Linux Fest NW Approacheth!

totemLinuxFest Northwest kicks off in less than 2 weeks (April 26th).  And I am uber stoked.

I’ll be presenting two sessions this year:

Linux Sucks vs Linux Does Not Suck

A one-hour, no-hold-barred battle.  In the first half I will prove to you, without a doubt, that Linux sucks more than anything has ever sucked before.  In the second half I will make your heads explode by showing you why that is utter nonsense — and that Linux is, in fact, the most amazing thing to happen to mankind since the invention of the Pop Tart.

[This years "Linux Sucks" presentation is going to be insane.  Absolutely insane.]

10 things you would love about SUSE if you only knew…

Join SUSE Studio Engineer James Mason and SUSE Marketing Dude Bryan Lunduke on a magical journey through some of the coolest things about SUSE.  Guaranteed to turn anyone into a green chameleon loving fanboy.

When I’m not standing in front of the room, blathering endlessly, I’ll be hanging out in the SUSE booth.

Or trying to monkey around with the Tesla Coil at the Saturday night after party.  Which is going to be epic.  Anyone who attends the fest but misses the Saturday night party is a crazy person.

And, yes.  This years sessions will be recorded.  Properly.  :)

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Stupid commenting system

Comments keep getting disabled by my stupid blog.  They’ll work for like a day on any given post… then automatically disable.  And refuse to be re-enabled.  Freaking weird.

Let’s see how long it takes for this post to get comments auto-magically disabled.

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Just a bunch of articles by me.

In case you aren’t following me anywhere else, here are some of the articles I’ve had published over the last few weeks.

If you follow me on any of the social networks (links up top) then you probably have seen at least some of these.

Q&A for Ubuntu User magazine

I did this with my Bad Voltage co-host, Stuart Langridge.  (Just don’t tell anyone at Ubuntu User that I’m a SUSE guy… that’ll be our little secret.)

Why Arguing That Windows is Better Than Linux Makes You Look Silly

An article I wrote for Linux.com.  Best described by one of the comments: “This is the best Linux-Is-Better-Than-Windows-Argument-Disguised-As-A-Windows-Is-Better-Than-Linux-Arguments-Make-You-Look-Silly-Article article ever.”

The rest of these articles are all for the Open Source section of NetworkWorld:

Linux is like a cheese quesadilla

This article is about Linux.  Also cheese quesadillas.  I think.

Examining the ridiculous names of open source projects

Some Open Source projects have some awesomely ridiculous names.  These are my current favorites.

Is Microsoft becoming an open source advocate?

WHATWHAT

Calligra 2.8: The Office Suite I am stupid for not using

Seriously.  Calligra 2.8 is amazing.  This deserves a follow-up article.  I love this suite.

GoG is bringing 100 games to Linux

This makes me smile.  So much.  I love GoG.  And I love Linux.  Almost as much as I love cheese quesadillas.

Ubuntu phone isn’t important enough to demand an open source baseband

My response to the hubbub about Ubuntu Phones not being completely Open Source.

Canonical flip-flops on Ubuntu’s controversial Amazon feature

This article is best summed up with one word: *facepalm*

Boycotting Mozilla isn’t the best approach

This last week was a little rough for Mozilla.  Here’s my first article on all of it.

Mozilla’s Eich steps down as CEO: A sad but necessary move

And then the second article… after Eich officially resigned.

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Trade Wars 2002 tournament?

TW 2002Anyone interested in a Trade Wars 2002 tournament?

I haven’t done one of those in a long time and it sounds like a blast.

If you’re interested, leave a comment on this post (or drop me a line on the BBS or one of the social networks).  If enough people are up for it, I’ll set it up.

I was thinking of keeping it pretty low-key (some tournaments can get rather intense):

- Daily turn limit (to keep the time requirement low).

- Tournament lasts for 1 calendar month.

- Winner gets bragging rights.  Maybe called out on the login page of the BBS or something.

What say ye?

I’m typing this while laying in bed, sick with the flu.  So the idea could be truly terrible.  Might be the delirium talking.

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New Old Theme

Well, that was pretty much universal.  Just about every single soul, on all of the social networks, agrees:

This blue, pixel-art inspired old theme (that is now slightly updated and is now the new theme) is/was better than the new theme that is now the old theme.

So that’s the theme I’ll be using.  Which I like.  I missed this blue, pixely website.

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