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The maker movement is gathering steam around the nation and around the world. To help bring makers and DIY enthusiasts together in the Washington D.C. area, the D.C. Public Libraries has announced a free DIY Fair that will be taking place in the Great Hall of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Nov 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
plant growth
Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time. Okay, that has nothing to do with the subject of this post, but when I tweeted out a request for suggestions for an opening line, that was the most interesting response (thank you, @kantrn). I got others that were a lot more helpful (thank you, @... Read more
8 comments Posted 7 Nov 2012 by Barbara Shaurette Feed
one size fits all
Linux distributions are operating systems for desktops, servers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, and tablets (and some minimal environments). These poll choices are only a few of the many different ones out there. Specifically, they rank among the top ten on DistroWatch (over the last 12 months).
41 comments Posted 6 Nov 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
one size fits all
Linux distributions are operating systems for desktops, servers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, and tablets (and some minimal environments). These poll choices are only a few of the many different ones out there. Specifically, they rank among the top ten on DistroWatch (over the last 12 months).
41 comments Posted 6 Nov 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
MediaGoblin
Remember when we told you about MediaGoblin, the open source media publishing system? Now they're building higher and higher, and they're looking for help. As they write on the campaign page:
0 comments Posted 5 Nov 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
cats
According to Examiner.com, people choose names for their pets with the same intent and emotion as naming their children. But some would say it's just a little too strange to crowdsource a child's name than a pet's name. Maybe, who you're asking and crowdsourcing from that could make all the... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
cats
According to Examiner.com, people choose names for their pets with the same intent and emotion as naming their children. But some would say it's just a little too strange to crowdsource a child's name than a pet's name. Maybe, who you're asking and crowdsourcing from that could make all the... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source car design
Each year automobile companies try to predict what new features consumers will want in their cars. If their predictions are right, they are richly rewarded with increased car sales. If they are wrong, they suffer the financial consequences. But wait, is that the best way to design cars? What if car... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Nov 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Steam logo
The long-awaited beta test for Steam for Linux has arrived. There are only 1,000 spots available for testers, and Valve is looking for experienced Linux users. (I suspect if you can't answer the questions on the application, you probably don't qualify.) Valve also held an internal beta at the end... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Oct 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
TedX
TED is a nonprofit that seeks out "ideas worth spreading", showcasing them annually at a conference before a select audience. Thankfully, the best talks are recorded and released for the viewing pleasure of the rest of us, albeit one by one, over an extended period of time. Chris Grames, President... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed

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