linux.conf.au

Turning stories into software at LCA2018

Submitted by kattekrab on Sat, 27/01/2018 - 09:57
Donna speaking in front of a large screen showing a survey and colourful graph. Photo Credit: Josh Simmons
I love free software, but sometimes, I feel, that free software does not love me.
 
Why is it so hard to use? Why is it still so buggy? Why do the things I can do simply with other tools, take so much effort? Why is the documentation so inscrutable?  Why have all the config settings been removed from the GUI? Why does this HowTo assume I can find a config file, and edit it with VI? Do I have to learn to use VI before I can stop my window manager getting in the way of the application I’m trying to use?
 
Tis a mystery.

Registering for LCA2012

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 18/09/2011 - 13:07

linux.conf.au ballarat 2012

I am right now, at this very minute, registering for linux.conf.au in Ballarat in January. Creating my planet feed. Yep. Uhuh.

People I missed at linux.conf.au 2009

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 01/02/2009 - 08:57

These people didn't come to LCA this year, and I keenly missed their presence. This post is a wishful plea to the universe that I might get to catch up with them somewhere sometime this year.

Janet Hawtin
Alli Russell
Kelly Yeoh
Kim Weatherall
Val Henson
Sulamita Garcia
Leslie Hawthorn

where do we go from here?

Submitted by kattekrab on Thu, 29/01/2009 - 10:01

linux.conf.au is an amazing event. I did not truly appreciate this fact until LCA2009 in Hobart. I had a brilliant time at the conference, saw some good sessions, caught up with fantastic people, and generally basked in the giddy reality of a total lack of responsibility for anything.  Ghosts never mentioned the intoxicating feeling one has at the conference immediatly following the one you've organised.

Even still, I had my share of tasks...interspersed with frivolity and freedom.