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This is a weblog I'm keeping about my work on Debian and any other useful Debian related info I come across. It is not meant to compete with other news sources like Debian Weekly News or Debian Planet. Mostly it is just a way for me to classify and remember all the random bits of information that I have floating around me. I thought maybe by using a blog it could be of some use to others too. Btw. "I" refers to Jaldhar H. Vyas, Debian developer for over 8 years. If you want to know more about me, my home page is here.

The name? Debain is a very common misspelling of Debian and la salle de bains means bathroom in French.

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Sunday, September 7 2014

Debconf 14 - Days 1 and 2

Unfortunately I was not able to attend debconf this year but thanks to the awesome video team the all the talks are available for your viewing pleasure.

In order to recreate an authentic Portland experience, I took my laptop into the shower along with a vegan donut and had my children stand outside yelling excerpts from in whiny Canadianesque accents. Here are some notes I took as I watched the talks.

Welcome Talk

Debian in the Dark Ages of Free software - Stefan Zacchiroli

Weapons of the Geek - Gabriella Coleman -- Database Ho! - Don Armstrong

Grub Ancient and Modern - Colin and Watson

One year of fedmsg in Debian - Nicolas Dandrimont

Coming of Age: My Life with Debian - Christine Spang

Status report of the Debian Printing Team - Didier Raboud

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