coming up to speed

Last week was packed with new things. It was incredible starting work at Canonical and dropping right into the Intrepid release. After watching the release from the Canonical offices, I had a beer at the London Release Party grabbed dinner with some other kernel engineers in London’s Chinatown, and headed back to the hotel for some jet lag passout sleep. Both during last week and since then on IRC, I’ve been getting fully immersed in the Ubuntu/debian ways of doing things. It’s all very straightforward, and makes sense. Imagine that.

So for three days now I’ve been building, nuking, and rebuilding build environments and kernels, getting a build server set up, and feeling more comfortable with the process. I’ve learned that I have to have a faster build machine. The server I’m using takes six hours to build a set of kernels for a given release, and my laptop is about the same speed, blowing hot air like a space heater the whole time. More hardware is on the way, and will be here in a couple of weeks.

During all the rest of this, the most amazing election I’ve every lived through. Here’s an amazing youtube link of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” being mentioned in relation to the Obama presidency. Open Source Government?

About Steve

I'm Steve Conklin, AI4QR I'm employed by Salesforce, on the SRE team for Heroku. Interests include Linux, open source software and hardware, electronics and music, and amateur radio.
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