Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Some news

  1. First of all, I'm working on getting the video of my Ubuntu presentation into a shareable format. After slapping iMovie around for a bit, I think I've convinced it to do what I want it to do, though it still thinks it's funny to crash on me randomly. More on that when I've made more progress.

  2. I've put some of my administrative documentation up online from the older Edubuntu 5.10 image. You might get a kick out of the very convulted imaging system I concocted last year.

  3. I'm hoping to get that second-to-last classroom imaged today. I was planning on doing it yesterday so they'd have use of them today, but our corporate IS department wanted me to shut all the Linux computers down at the end of school and leave them shut down until 8 this morning to rule out the Linux computers as the cause of some network errors.

  4. I've been approached by the new Education Programme Manager at Canonical, lead sponsor of Ubuntu, as a more of less direct result of starting to do this blog. Wow.

    Canonical is looking at restructuring the Edubuntu brand to make it make more sense, and part of this restructuring is creating an "Ubuntu in Education" community which I'm very excited about participating in.

    Another cool thing (well, I think it's cool, anyhow) to come out of this communication is that I've been asked to represent Canonical at the next CINLUG meeting, where Mike Huffman--the man responsible for the Indiana ACCESS program--will be speaking. Canonical is one of the sponsors of the meeting, has five minutes of talk time as a result, and they'd like for me to talk on their behalf.

That's all I can think of right now!


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