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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 […]

What just happened?

4pm: “Well, guess it’s time to write the F25 Final blocker status mail.” 4:10pm: “Yeesh, I guess I’d better figure out which of the three iSCSI blocker bugs is actually still valid, and maybe take a quick look at what the problem is.” 1:06am: “Well, I think I’m done fixing iSCSI now. But I seem […]

wikitcms, relval, fedfind and testdays moved to Pagure

Today I moved several of my pet projects from the cgit instance on this server to Pagure. You can now find them here: (python-)wikitcms relval fedfind testdays The home page URLs for each project on this server – e.g. https://www.happyassassin.net/fedfind – also now redirect to the Pagure project pages. I also deleted some other repos […]

LinuxFest NorthWest 2016

Time for another of my increasingly irregular blog posts 🙂 I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its […]