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Showing posts from February, 2015

New Zealand Podcasts - A List

An editable list - please add to and/or correct

Boot Times, A Retrospective

Back in 2010 I did a post,  In Depth And Highly Scientific Comparison Between Microsoft Windows And Ubuntu , which was a comparision of the boot-up times of Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows Vista: I have had a number of regular (free) upgrades to the Ubuntu system and it now running 14.10 and booting up about the same time ... well, maybe a little lag in step 2 (see below). I've not had a Microsoft Windows machine since Vista but we do have a WIndows 7 laptop in the so I might also compare it ... one day. On to my HP Chromebook (v40.0) - here's the deal: From boot to login: 8.5 seconds From entering my password and loading my Gmail: 10 seconds Logging out: 5 seconds Re-enter password and back to Gmail again: 7 seconds Restart (all the way back to the dual boot): n/a How different 5 years can make; the biggest difference is in step 2, this from 5 years ago: Ubuntu 10.04: 2mins 30secs Windows Vista: 1min 5secs Note that "loading my Gmail" on my Ch

Flatpak, Pledge To Help Our Primary Industry (Farming)

Working with the Flatpak team over the past six weeks has, I'm sure +Victoria Maclennan  will agree, been an honour and a privilege. And now it's your turn to help this amazingly focussed team bring their product to market (a market they have validated with the likes of FMG as well as many individual farmers).

5 Items You Need For A Hackathon

I'll be honest, this is a post to bring forward my cheat sheet called, " How To Facilitate A Barcamp/Unconference " :) Right, the 5 things are: A venue A date A logo People A need Once you have those everything else is logistics ... read more on my original post ...