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EventReport : FOSS Seminar at Mukah Polytechnic

I was at Mukah, Sarawak on the last 22nd and 23rd June 2009 for a FOSS Seminar organized by a Polytechnic college there. The polytechnic invited speakers from OSCC-MAMPU and Eric (an OSCC-MAMPU staff, an OpenSuSE Ambassador, and also a contributor in Fedora-My activities) invited me to tag along with him as a speaker. The event attendees were primarily lecturers and staff from Mukah Polytechnic itself, Kuching Polytechnic, and several nearby colleges.

First day talks attendees
Eric
Me!

It was a 2 days event where the first day was mainly filled with talks related several FOSS topics: "What is FOSS", "Trends in FOSS world", "GNU/Linux", "Security in FOSS", "Interoperability – Making FOSS and Windows play nice", and "FOSS development tools".

Second day workshop at the lab

The second day was an install workshop of Fedora and OpenSuSE and introduction of several GNOME features to the attendees. Me and Eric take turns on the talks and w…

Printed new cards

I've been using the old Fedora card until a few weeks ago. Now that they are done, finally, I print this new design :D.




This tool is neat

yum install fedora-business-cards
fedora-business-cards --pdf


(yup, my phone camera sucks)

Using NetworkManager and a WiFi enabled phone as your laptop's remote

Ok, I need a presentation clicker. But too lazy to find cheap ones out there. I have a Thinkpad R51 with Intel IPW2100 wireless card with no bluetooth, a Sony Ericsson P990i, and a Fedora installation. So, what I can do with them to get a presentation clicker?.

A little googling led me to this nice little tool : AnyRemote. It provides a Java client and a server tool which allows the user to control of various Linux apps using a phone with bluetooth or WiFi support (theres also infrared support, but i dont think it worth it due to the limitation of IR and requires more setup).

AnyRemote is in Fedora repository , so, Fedora users can just install it by yum install anyremote anyremote-data.

Now, I don't have a bluetooth dongle, neither internal bluetooth support, so my only option is through WiFi. Good thing in Fedora, the NetworkManager can create an AdHoc Internet Connection Sharing. Which basically gives me a quick way to make my phone to connect to my laptop (and the internet - with…

Fedora Activity Day Malaysia 2009 - MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 Event Report

A bit late for an event which happened last week,

Here goes..

31st May to 3rd June mark the date of the first MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference. The event gathered together a large number of local IT executives and developers in a packed 4 days event filled with lots of FOSS related talks and side events. Fedora Malaysia team was invited to get involved in the event, and naturally, we accepted and and 31st May mark the date of Fedora Malaysia team's first Fedora Activity Day!.

It all started as simply an event where Fedora-My will be getting a kiosk booth and a room space - shared with Ubuntu-My, OpenSuSE-My, MyBSD, and other local communities - for an install party. But the involvement by Red Hat APJ as a platinum sponsor of the event changed the direction for Fedora-My.




As a platinum sponsor, Red Hat was given a room on 31st May (which was an open / free-to-access day for the event) to do any activity they wished. Great thanks to Harish Pillay and crew from Red Hat APJ, that ro…

Adding simple popup to Plone frontpage

Here is a little guide for those who want to add a simple popup to the Plone frontpage for some purpose (eg: announcements, advertisements, etc).

Create a basic html file containing the content you want to appear in the popup. Upload it into $PLONE_SITE/portal_skins/custom (as Page Template) and for the sake of this example, name it popup.html

Afterward, create a Javascript file with your Pop-Up loader script. For example , this script:


function popup(mylink, windowname)
{
if (! window.focus)return true;
var href;
if (typeof(mylink) == 'string')
href=mylink;
else
href=mylink.href;
window.open(href, windowname, 'width=220,height=400,scrollbars=no');
return false;
};

popup('popup.html', 'My Popup');


Also upload this file into $PLONE_SITE/portal_skins/custom (as Page Template too). For this example, name it as popup.js

Afterward, in $PLONE_SITE/portal_javascripts , add popup.js as a new script into portal_javascripts…