Niamh’s in the local paper! She is the best at drama in the whole of Leicestershire, yes she is. The Coalville Times published an article summarising the 2013 Leicester Competitive Festival of Music and Dramatic Arts, with Niamh’s picture in it. Fame, oh yes!NIAMH TAKES FIRST PLACE AT FESTIVAL School received fantastic results By LAURA EDGAR
STUDENTS at a Coalville dance school have achieved outstanding results at a recent festival.
Elle’s School of Dance and Drama, based at Coalville’s Marlene Reid Centre, competed in the Leicester Competitive Festival of Music and Dramatic Arts.
The school received fantastic results from everyone [who] competed at the festival, which took place on Saturday, November 9 .
In the class Verse Speaking from Memory, age nine years and under, second place went to Harriet Worth, with Tamzin Johnson achieving third place.
Placed first in the Solo Acting class, age 12 to 14 years, alongside winning the Sydney Hickling Memorial Cup, was Niamh Langridge. Niamh, who has been attending drama classes every Tuesday since June, took on the role of Miss Hanigan, performing an extract taken from the musical Annie.
Chantelle Ridout, the principal of the school said: “I am very proud of all the students that competed in the festival. It was the school’s first year competing and we achieved first, second and third place from two of the classes.
“All the students had worked extremely hard to achieve the results they got and they should all be very proud of themselves.
“The students are now looking forward to their LAMDA Drama exams that take place at the end of November.”
For more information regarding the classes that are available in Coalville and Swadlincote, call: 07940999500.
This week's episode is brief but refers to matters raised in a previously posted Post-Meeting Announcement.
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In response to increased activity on the ubuntu-us-ny mailing list I recently set up a doodle poll in regards to starting up IRC meetings again. The primary goal is to start planning for the Ubuntu 14.04 launch, but I also hope to revive and re-energize the loco team. No matter where you are in New York, from Massena to Cutchogue to Ripley you can take part in helping to reboot New York. Please take the doodle.com poll and join us on irc at freenode.net in channel #ubuntu-us-ny.
In this week’s show:-
- We also take a look at what’s been happening in the news:
- Commenters on YouTube have a whinge…
- CyanogenMod release a “one-click” installer for Android phones…
- Run a Linux home server on the Raspberry Pi…
- Google and Microsoft agree to block child abuse images from search results…
- Symantic report ‘backdoor’ in ‘large Internet hosting provider’…”
- LG send personal data home from TVs…
- Study shows playing games has no negative effect on children’s behaviour…
- We catch up with what’s been happening in the Ubuntu community:
- And not in the Ubuntu community:
- And we mention an event:
- An evening with Richard Stallman – 28th-29th November – School of Computer Science, Lincoln University, UK
- Code Pub Reading – 28th November – Reading, UK
- Code Pub Birmingham – 5th December – Birmingham, UK
- Code Club North West Meetup #4 – 10th December – Manchester, UK
- Code Pub Kent – 12th December – Maidstone, UK
- FLOSS UK – Spring 2014 – 18th – 20th March 2014 – Brighton, UK
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The Blue Mint website is a fun news/blog to help you “Experience the computing nirvana that is KDE and Kubuntu”. Can’t argue with that
Some recent articles..Two Very Good KDE Financial Apps, KMyMoney And Skrooge, Get Recent Updates
Own A Small Business? KDE’s Kraft Is Here To Help With Document And Invoice Generation
KDE Grub-2 Editor: What it is & How To Install It
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There is also a The Blue Mint twitter feed which has lots of Kubuntu posts from across Twitter.
So we are all here in Munich doing some bug squishing, and surprisingly we seem to be actually achieving things!
You can see some of what we are doing from Trello plus here are a few pics that help explain
Elodi “organising” tasks
Due to low attendance at the 2013-11-23 meeting, the following issues remain for discussion in a thread on discourse.ubuntu.com by the Ubuntu Ohio community:
- What sort of a mission statement shall we have for our community?
