Dan

Writer, podcaster, musician, pop culture nerd, Linux geek, hacker, Liverpool FC fan and Merc With A Mouth.

The Music Of Ignite Liverpool 17

Hello folks, my last post here was building up to a regular event in Liverpool we like call Ignite. No, it’s nothing to do with setting fires (that joke just never gets old does it?). It’s actually a great night…

Jim Zemlin’s TED Talk on Linux

The advert for the original linuxcon event in 2009
Just a quick post today. I wanted to share an interesting video with you all. It’s a TED talk by the executive director of the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin. Apparently it’s been out for a while, the YouTube post says…

Some Random Thoughts

The box art for GTA V
I talked a little while ago about my excitement over the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto 5. It’s only two tantalizing days away as I write this and I’ve had it on pre-order for about 6 months. It’s fair…

CampFireManager on FLOSS Weekly

FLOSS Weekly cover art. Tux penguin and BSD logo.
I love getting the chance to host FLOSS Weekly and I mentioned in a recent post how many cool projects I’ve discovered through it. This past week though I got to interview an old friend about a project I definitely…

Running Like Clockwork

Close up image of some machinery, cogs and so on.
On occasion I have the privilege of hosting a show called FLOSS Weekly on the TWIT Network. It’s a weekly show (the clue’s in the name) about “Free Libre Open Source Software”. You might already know this if you’ve been…

Free Raspberry Pi Course In Liverpool

Good afternoon one and all. I thought I’d take a brief moment on this rainy Sunday to tell you about some upcoming courses in Liverpool. As some of you will know I work for the WEA or Worker’s Educational Association…

George Graham Would Be Proud

Liverpool player Daniel Sturridge standing with back turned on the pitch and arms in the air
Hello again folks. I’ve been watching a lot of football lately so here comes another footy flavoured post. As I write this it’s a quiet Sunday evening, but earlier this afternoon my team Liverpool FC beat Man United 1-0 at…

A Good Start To The Season

Hello folks, how are you? In an effort to increase my posting frequency I thought I’d write about football today. If that’s not your thing then you may want to bail out now. If it is then make yourself comfortable.…

OggCamp13 – Tickets Available Now

Hello folks, many of you who’ve read this blog for some time will be aware that I’m one of the organisers of an annual event called OggCamp. We’re getting ready for for our 5th event in Liverpool on October 19th…