Theme for seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest is “40 Years of UNIX”


The seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest will be on September 25-26, 2009 at
the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

*** HISTORY IN THE MAKING ***
The theme for the seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest is “40 Years of UNIX”.
The first keynote speaker, Doug McIlroy, is a major contributor to
UNIX, and is personally responsible for the concept of
pipes—inter-process data streams that no true Unix / Linux geek can live without.

As we look ahead to the next 40 years of Linux, Shawn Powers, editor
of Linux Journal, will share with us his vision for how Linux can help
fix the economy. Shawn’s involvement in Linux spans over a
dozen years, and ranges from the purely technical to general Linux
advocacy.

*** CELEBRATE ***
Ohio LinuxFest wants your help to celebrate their continued success!
They are asking that you help spread the word on blogs, Twitter, FaceBook, Digg,
Reddit, and any other outlet. Ohio LinuxFest has thrived for six years
on strong personal recommendations from attendees. This is your chance
to participate in that word-of-mouth advocacy that has benefitted Ohio
LinuxFest so well!

To join them, point your IRC client to irc.oftc.net and join #ohiolinux.

*** PARTICIPATE ***
If you’re interested in sharing your experience with the Ohio
LinuxFest community, it’s not too late! The Call for Presentations is
still open. This is your chance to share your passion and experience
with your peers. Working on a cool new project? Have expertise with
something amazingly useful? Submit a presentation!

*** REGISTER ***
As always, registration for Ohio LinuxFest is completely free. OLF is
about community, and communities work best when they work together.

For those that wish to help Ohio LinuxFest, a Supporter Package is
available for $65. Supporters get a catered lunch on Saturday, and a
commemorative shirt.

A Professional Package is available for people looking to improve the
Linux skills they use in the workplace. In addition to Saturday’s
conference, the Professional Package provides access to Ohio LinuxFest
University, a full day of intensive, hands-on training in a number of
technical tracks on Friday. This is an excellent opportunity to hone
your existing skills with training from the League of Professional
System Administrators (LOPSA), or boot strap your Linux knowldge with
an introduction to Ubuntu offered by FreeGeek Columbus.

*** DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS ***
For more information, or to register, please see the Ohio LinuxFest
website at http://www.ohiolinux.org/

Ohio Linux Fest 2008 : The Good, The Bad, The Assy: Show Me Some Candy


The last time i saw this Why am I awake for this
it was this time last year.The next time I see it it will be a year from now but I must say that I can’t think of a better reason to be up after 1.5 hours of
sleep and before the ass crack of dawn. The above pic was taken at
about half way through our trip… and thats about the time I went
to bed that night 😉

I started doing some video and taking pictures, but then i realized
that there were better cameras and all that shit so i decided to
aggregate everyone else’s pics so ill stick theirs in as i find them
but i did shoot this stuff.

Here are my tweets during the weekend with some comments and other media:

@abobrien13: dude that sucks, hope you feel better
11:12 PM October 09, 2008 from txt in reply to abobrien13

he decided not to go he was sick.

@Peter64 have fun at work :p
05:31 AM October 10, 2008 from txt in reply to Peter64

he wished us all a good day

On the way to #olf, @pegwole sorry my brother bailed dude… Next year ill try and get this all planned better

At the convention center, fairly bored already anyone at #olf come say hai
08:23 AM October 10, 2008 from txt

@sysnerd was in class and i had nothing to do, i was more that fairly bored

sleeeeeeeeeeeeep

Needs to find me some free wifi I don’t think I’m ready to pay $20 for the whole day
08:38 AM October 10, 2008 from txt

I cant believe that the wifi there is such crap

OMFG i finally found free wifi at the GCCC in the food court there is an AP called “linksys-n” woot!!!!! #olf
10:11 AM October 10, 2008 from web

and thats where it all got interesting

@lorddrachenblut: I just asked @jonobacon and it not been discussed yet but maybe when Ubuntu has another LTS release
10:27 PM October 10, 2008 from txt e

he was about 4 steps from me so I figured id ask him

@chadwollenberg and I just had the most wonderful argumnet with some “hack a mac” guys at #olf
09:33 AM October 11, 2008 from txt

oh and we did

Watching ian robowitz’s talk at #olf called hacking the government. Its awesome!
12:00 PM October 11, 2008 from txt

Ian hacks the legislature

Check out http://www.geek-pac.org
12:05 PM October 11, 2008 from txt

this is what Ian was talking about

Watching a talk on robotics at #olf but its not that impersive so far
02:16 PM October 11, 2008 from txt

i ended up walking out of this but i do have a video of one of his robots

maco’s talk was awesome #olf
03:44 PM October 11, 2008 from txt

and it was here is a pic

Maco

@danns from TLLTS just showed his ass to #olf
06:55 PM October 11, 2008 from txt

there is alllll kinds of media on this one

Here is some of the other media that was taken there:

Allan’s Slideshow:

Snack Machine B’s Slideshow:
http://snkmchnb.com/photos/main.php?g2_view=slideshow.Slideshow&g2_itemId=14

Russ W’s Slideshow:
http://s417.photobucket.com/albums/pp259/thetechiegeek/?albumview=slideshow

Timbrigg’s Slideshows:

LOL’ Cranks:
http://www.unixporn.com/screenshots/thumbnails.php?album=18

Justin Cole’s slideshow:

Clint Savage’s slideshow:

monsterb’s pics:

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/gnu-linux/Ohio%20Linux%20Fest%202008/

Flooding at the Columbus Convention Center, but that’s where OLF is held!?! Nooooooo!


Thats right kids the THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH is reporting that the flood in Downtown Columbus was a waterline and that’s “… estimated that the damage to walls, carpeting and other fixtures will run into millions of dollars.”

“The waterline, which runs down Swan Street and provides water to the west side of High Street, had been capped under the northern section of the convention center at 400 N. High St. The cap blew off for an unknown reason, and water shooting under the center pushed up the concrete slabs that make up the floor and flooded the center. When the water was turned off, the slabs subsided, leaving damaged drywall and doors that no longer line up with their jambs in the northern part of the center.”

So here’s to hoping for a OLF2008!

Gutsy Countdown


Ubuntu 7.10 - Coming soon

This is really exciting and really scary at the same time. GNOME 2.20 is sweet there is no doubt about that, but the rest of the stuff is really buggy. Here is a list of stuff that has happened in no particular order:

*the bottom bar doesn’t show up when you first boot
*the added effects manager or the other effects crash the system
*everything seems really touchy

I know not a “definitive list of why it shouldn’t ship”, but I’m still worried. Not for the people like me who are going to install it regardless and say that it’s better than having to run Slackware from 6 years ago, but it’s not even as ready as the Feisty Alphas were. I’m running the Beta and it’s like Microsoft beta quality not Free Software Beta quality.

I’m also working on my thoughts of Ohio Linux Fest 2007 and hope to have that posted soon