Upcoming TV shows

Hello everyone, A couple of weeks ago, I did a taping of Tech Books with Carolyn Weaver. She invited me in to talk about my new book, “Moving to the Linux Business Desktop” and Linux in general. The show airs on Book TV, G4TechTV Canada, and Rogers cable as well. What this means is you can actually catch this one without having to subscribe to digital cable (assuming you live in the greater Toronto area. Anyhow, here are the times. WED. MAY. 18/05  10:00 – 10:30am         THUR. MAY. 19/05 8:30 – 9:00am   SAT. MAY. 21/05  7:30 – 8:00am Last week, …

Linuxworld Expo Canada video

Hello everyone, Yes, I know I’ve promised a write-up of my day at Linuxworld Expo in Toronto (which happened last week) and I’ll have something up today, but . . . in the meantime, I have something else for you. Check out this link for a video I put together of the event (just over 10.5 meg). I took this footage using my Sony Handicam so the original is high quality digital video but I shrunk it to something that makes more sense for the Web. The command I used to do that (for the curious out there) is as …

My week at Linuxworld Expo in Toronto

Hello everyone, It has been one heck of a week, but it has also been a lot of fun. As the title implies, the week of April 18th was the week for Linuxworld Expo in Toronto. Before I forget everything that happened in one massive blur, let me spend a few minutes recounting the events here. Before I get into something resembling detail about the days, let give you my general impression. As with the last of these shows in Toronto (previously called Real World Linux), the atmosphere was friendly and all of those attending pretty easy going. There was …

Moving to the Linux Business Desktop slide presentation

Today was day one of the LinuxWorld Canada Expo in Toronto. This three day event takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The first day is primarily tutorials and presentations of various kinds. It’s the academic side of the expo while tomorrow and Wednesday is the marketing. That’s when the show floor opens up and companies start showing off all their really cool stuff. Today, I did a three hour tutorial based on my “Moving to the Linux Business Desktop” book. As part of the tutorial, I sent up a (GASP!) Powerpoint presentation (made with OpenOffice, of course) to …

It was business, but not serious. (PPRacer)

Now there’s a weird subject line if ever there was one. Hello everyone. Yesterday (March 5th), I did a half hour interview on Tech Books (with Carolyn Weaver) talking about Linux in business and, since it was a book show, my “Moving to the Linux Business Desktop“. The show is taped in three seven minute segments followed by a 3 minute wrap-up. During the second break, I fired up a game of PlanetPenguin Racer (PPRacer, for short) which everybody on the set loved so much, we used it as the intro for the third segment. I think I said something …