LINK: Meet Australia’s geekiest geek

This is a great article about Jonathan Oxer, whose entire house is connected to a central computer and can be controlled remotely via a computer or mobile phone.

Teeming with technology, the abode conjures up images of The Jetsons but, much to the surprise of visitors, the house looks no less ordinary than a typical suburban dwelling. Wires, switches and gizmos are concealed, true to Oxer’s philosophy of “having everything work invisibly”.

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BarCamp Adelaide

ITShare SA will be hosting a BarCamp on Sunday 16th of March.

When: Sunday 16th of March 10:30am onwards
Where: ITShare Workshop, Mount Barker Road Bridge Water

Your invited to bring any projects you are currently working on and tell people about them, or just look at what other people have brought along. There is a BBQ at the hall, so feel free to bring along food and drinks. Power and Internet access are available on site.

LINK: Fedora on the Final Frontier

It is amazing to see where Linux is being used in the community and the corporate world, and how it is being put to use.

There has been a long standing rumor regarding NASA running Fedora which all of us in the Fedora community have been always intrigued by. Is it true? What are they doing with it there? Why don’t they run RHEL. Fortunately enough, a couple of weeks ago, I got to experience NASA behind the scenes, first hand, and hang out with the coolest members of the Fedora community, and find out the answer to these questions and lots more.

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