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Colin King
Works at Canonical Ltd.
Attended University of Kent
Lived in United Kingdom, West Sussex
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A really handy project by Intel
The Intel SuspendResume project aims to help identify delays in suspend and resume. After seeing it demonstrated by Len Brown (Intel) at this years Linux Plumbers conference I gave it a quick spin and was delighted to see how easy it is to use. The project has some excellent "getting started" ...
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Something to try out for the weekend to amaze the kids..
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My 12 year old son David got one of his photos into the newspaper last week!
On Saturday the 15th of August I went to Buchan to collect the trail cams (see here). After collecting the first trail camera I spotted a very small common lizard on a big pile of sticks and twigs. I had taken my camera for m...
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Correcting the notes my daughter was given by her school to teach her Python.  Doesn't anyone check their code nowadays? ;-)
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Someone must have done a PyLint somewhere at least
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https://github.com/philipl/pifs  πfs: Never worry about data again!
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Read-Only filesystems for the win!
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A useful presentation about using seccomp.
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What still confuses me is the ability to create a seccomp filter that returns with an errno value of zero -- i.e. one that signals "success". That may tamper with code in rather strange ways. However, it should be safe as it requires no_new_privs to install a filter in the first place. So confusing privilege dropping code by making getuid() / setuid() / etc. return 0 should be no issue. ...until proven otherwise ;)
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Sussex Downs - flying a Peter Powell stunt kite - the original stunt kite design of the 1970's.   (see http://www.peterpowellstunterkites.com/)
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Big fan of kites, and was looking at getting a modern Peter Powell as I never had one as a kid... I had a Wembley Barnstormer... I recently restored one of these and it flies brilliantly. Where are the Sussex Downs?
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cpupower - just re-discovered this little gem of a tool.
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before one names a project, check the name out on http://wordsafety.com/
Trying to decide a name for a website, app or other project? Good names are difficult to come up with. And if you've found one: have you considered what your potential name might mean in another language? What if it's something obscene? WordSafety.com checks your word against swear words and ...
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charming
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how come it has take me this long to discover archivemount?
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Mind. Blown.

 [Of course, since it's FUSE based, it likely works great 9 times out of 10, but occasionally bursts into flames.]
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In queue for breakfast. Told I need to wait 20 to 30 mins to get a table. Giving me a five mins breakfast time before I have to check out. Fail.
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Needing to queue up for 20m for breakfast is an acceptable reason for grumpyness. And I did not really care about food at my starting hour. :)
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Education
  • University of Kent
    BSc. Computing, 1988 - 1991
    1st Class Honours. Operating Systems, Compiling Techniques, Theory of Programming, Network Systems, Digital Electronics.
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Using know-how as a tool to get interesting problems solved
Introduction
Born at the the tender age of zero, I then grew up to be an adult, which is the normal natural progression. I see the world as a curious place of profound and awesome mental stimulations that need to be understood. Learning is paramount, without knowledge and wisdom we are doomed to re-live the fundamental mistakes of our forefathers. On a less profound note, I like to eat chocolate.
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Kernel Hardware Enablement Engineer
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C, Linux Kernel, ACPI, UEFI/BIOS, Debugging, Assembler.
Employment
  • Canonical Ltd.
    Kernel Engineer, 2008 - present
  • Philips
    2000 - 2008
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United Kingdom, West Sussex
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Cleaning the Local Nature Reserve
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

As I have said before (see here), litter is a problem. Litter is a problem to our wildlife and their habitats. So that is why I did a river

Trail cam footage: 12/7/15
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

Last week I put my trail cam in a opening between the heathland and a forest area. After the week wait I collected it today! Here are the be

Trail cam footage: 5/6/15
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

After a tense week of waiting to collect the trail cam back from the wilderness of Buchan Country Park, I had a lot of good footage to look

My garden patch
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

In the back garden, there is a small corner full of wildlife. It is made just for wildlife and already has a few mini beasts inside. I would

Wildlife curriculum
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

I find that wildlife has been drained out of our school curriculum. At secondary, I am shocked by how pupils don't notice wildlife. I have f

Uitlity: Reading and Writing PCI, IO and memory with Linux Firmware Debu...
alexhungdmz.blogspot.com

Many BIOS engineers are familiar with ru.exe in DOS and R/W everything in Windows. One frequently asked question is whether there is an equi

#ifdef linux: procenv update
ifdeflinux.blogspot.com

Earlier today I released procenv 0.34. Quite a bit has changed since version 0.27 including: Recognises AARCH64, SuperH (fix), PPC64, PPCspe

Ubuntu One Files
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Your Personal Cloud Ubuntu One gives you 5GB of free storage for all your files, photos and music, watch as they magically appear on all you

address-sanitizer
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AddressSanitizer: a fast memory error detector

Ubuntu Quality – Key Performance Indicators
www.chrisjohnston.org

Recently there has been a huge push for quality in Ubuntu. The goal is to have a stable and usable daily image of the development version of

LinkedIn - Apps on Android Market
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For Professionals Going Places Get on-the-go access to your professional network with LinkedIn for Android. Find and connect with more than

#ifdef linux: Coverity static analysis for C, C++ and Java code
ifdeflinux.blogspot.com

It's a well known principle of software engineering that the earlier bugs can be caught, the lower the overall cost. As such, testing needs

"Quiet"
calmlycreative.blogspot.com

I am an avid reader. I would like to say that I read a wide variety of books, but that wouldn't be strictly truthful. I love a good who-dunn

Free Online Graph Paper / Square Graph Paper PDFs
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Graph Paper. Plain Graph Paper PDF Generator - Set your border and grid spacing (ie 4 lines per centimemter) to get as much graph as possibl

#ifdef linux: A basic Upstart Events GUI (and cli!:-) tool
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It didn't quite make it into the release, but we now have a very basic Upstart GUI that should appear in Ubuntu along with the Upstart 1.7 r

Ubuntu One Music
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Ubuntu One Music Streaming for Android makes the most of your music. You can wirelessly stream your entire music collection from your Ubuntu

Home | Ubuntu
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Overview · Web browsing · Office applications · Social and email · Music and mobile · Photos and videos · Ubuntu Software Centre · Ubuntu On

LessWatts.org - Saving Power on Intel systems with Linux
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Ethernet. The ethernet network controller is one of the pieces in a computer that has to transport signals of a long piece of cable, at a hi

ICO, sue us
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We're sick of the ICO and this ridiculous cookie law. So here's an ultimatum.

Operation Mobilisation
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The OM App places the world of mission at your fingertips – pray through daily updates, follow breaking news from ministry teams across the

Food was served promptly but overall the quality of the food was average and I wasn't impressed with the service.
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reviewed 3 years ago
Utterly pathetic service. I keep on re-booking a delivery and they just don't turn up. Wasted a whole week. Avoid them at all costs. A have wasted a lot of money calling them up (no use whatsoever) and they just don't seem to care about service quality at all.
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