After finally figuring out that I shouldn't be relying on Ubuntu's own packages I set about setting things up so that I could run multiple VM's at the same time and allow them to see the network and the world.
I currently have a forehead shaped dent in my desk after a couple of days trying to figure out why my Debian Guest image wouldn't boot up in KVM under Ubuntu Gutsy. Thankfully I think I've found the problem.
The version of KVM included in the Gutsy repo's is comparatively ancient. It stands at kvm-28, while the most current source release is kvm-60. This meant that when I was trying to boot up the Debian image, it would hang during the initramfs period, unless I passed KVM the --no-kvm flag.
Okay, here's a challange for those of you with a Video bent. Whether you are at linux.conf.au (lucky, lucky bastards that you are) or sitting at work or at home wishing you were you can take part.
The challange is this:
The videos from the various talks are starting to become available on the LA mirror so this year I thought it would be cool to see what sort of mashup people could make from them.
Last night we were watching the news on SBS (even with the troubles they've been having, they are still the best international news on free to air), and an article on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict was shown. It was about the Palestinian destruction of a security wall standing between Gaza and Egypt. It also touched on growing tensions between the Gaza Strip and Israel, proclaiming a showdown was due to happen sooner or later.
After cleaning up the mess that the girls created by gutting Dorothy, I logged in to check my mail and noticed I'd received something from Janet Hawtin, fellow committee member (until the AGM anyway :).
The email came with a tarball containing many l337 graphics that Janet had thrown together for LA and LA related stuff. I'm in the process of going through them and adding them to the LA site where appropriate.
On ya Janet :)
Oh and for an example of her work I've included a couple of images below:
Your youngest wakes you up proclaiming that it has been snowing in her room. Sigh. Right now both the girls are attempting to restuff a very deflated looking Dorothy the Dinosaur.
Well I finally managed to do it. I now have a working remote for my myth install.
I'm using a Winfast Leadtek dtv1000 card in the box (which I think now goes for about $50) and it comes with a remote. When I purchased it, the card had only entered the kernel a couple of minor revisions earlier, and support for it was pretty basic. I managed to hack it together, however the one thing I had never gotten to work was the remote.
Well it seems I'm going to be dragged kicking and screaming into this python thing after all. Over the last couple of weeks I've been setting up a plone site for a client, as well as a demo for another.
I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with the way Plone has been setup. It's quite easy to get going (especially using the Universal Installer) and I can see why some people are calling it a "Sharepoint killer". However it is lacking one thing that Sharepoint has. True Document Management. The tools are there, they just need to be hooked together.
As you may know, the process to elect the next Linux Australia Committee has commenced with nominations opening yesterday
This means that you dear reader (provided that you're a member of LA ofcourse :)) get to select the direction that Australia's Peak Free and Open Source Software community body is going to take for the next year.