Posts categorized under: Tech

My back to school free software toolkit

The 2018 spring semester started last Wednesday. I think I've set up a pretty good free software toolkit for a successful year:

  • Operating system: Fedora - latest software with stable releases
  • Browser: Firefox - what else? :-) Note that our school and most California universities and colleges have adopted the AGPL licensed ...

Updates to legoktm.com

Over the weekend I migrated legoktm.com and associated services over to a new server. It's powered by Debian Jessie instead of the slowly aging Ubuntu Trusty. Most services were migrated with no downtime by rsync'ing content over and the updating DNS. Only git.legoktm.com had some ...

linux.conf.au - Day 2

Day 2! I hopped around quite a bit, so I'll just talk about the talks I particuarly enjoyed. First was a talk about site reliability at Pinterest. The main things I thought that were interesting was how they have also created their own deployment tool, and that they've ...

linux.conf.au - Day 1

Today was day 1 of the linux.conf.au conference in Geelong. The first two days are organized as "MiniConfs", where rooms have a general topic and presentations are scheduled by the MiniConf organizer instead of the LCA programme committee. In the morning I primarily attended the documentation/technical writing ...

Upgrading to Fedora 23

I upgraded to Fedora 23 last night, and it went pretty smoothly.

I started with sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23, which started with a fun dowload of 2.5G of package upgrades (still better than Xcode!). I ran into the documented upgrade issue with the vagrant package, but the ...