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Version-controlled, automagical backup and file sharing system with Sparkleshare and Fedora

Photo credit: ardenswayoflife on Flickr, used under a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license. The Burden of files Okay, there’s a lot of problems: Backing up your files is a pain in the butt. Every time you upgrade your system, either in-place or a fresh install, it is a royal hassle to restore your files. That file looks … Continue reading

A Beefy, Miraculous Day at SXSW (Expo Day 3)

We knew it’d be a beefy day when this fellow dropped by our booth: Lunchtime! More booth shots….I think this guy must be a Mac fan: Robin and Ruth. Robin was the hero of our booth, he helped us out a ton: Tux made many friends: There was a lot of interest in our flyers … Continue reading

SXSW Expo Day 2

Booth Remodeling We’ve remodeled our booth after some ethnographic research on user patterns yesterday. 🙂 Penguin Prep Lots more photos here, I’ll be updating as the flaky network connection allows so keep checking back.

SXSW Expo Day 1 from the show floor

Flyers About Free & Open Source Software for SXSW Creatives!

Emily and I are here in Austin, ready for our first day at SXSW. We have been very, very busy preparing materials for our free & open source software outreach to all of the awesome creative folks we can’t wait to meet here. Emily has put together some beautiful use case-centered tri-fold brochures she’s going … Continue reading

Get juiced with Pulp!

There’s a fairly new free software (GPLv2) project you might be interested in. As Jason Dobies mentioned, it’s nice and juicy. It’s called Pulp and it essentially makes managing software and updates on multiple systems a much simpler, less time-intensive task. Pulp is aimed at folks who manage many systems, whether they are desktops, servers, … Continue reading

You must be this tall to ride: __

I believe that Fedora and Linux in general need to reach and inspire a wider set of users. Free software affords us so many benefits we should strive to share, but there’s still a formidable bar in technical skill required to realize those benefits. What can we do to help expand the reach of free … Continue reading

Linux Plumbers’ Conference 2010 T-Shirt Design

My co-worker Ric Wheeler asked if I’d be interested in trying my hand at a design for this year’s Linux Plumbers’ Conference T-shirt. I wasn’t quite sure where to start so I asked around for ideas on and it started a great discussion with the ideas I ended up using. One of the ideas … Continue reading