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Ian Ward

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Boxkite Inc.
Software
CKAN contributor/tech lead
PyRF primary contributor
Urwid author
Speedometer author

Presentations
Contributing to Open Source
IASA E-Summit, 2014-05-16
Urwid Applications
2012-11-14
Urwid Intro
2012-01-22
Unfortunate Python
2011-12-19
Django 1.1
2009-05-16

Writing
Moving to Python 3
2011-02-17
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LWN article on MARS and Cell processor link
Posted on 2008-07-31.

For the LWN subscribers reading: I have written an article for LWN.net titled "MARS and The Cell Broadband Architecture". It will be available to non-subscribers in a couple weeks.

Tags: Hardware Linux LWN.net


Linux Symposium 2008
Posted on 2008-07-29.

Jean Richard has improved the file names of the split-up proceedings of the Linux Symposium from 2001 to 2008, and I have hosted them here.

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Tags: OLS Linux


Don't buy anything from Samsung link
Posted on 2008-07-25.

I just came from a presentation purported to be about a stackable filesystem from Samsung called SynergyFS. The talk was more of a hardware sales pitch with no technical details, and technology that "can't be released under the GPL because if we give it to you you can give it to anyone else."

Samsung definitely doesn't get Linux and Open Source and deserves to remain on the "to avoid" list when purchasing new hardware.

Tags: OLS Hardware


Pitfalls of a Kernel Debugger Paper and Resources link
Posted on 2008-07-25.

Frank Rowand's paper on "Pitfalls of a Kernel Debugger" did not make in into the Linux Symposium Proceedings this year, so I have posted them here:

Tags: OLS


Posted on 2008-07-15.

This is a maintenance release that fixes a memory leak and a canvas bug affecting Urwid 0.9.8, 0.9.8.1 and 0.9.8.2.

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Tags: Urwid Python


Git Logo
Posted on 2008-07-13, last modified 2008-08-01.

This is a recording of the Git tutorial given by Bart Trojanowski for the Ottawa Group of Ruby Enthusiasts.

The talk was hosted by Jay Lawrence of Infonium.

Special thanks to Richard Guy Briggs for help with this recording. UPDATE: Richard has posted photos of the talk

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Tags: Video Git


Posted on 2008-07-05.

This article covers the process I used to create the screencast of Bart's first Kernel Walkthrough.

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Tags: Software Video Linux Python


OCLUG June Tutorial
Posted on 2008-07-02, last modified 2008-08-24.

This is a recording of the first Kernel Walkthrough given by Bart Trojanowski for the Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group. He starts with a presentation introducing some Linux development background, file layout and data types. The code walkthrough covers some important files and Linux list and bit modification APIs.

The talk was hosted by TheCodeFactory, a new meeting place for high-tech startups right in downtown Ottawa. This is the first time we used the space and I look forward to returning.

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Tags: Ottawa OCLUG Video Linux


Speedometer 2.6 Screenshot (scaled)
Posted on 2008-05-30.

In this release the scale maximum has been moved to above 1GB/s (for all the people with really fast network adapters out there) and a number of small improvements were made.

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Tags: Urwid Speedometer Python


Posted on 2008-05-19.

This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs that have been found in 0.9.8.1.

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Tags: Urwid Python


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