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Uptime

OK, so that was two days longer than I was expecting! Sorry for the extended downtime, folks, especially Fedora folks. It was rather beyond my control. But now I’m (just barely) back, through the single working cable outlet in the house and a powerline ethernet connection to the router, at least until the cable co […]

Downtime

happyassassin.net – this blog, all email addresses, and anything else hosted there (which should only matter to me…) – will be down for about the next day and a half or so, just For The Record. I’m moving house again, and am now at the whims of the fickle gods of Shaw Cable. Make all […]

Boycott Youtube

Youtube is both an awful idea and flat out immoral. There is no plausible justification for a system that depends on grossly underpaid contractors to watch five hours a day of grotesque violence. It shouldn’t exist. Don’t use it and don’t contribute to it. That’s all.

Devconf.cz 2019

For anyone who – inexplicably – hasn’t already had it in their social calendar in pink sharpie for months, I will be at Devconf.cz 2019 this weekend, at FIT VUT in Brno. I’ll be doing two talks: Things Fedora QA Robots Do on Friday at 3pm (which is basically a brain dump about the pile […]

QA: the glamorous bit

Of course, we all know that working in QA is more or less a 24×7 whirl of red carpets and high-end cocktail parties…but today is particularly glamorous! Here’s what I’m doing right now: Build an RPM of a git snapshot of Plymouth Put it in a temporary repo Build an installer image containing it Boot […]

Flock 2017: trip report

Better late than never, here’s my report from Flock 2017! Thanks to my excellent foresight in the areas of ‘being white’ and ‘being Canadian’ I had no particular trouble getting through security / immigration, which was nice. The venue was kinda interesting – the whole town had this very specific flavor that seems to be […]

Downtime

Hi folks! Happyassassin Towers is being physically relocated tomorrow, so there’s gonna be some downtime (for this site, for email, and…for me). Hang tight!

LinuxFest Northwest report

EDIT: recording link added! Hi folks! This weekend was LinuxFest Northwest 2017, and as usual I was down in Bellingham to attend it. Had a good time, again as usual. Luckily I got to do my talk first thing and get it out of the way. Here’s a recording, and here’s the slide deck. It […]

XPS 13 Developer Edition Kaby Lake (9360): working great with Fedora 25

So, that post about not liking computers? Here’s a confession: I partly wrote it as some sort of weird preparation for buying myself another one. That is, the new Kaby Lake XPS 13 developer edition. I’ve been using a second-gen (L322X) XPS 13 developer edition for a few years now, and been generally happy with […]

I don’t like computers

Welp, I kinda gave up waxing personal on this blog a while ago, but what the hell, why not make an exception once in a while. So in the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about work and stuff a lot. For a while there I wondered if I was getting burned out; after […]