Category: misc

Upcoming Hackfests/Sprints

The Linux Plumbers Conference 2012 will take place August 29th to 31st in San Diego, California. We, the systemd developers, would like to invite you to two hackfests/sprints that will happen around LPC:

San Diego: libvirt/LXC/systemd/SELinux Integration Hackfest

On 28th of August we'll have a hackfest on the topic of closer integration of libvirt, LXC, systemd and SELinux, colocated with LPC in San Diego, California. We'll have a number of key people from these projects participating, including Dan Walsh, Eric Paris, Daniel P. Berrange, Kay Sievers and myself.

Topics we'll cover: making Fedora/Linux boot entirely cleanly in normal containers, teaching systemd's control tools minimal container-awareness (such as being able to list all services of all containers in one go, in addition to those running on the host system), unified journal logging across multiple containers, the systemd container interface, auditing and containers, running multiple instances from the same /usr tree, and a lot more...

Who should attend? Everybody hacking on the mentioned projects who wants to help integrating them with the goal of turning them into a secure, reliable, powerful container solution for Linux.

Who should not attend? If you don't hack on any of these projects, or if you are not interested in closer integration of at least two of these projects.

How to register? Just show up. You get extra points however for letting us know in advance (just send us an email). Attendance is free.

➥ See also: Google+ Event

San Francisco: systemd Journal Sprint

On September 3-7 we'll have a sprint on the topic of the systemd Journal. It's going to take place at the Pantheon headquarters in San Francisco, California. Among others, Kay Sievers, David Strauss and I will participate.

Who should attend? Everybody who wants to help improving the systemd Journal, regardless if in its core itself, in client software for it, hooking up other projects or writing library bindings for it. Also, if you are using or planning to use the journal for a project, we'd be very interested in high-bandwith face-to-face feedback regarding what you are missing, what you don't like so much, and what you find awesome in the Journal.

How to register? Please sign up at EventBrite. Attendance is free. For more information see the invitation mail.

➥ See also: Google+ Event

See you in California!

Dear Lazy Web,

does anybody know how to decode those Lenovo ThinkPad model IDs? I am interested in the T410s. For example, there's the model NUK3AGE, and there's NUHFXGE, and there's NUHYXGE. Some web sites claim NUK3AGE has Nvidia graphics, others claim VGA is Intel-only. Some web sites claim it has a touch screen, others say the contrary. The Lenovo web site isn't helpful to figure out the differences between the models and what the feature set of the various models really is. I figured out the GE suffix indicates a german keyboard, but what about the remaining code? Anybody knows how to decypher those IDs or knows a reliable source explaining their feature set?



This is funny


Some folks apparently don't have much respect for my web design skills -- and I always considered myself the Malevich of web design! Pfft!


Berliners, you might want to attend this rally! It's tomorrow (hmm, or actually today considering it's already past midnight), October 11th 2 pm, Alexanderplatz.

The Thing with Planet Fedora

A while ago I posted a story on my blog which then appeared on Fedora Planet. In it I expressed my doubts on the usefulness of the planet, due to its low signal-to-noise ratio, due to the babel-like mix of languages. As a response to this posting I got a lot of really dumb comments, both directly on the blog story and by email. I was called "intolerant", a "Nazi", "stupid", that I should "revise my geography", that I should go "fuck myself", that I apparently thought that the "world was USA property" [1]. Back then I thought that there were just a few morons in the peripherals of the community. But now, since this incident happened I started to wonder if we might actually have a bigger problem in the community.

I guess this is a good opportunity to pimp David Arlie's alternative Fedora aggregator which I find a very useful replacement for Fedora Planet.


[1] I am wondering though why people think that I am a monoglot american? I am not. Neither monoglot, nor american. And if suggesting that I was was intended as an insult, then I can only say that it insulted me far less than the insulter might have thought...


Until yesterday Ohloh was the only social network site I was a member of. That changed now. I joined DOPPLR. It's pretty nice. Very Web 2.0, but in the good way. Free Software people, join now!

No, nobody paid me for writing this, I just think it is indeed useful.

Ich bin ein Berliner

To whom it may concern: I finally moved from Hamburg (Wohldorf) into my new flat in Berlin (Friedrichshain).

Oh, Felix America!

These two lenses cost EUR 679 resp. EUR 386.45 at

On you can get them for US$ 639, resp. US$ 289.95.

At today's courses that's 430 EUR, resp. 195 EUR.

Americans pay 63%, resp. 50% of what Germans have to pay for these lenses. How unfair! :-(

Glowing Sun

Danish design in Red

Danish-Mexican design, this time in built from red ibico PolyOpaque; for your stylish and very personal red light district.

To whom it may concern

In case anyone wants to know: starting today I am a Red Hat employee.

It's nice if the first day on the new job is a public holiday.

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