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Beefy Miracle
Last October, I received a message via Twitter from a hot dog. This hot dog, calling itself The Beefy Miracle, informed me that the latest version of the Fedora operating system, Fedora 17, was going to be named after it. The voting was close, but Beefy Miracle ended up winning by almost 150... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 May 2012 by Chris Grams Feed
Flarf and the prospect of open source poetry
From the beginnings of human literature, there has been an instinct to identify with the community, the collective, more than with any individual author. Many of our most valuable texts have been created by social groups and belong to those groups. Multiple, anonymous authorship brought China its... Read more
5 comments Posted 25 May 2012 by Aaron Belz Feed
release early and often
SparkFun is not like BMW. We will never be the company to produce the luxury market version of breakout boards and development tools. I believe the only way SparkFun will survive this quickly changing world is to be malleable. We have to be ready to change.
1 comment Posted 23 May 2012 by Nate Seidle Feed
Penguicon
Perhaps you've looked around a Linux conference and noticed more than a few "Han Shot First" t-shirts. Or maybe you enjoy sci-fi cons and are always pleased to see costumes powered by Arduinos. This year, the tenth annual Penguicon celebrated what happens when you cross those streams.
3 comments Posted 18 May 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Inspired by Linux? Design a T-shirt
The Linux Foundation launched their annual T-shirt design contest. The theme this year is "Inspired by Linux," and The Linux Foundation created an inspirational video urging people to create a design based on what inspires them.
0 comments Posted 17 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
MediaGoblin
MediaGoblin, which released version 0.3.0 this month, is a free and open source media hosting platform. Chris Webber, project founder and lead developer, took a few minutes to talk to us about the project so far and its future.
1 comment Posted 16 May 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
On Twitter, do you follow or listen?
Something caught my attention in this story by Phil Shapiro. It was something he said in the video presentation he made--as he was describing what Twitter is and what people use it for, he made the argument that the term followers should be changed to listeners. This is where my brain started... Read more
9 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
On Twitter, do you follow or listen?
Something caught my attention in this story by Phil Shapiro. It was something he said in the video presentation he made--as he was describing what Twitter is and what people use it for, he made the argument that the term followers should be changed to listeners. This is where my brain started... Read more
9 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Paul's Boutique on the turntable
Earlier this month, the world lost a music pioneer when Adam Yauch, a.k.a “MCA” of the Beastie Boys, succumbed to cancer at the age of 47. A founding member of the Beastie Boys, Yauch expanded upon his success in the music industry to exert his considerable influence and contributions outside... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 May 2012 by Corey Welton Feed
open source makes you bolder
I earn a living at a public library in the Washington, DC area. About a year ago I was trying to explain Twitter to someone for the fifth time that week. The person listening to me just wasn't getting it. "I need to give a public talk about Twitter here at this library," I muttered to myself. "... Read more
4 comments Posted 9 May 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed

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