Just had my last weekend in NZ before Linux.conf.au 2009 . I’m flying over this coming Saturday and back the Saturday following. So this weekend I’ve cut down a bit on other stuff and been prioritizing LCA.
I sent sent out a call for lightning talks to the LCA attendees list. So far we’ve got 3 confirmed lightning talks for the Sysadmin Miniconf and with a 1 hour slot on each day we have plenty of space for more. I hoping that a few first-time presenters will do quick talks about things like how they deploy apache or which monitoring system they use. Sometimes it’s very hard to get a feel for what other people are doing and a 5 minute talk on a simple tool can really help a lot of people.
Towards that I volunteered to do a 10 minutes (approx) talk on mondorescuse and PXE based on some stuff I’m doing at work and a previous blog post . My main bit last night and today was getting some screenshots of mondorescue and doing a little testing of stuff I didn’t cover at work.
I did my own screenshots since I couldn’t find any under a nice license ( I’ll release mine under Public Domain ) and the ones at work using VMWare client under Windows XP didn’t look right. To get mine I just ended up using KVM on my desktop and the built-in gnome-screenshot program.
A couple of interesting links:
- Edge.org’s “World Question Centre” asks a wide range of destingished people (mainly scientists) : “What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?” .
- Stewart Brand has posted the BBC TV series based his book “How Buildings Learn” to Google Video. This is one of my favorite books and I remember seeing the series at 2am several years ago. I’ve keeping keeping an eye on the p2p networks for a while now looking for it without success.