Stephen Hicks, N5AC | 1 Mar 15:53 2012

Contract Job Posting: Linux Driver Developer

I'm looking for someone to help us develop some Linux drivers -- here's the contract job posting:

Job Description: 
SW - Software Engineering / Programmer
Location: 
Austin Metro

Immediate contract opening to construct Linux drivers for a new piece of hardware. We have Linux up and running and need assistance with several drivers. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in the Linux environment and comfortable building and debugging device drivers. We will provide data sheets for the hardware and detailed knowledge on the hardware platform and how the driver should function.

If this sound interesting and up your alley, please forward your resume and optionally a cover letter to jobs-TPNGyvqeqwKgSpxsJD1C4w@public.gmane.org. We'll review it and get right back to you -- we don't use automated computers that treat you like a jumble of programming language keywords. We are real people that are interested in working with you!

No relo / No Agencies
US Citizen Only

Qualifications: 

Previous Linux device drivers developed
US Citizen

Job type: 
Contract / Consultant
Salary: 
Negotiable

Steve

Stephen Hicks, N5AC, AAR6AM
VP Engineering
FlexRadio Systems™
4616 W Howard Ln Ste 1-150
Austin, TX 78728
Phone: 512-535-4713 x205
Email: steve-TPNGyvqeqwKgSpxsJD1C4w@public.gmane.org
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Tristan Mendoza | 5 Mar 18:57 2012
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Nginx vs Apache

Nginx has been getting nice reviews... I would like to hear criticism.
As a layman, I suspect modularity deficiencies.
Could someone shed some light on pros and cons of switching to this web 
server?  Apache seems so embedded in existing culture to abandon it to 
me.  I don't suppose it is a stand-in like postfix is for sendmail.
-T

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Paul Elliott | 5 Mar 19:24 2012

ALG meeting; GNU Linux Discussion

Start: 2012-03-08 19:00
End: 2012-03-08 21:00

Thursday, March 8, from 7-9pm we will have the Austin Linux Group
meeting at Cherrywood coffeehouse off 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St. It is not
far from the 38TH HALF/LAFAYETTE bus stop.
http://goo.gl/TrRsx
http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/4738.html

General GNU Linux discussion You can come to this meeting with generic
GNU/Linux questions, we will try to anwer them.

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Patrick Smith | 5 Mar 20:54 2012
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image editing

I've been getting into comic production. I have Gimp on my machine, sitting there like some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction...


What are the alternatives? I'm not looking to do any really fancy editing, just cleaning up scans and maybe touch ups. Do I have any options?

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Tristan Mendoza | 5 Mar 21:12 2012
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Re: image editing

Gimp is hardly challenging. Why do you see it as "some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction"?
I mean that seems a bit extravagant.

Photoshop isn't open source, but is alot more complicated than GIMP

Adobe is an "engine of destruction"

-T



On 3/5/12 1:54 PM, Patrick Smith wrote:
I've been getting into comic production. I have Gimp on my machine, sitting there like some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction...

What are the alternatives? I'm not looking to do any really fancy editing, just cleaning up scans and maybe touch ups. Do I have any options?

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Patrick Smith | 5 Mar 21:21 2012
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Re: image editing

Anything can be an engine of destruction with enough imagination. 

Hell, in terms of lost man-hours, think of the devastation wrought by Solitaire. And the horrors of Freecell....

Do you have any answers to my question?

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Tristan Mendoza <tristanm.tx-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Gimp is hardly challenging. Why do you see it as "some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction"?
I mean that seems a bit extravagant.

Photoshop isn't open source, but is alot more complicated than GIMP

Adobe is an "engine of destruction"

-T




On 3/5/12 1:54 PM, Patrick Smith wrote:
I've been getting into comic production. I have Gimp on my machine, sitting there like some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction...

What are the alternatives? I'm not looking to do any really fancy editing, just cleaning up scans and maybe touch ups. Do I have any options?

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Tristan Mendoza | 5 Mar 21:34 2012
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Re: image editing

Use the Wizard.


On 3/5/12 2:21 PM, Patrick Smith wrote:
Anything can be an engine of destruction with enough imagination. 
Hell, in terms of lost man-hours, think of the devastation wrought by Solitaire. And the horrors of Freecell....

