Farewell Old Friend

Today is March 17, the day for the wearing of the green.  But today I'm in a more sombre mood as I've just had to say goodbye to a mate of almost 17 years.  He died today in the arms of my wife, after a melanoma in the mouth finally took away his… more »

Why your next DevOps should be an Australian

I often see job postings that allow remote workers, but only from Europe or North America.  This ignores a pool of talent that has advantages that you may not have thought of.  Australia is often seen as being in an "inconvenient" timezone, yet if you… more »

Arduino antics

I had heard of Arduino for a while, but it wasn't until the 2012 Linux.Conf.AU in Ballarat that I got my hands on one.  Freetronics had come up with an Arduino compatible USB stick called the LeoStick and they provided a free one to each conference… more »

Anatomy of a Failure: CFA Website

  As a result of disasterous fires in our state in 2009 known as Black Saturday there was a Royal Commission into the fires, the management of them and the deaths that occurred as a result.  Coming out of this was a set of recommendations and changes… more »

License confusion and the stripping of rights.

I really thought that the time of license confusion was well past, and we had all settled down and understood the basis, and ramifications of each of the open source licenses.  It seems I was wrong. Having a look at a piece of code recently I noticed… more »