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Saturday morning coffee

May 14, 2011

One of the great things about The White Raven in Felton — reason number 982 that I come here when I can — is that after dropping off Mimi for her concert over the hill, I can come here at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning and the coffee is good and there’s Dylan and Hendrix already blasting in the cafe.

So while the wind still whispers Mary, I’m catching up on things.

I promised you a test drive of Bodhi Linux last week. After kicking the tires earlier this week, I’m still driving — in fact, I’m writing this from a ThinkPad running Bodhi and while I will go into detail when I blog about it, overall it’s a solid distro that has done everything I’ve asked it to. Except make me breakfast, but I haven’t had a distro do that yet. Watch this space.

One of the things I wanted to point out with an item today is that we’re ramping up Lindependence again this year to a more regular event. While the debate raged for weeks about when to hold it — on Independence Day or on Software Freedom Day — it was decided to hold it on the latter to give us more time to prepare and to emphasize not the independence of Independence Day so much as to focus on Linux itself and celebrate Free/Open Source Software on a date specific to it.

More to follow on this, too.

That’s what brings me here today — not “here” as in The White Raven, but here in Felton, where we’re moving the office space and preparing for the Felton LUG meeting this afternoon — 2 p.m. at the solar-powered fire station behind the Community Center on Highway 9 (directions enough in Felton). Grant Bowman — a tireless FOSS advocate and wearer of many digital hats — will be giving a Natty Narwhal presentation.

Bob is right: I used to be so amused at Napoleon in rags and the language that he used.

[FSF Associate Member] (Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation. He is also one of the founders of the Lindependence Project.)
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  1. Colonel Panik
    May 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

    The Linux powered internet café here in Portales,
    Gnu Mexico is in imminent danger of opening. The
    folks doing it have suffered to bring this about.
    The Colonel will be there as often as possible.

    Just learned that the university has started a
    Linux facebook thingy: ENMU Linux Users Facebook
    group. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_209676979067225
    The Colonel does not use fb so maybe somebody can
    check that out and report back?

    Now that LtFSG is distro hopping life should be
    filled with excitement for his blog readers.

    And just who in the hell is Mary? Does she use
    Linux? For that matter who is Napoleon, not
    another distro I hope?

    Keep doing that annual event in Felton, look big.

    Peace and Linux, Bob

  2. May 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

    If time and workload permits, you can count on me for Lindependence. Yeah, I know…”if” is the biggest word in the dictionary but still, I’m going to do my best to plan around stuff to come out.

  3. Colonel Panik
    May 15, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Okay Mr. Starks, you have thrown down the gauntlet
    once again. Please put the Colonel down as a
    tentative maybe for Lindependence, eh?

    When was the last time anyone saw a gauntlet?

    Peace and Linux, Bob

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