding from community by issuing virtual shares of immutable value, and turns into to a community profitable no-profit organization. Legitable 501c. 

And of course keep in mind that Linux desktops like GNOME are a special kind of software. They are not like libraries, for other to “include” and use. 

#GNOME   #OpenSource   #Linux  
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Happy birthday to +Caroline Lee who is 22 today. :-)
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Sadly for me no hot looking girl is going to offer me a flier outside a nightclub anymore.
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Just received my order of shaving soaps, nice touch adding the various samples in the box with my items. Will definitely order from them again now.
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Really nice and clean as you would expect from a new hotel. Very friendly staff. Lifts can take a bit to arrive sometimes as the hotel does get busy. It was a bit far from the events I attended but I would stay there again.
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