Big announcements today! Bigger than anything I’ve ever announced. Bar none.
To start with…
“Linux Sucks” is coming to the Southern California Linux Expo!
Photo credit: Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jamie Pham
For the last 6 years, the “Linux Sucks” presentations and videos have rocked Linux Fest NorthWest — with the most recent video in the series having been viewed nearly 1 million times by Linux and tech enthusiasts across the globe.
And, while Linux Fest NorthWest has been an absolutely spectacular venue… it’s time to take this show on the road!
This coming January (Jan 21 – 24, 2016 to be precise), “Linux Sucks” will hit Pasadena, California and the Southern California Linux Expo (aka “SCALE”)!
Not only can this new venue accommodate a much larger audience (we, literally, had people hanging outside the windows during the last one) but, for the first time…
“Linux Sucks” is going to be professionally filmed and released on major streaming services!
That’s right. No more shaky cam. No more poor audio quality. I’m pulling out all the stops. We’re talking multiple cameras. All HD. And high-quality, professional grade audio. And filmed entirely by a, professional, local film crew. This is going to be a Linux event and comedy show (let’s be honest, that’s kinda what it is) like nobody has ever seen before.
To go along with that, “Linux Sucks 2016” will, for the first time, not be available on YouTube.
You read that right. The next Linux Sucks is going to be something special. And, as such, will be made available first to my Patreon patrons — in all its DRM-free, HD, multiple-format glory. After those subscribing to my Patreon get to fully enjoy it — and gloat about the fact that the rest of the world has to wait for it — “Linux Sucks 2016” will then be released onto multiple, major video streaming services.
You read that right. A comedy show about Linux. On the major video streaming services. Right on your TV. How crazy is that?
If you aren’t already planning to attend the Southern California Linux Expo — and you can find some way to make it there — I highly recommend it. Not only is it an amazing conference, but this is going to be your chance to show your friends and family a comedy show about Linux — on one of the multiple streaming services they already use every day — where you are right there in the audience. Words cannot express how cool this is.
“Linux Sucks: The Book”
As amazing as this is, it does mean that we all have to wait another 4 months for a live version of “Linux Sucks”. What to do in the meantime?
Well, as luck would have it, I’ve been working on something… a little bit different.
Linux Sucks: The Book.
This is exactly what it sounds like. A full book — chock full of diagrams, info-graphics and essays — on why Linux Sucks so very badly (spoiler: it doesn’t actually suck).
And it will be released via my Patreon page on Thursday, October
8th 15th. (Moved out 1 week to give me time to get the ePub formatting right.)
Because this is me, the book will be available in the following formats:
- Open Document Format (so you can convert it to whatever other format you wish)
- And a complete audio book version in both MP3 and Ogg formats
All, of course, DRM free. But, and I can’t stress this enough, it will only be made available to my Patreon subscribers. Even the lowest level pledges get full access to everything. And the funds that are raised through my Patreon page go into making Linux Sucks 2016 even bigger and better.
See you all in Pasadena in January!