Archives de l’auteur : Louis

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Ok, the title shows my age. But a facebook post from a colleague (oh, yeah, who happens to be my boss), writing his thoughts on a train to Québec city made me think of my own experience of today, sitting … Continuer la lecture

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Installing Ubuntu Quantal with Full disk encryption

For historical reasons, I have been installing my Ubuntu laptop on a fully encrypted disk for years.  Up until now, I needed to use the alternate CD since this was the only possibility to install with full disk encryption. This … Continuer la lecture

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Lucid panics after 208 days ? Don’t get biten by that

If you are part of those people who are reluctant to upgrade to newer kernels, here is an example of how this can make your life miserable every 209 days. There is a specific kernel bug in Lucid that will … Continuer la lecture

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Amazon Music Store’s MP3 on Precise

One nice thing about Banshee was the seemless integration of the Amazon MP3 store. Since I reinstalled my laptop on Precise, I know have Rhythmbox instead of Banshee which does not seems to offer the same kind of integration. Luckily … Continuer la lecture

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One year at Canonical

One year ago, I had done my last day after thirteen years with Digital Equipment Corp which became Compaq, then HP.  After starting on Digital Unix/Tru64, I had evolved to a second level support position in the Linux Global Competency … Continuer la lecture

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Customer support the Ubuntu way

Recently, I have realized a major difference in how customer support is done on Ubuntu. As you know, Canonical provides official customer support for Ubuntu both on server and desktop. This is the work I do : provice customer with … Continuer la lecture

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Remote worker .vs. distributed team, an interesting view

I’m not a big fan^c^c^c user of Twitter, but this morning, there was a retweet of an interesting blog post that I want to share here : Remote worker vs distributed team Being a remote worker myself working in a … Continuer la lecture

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Profession : support engineer

A while back, Mark talked about some of the professions in the computer industry. Unfortunately I can’t seem trackback those articles.  Instead of waiting for him to talk about the on I am part of, I thought of doing it … Continuer la lecture

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Ambivalent

As I have just discovered that I was now a tool, soon to be backaged in Oneiric. Looks like I might meet myself at the next UDS… https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/caribou/+bug/845300 🙂

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Mounting fully encrypted hard disk.

While testing Oneiric on a separate disk, I wanted to get some files off my laptop’s hard drive which is hosting my normal Natty’s install.  Keeping with a previous setup, I had installed my laptop with a fully encrypted hard … Continuer la lecture

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