- Where do we want to go in the near term?
- Where do we want to go in the far term?
As you probably all know, today is the airing date of My Little Pony Season 4 opener, and the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special!!
So, I thought: Hey, why not create a track for it? Took me 3 weeks =P But I’m really happy with the result ^^ (and yes, I did create this using linux … and since I’m on vacations, I’m using my mother’s laptop, which uses ubuntu! So this isn’t _that_ off-topic, right? =P Okay, okay, yeah, it is very off-topic anyways =P).
Here is the track:
Quick note, I used Studio One (by PreSonus) to create it … it works pretty well under ubuntu! Some minor issues here and there, but nothing that prohibits you from doing any work =) I highly recommend it (over LMMS and Ableton Live, in fact!)
We're having a great meeting here in Munich, last night we collected a range of topics to chat about and today we've been moving post-it notes about as we discuss topics and fix problems. I'm enjoying it a lot.
Now we're ready for #savetheday, will the war doctor beat the baddies?
Activities are not virtual desktops!
Also #savetheday party 19:50UTC in Munich and #kubuntu-devel.
This is one of those books that is hard to categorize. It is alternately fascinating and disturbing, historically important and tragic, accessible and thought-provoking. This is a perfect mix of what I think we should feel when confronted with the history of The Manhattan Project and the world’s entry into the Atomic Age.
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb strives and succeeds at two tasks. It tells an accurate history of the facts and events leading up to the creation of the first atomic bomb through its use by the United States in the destruction of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasake. It also successfully prompts the asking of philosophical questions that humanity must wrestle with when faced with such destructive power.
Throughout the black and white illustrated book, the graphics are clear and compelling. You feel the emotions of each moment, the fears and the excitement, the hope and the despair. You look into the eyes of the participants and feel their complexity and depth. This set of people were not monochrome in their beliefs, but complex and this comes through.
The events are told clearly, using a linear style that also incorporates both flashbacks and foretelling. It does so to great effect. Throughout, we get just enough scientific explanation to make the complexity of the topic clearer, using descriptions that are easy to understand while also technically accurate and complete enough to be meaningful.
All this is good. But there is one thing that this book accomplishes that is even better. It makes you think. This is no mere scientific or historic text, although it is both of these. It is also a philosophical springboard to deep meditation. This is a very good thing. You start by feeling alongside the participants the excitement of a scientific quest as they ask, “Can it be done?” You end with the same question most of them ended with, “Should it be done?”
#savetheday party 19:50UTC in Munich and #kubuntu-devel from a project which has always taken inspiration from the Timelord.
As is tradition, this virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit kicked off with an introduction by Jono Bacon and keynote from Mark Shuttleworth. It was at 6AM my time, I shut off my 5:45AM alarm and proceeded to sleep until the first session I had to be at 8:05AM. Hah!
Fortunately it was available on youtube immediately following the broadcast and I was able to Chromecast it up to my TV a few days later: Intro by Jono Bacon, Keynote by Mark Shuttleworth
At 8AM I joined my trusty …tahr at my desk to kick off sessions for the week.
Trusty has a pink dragon friend, I call her Zuul
– Ubuntu Documentation Team Roundtable –
I spent a considerable amount of time with the Ubuntu Documentation team this past cycle, so I was really proud that several of us could get together to have a session and outline what we need to do in the next 6 months.
The focus was primarily on-boarding new contributors. It’s clear that there are portions of our process documentation that still need clean-up and there remains some confusion in the community over what exactly we have for documentation and the focus of each, so defining those more succinctly in all our resources is important, but for reference…
- Managed in bzr on launchpad, lp:ubuntu-docs
- Written in Mallard
- Official and ships with the desktop
- Committed to updating for every release
- Lives at help.ubuntu.com/$release-number/ubuntu-help/
- Managed in bzr on launchpad, lp:serverguide
- Written in DocBook
- Official and is published as html and PDF
- Committed to updating for every release
- Lives at help.ubuntu.com/$release-number/serverguide/
- A MoinMoin wiki, anyone can edit
- Not strictly versioned, no solid committment for updating per release
- Lives at help.ubuntu.com/community/
Then we have flavor documentation. Xubuntu and Kubuntu manage shipped documentation in DocBook.
