Miniconfs and LCA
A few weeks ago the SysAdmin Minconf got accepted
and we posted the Call for
Presentations . Since then we have got several proposals (with more to come) so I am really hopeful about having a sucessful miniconf in
January. This year the miniconf is only one day long due
to lots of
competition from other miniconfs which will probably mean a
few proposals will have to be rejected but raises the average quality
hopefully. We’ll see how it goes and there is nearly two months before
the close of submissions.
Asus Eee PC
A few weeks ago
href=”http://www.the-monkey.net”>Morgan told me about (and
posted about) the ASUS Eee PC
. Since then I’ve been read about it and keeping an eye on
www.eeeuser.com which is the best
site for news.
The Eee PC is a small notebook, with flash based storage but otherwise
standard (but fairly low speced) components (including USB, VGA out,
Wifi and Ethernet) with what is initually announced as a target price of
$US 199. Recently the price seems to have gone up and the spec of the
bottom end models has gone down ( just 2G of flash and 256MB of RAM) but
nothing has been finalised even though it is supposed to be released in
September or October 2007.
I’m still very hopeful about the Eee PC though. Currently I don’t have a
laptop computer since the weight, lack of power and price combinations
don’t seem to work for me. However if the Eee PC ends up delivering then
I will be able to get something that will:
- be small enough to fit in my existing bag and carry about all the
- be powerful enough to run standard apps linux Firefox, Openoffce and
- be cheap enough ( perhaps $300 – 400 NZ) that I can but it for
myself as a Christmas present without having to worry too much if I
don’t use it.
Daft Punk’s Electroma
While browsing around youtube I came across a few clips from
Daft Punk’s Electroma made the members of the music group
Daft Punk . The movie
itself isn’t very mainstream but interesting enough somebody has posted
a version to youtube that shows “the full movie, but in 170 odd frames
to save you 70 minutes” which works quite well.
A clip I really liked from the very end of the movie and titled “The