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March 12, 2014
conf.kde.in 2014 was held at DA-IICT (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology) in Ghandinagar, India during the weekend of 22nd to 24th February. It was a big mashup of many different cultures with speakers and delegates from Europe, the USA and different parts of India.
Forge Quest is a dungeon crawling RPG set in a voxel world. Currently in early access on Steam and the developers have confirmed the Linux version will arrive within a day or so.
Heads up smartwatch developers, Google's wearable device SDK is just two weeks away.
Congatec announced a Linux-ready Qseven computer-on-module with a choice of three dual-core AMD G-Series SoCs, an optional 64GB SSD, and up to 8GB ECC RAM. Like last year’s Conga-TCG COM Express computer-on-module, Congatec’s new Conga-QG taps AMD’s Embedded G-Series SoC. But like its more recent Atom E3800 based Conga-QA3, the Conga-QG adheres to the 70 […]
New release from Xen Project includes additional ARM Support and scalability for Cloud and Mobile environments
March 11, 2014
Geoscience Australia has a freely downloadable gazetteer of Australian placenames with more than 370 000 entries. The download is a .zip file (83 mb) containing a user guide together with placenames data in GML, KML and Microsoft Access (.mdb) formats.What I wanted from all that data was a simple table. Each row would have one placename, its latitude, its longitude, and maybe some other useful items, like the State or Territory in which the place was located. After inspecting the downloaded .zip file, I built the table in a few minutes using GNU/Linux shell commands.
By the end of part 1, we had purchased a domain name, set up a basic server, and done a bare-bones installation of Postfix and Dovecot. Here in part 2, we've got three primary tasks: Acquire and install an SSL/TLS certificate for our mail server; Perform some basic Postfix configuration so that it can function as an MTA and work with Dovecot; Perform some basic Dovecot configuration, including setting up three virtual users and their mail directories. Let's get started.
Mozilla quietly announced in a blog post March 7 that it is no longer putting full-time developers to work on the Persona Web-authentication system. In my opinion, that's a real shame and a tragic failure for Mozilla and its efforts to help build a more open and secure Internet.
Well this was a surprising move, Valve creators of Steam ave posted their Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer onto github.
Regrets? None at all, says whistleblowerVideo NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, addressing the SXSW conference via video link today, urged programmers to help save the world from government spies who are "setting fire to the future of the internet." developers to help save America.…
When I started teaching PostgreSQL education courses in 2001, PostgreSQL was the ugly one in the data center. Many of the people who were learning how to work with it were doing so grudgingly because of some specific requirement. They had inherited a PostgreSQL database, for example. As a result, many of them tried to learn just enough to do what they needed to do. The other population of students were serious technologists, die-hard open source devotees who wanted to use only open source solutions and were learning PostgreSQL because they needed a relational database for their operations.
Experts team up with space miners to sponsor asteroid finding algorithm contestNASA is teaming up with the asteroid-mining wannabes at Planetary Resources to offer $35,000 in prizes in a contest to develop algorithms to detect Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) – asteroids – with the goal of spotting those that might threaten the Earth.…
Advanced Format disks use 4,096-byte sectors rather than the more common 512-byte sectors. This change is masked by firmware that breaks the 4,096-byte physical sectors into 512-byte logical sectors for the benefit of the operating system, but the use of larger physical sectors has implications for disk layout and system performance. This article examines these implications, including benchmark tests illustrating the likely real-world effects on some common Linux file systems. As Advanced Format disks have become the norm, understanding how to cope with these disks is a vital skill for anyone who wants to avoid serious performance penalties associated with suboptimal configuration.
It’s been a while since I started to talk to people in the financial services ecosystem about our approach towards open source. At first, most of them thinking we were either bold, ahead of our time, or mad would listen to our story but would not really comment: "Let’s see where it goes" or "good luck with your brave intentions." Only after we started to show progress with the delivery of the FinTP Project, did people start to look seriously at what we were doing. That's when FinTP started to stir up interest and we got many inquiries about the project.I’ve already shared the most common questions, like: Why do we do it? Why should we join?
Google is beefing up its Compute Engine offering to go head-to-head against Amazon Web Services. The company is adding autoscaling and reserved instances to its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering.