"In Wellington on the steps of Parliament on Thursday 19th at MIDDAY
with a petition handover at 12:30pm. This is a postive event where we
will hand out hundreds of CDs and thank the politicans that support us -
so please keep it friendly and polite. While we appreciate people
arranging their own demonstrations it might be best if we don't dilute
our numbers with multiple events.
We want everyone reading this to email everyone they know in Wellington
about this. We can't let this be another internet protest that results
in few people turning up. This is important so we need to prove it in
NOTE: Please don't wear all black as that has negative associations with
other demonstrations but instead come along with bright clothes and
Awesome! Susanne and I have just announced at LCA2009 that linux.conf.au in 2010 will be held in Wellington, New Zealand! The website for LCA2010 is at www.penguinsvisiting.org.nz.
During our announcement we wanted to show a fantastic little clip from 42 Below about Wellington. But following the tradition of Hobarts annoucement at LCA2008 we had sound FAIL, so it didn't work. Please, go and check out the video clip on YouTube. (But ignore the bit about winning a trip to Wellington, the competition has finished.)
The MythTV mini-conference has been and gone and from my point of view from organising it, it was a total success. We had a stack of great talks (including an impromptu talk by Paul Wayper on the customised wooden panel on his Dell laptop).
Nigel Pearson was great, giving us all an insight into the development of MythTV, not only how the development process works, but also the complexitiy of the internals of MythTV. That was really interesting.
An unexpected bonus was that all the talks were recorded. We weren't expecting the A/V stuff to be setup until Wednesday, but it was all ready to go (after one minor cable change) on Monday morning in our room. Fantastic! A big thank you to Josh and his A/V team. The recordings aren't up for downloading yet, I'll post here (and on the mythtv-users mailing list) when they're ready.
At the end of the day we had a large discussion about what features people wanted to see in MythTV, and in particular what features people wanted to see in MythTV for a 1.0 release. The general consensus was that MythTV as it stands has more than enough features for 1.0. Once the recordings are up I'll write a list of the key items that were discussed.
Finally, thank you to all my speakers, and everyone who came along to listen, and who took part in the discussion afterwards.
I just realised that I hadn't blogged about this at all. I'm hosting the MythTV mini-conference at linux.conf.au 2009 in Hobart, Australia in January. How could I have forgotten about blogging this?!
The little blurb about the mini-conference is:
MythTV is a personal video recorder (PVR) for Linux which allows
you to decide what you want to watch; when you want to watch
it. MythTV has been increasing in popularity since Isaac Richards
first started working on it in 2002. It is now very usable, and has
several dedicated Linux distributions, as well as several books
written about it.
This mini-conference is intended to bring together both users and
developers of MythTV to discuss topics of interest to both groups.
The programme is looking really good, and it should be a rocking conference. I'll post another blog entry once the programme is officially released.
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