Writing poems about the Linux kernel has been enlightening in more ways than one for software developer Morgan Phillips.
Over the past few months she's begun to teach herself how the Linux kernel works by studying text books, including Understanding the Linux Kernel, Unix Network Programming, and The Unix Programming Environment. But instead of taking notes, she weaves the new terminology and ideas she learns into poetry about system architecture and programming concepts. (See some examples, below, and on her Linux Poetry blog.)
Who says Linux nerds can't be funny? Enjoy this collection of amusing man pages and prank programs.
larrythefreesoftwareguy: After a losing a long bout with insomnia early Thursday morning, I started to looking at different Internet memes and matched them with — how can I put this mildly? — a current annoyance in the FOSS world known as the Indiegogo campaign for Ubuntu Edge.
- Slashdot to Implement Rot13, (Quick & easy ROT13 for the command line)
- Systemd Ditches GNU C Library for Their Own
- YouTube "shutting down" tonight
- Facebook to access surveillance cameras and more
- waymir: merging Mir and Wayland
- The KMix Volume Slider Compromise
- Ubuntu 13.04 to disable Dash online search by default
- Valve Announces Half-Life 4 For Linux
gimpmagazine.org: It’s finally official! We can now report from a reliable source at GIMP.org that GIMP software, which has been downloaded over 40 million times, is in the process of changing their name to CHIMP software.
junauza.com: After announcing Ubuntu for phones and tablets, it seems like there's no stopping to Canonical's growth. Following a 2-day countdown that teased its impatient fans, Canonical finally unveiled its latest innovation: Ubuntu for washing machines (Ubuntu WM OS).
skyfromme.wordpress: Although the “OOo does not print on Tuesdays” OpenOffice.org-bug is long fixed, OpenOffice.org never indemnified Tuesday for its loss in reputation. This is unacceptable and Tuesdays rage at the event has even passed on to its successful successor: LibreOffice.
linuxgamecast.com: The fine folks over at /g/ are working on a GTA inspired top-down where you play as RMS. Team up with Richard Greenblatt, Tom Knight, Bill Gosper, Eric S. Raymond and, Linus Torvalds and fight the evil Corps like Microshaft and, Crapple.
Also: Half-Life 2 Single Player Coming
mandriva.com: Mandriva S.A. , the leading European Linux based software vendor, is unveiling the new milestone in its corporate strategy. Mandriva S.A. will now invest in Formula One racing.
networkworld.com: This is the story of how a Linux user...switched to Windows 3.1. At least in part. You read that right. Windows 3.1. Yes. That Windows 3.1. The 16-bit one that came out in 1992...
dragonsreach.it: I’ve always presented myself as a Linux geek to my neighbours and it has been nice seeing how the Linux word evolved (with funny and surprising quotes) during the past ten years in their minds.
ubuntu.com: Don't call it an interface. Call it an inter-FACE. Miniaturisation has come a long way. In fact, today Canonical introduces a new class of personal productivity device, so unobtrusive that neither you nor your co-workers need even know it's there.
gentoo.org: Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers.
distrowatch.com: Almost exactly one year ago, GNOME 3 was released with much fanfare. But to the surprise of many, it was not warmly welcomed. Despite the backlash, not everyone agrees that GNOME 3 was overambitious. GNOME 4 developers have doubled-down.
- Hell Freezes Over in Slackware Current
- Xubuntu rebasing on Debian
- Announcing: Fedora Retro
- Hsiloof Linux: The Real Breakthrough, No More Wine!
- Commodore shipped with Lubuntu
- XO Laptops for Penguins of Antarctica
- KDE Multimedia switches to Akode
- Bringing self-driving cars to NASCAR
- Begin your quest with Google Maps 8-bit for NES
- Google celebrated with Google doodle
muktware.com: Arch Linux has won the Free Software Award for the Most Consumer Friendly Linux Distribution. Aaron Griffin recieved the award from Richard M. Stallman and Linus Torvalds at the LibrePlanet conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
techlaze.com: It’s not just teenage girls who are swept away by ‘bieber fever’, apparently Linux, the open-source operating system is the newest entrant to the overflowing list of beliebers.