Category Archives: lca2007

National icons as consumables

Today was apparently the hottest day Sydney has seen so far this summer. As someone who finds 25 degrees uncomfortably warm, the 35-40 degrees we had today was a bit much. It didn’t help that most of what I was doing involved walking from Pyrmont (where I am right now) to The Rocks, and back… Read More »

Gnome miniconf: Jokosher

(Jono Bacon) Jokosher is aimed at being an audio production tool for Gnome, to replace things like Cubase. Jono is of Lugradio fame, and spent some time complaining about the lack of good audio mixing and editing tools on Linux, so the community got Jokosher started. It’s looking quite good, and hopefully a near final… Read More »

Gnome miniconf: Synchronization and GNOME

(John Stowers) John’s showing off a program called Conduit. It’s a really interesting looking application that is used to move data from one application to another (or visa-versa). The kinds of things that a looks like it can do at this stage is synchronising a folder of pictures, and flickr, or Tomboy synchronising notes onto… Read More »

Debian Miniconf: Keith Packard’s talk on ‘stuff’

I’m currently sitting listening to Keith Packard talk. He’s good at it. He’s discussing all the new developments in As always, it’s looking quite good. Finally, things like dual-head and plugging extra monitors into laptops will just work automatically. Apparently, it’ll no longer be actually possible to do it from xorg.conf, instead it’ll all… Read More »

Melbourne Is Warm

Now I’m in Melbourne, I arrived yesterday. It’s a cool day here, only about 24 or so 🙂 I managed to get sunburnt, which is something that hasn’t happened in Dunedin for a while. I’ve just been doing stuff with family. There’s a thing on tonight I wouldn’t mind going out to (this), but I’m… Read More »

Dunedin -> Christchurch

So I arrived at Christchurch airport, thinking that I could use the three hours spare I have (at around 4 in the morning), to update this. However it turns out that there is no public wireless at this airport. Dunedin, and even Invercargill airports have the Telecom hotspot things, but here all you can see… Read More »