Profile

Cover photo
Tom Callaway
Works at Red Hat
Attended North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
963 followers|10,254 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Tom Callaway

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hello. This is a placeholder post. I don't really use Google+. The lack of a posting API annoys me and the web interface is painful for me. I rarely read what others post here, so please do not get offended when you do not get a useful response (or any response at all) from me in this forum. Feel free to "Add" or "Circle" me, not that I could stop you. For the best chance of a response, try email, twitter, or IRC (in that order).
4
Monica Jain's profile photoSteve Milner's profile photoTodd Warner's profile photoKevin Otte's profile photo
4 comments
 
Hey, my cousin helped develop the interface for Google+!
Add a comment...

Tom Callaway

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Fedora Engineering team at Red Hat has an immediate opening for a full-time Kernel Developer. It isn't on the redhat.com website yet (though it will be next week). If you're interested, please contact me with a resume/CV. Linux kernel experience is a must, this position is a mix of maintenance and kernel hacking (improving drivers in staging, fixing bugs, writing new code). Relocation to Boston, MA possible but not mandatory.
2
11
Jonathan Burgess's profile photochris b's profile photoTom Callaway's profile photoTomeu Vizoso's profile photo
4 comments
 
+Jonathan Burgess May be a good time to start!
Add a comment...

Tom Callaway

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Boston SciFi/Fantasy Meetup and the Nerd Fun Boston Meetup are throwing a Halloween Party in Davis Square (Dilboy VFW Hall) on October 14! We want you to be there! $25 per person, includes appetizers, dinner (catered Italian from Dom's, with Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options), dessert and Halloween Candy. Costume Contest with cash prizes (1st place is $100), Music, Dancing, Games, and FUN!

For more details or to RSVP:
http://www.meetup.com/boston-scifi/events/32016682/
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/events/32024842/
1
2
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
963 people
Crutcher Dunnavant's profile photo
Andy Grover's profile photo
Keiran Smith's profile photo

Tom Callaway

Shared publicly  - 
 
As I drove home from the Red Hat Summit yesterday, my 13 year old Ford Taurus stalled out and died. It did this as I was on the exit ramp from I90 to 128N, where the ramp curves around and under I90. Exactly under I90, but far enough around the turn where no one could see me until they were right on top of me, and cars came flying around the corner at 50+ MPH. Thankfully, I was only there about 10 minutes before a State Trooper responded to my call and pushed my car (with his car) up onto 128N, where I was actually on the side of the road. About 70 minutes later, the AAA tow truck arrived and towed me to a (closed) service station. On the hunch that the heat had played a factor in the car stalling out, I tried to start the car again and this time it started (I had tried repeatedly while waiting for the tow truck, without luck). I limped home, along the back roads (not trusting the car on the highways), and parked it in front of the house.

I had held on to this car for a long time, mostly for silly sentimental reasons. It was my first car. It has less than 100,000 miles on it. But it has always had issues, like the persistent electrical shorts that caused the windshield wipers to come on at random, something that sounds like "squirrels having sex" in the AC system, the radio randomly (and stubbornly) insisting that the bass level needed to be 0, and not being able to tune in to some FM radio stations. The brakes have been changed out at least three times, one of the back windows refuses to work, and when it went for inspection this year, it failed twice, resulting in $2000 worth of repairs to get it up to code. Oh, and the mechanic told me that the muffler was starting to fail, but that it wasn't bad enough now to fail inspection (but that he thought it would be by next year).

So, I'm done with this car. Even though I can't really afford one right now, I need a new one. Here's where you come in, friends/coworkers/strangers on the internets. I know just enough about cars to have a license. What should I buy? Here are my basic requirements:

1) Good gas mileage (gas in my part of MA is $3.50/gallon)
2) Nice sized driver seating (I'm 6'4", 250lbs)
3) Needs to have a back seat that can easily contain two full-sized car seats (we only have one child at the moment, but I'd like to future proof a bit)
4) As cheap as possible. I think the most I could do per-month would be around $200 (and I'd have to sell a lot/most of my Bruins season tickets to afford it)
5) I did like how my old Ford Taurus had a strong V6 in it, I may like to drive a bit faster than I should, so I don't want a rubber-band engine if I can help it.
6) I can't drive a manual (ask Peter Jones, he can vouch for that).
7) Any geek cred is a nice bonus.

Can you help me out? Any and all help is appreciated.
1
Sean Dilda's profile photoJonathan Blandford's profile photoMartin Langhoff's profile photoRichard Shaw's profile photo
13 comments
 
To join +Paul Frields in randomly plugging my car, I am totally in love with my Chevy Volt.  It totally fails on points(2) and (4) sadly, but the Volt totally kicks ass on point (1) and (7).  I currently have an average range of ~180 MPG, and have gotten gas only twice this calendar year.  It's super quick out of the gate, and is overly-megapixel.  It's actually pretty compelling to Lease; less so to buy.
Add a comment...

Tom Callaway

Shared publicly  - 
 
I need to replace my laptop (Thinkpad T500, video card died and it is out of warranty). What should I buy? Please note: It will run Fedora (Linux), and nothing else. I also prefer a very big screen. I asked on Twitter this morning, but the only recommendations I got were Thinkpads... any other laptops worth considering?
Ayer, Massachusetts
1
Arnd Bergmann's profile photoPatrick C. F. Ernzer's profile photoThorsten Leemhuis's profile photoJared Smith's profile photo
17 comments
 
Dell Latitude E series can have problems though. My 5420 only recently got proper touchpad support following a recent update and up to then the touchpad was masquerading as a PS2 mouse. Also, there are issues with the battery being plugged in with Fedora 16. If you have the battery and power connected at the same time things slow to a crawl, although one or the other works fine, just not both together (I think this is related to the upowerd bug on the Redhat Bugzilla potentially).
Add a comment...

Tom Callaway

Shared publicly  - 
 
I think I have reached the point where the overwhelming majority of people adding me to their circles are people I have never heard of. And I'm not famous.
3
John Dulaney's profile photoKonstantin Zemlyak's profile photomark mcintyre's profile photoJeff Champagne's profile photo
15 comments
 
Just for that, I'm adding you to my circle.
Add a comment...

Tom Callaway

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sadly, I think the phone I want does not exist. I really like my Nexus One, especially its trackball and legal unlocking. It just needs more memory, a slightly faster CPU, and a bigger screen.
1
Peter Robinson's profile photoStephen Shankland's profile photomark mcintyre's profile photoNitin Dahyabhai's profile photo
15 comments
 
My SGS1 has held up well, so holding on to it for another year. Will probably upgrade to the SGS3 or Nexus3 next spring/summer when IceCream(!)Sandwhich has been released.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
963 people
Crutcher Dunnavant's profile photo
Andy Grover's profile photo
Keiran Smith's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Fedora Engineering Manager
Employment
  • Red Hat
    Fedora Engineering Manager, present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
spot
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
Story
Tagline
RUN AWAY!
Introduction
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die"

Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not Cee Lo Green. I am however, active in Fedora and Free Software, Science Fiction Fandom, and all sorts of geeky things.
Bragging rights
Own a pinball machine (Simpsons Pinball Party)
Education
  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
    1996 - 1998
  • North Carolina State University
    1998 - 2000
Links
Contributor to