We are restarting the Free Software Workshops, aka APL -- Ateliers populaires du libre -- each last Sunday of the month. Software installations, development, upgrade, discussions around free software - all will take place this Sunday.
This month, we will devote the workshop on informal discussion regarding the future of the workshops - the rebuilding of a new website, moving the mailing-list, plans and ideas for presentations and training.
The last Sunday of the month at Foulab is reserved for the Free Software Workshops, known as Les Ateliers du Libre (APL).
This 28th of February, from 1pm to 5pm, we also host a presentation/training by Yannick Delbecque on LATEX – a document preparation system and a standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.
In the meantime, there will always be time and place for Free Software and GNU/Linux installations, exchange and technical assistance for the ones who need help. Professionals and amateurs, everyone is invited! Bring a friend :)
LinuxCNC it the "home of users of the Enhanced Machine Controller - EMC". There's everything about the EMC there - definitions, howtos, configurations, helps. There's this wonderful users manual (PDF) which I am reading now, and has all the vital information for understanding how the EMC works. Here are some first interesting points that I noted, but if you want to know (much) more, read the whole manual.
The Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC2) can control machine tools, robots, or other automated devices. It can control servo motors, stepper motors, relays, and other devices related to machine tools.
Among the proposed sessions can be found many interesting ideas: from technical skills, to management and transfer of knowledge, networking and philosophy around women and technology, children and computers, and the future.
Here are my favourites mixes:
Linux, command-line, GIMP, programming, public speaking
Ruby programming, Rails, ways to get more women into programming, teaching programming to kids
Falling in love is an out of control feeling. Sometimes, you fall in love with an incompatible one. With the one you cannot be if you reasonably think of. Sometimes this one can be defective by design. But love is blind.
I am changing these days. My mind is changing, and my thoughts - with it. I think it is my MA thesis which is changing me. Each day I discover new things around women's contribution to FOSS development, which is sometimes difficult to explain, but is tempting to make it heard by more people. This is why preparing a speech is a birth of a new challenge. It cannot be done months before it is given. And instead of doing my slides in the plane, I kept working on my research. Because the more I advance into the issue, the more what I will talk about will be new.
Here I am in Göteborg. For a whole hour! Very very nice on the first sight. Will write more (with photos) a bit later.
As for the FSCONS, I am looking forward to it! There are so many interesting presentations to come: hacktivism, youth, democracy, public administration, societies building, women's practice on technology, the copyleft hardware, open content and open source economy.
DrupalCamp Montreal 2009 is on now. More than 100 people, presentations in 2 tracks and also some informal ones. This is my third DrupalCamp Montreal (even if on the website is written it is the second one).
I saw the principle some years ago, when I worked with a colleague on his computer on a software documentation project. After 45 minutes, his computer would block access to his data, "forcing" him to take a break. Now I see this more and more often; Workrave can even propose you exercise for your hands, body and eyes. Why have we become so undisciplined about our health so that the computer has to remind us we have life outside of the net and work?