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Getting to Switzerland, travel costs

With so many people contemplating the cost of travel to Switzerland this summer, I thought I would share some eye-opening insights into how to get a better deal.

Switzerland Schilthorn with 007 (video - leg 3)

Friday's video of the 2nd leg of the cable car journey was quite popular, Ganglia stats for the video server can't be wrong:

Switzerland Schilthorn with 007 (video - leg 2)

What has DebConf13 got in common with James Bond? The connection with Switzerland of course. Bond creator Ian Flemming actually spent time living in Switzerland and this beautiful alpine country was featured in more than one of his books/movies, including Goldfinger

reSIProcate and reTURN come to Fedora

This week, I've released the first official reSIProcate packages for Fedora. EPEL packages for RHEL5 and RHEL6 are on the way too. This is exceptionally good news for Debian, Ubuntu, OpenWRT routers and every other platform that is already carrying these packages.

Google Summer of Code, tips for students

I've had quite a few queries about the project ideas for Google Summer of Code on the Lumicall and Debian project pages and I'm publishing some notes here to help people get the best chance of participating, while also helping people's expectations.

Switzerland Rigi-Bahn scenic mountain railway, Swiss rail travel (video)

With DebConf13 registrations opening very soon, it's about time to share some more about Swiss travel.

Quickstart: Integrating SIP support into any application with reSIProcate

Today's applications are more dynamic and interactive than ever before, typically offering the user many ways to collaborate or get live data about their community or environment as they need it.

Comparing packaging workflows in Debian and beyond

My blog post yesterday about Debian's git packaging workflows was meant to help fill some gaps in the documentation of this process, one of the most significant being the diagram.

The multiple repository conundrum in Linux packaging

I'm involved with a number of free software projects as both a developer and as the maintainer of packages for various distributions such as Debian (which also feeds packages to Ubuntu) and OpenCSW.

I regularly come across the following situations:

Migrating to Xen Cloud Platform (XCP Xen-API) on Debian wheezy

I recently decided to upgrade my server and host it in a new location (turns out that leaving the UK hosting was a smart move too, as new UK laws to rein in the press are more likely to punish and censor private web sites and bloggers)