SCALE 11X: No booth, but meetup is on

Well, we’ll just have to file this under close-but-no-cigar: No one volunteered to staff the CrunchBang booth at SCALE 11X next weekend in Los Angeles, so I had to withdraw it (as mentioned before, because I work for SCALE I can’t staff it). So our next appearance will be at Linux Fest Northwest in Bellingham, Washington — and I’ll be staffing this one along with anyone who’s attending and wants to volunteer. Other shows where CrunchBang will make an appearance are listed below.

The good news is that the CrunchBang Birds of a Feather meetup is still on. The “Birds of a Feather” (obviously termed because, say it with me, “Birds of a feather flock together”) meetup is tentatively planned for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. There’s a possibility that we may open this up to a Google+ hangout so others from around the CrunchBang nation and world can talk to those attending SCALE 11X. I will keep you updated on that. And if it’s not too late for him — he’s 8 hours ahead of us — corenominal has been asked to make an appearance if he’s up at 3 a.m., his time.

Again, looking forward to upcoming shows in North America (where I live), we have tables already scheduled for Linux Fest Northwest in Bellingham, Wash., in April and Texas Linux Fest in Austin, Texas, at the end of May (as well as possibly having a table at the inaugural Montana Linux Fest in June at Montana State University — an event that’s still in the planning stages). I’ll be available to staff these tables, and I welcome CrunchBang users who are attending to stop by and help out.

If you’re going to one of these shows and you think you can put in some time at the table, e-mail me at lcafiero-at-lavabit-dot-com.

This blog, and all other blogs by Larry the Free Software Guy, Larry the CrunchBang Guy and Larry Cafiero, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND license. In short, this license allows others to download this work and share it with others as long as they credit me as the author, but others can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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Down to the wire for SCALE

As I’ve mentioned a time or two in the past, CrunchBang has available to it a table at the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 11X, which will be held in Los Angeles at the Hilton LAX on Feb. 22-24 (that’s President’s Day weekend, for those of you in the States). Actually, because I have some pull in the SCALE organization — I chair the Publicity Team — I’ve arranged for us to be neighbors with Debian on the SCALE 11X exhibit floor.

CrunchBang is also hosting a Birds of a Feather meet-up at SCALE 11X as well, but we’ll get back to that later.

As I’ve also mentioned, because I work at the expo as chief cat-herder for the tech and mainstream press, I don’t have the ability to staff the booth. So I’m still looking for CrunchBang folks who are going to the show who wouldn’t mind putting in some time in the booth.

So far, I have no takers, meaning I may have to surrender the space if there’s no one there to help promote CrunchBang. So this is my final appeal — if you’re going to SCALE 11X and you want to help us out by staffing the table, that would be great.

As for the Birds of a Feather meet-up, that will take place regardless of whether or not we have a table on the exhibit floor. It is tentatively planned for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time, and we’ve asked corenominal to drop by via video, as he did at our meetup at Linux Fest Northwest last year. The only catch here is if he’s still awake at 3 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 in Lincoln, UK.

So if you can staff the table at SCALE, let me know by e-mail at lcafiero-at-lavabit-dot-com.

Looking forward, we have tables already scheduled for Linux Fest Northwest in Bellingham, Wash., in April and Texas Linux Fest in Austin, Texas, at the end of May (as well as possibly having a table at the inaugural Montana Linux Fest in June at Montana State University — an event that’s still in the planning stages). I’ll be available to staff these tables, and I welcome CrunchBang users who are attending to stop by and help out.

This blog, and all other blogs by Larry the Free Software Guy, Larry the CrunchBang Guy and Larry Cafiero, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND license. In short, this license allows others to download this work and share it with others as long as they credit me as the author, but others can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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Like pie?

Well, folks, the votes are in on the LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice poll, and guess who’s got a 4.7 percent of the pie on the pie-chart?

That would be us. CrunchBang.

Don’t take my word for it. Take a look for yourself here.

The actual polling breaks down like this. CrunchBang garnered 46 votes — thanks, guys and gals! — and our distro of choice outvoted the likes of OpenSUSE (!), Gentoo, Fuduntu, Bodhi and Salix.

Great going, and thanks for those of you who voted. We finished just behind Arch this year, but next year . . . .

This blog, and all other blogs by Larry the Free Software Guy, Larry the CrunchBang Guy and Larry Cafiero, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND license. In short, this license allows others to download this work and share it with others as long as they credit me as the author, but others can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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