Burning Circle Episode 124

In this week's episode we mention Ubuntu Edge and have a last call for talks for the planned UbuCon at Ohio Linux Fest 2013.

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Welcome to the Burning Circle. For release on Monday, July 29th, this is episode 124.

Starting off this week we must mention the Ubuntu Edge project. I wish I had had some advance notice of it before it hit public view. Yes, nothing makes it worse for presenting a podcast when something hits right after release that you know absolutely nothing about.

As to the crowdfunding effort, I neither encourage nor discourage members of Ubuntu Ohio relative to giving. Please give as you feel so moved and as you are so able. In my own instance I am not able to give anything at all due to personal circumstances. Your circumstances are likely rather different.

Right now the crowdfunding effort needs to draw near one million one hundred thousand dollars per day to comfortably make its goal by the target end date. Without a doubt we'll be hearing more about this as time passes by.

We pause for a moment to hear from our dear friends at the United States Census Bureau in Profile America.

Profile America -- Monday, July 29th. Long before there were automobiles in the U.S., good roads were badly needed to get farm produce to market and to allow people to go visiting and shopping without battling mud. An American professor who had emigrated from Belgium -- Edward de Smedt--invented an asphalt mix, which could be applied in sheets to make a smooth surface. His first trial occurred on this date in 1870 on William Street in Newark, New Jersey. Even though de Smedt's technique worked well, even by 1904, there were only 154 miles of paved highway in the entire country. Today, there are over a million miles of urban highways, including more than 59,000 miles of interstate roads and other freeways. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at census.gov.

In other news you have until July 31st to get in speaking proposals for UbuCon at Ohio Linux Fest 2013. So far I have three proposals received. At least two more proposals are needed to help broaden the scope of this a little bit. We've got proposals on using full-disk encryption in Xubuntu, real stories of using Ubuntu Server in the workplace, and a discussion of UEFI with Secure Boot. That's really very narrow topically and we need to broaden this a little. While first priority is given to proposals originating from members of Ubuntu Ohio proposals are accepted from outside the community as well and should be sent to me via e-mail at skellat@ubuntu.com by July 31st.

So far this has been a cooler than average summer. How has your 2013 been? In the Ubuntu realm things have hardly been average.

From the south shores of Lake Erie at Command Central this program has been brought to you over the facilities of the Internet Archive and Ubuntu Ohio by Erie Looking Productions. Until next time, we'll be seeing you...

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