Do you have any answers to my question?

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Tristan Mendoza <tristanm.tx-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Gimp is hardly challenging. Why do you see it as "some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction"?
I mean that seems a bit extravagant.

Photoshop isn't open source, but is alot more complicated than GIMP

Adobe is an "engine of destruction"

-T




On 3/5/12 1:54 PM, Patrick Smith wrote:
I've been getting into comic production. I have Gimp on my machine, sitting there like some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction...

What are the alternatives? I'm not looking to do any really fancy editing, just cleaning up scans and maybe touch ups. Do I have any options?

--
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Chapak Patrick Smith
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Robert Parkhurst | 5 Mar 22:32 2012
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Re: image editing

Hey,

GIMP can rock, but it can be a bit scary if you're not familiar with
it.  I've mostly used GIMP (and in the non-FOSS world, Adobe
Photoshop) but there are a few others that could help...

Krita  (http://www.krita.org)
This is a sketching and painting program for KDE.  Their website even
has a training DVD for "comics with krita" that they just released.

Fotoxx looks like it's a basic program to improve digital photos.

Also, I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but if you're
wanting something like Adobe LightRoom, there's "DarkTable" for Linux.
 Also, a proprietary/commercial alternative for Win/Lin/Mac to
LightRoom is "AfterShot Pro" by Corel.  That'll run you $99.

Hope this helps!

-Robert, President, Austin Linux User Group

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM, Patrick Smith <chapak@...> wrote:
> I've been getting into comic production. I have Gimp on my machine, sitting
> there like some massive, hard-to-learn engine of destruction...
>
> What are the alternatives? I'm not looking to do any really fancy editing,
> just cleaning up scans and maybe touch ups. Do I have any options?
>
> --
> "I finally stopped waiting for some one to save me. I started to save
> myself, and I found out there was all kinds of help waiting."
>
> Chapak Patrick Smith
>
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Lars R. Noldan | 5 Mar 22:40 2012

Re: Nginx vs Apache

On 03/05/2012 11:57 AM, Tristan Mendoza wrote:
> Nginx has been getting nice reviews... I would like to hear criticism.
> As a layman, I suspect modularity deficiencies.
> Could someone shed some light on pros and cons of switching to this 
> web server?  Apache seems so embedded in existing culture to abandon 
> it to me.  I don't suppose it is a stand-in like postfix is for sendmail.
> -T
>
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nginx does not support scripting languages natively.  While Apache has 
Mod_php, or can pass php requests off to a CGI process nginx MUST use a 
CGI or FastCGI process.

This is the biggest negative in my book.  The positives have all been 
covered in great detail in the press.  It's worth noting that 4 of the 5 
largest adult material sites are using nginx as their front end web 
server, and that wordpress.com (the parent site that hosts free and pay 
blogs for people) uses nginx to cache and proxy to numerous backend 
apache processes.

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Tess Snider | 5 Mar 23:43 2012

Re: image editing

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Tristan Mendoza
<tristanm.tx@...> wrote:
> Gimp is hardly challenging. Why do you see it as "some massive,
> hard-to-learn engine of destruction"?
> I mean that seems a bit extravagant.

GIMP does have some usability problems that make it difficult for both
new users, and experienced graphics people, alike.  If we don't bring
ourselves to admit this, we will never fix it.  Sadly, it's not the
only FOSS graphics application with this issue.  (I'm looking at you,
Blender!)  Good graphics software is more than a checklist of working
features.

Anyway, it sounds like Patrick is looking for something a little less
powerful than GIMP, anyway.  Krita, which Robert mentioned, is
probably worth looking at.  Also, I would suggest Pinta
(http://pinta-project.com/), which is a FOSS Paint.NET clone.  If you
ever wanted to do just straight-up art painting (rather than photo
manipulation), it might be also worth looking at MyPaint
(http://mypaint.intilinux.com/), which is a FOSS app that is a bit
like the modern tablet paint programs.

But, if those aren't powerful enough for you, I think GIMP is all
you've got.  I'm really sorry about that.

(This is probably the appropriate moment for another "I wish I had
more time for non-work programming..." whinge.)

Tess
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