OpenStack

Posted Posted in Computing, Linux, Open Source Software

I recently came across this video, which helped me understand the basics of how Openstack does what it does: I really love the idea of OpenStack – an open-source cloud platform that’s fast becoming the industry standard, and displacing the proprietary cloud standards in the market – but the underlying technology is not simple, and […]

Free at last!

Posted Posted in Computing, Open Source Software, Python

My IT shackles have finally been removed! After four years of struggling to deliver against the constraints of a locked down PC, I’ve finally managed to persuade the powers that be to allow me a ‘developer build’, along with other members of the team. This allows us a small measure of additional control over our […]

Ubuntu Studio documentation

Posted Posted in Linux, Music, Open Source Software, Production, Ubuntu

I’ve been using Ubuntu Studio since I started experimenting with Linux again last November – it’s a great, multimedia-focused distribution based on Xubuntu, and it comes with all sorts of audio, video and graphics applications pre-installed. It also has a low-latency kernel, which (in theory) means that any real-time audio or video processing should proceed […]

Be cool

Posted Posted in Linux, Open Source Software

I’ve just been reading a great blog post on Linux Advocates by Ken Starks called ‘time to put on our Big Boy pants‘, and it really struck a chord with me. The only reason I got anywhere using the various operating systems and applications I’ve experimented with over the years is because I’ve clicked away […]