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Unpaid work training Google's spam filters

This week, there has been increased discussion about the pain of spam filtering by large companies, especially Google.

Recording live events like a pro (part 1: audio)

Whether it is a technical talk at a conference, a political rally or a budget-conscious wedding, many people now have most of the technology they need to record it and post-process the recording themselves.

For most events, audio is an essential part of the recording. There are exceptions: if you take many short clips from a wedding and mix them together you could leave out the audio and just dub the couple's favourite song over it all. For a video of a conference presentation, though, the the speaker's voice is essential.

Debian Jessie release, 100 year ANZAC anniversary

The date scheduled for the jessie release, 25 April 2015, is also ANZAC day and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. ANZAC day is a public holiday in Australia, New Zealand and a few other places, with ceremonies remembering the sacrifices made by the armed services in all the wars.

The easiest way to run your own OpenID provider?

A few years ago, I was looking for a quick and easy way to run OpenID on a small web server.

A range of solutions were available but some appeared to be slightly more demanding than what I would like. For example, one solution required a servlet container such as Tomcat and another one required some manual configuration of Python with Apache.

Wrong day or wrong volcano?

On our last visit to Chile, we stayed in Pucon for a few days and went to climb the Villarrica volcano:

It is demanding (1500 meter rise in elevation from the bus stop, crampons must be worn on the glacier) but the view is breathtaking. While we were there, another nearby volcano erupted.

PostBooks accounting and ERP suite coming to Fedora

PostBooks has been successful on Debian and Ubuntu for a while now and for all those who asked, it is finally coming to Fedora.

Can you help?

A few small things outstanding:

Lumicall's 3rd Birthday

Today, 6 February, is the third birthday of the Lumicall app for secure SIP on Android.

Happy birthday

Lumicall's 1.0 tag was created in the Git repository on this day in 2012. It was released to the Google Play store, known as the Android Market back then, while I was in Brussels, the day after FOSDEM.

Debian Maintainer Dashboard now provides iCalendar feeds

Contributors to Debian can now monitor their list of pending activities using iCalendar clients on their desktop or mobile device.

Github iCalendar issue feed now scans all repositories

The Github iCalendar feed has now been updated to scan issues in all of your repositories.

It is no longer necessary to list your repositories in the configuration file or remember to add new repositories to the configuration from time to time.

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