Weekly Rewind #3
Hold on a minute, did another week pass already? Damn, I think it did. You know what that means, it’s Weekly Rewind time again, so here goes nothing.
On Monday we recorded Linux Outlaws 79 and also streamed it live. This is only the second time we’ve streamed the show via Ustream but people seemed to enjoy it. Still no sign of a web cam on my end sorry but you can all tune in to watch Fab and listen to us on Monday evenings if you like. He’s even set up linuxoutlaws.com/live which shows how committed he is to this whole thing, seen too much TWIT if you ask me 😉 It’s all part of our new plan to record and stream the show on Mondays and get the podcast out on Wednesdays. It works out better for both of us as we have more time to edit earlier in the week and we can keep the lag between recording and release down, that’s important I think. In true Outlaws style we haven’t set a regular time for recording on Mondays yet but keep an eye on our Identica account for announcements. Exciting stuff.
On Tuesday I had hoped to go to Geek Up in Liverpool but wasn’t feeling too well and I also discovered I had to attend a funeral on Wednesday morning. I was disappointed to miss yet another Geek Up, I’ve been threatening to attend one for a couple of months now but I will manage it one day, I’m determined! I also found the time on Wednesday to finish and publish my Sabayon 4 review which has had an interesting response. 42 comments last time I looked.
On Thursday I went to the first technical meeting of Chester LUG at one of my old stomping grounds, Chester University. It was actually called Chester College (and part of Liverpool University) when I was there studying computer science but it’s now a bone fide university in it’s own right. The meeting was great. Les Pritchard talked about Git, ZFS and OpenVZ and Stuart Burns also talked about Crunchbang Linux. I really enjoyed the topics and I’m going to have to look into ZFS and OpenVZ a lot more I think. I’m a little concerned that Crunchbang is stalking me lately, it’s everywhere, I can’t get away!! Hehe 🙂 I’m happy for Phil though and it’s a really great project. Les posted the details of the meet on the LUG Blog.
On Friday I edited the next episode of the Software Freedom Law Show for my friends at the SFLC. I’ve sent the files back to Bradley and you can expect to hear them on Tuesday when it’s released. This time Bradley and Karen discuss choosing the right open source license for your project and it’s well worth a listen for any developers out there. On Friday evening I got a bit worked up about copyright in the EU after watching the excellent video by the Open Rights Group, so I posted a piece about the situation which I’ve had a lot of nice responses to.
What Lies Ahead: Over the weekend I’ve been playing around with Debian Lenny some more and making notes. I’ll write up the review and release it sometime in the coming week I hope. I’ve been running Lenny for almost 2 weeks now since it was released actually and I have a lot to say about it. Keep and eye out for that. I’ll be going to Liverpool LUG on Wednesday night at our new location of the Liverpool Social Centre at 96 Bold Street. It’ll be starting from about 7pm I think and should be a lot of fun. If you’re in the area come along and say hi, you can ring the bell on the door and someone will let you in, we’re a friendly bunch. I’ll recording Linux Outlaws tommorrow and I’m also scheduled to do a talk about podcasting at Think Visibilty in Leeds on Saturday. I’m gonna be pretty busy but I’ll report back next Sunday and hopefully find time to post some other stuff throughout the week. So until then take care of yourselves and who knows I might even see you at once of these events, I hope so.
P.S – All this talking about my week reminds me of the classic sketch from the 90’s UK comedy programme The Fast Show. “This week I are been mostly eating… Borbon Biscuits!!”