Oh there’s also this thing called wiki.ubuntu.com that we should only be using for notes related to Ubuntu teams, not documentation. And then there is the Ubuntu Manual which is a completely different project.
All clear? No more confusion? If only it were that easy :) We need some clicky buttons or something on our DocumentationTeam wiki page to make this all easier on the brain.
We came out of the session with several action items for continuing to improve things for new contributors.
IRC Log: /2013/11/19/%23ubuntu-uds-community-1.html#t16:17
– LoCo projects –
I was really excited about this session. There are always “tips” and encouragement going around for LoCo events, but many of us still spend time putting together packs of materials for things like Global Jams (as I did in September last year for our QA Jam), writing presentations for each new release to present at the local LUG (how many of us are doing this same work every cycle?) and more. It would be great if there were defined projects with materials, instructions and desired outcomes that teams could use to take some of the work out of planning events. And so it shall be! Stephen Michael Kellat of Ubuntu Ohio and the LoCo Council is now working with David Planella to begin putting this project of projects together.
Stephen Michael Kellat talks about LoCo Projects!
– Ubuntu Women Trusty Goals –
I already wrote about this over on the Ubuntu Women blog, so I won’t repeat myself here, visit: Ubuntu Women at vUDS 1311 session summary
– Community IRC Workshops and Classrooms for Trusty –
In spite of the rise of Ubuntu On-Air, my heart still belongs to text and IRC-based sessions in Ubuntu Classroom. In this session Daniel Holbach and I talked through some of the events we had planned for the cycle and lamented the inability to get a timely Ubuntu Open Week out the door for Saucy. We sketched out some plans based on our own schedules and now each have a list of folks to contact to firm up the schedule for our events. I’ve also taken some action items to follow up with teams who I hope will host sessions this cycle, including QA and Documentation.
I did land on a proposed date for Ubuntu User Days though: Saturday, January 25th 2014
Unfortunately I slept through the Community Council session due to a scheduling snafu, I could have sworn it was for later! But you can see what my fellow Community Council members Daniel Holbach, Laura Czajkowski, Elfy, Michael Hall, Scott Ritchie and Mark Shuttleworth got up to by checking out the video here: Community Council meeting
I watched the CC session on my TV too
To wrap up vUDS, Jono met with track leads to present results from each of the tracks. It gives a nice overview of the whole summit, check it out here: UDS Nov 2013 – Summaries
All the videos from the summit are available by browsing the schedule here. Click on the title of the session you want to watch, the videos are youtube videos embedded in the page and links are on the page to notes and blueprints.
This is the second virtual UDS I’ve attended, the first being vUDS 1305 which took place at the same time as the in person UDS would have. As someone who had the opportunity to attend the physical summits I still find these virtual summits greatly lacking. Many folks who used to go don’t take the time off of work for them anymore (myself included) so we only specifically target a very small subset of sessions we may have otherwise wandered into. I’ve also found that in the community sessions I was in the attendance was significantly lower than any sessions we had at physical UDS, probably due to the loss of the “wander in if it looks interesting since I’m here already” effect. The Ubuntu Women session is one which has perhaps suffered the most, several of our ideas over the years came from women who had never heard of us but happened to be at the summit and joined our session to offer new ideas and perspectives. So for sessions I was in, these virtual UDSes have only managed to attract a subset of existing contributors who could attend at the time it was scheduled and as a result just felt like just any other team meeting. Sadly, I don’t feel inspired following these new UDSes, instead I feel “wow, my to do list is very long, and I’m sick of meetings.”
