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Flock 2014, and other happenings

I had a really great time at this year’s Flock in Prague. As always it was a packed event with a really positive and productive vibe – clusters of people all over the place hacking on things. I posted a lot about it on YAY Diaspora and BOO Google+, but here’s a long-form post-event wrap-up. […]

Flock 2014

I’m here at Flock 2014 in Prague, currently watching Christian Schaller’s talk on the future of Fedora Workstation. It’s been a fun conference so far, and you can watch livestreams of (I think) all the talks here. I’ve been trying to use Diaspora more lately, and I’m updating as I go on my account. Join […]

OpenWRT on Zyxel NBG6716

I finished up the last bit of my infrastructure revision (for now) today. Switched out the Linksys WRT-310N (router, with dd-wrt) / Netgear WNDR3700v2 (running solely as a wireless AP) combo I’ve been using for a while for a Zyxel NBG6716 running OpenWRT. I’m really impressed with OpenWRT, so far. I’m running a nightly snapshot […]

Overhaulin’

I spent the last week and a half on a bit of tear working on various things, especially OwnCloud, but I imagine my pace appeared to drop over the last couple of days. For me, though, it was as busy or more so, I just re-directed energy temporarily into a different project – overhauling the […]

Downtime: impending

Looks like I’ll be doing the big router / modem move in about five minutes. Be down for a few minutes if all goes well, or for rather longer if it all explodes (as no doubt it will)…

Firewire + MythTV + XBMC PVR test setup

So I got a bit impatient after that last post and threw together a temporary test system to see how well MythTV+firewire input works these days, and how well XBMC works as a front end to it. With cables trailing all over the apartment I temporarily hooked up our ancient DCT-6200 to my desktop, installed […]

USB IR MCE remote wake from suspend with Harmony: the missing piece?

tl;dr: if you’ve read all the references and still can’t get your Harmony or other universal remote to wake up a computer, make sure you use the Media Center Extender or Media Center Keyboard device profile in the Harmony software. One of the feelings that almost makes up for all the hassle that comes with […]

Fedora 21, OwnCloud 7, Fedlet, and Logitech Harmony stuff

Hi there, folks! What’s up in Fedora-land? Well, we’re well into the Fedora 21 cycle, but the Fedora.next efforts are making it more than usually difficult to compose test images. Alpha TC1 is not complete yet, though release engineering are doing yeoman’s work trying to sort out both Fedora.next changes and the usual breakage that […]

LibreOffice bug huntin’, Fedlet status, and Fedora.next work

Ryan Lerch points out that LibreOffice is running a “bug hunt” for its development version, and wants Fedora users to help out! You can get the official packages for the bug hunt here – I don’t know if they’ll accept results from the Rawhide 4.3.0 builds. In other news – I know Fedlet has been […]

LinuxFest NorthWest, Fedlet status, Fedora.next work, and more…

I’ve been a bad boy not blogging again; Google+ is just too easy. But it’s also evil, so I’ve signed up for Diaspora again and am hoping it becomes less of a wasteland at some point. It’s gotten a lot smoother in the last two years everyone forgot about it, so give it a look. […]