Sunday, October 12, 2008

FOSS.my CfP Extended




Hi!

With the overwhelming talks submitted for the CfP for foss.my, we've decided to extend the CfP by a few more days. October 15 2008 is now when the closing is.

Some speakers have already been informed that their talks have been accepted. On October 15, we'll also announce whom they are.

Have you registered? What are you waiting for?

Fedora LTS?

Wikipedia migrated from Red Hat Linux 9 (WTF??) and Fedora (certainly not a wise idea for a large deployment that doesn't want lots of moving parts) to Ubuntu.

Some people started raising that inexistence of some sort Fedora LTS is a problem. But, I agree with Mike McGrath post that Fedora serve the niche of a fast paced distro in the Linux ecosystem. Ever since my first day with Fedora , Fedora have been an exciting place to test out new technologies of the FOSS world. Yes it crashes here and there sometimes - eg: AIGLX and compiz during the early days, new Xorg, etc, but thats a common risk when you are choosing to live with this fast paced distro. CentOS filled the gap perfectly for my server needs, combined with Fedora EPEL, CentOS is just right. The only thing missing from CentOS currently is only Livna, (I don't really like RPMForge), once RPMFusion provide packages for CentOS, perhaps it'll be my main distro choice for installing in desktops that i'm lazy to take care of (eg: the family computer back at home).

Fedora LTS ? .. here it is .. or if branding a long term distro with Fedora name is really that important, how about revisor'ing CentOS, add fedora theme packages and name it Fedora-LTS .. or maybe , Rahul, how about a Omega-LTS? :P

P/S: Ain't ability to fork is one of the beauty of FOSS? Don't like how it is currently? Fork it! ^o^

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I love Fedora | The World is Just Awesome

4 weeks more before foss.my!!!.



Joining the "I love [x]" meme from Planet MyOSS



I love Fedora. I love CentOS. I love Python. And all its craziness!





Come and Join foss.my!!! Register now : http://foss.my/register/

Sunday, October 05, 2008

FOSS.my 2008 - Malaysia's Premier FOSS conference!

FOSS.my 2008

For years the local FOSS community has been planning to host a FOSS conference in Malaysia. A real proper good one, by the technical people for the technical people. No marketing.

Come 2008, interested parties have gathered together to make the dream a reality.

FOSS.my 2008

Introducing FOSS.my 2008 (The World is Just Awesome), a 2 day FOSS Conference on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November. So make sure your weekend is free.

APIIT has kindly sponsored their premises as the Venue for the event.

At the moment we are polishing the website, but its completely usable, plus we are already taking in registration. Payment details are being finalized.

Schedule:

At the moment the schedule is a bit empty, but which upcoming event isn’t? Maybe you can help fill it out for us as a speaker?

Speakers:

We have a pending list of speakers we are contacting, but don’t be afraid to submit a topic. We have 26 slots to give up, so come one come all!

Volunteering:

We need volunteers for the event, please contact us if you are interested in participating.

Links

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Code Geass: Zero Requiem



Its been a while since i last post something in this blog. A bit of a change from the usual tech posts, an anime-related post - Code Geass's R2 final episode.

Since Eureka Seven, its been a while that I last experienced withdrawal after a series. Throughout the 2 seasons, Code Geass have been a very enjoyable ride. The story are well written and well presented. The non-stop feeding of cliffhangers, the plot where good and evil are different based on perception, made it a very enjoyable and fun ride.

Fact of life, everything has to end, Code Geass officially ended last week. Lelouch a.k.a Zero strategic mind, ideals and personality made it to the top of the my most-respected anime character list. And his final sacrifice .. is EPIC.

Lelouch Vi Britannia / Lelouch Lamperouge , once a prince of the Holy Britannian Empire - the empire that have taken over half of the world population through military forces - seek to create a new peaceful world where his sister, Nunnaly - who was blinded and lost her walking ability when their mother was killed - could live a peaceful and happy life. A world without war, where everyone living peaceful with each other. One day he met a mysterious girl, called C.C., and was given a power to force absolute obedience - a Geass - and that power have created him a key to change the world. Under the faceless mask of Zero, he created the Order of The Black Knights to take down his father's empire and recreate the world.

Zero Requiem: Lelouch's final masterplan of creating a new world - by directing the world's hate toward himself - to make people forget the Euphemia "Massacre Princess" tragedy, and for recreating the world. He successfully unite everyone by taking over the whole world and made the whole world hated him by being a tyrannical dictator - an act that made everyone unite under a common trait - despising the Emperor Lelouch. The closure of Zero Requiem, is he plotting his own death - bringing everyone's hatred with him, and successfully fulfilled his objective - to destroy and recreate the world.

A bitter ending, yet sweet and memorable.






Lelouch have taken over the world, as a tyrannical dictator, and made the whole world hate him.



Zero reappears, behind the mask was previously Lelouch, now, Suzaku have taken this symbol of justice.





Suzaku, Lelouch's best friend since childhood, taken the honor to finish the Zero Requiem, and also taken the final wish of Lelouch, to live as Zero for the rest of his life, becoming the symbol of justice.



Final smile before the end.




The final verse of the Zero Requiem. Rest in peace Lelouch. T_T

Several of my favourite quotes from Code Geass:



If the king doesn't move, then his subjects won't follow.
Lelouch Vi Britannia

The world won't change with pretty words alone
Lelouch Vi Britannia

If being powerless is evil, is having power justice? Is revenge evil? Can friendship coexist with justice?
Lelouch Vi Britannia

Those with power, fear us! Those without power, seek us! The world should be judge by us, The Order of the Black Knights.
Lelouch Vi Britannia

Will there be sacrifice? Yes and not just soldiers, but innocent bystanders, as well. Even so ... no ... because of that, I cannot stop. Even if I need to cheat and hurt others, I must persevere. To that end I must become carnage incarnate. I must spill yet more blood, so that the blood already spilt will not be in vain.
Lelouch Vi Britannia


Inequality is not an evil. Equality itself is evil
Emperor Charles Di Britannia

Good and evil are simply different sides of the card
Emperor Charles Di Britannia



And the one I liked the most:



Those who may shoot are only those who are prepared to get shot themselves
Lelouch Vi Britannia


While Sunrise made everyone wonder whether Lelouch is still alive, I'm guessing this is the end of Lelouch legend. Even if he is still alive and travelling with C.C, the wars already ended. Anyhow, an OVA to wrap up everything would be great.

All in all, Code Geass is a recommended watch for those who haven't watch it. The whole 2 seasons of Code Geass was very enjoyable to me.