Monday, February 25, 2008

The role of openQRM in virtualization management

Toon Vanagt interviewed the speakers of the Virtualization conference for Here a link to the video of the interview with me about the role of openQRM in virtualization management.
Enjoy and many thanks to Toon !

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Backup again, no data lost

Recovered from the bad harddisk crash.
Luckily (and because i DO backups) I did not lost any data.

... do not trust local harddrives !

Local harddrives sucks !
Just came back from a 2 weeks trip from and found my harddisk of my workstation crashing with a hardware failure on first boot-up after the holiday. On recovering my system now. Cu tomorrow.

Monday, February 11, 2008

pluggable virtualization for data-centers

I'm going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

... and I will talk about

"openQRM, pluggable virtualization for modern data-centers"

Fosdem 2008 will take place at the 23/24.2.2008 in Brussels, Belgium.
The openQRM talk is scheduled for the Virtualization track (within the Main tracks) next to Achim Hasemueller, presenting Virtualbox and Ian Pratt speaking about Xen.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

EE-music by Chris McCormick

This video shows my friend Chris McCormick performing his really cool experimental electronic music at the Velvet Lounge in Perth/Australia.

The event took place at the 7.2.2008 and was accompanied by stylish video art.

I like his style :)

openQRM presentation at LinuxDays

At this years Linuxdays conference which will take place at the 19+20.2.2008 in Luxembourg I will be talking about :

"Managing automated, profile based server installations with LinuxCOE and openQRM"

Please find the abstract here and the original announcement here. Looking forward to meet you at Linuxdays.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

No, this is NOT a postcard

We are in Perth for a week and this is our local beach

... and nope, this is not a postcard ! The beach here is that awesome :)
Today we spent most of the day in the crystal clear and warm water, relaxing,
sun-bathing and body-boarding. Just GREAT !

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

LCA2008: 2009 in Tasmania

Next years (2009) will take in Tasmania so be sure to not miss the call4papers :)

LCA2008: Wii-pong by Rusty Russels

This video was taken on the Open-day at 2008. It shows Rusty Russell's Pong-game which can be played on any surface it is projected to. The game is based on the techniques researched by
Jonny Chung Lee.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

LCA2008: Open day

... some pictures of the open day at 2008

Video of the famous Reprap 3D printer (

Freedom Lovers !!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

LCA2008: Hacking on lguest (2)

This is a video from the "hacking on lguest" tutorial at 2008 in Melbourne.

Lguest is a new and very light virtualization technology created by Rusty Russels.
It is very fast and basically allows to run "linux on linux". The video shows the lguest-host Qemu-image which was provided by the lguest-tutorial at 2008. After the lguest-host is booted up a lguest virtual-machine is started by a simple user-space launcher. It also shows the simple hypercall printing out "Hey Ho Lguest" which was implemented during the tutorial.

Cool stuff by Rusty !

Getting used to left-hand traffic

I am slowly adapting to the left-hand traffic in Australia ...

LCA2008: Talks finished, Google-party and Open-day

After the last presentations and talks at 2008 everybody was heading over to the big party sponsored by Google. Nice !

... sadly we noticed that somehow the catering service stopped giving out beer at 8.30 p.m ! What the h... ??
Sorry, but no party without beer so we grouped up with some people and found a nice pub in Brunswick. That was fun and we had a great night.

But LCA 2008 is NOT over yet but opening its doors to the public today. Lots of interesting projects will be presented and everybody is invited to join the "freedom lovers".

Friday, February 1, 2008

OLPC mobile phone

At 2008 a bunch of OLPC's were given out as present. The only premise was to either do something cool with it or to pass it over to somebody else who will do something cool with it. Nice !

... some of the guys actually seemed to "misuse" the OLPC's as mobile phones. Strange evolution, mobile phones actually seemed to get bigger and bigger.