A friend invited me to HUMBUG again and they had a talk on Libre Graphics.Continue reading Libre Graphics Meeting
A friend sent me an email about this and I’m thinking about going.
Continue reading Annual Buddha Birthday Festival on South bank
“3 days of free activities for all the family. Kicking off on Friday 5th May at midday. Heralded as the largest multicultural event in Brisbane over 200,000 people from all walks of life joined in last year to celebrate the birth of the Buddha some 2500 years ago.
This years theme is Harmony in Diversity – promoting a peaceful existence and appreciation of our unique multicultural identity.”
Last week I caught up with an old friend, he was running Kubuntu and this very nice looking 3D desktop. Here’s the info from Wikipedia : XGL, Compiz. If your not going to install it, you’ll need to follow the external links and watch a video. It shows off the GNU/Linux destop and is very pleasing to the eye.Continue reading XGL Desktop and old friends
The latest issue of FSM is out and can be read online or downloaded for free. That’s 11 new articles to read.
Go get it.
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David A. Smith made a comment on my blog today notifying me of a Croquet release coming soon. To be honest I’m blown away. Here’s some info about him from Wikipedia.
“David Alan Smith (born 1957 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is an American computer scientist who has focused on interactive 3D and using 3D as a basis for new user environments and entertainment for over thirty years.Continue reading Croquet Release coming soon
“The Internet group that once purported to be soliciting complaints for a class action suit against Wikipedia has shut up shop and revealed its roots.”
Good news for Wikipedians.
A few weeks ago I told some edu folks about the
Web browsing and Web Feeds for windows Users guide and one of them pointed out that I wasn’t making it clear to people that they are free to distribute the cover image. When you read the Copyright page, I think it makes it clear.
The thing was the cover image was using a Creative commons license and I wasn’t displaying the mark or any info about it. So he was right to point this out. Apart from one cover image all of the content in the guides are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License which means they are free as in freedom.
The thing I dont like about CC licenses is that they don’t require your work to be distributed in a form which is transparent. I like to support the Free Software Foundation and their values so I decided to contact Joe Crawford to ask him about his thoughts on this and whether he would dual license the image.
I found the image on the Wikimedia Commons while I was searching for an image of a library, originally I wanted the name of the guide to have something to do with knowledge management. I only knew Joe as artlung but he provided a link to to his flickr album so I was able to contact him.
He gave me permission to use the photo in my work under the GNU Free Documentation License. It turned out that he is a big believer in the GPL and related licenses (and CC as well, for different reasons) and he’s delighted to have me use the photo. That was wonderful news to me, after looking at more of Joes work and chatting I added this message to the guide.
“Thanks to Joe Crawford for the image. He is a web designer and developer who co-founded http://crawberts.com/ and he lives in Simi Valley, California. You can find out more about him at http://artlung.com/”
Joe is cool and a really good guy. Joes a Frank Zappa fan, I’ve been listening to some of his music lately, its pretty wild, I wouldn’t mind checking out the Absolutely Free Album. Wikipedia entry for Simi Valley
Well perhaps I just spend the new found spare time browsing even more web feeds and meeting more people with similar interests. I hope you get time to checkout the guide and find it useful and thanks again Joe.
Here’s some pics from Sharka, she’s a professional designer, photographer and jewelry maker.
You can click on the images to see them fullsize.
A List of Indigenous Australian group names at Wikipedia. Nunukul is listed but nothing has been added to it yet.
Update: to view these images visit Sharka’s website.
I’ve setup the
Superuser User Group. There’s still quite a lot to do but I’m tired so hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things soon.
Over the holidays I’ve been having some fun with free and open source online games. I posted a list of 10 online games that we’ve been playing on GNU/Linux and windows in the user group forum.
Updated: Usergroup no longer active.