That said, I understand Canonical is doing the best they can with their resources so I’ve done my best to take what value I can from this new format. It was great to see the schedule firmed up over a week in advance this time so I was able to adjust my work schedule accordingly. I’m also happy that they made it easier to join hangouts, as in the past it seemed like you had to scramble at the beginning of the session and know who to talk to in order to be a part of the video portion. I had no trouble submitting my blueprints this time around and found they had landed on the schedule through no actions of my own, hooray! Having recordings of every session has also been valuable, as in the past only a handful of sessions were recorded during each time slot and it was always somewhat unclear to attendees whether their session would be one of those select few or what the rationale was behind what got recorded or not.
Oh, and with virtual UDS we can bring our cats!
You may notice that popey did too, and I saw one walk behind Elfy in the Community Council session!
Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be made more awesome by massively growing its audience?
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In less than 6 months time we will release Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, a long-term release which will be supported for 3 years. Even if you have never dabbled in testing – now is the time to have a go!How can I help?
Testing Xubuntu is an important step on the way to the release of a stable operating system. With proper and reported testing we are able to find out the bugs and issues and iron them out before the final release.
You can find a basic overview of how testing is set up at the Ubuntu QA wiki, but do bear in mind that our requirements are more specific and some of that page is aimed at Ubuntu testing.
We have two different areas of testing, which vary in depth and length. This makes it easy to find a test suitable for your schedule and skills, but remember: only reported tests count! You can help us with testing either
Updates to our testing requirements are made regularly to the development mailing list. However, please do not hesitate to be in contact if you are in doubt; we will gladly help.
Finally, you can get more details on how to participate with Xubuntu quality assurance generally here.
- Price (Cubie ~49$ vs Raspberry ~25$)
- Less community/hacking
- Faster CPU (300Mhz more)
- Double RAM (1GB DDR3)
- Integrated port for a SATA hard disk (With a SATA disk use charger like Nexus 7. Without SATA disk, you can power it with a normal miniUSB by example from your router. +info)
- 4GB NAND Flash! You can install your Ubuntu here.
- Similar size motherboard
Ubuntu Server on CubieBoardI installed Ubuntu Server 13.04 a few weeks ago and I upgraded to 13.10 yesterday. I'm really happy with my new home server with Ubuntu Linaro powered by CubieBoard :)
Links based on linux 2.6:
- Linked lists, doubly linked lists, lock-free linked lists.
- B+ Trees with comments telling you what you can't find in the textbooks.
- Priority sorted lists used for mutexes, drivers, etc.
- Red-Black trees are used are used for scheduling, virtual memory management, to track file descriptors and directory entries, etc.
- Interval trees.
- Radix trees, are used for memory management, NFS related lookups and networking related functionality.
- Priority heap, which is literally, a textbook implementation, used in the control group system.
- Hash functions, with a reference to Knuth and to a paper.
- Some parts of the code, such as this driver, implement their own hash function.
- Hash tables used to implement inodes, file system integrity checks, etc.
- Bit arrays, which are used for dealing with flags, interrupts, etc. and are featured in Knuth Vol. 4.
- Semaphores and spin locks.
- Binary search is used for interrupt handling, register cache lookup, etc.
- Binary search with B-trees.
- Depth first search and variant used in directory configuration.
- Breadth first search is used to check correctness of locking at runtime.
- Merge sort on linked lists is used for garbage collection, file system management, etc.
- Bubble sort is amazingly implemented too, in a driver library.
- Knuth-Morris-Pratt string matching.
- Boyer-Moore pattern matching with references and recommendations for when to prefer the alternative.
Codespell is regularly being updated and comes with a dictionary originally derived from Wikipedia. I normally pull the latest updates from the repository before running it against my source code.
Fetching it and using it is relatively simple:
git clone git://git.profusion.mobi/users/lucas/codespell
..and it will find common spelling mistakes in the entire project directory. Easy!