First Day of OLS

Yesterday was the first day of OLS, It was also the day that I gave my presentation. My talk was on Secondary arches, where they stand how it works, the tools and resoucres that you need to do a secondary arch, as well as what you get from Fedora by doing one. hopefully we will add PA-RISC to the list of secondary arches, id really like to see fedora for mips also, though i dont have time to do it myself.

I need to take and post pictures 🙂 So far i quite like Ottawa, there is food that is much more like that in Australia (Must be a British thing). ive gotten to meet some fedora guys that ive not met before, even though ive “worked” with them for years.

On other news i’m leaving OLPC at the end of the month. Michael Stone let the cat out of the bag that ill be joing Red Hat. I’m leaving because of changes in my personal life, witha baby on the way, I feel that it is the right move for me. I will still be helping OLPC, they are shipping over 50,000 laptops a month with Fedora pre-installed. it just wont be my primary focus. Greg is doinga awesome job of getting OLPC and fedora working better together. We must continue to embrace and work with each other, it will benefit both sides.

Whats new in my life?

Right now i’m sitting in a starbucks, waiting for a doctor’s appointment in an hour. It will be the 20 week sonogram. This is my first baby, it took a long time to come. Im scared shitless, I aslo have the urge to be over protective of Jenny and baby. I’m also scared that ill mess up, since this is someones life that im dealing with now. But i am really excitted.

As a resul of being an expectant dad, a lot of the jobs i had been putting off on my house need to be done. I’ve nearly finished replacing the windows in my office. I have some other jobs i need to do there yet. build some storage, new floors, fix the damage from a water leak. Baby related I need to build the library at the top of the stairs. get the spare bedroom moved, setup the nursary. I’m in for more upheaval as we get ready. Even though Jenny is showing. its still does not quite feel real. I’m sure it will when we have a baby in our arms.

Interview by Barton George

While at fudcon in Boston, I was interviewed by Barton George who is a linux community guy for Sun Microsystems He posted it today. So i thought id share it with the rest of the fedora world. His blog entry for it can be found here, its really weird to hear myself in the podcast, and to be interviewed for it. I feel like i’m just one of the guys who keeps the wheels turning and helping those doing the really cool stuff to make sure they have what they need. I’m generally a very quiet person. The only time i’ve not been quiet is when I played football, I was a middle linebacker for the Gold Coast Stingrays for many years, I was always a leader on the field and the loudest guy there, other than that ive always been a very quiet person. Ive generally shied away from any type of publicity. I really am glad that we have managed to get OpenJDK built for SPARC, and the achievements that Fedora has made over the last few years make me very proud to be part of the community.