Update: A memorial service for Ken was held in Helena on Friday November 2nd. 2915 Country Club Ave., Helena.
Ken passed away Monday morning, October 29th. Please read comments for more information. See also this comment from Ken's brother.
A comment was posted early Sunday morning to the BozemanLUG book section of this site. Please have a look.
Ken Dyke founded the BozemanLUG back in the Spring of 2001. He also frequently attended BillingsLUG meetings.
Ken moved to Helena in 2005 and started up a HelenaLUG... and continued to drive to Bozeman each month to host the BozemanLUG meetings until I moved to the Bozeman area (Sept. 2005) and he handed over the reigns of the BozemanLUG to me. He has been attending the BozemanLUG meetings on and off since moving to Helena.
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This is a little dated (January 2007) but I just ran across it today. It's yet another glimpse into the Linux Kernel Development process. I haven't watched it all yet so I'll leave additional comments for later.
If you didn't read the article, David put out a video.
Kir posted a blog entry regarding Andrew Morton's keynote from the LinuxWorld Expo 2007 keynote (from August as seen a few items below) wanting to get a transcript of what Andrew said about containers and OpenVZ... so I spent about 30 minutes making it so. Here's what Andrew said:
"The one prediction I am prepared to make... is that over the next 1 to 2 years there'll be quite a lot of focus in the Linux kernel on... the core of the Linux kernel... on the project which has many names. Some people call it containerization... others will call it operating system virtualization... other people will call it resource management. It's a whole cloud of different features which have different applications.
I'm not all the way back from vacation yet so be warned.
My name is Gail and I'm an ex windows user! I'm also a web developer, but way out of practice, picking it up again Real Soon Now. Found out about linux after my sister's computer got hacked really bad and I had to clean up the mess. Twice, over the phone. Been using Ubuntu for about 5 months on 3 computers. One dual boot winxp for games. :P
While it is obvious that I've been using OpenVZ for some time now, a lesser known fact is that I've also been using Linux-VServer at work. Linux-VServer is a lot like OpenVZ only different. Huh? Well, Linux-VServer is also a form of OS Virtualization but rather than the term "container" the Linux-VServer folks prefer the term, "security context".
From a feature and operational perspective, Linux-VServer and OpenVZ are very similar but from a design and implementation standpoint, they are quite different. The Linux-VServer setup I've been using at work pre-dates my employment there and it is quite old (based on the Linux 2.4.x kernel)... but it has been running flawlessly so I haven't seen the need to update it. As a result, I've really fallen behind with Linux-VServer's development and how it has changed, matured, and added features over the last couple of years.
FOSS bookkeeper wanted for busy solo practice law office running gnucash on ubuntu 7.04. VPN option available. Knowledge of gnucash template editing and other tweaks more helpful than bookeeping knowledge though both are needed. Compensation competitive for independent contractor or employee status or service trade. Contact Monte at mjewell[at]openmissoula.org.
I practice law and recently finished replacing all the code in my office with FOSS. It took over 5 years, and my brother had to help me a lot. Here is what I'm running now:
* Ubuntu 7.04
Drop me an email some time if you are interested in talking FOSS in the context of small offices.
I'm also looking for a technical consultant who uses FOSS but also has experience with small professional offices and/or bookkeeping.