This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about spying, conspiracy theories, boxing and calculus in Ohio, Klingons in Illinois, the return of Nirmal, a ball peen update, and LUG parenting teachable moments
#26: Hedbänger’s Bäll
This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about snollygosters firing 9 or every 10 sysadmins, even yet still more Google and privacy, hands-free computing, Gunnar's reputation management problems, and Dave's "how to say no" weapons turned against him.
#21: Slaves to Fashion
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about the worst virus remediation ever, the NSA all up in your phone, fashion advice from Dan Walsh, and a whole bunch of Gunnarbait.
#20: CommaFeed with a Bullet
This week, we talk about Le PRISM, Slashdot Gunnarbait, OpenStack Security Guide, the Indie Web, a petabyte of tax data, and an interview with the creator of CommaFeed.
David Simon provides a gift of context.
So much good stuff here, but this is my current favorite: ...if I sound exasperated with other liberal voices on this issue it’s because their barricades are in the wrong place, facing the wrong way, defending the wrong moral and legal terrain. Thus far, the sum of liberal argument against the NSA program amounts to … Continue reading David Simon provides a gift of context.
#17: An Internet of *My* Things
This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: Evolution of evolution, skeumorphism (again), Onion Pi, Brick Pi, Red Hat Summit 2013, an interview with Nirmal Mehta and some lessons learned from Google and NSA. This is an enormous episode, the longest we've done yet. If you just want to hear from Nirmal, jump to 1:00:00. Yes, an hour in. This episode is epic.
#2: New Professionalism
Dave and Gunnar talk about UEFI, Red Hat Storage, Remember the Milk, and the most badass of the badass innovators.
The Accumulo Challenge, Part II
In Part I, we discussed the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC)'s attempt to hobble the open source Accumulo project in the DOD. They directed the Department's CIO to jump through a number of reporting hoops before Accumulo would be allowed inside the DOD, and directed the Accumulo team to upstream their work into related open source … Continue reading The Accumulo Challenge, Part II
The Accumulo Challenge, Part I
The dozens of software projects launched in the wake of Google's Big Table and Map Reduce papers have changed the way we handle large datasets. Like many organizations, the NSA began experimenting with these "big data" tools and realized that the open source implementations available at the time were not addressing some of their particular needs. They decided to embark … Continue reading The Accumulo Challenge, Part I
History of Open Source in Government
[This is a writeup I did as a companion to the History of Open Source in Government Timeline. Karl Fogel and I will be presenting more findings from the timeline at OSCON this year.] It is difficult to imagine the Federal government moving in one well-coordinated direction on any matter, and so it has been … Continue reading History of Open Source in Government