I gave a talk on how Google deploys software configuration to machines at AUUG 2006, and this reminded me to put the slide deck and paper online. So, here they are: slides in PowerPoint and PDF, as well as the conference paper.
Update: Now with URLs that are correct! Sorry for the cut and paste error…
I just gave my Linksys NSLU2 hacking talk at AUUG 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. You can find the slides online (powerpoint and PDF) as well as the paper (PDF).
So, it looks at the moment like my travel schedule for the next month will look a bit like this:
- 30 September: Arrive in Canberra
- 3 October: Melbourne for LUV meeting
- 4 October: Return to Canberra
- 10 October: Melbourne for AUUG conference
- 13 October: Sydney
- 26 October: Canberra for CLUG meeting
- 27 October: Return to Sydney, SLUG meeting
- 2 November: Return to Mountain View
Let me know if you’re interested in meeting up when I am around.
There seems to have been some controversy over the future of AUUG, mainly caused by delays in organising some aspects of the conference, and Greg Lehey sending some email asking if it is time to wind up AUUG. I thought I should just post and say that I am speaking at AUUG 2006 and certainly intend to attend.
Last night I cooked with fresh salmon for the first time. I did it on the barbeque. The basic method was:
- Preheat the barbie on low
- Lightly butter the side of the salmon you’re going to cook first
- Chuck the salmon steaks onto the grill part of the barbie
- Wait three minutes
- Rotate 90 degrees
- Wait two minutes
- Lightly butter the side that is facing you
- Wait two minutes
Here’s a sample of how mine turned out:
Syncing FAT filesystems of MMC cards via USB
Why does it take so long? A 64 MB change took in the order of minutes to respond to a sync command.
Siemens SL42 MP3 playlist format
Creating the playlists for the inbuilt MP3 player for my Siemens SL42 is painful at best when you try to use the phone keypad. Basically, there’s no way to say “randomly play everything” unless you use a playlist, and to create a playlist with the phone you need to select each song individually. Anyways, so I mounted the MMC on my trusty laptop, and it turns out the playlist format is trivial. Here’s what I did:
for item in `ls *.mp3`
echo $item >> aaa.mpl
In other words, all you need is a DOS line ending file which lists the MP3 files to play.
AUUG National Committee meeting