I slapped together an SELinux presentation for the BozemanLUG and some people said they wished they could have attended it but missed it, so I decided to record a quick screencast.
Please note, that I do not claim to be an expert on SELinux but I do present the basics. If anyone with more SELinux knowledge notices any mistakes, please let me know.
You can find it here:
91.2MB, ~34 minutes
It is an Ogg Theora .ogv file that I recorded with gtk-recordmydesktop. Right-click and "Save as..." to download. Or if you have a newer version of Firefox with .ogv support, watch it in your browser. The better experience is probably to download it. If your preferred media player can't play .ogv files, I recommend you check out VLC Media Player.
Win One, Give One?
When I got home from work last night, my 17 year old son (Bryan) demanded I watch something on TV he had found. Wielding the TiVo remote he played for me a commercial aired during SpongeBob SquarePants. In the commercial I kid got a package in the mail that contained two OLPCs one of which the kid picks up and walks out of his house with, journeying until he is in a village in Africa where he gives a village kid the OLPC. At the very end it is revealed that it is a contest being run by General Mills with chances to win provided with some of their products. They appear to have a website for the contest.
According to the official rules, they are giving away 230 OPLCs valued at $42,550. They put a value on them of $185 but I'd assume that with the Give One part of the deal that actually translates into 460 OLPCs valued at $85,100 plus whatever shipping would be. Given the fact that they are airing television commercials, it seems that the figure spent on promotion would be many times that of what is being given away... but I guess that is how such promotions go.
I have yet to find a digital copy of the commercial online so I made a cheesy cam version off of my SD TV. I also made an ogv version.
Sugar on a Stick Blueberry
A new version of SoaS was released early last month but I found a video interview with Walter Bender talking about it that I thought I would share.
Here's a presentation from the recent Red Hat Summit in Chicago about KVM in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 that was released this week. I must say that KVM has come a long way and I look forward to using it. I'm hoping that the OpenVZ folks will build a flavor of the OpenVZ kernel based on the newer RHEL 5.4 kernel that includes both KVM and OpenVZ support. That would be awesome!
I hope at some point they release all of their presentations as OGV files.
It starts with the old IBM Linux commercial and then becomes a rap video. This comes from Linux.com and you can find full details here.
Is it me or are the Fake Linus Torvalds in the video actually using Mac OS X on Mac laptops?!?
Since so many adults who are "computer literate" seem to have problems getting started with the Sugar environment, I decided to make a brief introduction screencast. I boot up the Sugar On a Stick "Strawberry" LiveCD in a KVM virtual machine and show the basics of using Sugar as well as a few activities.
If you want to download the full quality Ogg Theora video, just right-click and "Save Link As...":
Here is the video I recorded at the June 25th, 2009 BozemanLUG meeting.
Presenter: Caryl Bigenho
If you want the higher quality Ogg Theora video, just right-click and "Save Link As..." this link:
You can find the pictures I took here.
[Update:] Added a PDF of Caryl's presentation as a file attachment.
Also attached the 2009 OPLC Project updated PDF.
Unfortunately he had some trouble with the laptop to projector hookup and as a result his he doesn't display his slides in the video.
To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.