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Find Waldo at FUDCon Blacksburg 2012

FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 Group Photo

If you were at FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 can you find yourself in this picture?

These are the group shots I took of everyone at FUDCon in January.  I posted these to my Fedora People space a while back but recently Ben Williams asked me to make a blog post so folks on Planet Fedora would get to see them as well. I’m happy to oblige.

FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 Group Photo

We took a well-behaved version as well but it's just not as cool as the other one.

Just one last question…:

Who's this guy?

Who's this guy?
He's cracking me up.


FUDCon flickr group

2008-06-24 Comments off

I just wanted to remind all the flickr users that took pictures at FUDCon last week that we started a flickr group durring FUDCon 9.  It would be nice to keep that pool going so if you have some pictures you can add to the pool from any FUDCon past or pressent please do.  Those of us that couldn’t make it this time 😦 would love to see what everyone was up to.

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History bandwagon

OK fine I’ll jump on…
[rusharri@rusharri-lnx-t61p ~]$ history|awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
207 ls
168 cd
66 more
63 sudo
36 ssh
29 evolution
29 emacs
28 for
24 rpm
23 rm

Yes that evolution in there is from having to do a evolution --force-shutdown all the time because the exchange connector feels much hatred.
[rusharri@rusharri-lnx ~]$ history|awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
216 ls
164 cd
120 ssh
66 sudo
49 more
40 man
30 ll
29 rm
23 df
18 ps

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Linux Foundation 2007 Desktop Survey Responses Mapped

Late last year the Linux Foundation‘s Desktop Working Group posted the results of their 2007 Linux Desktop/Client Survey. I finally got around to trying to take a little bit closer look at the data. I was pretty taken with the work Jef Spaleta has been doing producing maps for various Fedora Project statistics. I wanted to see if I could apply the same tools to the IPs from the responses to the desktop Linux survey. It was surprisingly easy given that Jef had already done all the heavy lifting.

Here they are broken down by survey language and finally all of the responses together.

Posters Matching the Fedora Logo Colors

Máirín did a great job with some generic posters for the Fedora project. After some discussion on the fedora-marketing list she made a second set with more subdued colors. Some people really missed the more vibrant colors, and I sort of fall in between the two camps. Mainly I feel they should adhere to the Fedora brand a bit closer. You should be able to look at any marketing materials from a distance and know without reading them it pertains to the Fedora Project. So I grabbed her original svg and made a version based on the Fedora logo colors. Considering I’m a total beginner at inkscape I’m kind of proud of how they turned out.

Fedora Infinity PosterFedora Fredom PosterFedora Voice Poster

I mean all I did was change a few color values but I can still say “I made this.” Thanks Rahul for pointing me to the font packages I needed so the text would render properly. Here’s my svg for anyone who wants to try some other colors.

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Linux Quotes

2008-01-28 Comments off

10. “What happens when you read some doc and either it doesn’t answer your question or is demonstrably wrong? In Linux, you say “Linux sucks” and go read the code. In Windows/Oracle/etc you say “Windows sucks” and start banging your head against the wall.”— Denis Vlasenko on lkml

That pretty much sums up how I feel about things as well. The quotes in the comments are pretty good as well.

TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL: Top 50 Linux Quotes of All Time <: via Free Software News

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Firefox extension for taking screen shots

Screengrab!People keep sending me “screen shots” that turn out to be Microsoft Word documents with web pages pasted in them. Last time I checked screen shots were images not text documents. When I asked them why they didn’t send me an image instead they said $40 was to much to spend on an application just to take pictures once a month with it. Thankfully, there’s a Firefox extension that does this job quite well, works on all platforms, and its free!

Screengrab! is an extension for Firefox that makes it easy to save a web-page as an image. With it, you can save anything that you can see in a browser window – from a small selection, to a complete page.
Basically Screengrab! let’s you take what you want from a web-page: the entire scrollable document, just the visible bit, or a draggable selection. Screengrab will even save just the contents of an individual frame. — Screengrab! website

I use it to grab all my web page screen shots these days. It couldn’t be easier to use. Just click on the Screengrab icon in the bar at the bottom of Firefox, select save and you’re done. Go get it from the Firefox Add-ons site right now! You won’t regret it.

Screengrab! :: Firefox Add-ons

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FUDCon flickr group

2008-01-13 Comments off

FUDCon Raleigh 2008I went ahead and made a public flickr group for the Fedora User and Developer Conference (FUDCon). I took a few pictures at FUDCon Raleigh 2008 (still going on now) and I’m uploading them now. Anyone who has pictures related to any of the FUDCons (past and present) feel free to post your pictures there.

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Thanks Max


As a long time Fedora user (back when it was called Red Hat) I have been truly been thrilled by the progress on your watch. The most important being overseeing the merger of extras and core. An event that marks the final return of the community to the Fedora project. Something that has been long over due. I credit it in no small way as being pivotal in making Fedora 8 the best release yet. The quality is much higher while the innovation has gotten even faster.

An awful lot of brilliant people worked really hard to make this happen. That is the hardest part of your job. Having to diplomacy to find the common ground when truly intelligent people disagree (they are probably both right in a way) Helping convince the business types at Red Hat to return the philosophies that made the company great to start with. Bringing people together is no small skill.

Even way you’re handling this next step shows your class and consideration for all involved. I’m sorry to see you stepping down, but I understand needing a break from such a demanding job. By building on the efforts of your predecessors and welcoming the efforts of new users you’re leaving some very big shoes to fill.

Thank You,


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Linux for a Greener World

2007-12-10 Comments off

Would you believe that everyone switching away from Windows could have a profound effect on the environment? According to the California Environmental Protection Agency there could be several beneficial side effects of switching. Not the least of which is potentially 50% less e-waste generated from all those users upgrading their computers just so they can run Vista.

Source: CNN Eco Solutions < via: David Nielsen

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