It's hard to remember a time before distributed version control systems became the norm. When Git, bzr, and hg started being used there was a culture shock. Where does the central repository live? Who can commit, and to where? How to I merge several developers' work together into one repo …read more
This morning, I had a problem with my sound not working on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Strange, as it usually works. Whenever I'd log out, I'd hear the familiar Ubuntu conga "dadadump", so sound was working, just not for my user account.
So, I rebooted my machine, and reminded …read more
I'll be presenting "A Brief History of UNIX" at MUG on December 13th (That's the second Tuesday of the month, for those of you wishing to make MUG meetings a regular part of their monthly diet). There's an awful lot of history surrounding the UNIX operating system, and my hope …read more
Neither rain, nor shine, nor start of school year, nor first University of Michigan football game could deter our intrepid band of Ubuntu Michigan Loco-folk from braving their way through the crowded streets of Ann Arbor on first-game-day. While Michigan Stadium swelled to contain the football faithful, we hunkered down …read more
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