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The problem with systemd/Red Hat conspiracy theories: Red Hat does not own systemd

Getting really tired of the ‘systemd is Red Hat’s plot to…(anything you like here)’ meme. Look, folks. Here is the canonical location for systemd source, the fount of the project. You will note that it is on freedesktop.org – not a location owned by Red Hat. Let’s look at a core systemd file. What does […]

FreeIPA two factor authentication Test Day right now and tomorrow! (2013-06-06 to 2013-06-07)

Sorry for the late notice, but it seems everyone forgot to send out announcements for this event, so I’m doing it now! EDIT: npmccallum (one of the developers involved in this Test Day) is very keen to get some testing results, so he’s asked if we can extend the Test Day into tomorrow, given the […]

Virtualization Test Days this week

After we signed off on Fedora 19 Beta (coming to a mirror near you tomorrow!) there’s no rest: once again, we have two Test Days coming up this week. They are both virtualization related, too. Tomorrow, 2013-05-28, is the main Virtualization Test Day, while Thursday 2013-05-30 is Spice Test Day. We’ll be testing the ‘official’ […]

The great package format debate: why there’s no need for distributions to use the same package format

As I mentioned, I spent the weekend at LinuxFest Northwest, a great conference I’ve been to three times now. Bryan Lunduke does a recurring talk there which is called “Why Linux Sucks” or something like it. It’s a great talk, where Bryan gives his tongue-in-cheek opinion on what’s holding back desktop (and, more recently, mobile) […]

Quack

And now, for something completely different, may I present you with: Mike Krahulik shouting my name while chasing a duck. Kickstarter: sometimes, it’s money well spent.

Now using proper TLS certificates

Domain spring cleaning continues here at HA Towers – the site is now using a proper TLS (SSL) certificate, from the nice people at StartSSL, who do it a damn sight cheaper than anyone else. I plumped for their level 2 service at $60 (effectively every two years), but they still do basic certificates (one […]

ABRT Test Day today/tomorrow – 2011-09-26!

Yet another late Test Day announcement: today/tomorrow, 2011-09-26, is ABRT Test Day, particularly focusing on ABRT’s new libreport integration. As always, you can join #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC to chat with developers and QA team members to get help with the testing and any issues you encounter, and if you’re not familiar with using IRC, […]

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Logic flaw?

From this story about the police arresting some kids with blacked-out pellet guns: “These toy guns look realistic to us as police officers, especially at night, and especially when the orange muzzles have been blackened out. We can’t tell the difference. And if we come across somebody who’s carrying a firearm like that, they are […]

Hubba hubba – N9 / N950

So, boy, was I right – Nokia just announced the N9 and the N950 (as a developer-only device). Holy crap, at last. I’ll take one of each! The processor isn’t anything special – the current crop of dual-cores from NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Samsung kick it into a cocked hat, really – but the rest of […]