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This page has a few of my blog entries about linux, but my main linux page is here
Picture of Linus

Here is a list of older linux event reports I made before my blog was started, then the rest are below
1996/11/18-21:Linux Pavillion Comdex Fall 1996 (photos only). I've been going since then to help at the linux pavillion.
1997/11/18-21: Linux Pavillion Comdex Fall 1997 (photos only)
1998/05/28-30: Linuxexpo 1998 (photos only)
1998/11/16-20: Linux Pavillion Comdex Fall 1998 (full report)
1998/11/11: Silicon Valley Tea Party (report with pictures)
1999/02/15: Windows Refund Day (report with pictures)
1999/03/20: SVLUG KTEH night (photos only)
1999/03/01-04: LinuxWorld Expo Winter 99 (complete report with many pictures)
1999/03/31: Mozilla Party one year anniversary (photos only)
1999/05/18-22: Linuxexpo 1999 (complete report with many pictures)
1999/06/07: June 99 Balug meeting with Linus
1999/08/09-12: LinuxWorld Expo Summer 99 (complete report with many pictures)
1999/11/15-19: Linux Business Show at Comdex Fall 1999 (full report with pictures)
2000/08/14-17: LinuxWorld Expo Summer 2000 (complete report with many pictures)
2001/01/17-20: Linux.conf.au/LCA 2001 (complete report with pictures)
2001/07/25-28: OLS 2001 (photos only)
2001/08/25: Linux 10th Anniversary (report with pictures)
2001/09/27-30: LinuxWorld Expo Summer 2001 report with pictures)
2001/11/05-10: ALS 2001 (photos only)
2002/06/26-29: OLS 2002 (photos only)
2003/01/20-25: LCA 2003 (photos only)
2003/07/23-26: OLS 2003 (photos only)
2004/01/12-17: LCA 2004 (photos only)
2004/07/21-24: OLS 2004 (photos only)
2005/04/18-23: LCA 2005 (photos only)
2006/01/24-28: LCA 2006 (photos only)
2007/01/17-21: LCA 2007 (photos only)

Here is a list of all the talks I've given:

And below are my blog posts:



Table of Content for linux:

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2009/09/21 Linuxcon 2009
π 2009-09-21 01:01 in Linux
So, after about 10 years, there was finally a new worthwhile linux conference in the US (linuxworld after 2000 does not count), and I almost missed it because I wasn't even aware it was going on (bad me). While it was in nearby Portland, because I only found out 4 days before the conference started, I had to pay $420 for the airfare (ouch!), but otherwise managed to get everything else for free thanks to friends who hooked me up (thanks again guys) since this trip was definitely on my dime as it's hard to claim for a business trip while being on leave still :)

For a first year, the conference was actually very well run and I'm excited that we finally have a yearly US linux conference again, even if it means that some speakers won't be able to come because they boycott the US or can't get through immigration. Also, now that OLS is pretty much dying out, Linuxcon will make for a fine replacement.

It was great to see some of my conf buddies again, including Mark Bolzern, whom I hadn't seen in 15 years, and some of the talks were pretty interesting too. I'm definitely happy I got not to miss this, just a few days before I was scheduled to go back to work.


Mark at the linux Pavillion in 1996
Mark at the linux Pavillion in 1996

Mark and I 13 years later
Mark and I 13 years later

Monday night, we had a bowling outing
Monday night, we had a bowling outing

I even got a whole 78 :)
I even got a whole 78 :)

The highlight was definitely the Penguin Bowl run by my friend Jeremy. He definitely outdid himself again, being Steve Balmer this time, starting with the "developers" hysteria walk, and the sweat stained shirt. Absolutely classic!

Jeremy was outdid himself
Jeremy was outdid himself

(click for vid) unfortunately I missed the beginning of the developers hysteria dance
(click for vid) unfortunately I missed the beginning of the developers hysteria dance


I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am :)
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am :)


(click for vid) the last question was to fly a very crappy RC helicopter to a landing pad
(click for vid) the last question was to fly a very crappy RC helicopter to a landing pad

I actually tried flying the heli after the game was over since I'm reasonably familiar with flying RC, but it was an unflyable cheap ass 2 axis (power and some kind of yaw control), so the contestants just threw those things uncontrollably into the room. It's actually a good thing no one got hurt by an uncontrolled RC heli :)

Anyway, the conf was a success, kudos to the organizers and 'till next year.

See more images for Linuxcon 2009

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