The Grand Fallacy

Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
 
The Grand Fallacy

Outreachy internship available

Here’s a fantastic opportunity in open source for folks from underrepresented backgrounds. The Fedora Engineering team has an Outreachy internship available December 2015 to March 2016. Applications are being accepted at the Outreachy site. The deadline is 1900 UTC Monday, November 2, 2015. Are you familiar with Outreachy? It’s a program designed to boost participation …

Writing to be read.

Here’s my point (TL;DR*): Write to be read.** Where do I get off? As you read this, don’t forget: I’m speaking from experience as a bad writer of email! I’ve made every mistake I point out here, and most of them countless times over. I have lots of room to improve as a writer. But in the same …

Flock 2015 thoughts.

Getting started at Flock Like everyone on the Fedora Engineering team, I was in Rochester for the Flock conference last week. After several flight delays on our direct flight from DCA to Rochester, Justin Forbes, Ricky Elrod, and I finally arrived a little after 9:00pm — about four hours late. Thankfully Josh Boyer came to pick …

Outage.

As you might have seen, the Red Hat Summit is happening this week. As usual, I’m here volunteering on the staff, helping with training, the booth, manual labor, and whatever else I can do to assist our awesome event gurus. I love seeing and meeting customers and partners at this event, so …

PulseAudio is still awesome.

PulseAudio is an indispensable part of my Fedora Workstation. While PulseAudio may have detractors, my experience has been all good. Most sound problems I’ve seen come down to one of the following: Bad drivers at a lower layer (not PulseAudio’s problem) Bad hackery in the distro (ohai *buntu) People parroting years-old Internet “wisdom” …

Fedora under construction?

Fedora’s quality makes complacency easy. But in truth, we’re always under construction — or we should be. You could call that constant disruption by different names. Risk positive. Forward leaning. Embracing change. Since inception, Fedora was intended to avoid the status quo. So what’s next for shaking up said status? …