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LinuxWochen, MiniDebConf Vienna and Linux Presentation Day

Over the coming week, there are a vast number of free software events taking place around the world.

I'll be at the LinuxWochen Vienna and MiniDebConf Vienna, the events run over four days from Thursday, 28 April to Sunday, 1 May.

With Facebook, everybody can betray Jesus

It's Easter time again and many of those who are Christian will be familiar with the story of the Last Supper and the subsequent betrayal of Jesus by his friend Judas.

FOSSASIA 2016 at the Science Centre Singapore

FOSSASIA 2016 is now under way. Debian, Red Hat and Ring (Savoir-Faire Linux) teams are situated beside each other in the exhibit area.

Thanks to Hong Phuc from the FOSSASIA team for helping produce these new Debian banners

Google Summer of Code opportunities for ham radio and SDR

I've started preparing some ideas for Google Summer of Code projects I'd be willing to help mentor this year and one of them is for ham radio, with a focus on software defined radio (SDR).

Can you help?

If you can help as a co-mentor or simply help refer students for this project please get in touch with me.

Machine Learning for Hackers with Debian and Ubuntu

Data Science and Machine Learning are hot topics at the moment. Many people are considering how to extend their skills into these areas and many solutions have appeared, including full online degrees, free online courses combined with free software and for those who prefer hard copy, a staggering choice of books on the topic.

FOSSASIA 2016, pgDay Asia 2016 and MiniDebConf Singapore

The FOSSASIA 2016 conference is taking place next month, 18-20 March at the Science Centre Singapore. The FOSSASIA community has also offered to host a MiniDebConf Singapore 2016 and pgDay Asia 2016. With sufficient interest from volunteers and participants, these events could do a lot to raise the profile of free software in the region.

Giving up democracy to get it back

Do services like Facebook and Twitter really help worthwhile participation in democracy, or are they the most sinister and efficient mechanism ever invented to control people while giving the illusion that they empower us?

Australians stuck abroad and alleged sex crimes

Two Australians have achieved prominence (or notoriety, depending on your perspective) for the difficulty in questioning them about their knowledge of alleged sex crimes.

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