Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Cruising Without a Bruising

Filed under
Misc

Linux Journal's \"Señor Editor\" recounts the latest Geek Cruise's visits to resorts later trashed by Hurricane Wilma.

Tales of woe by frequent travelers rarely earn sympathy--even from their own breed. But that doesn't stop them from telling their tales anyway: "The caviar in First was okay, but the toast was stale. And they wouldn't give me an aisle seat." Fortunately, I have no tales of travel woe to tell about the Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise earlier this month. Quite the opposite, in fact. But I won't tell those either. Not yet, anyway. Because there's real suffering in the news, much of it in the places we just visited.

Cruising the Caribbean during hurricane season is a bit like dodging slow-moving Frisbees, each one being 300 miles across. Ships can do the dodging, but land can't. That was one of the biggest lessons--about Linux, as well as other natural developments--that I'm still learning right now.

See, as I'm writing this, Hurricane Wilma is wrapping up her own tour of south Florida, the latest stop in her itinerary. Before that it was the northeast Yucatan peninsula, where she paused for several days, destroying much of Cancun, Cozumel and the surrounding resort region with Category 4 winds.

Two weeks earlier, I had been sitting in an Internet cafe on Cozumel, enjoying the first cheap and fast broadband of the cruise, wrapping up my column for the January issue of Linux Journal. It was a convivial experience.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.

today's howtos

More Games

Red Hat News