FOSDEM 2014: more boring shit
Let's take a look at my annotated copy of the FOSDEM 2014 main talk schedule, shall we?
Step 1. Look at literally any page on the English Wikipedia.
Gentlemen, start your UNISERVO
Tracing and debugging
well shit, if it has 'ng' in the name it must be important!
The best part about not coding is how portable it is. Oh wait. This talk is about adding a new product ID to an existing driver. Totally worth an entire hour.
Someone finally admits that using GDB on a program introduces an adversarial relationship.
It was probably systemd.
Memory and storage
SPOILER ALERT: another goddamn database to not care about
Pro tip: we call this a "disk"
From the Brand New Idea department: layering EVEN MORE SHIT on top of C++ to make things "simple"
First up in the IPV6 section: IPV4. Of course. In this talk, Eric Vyncke discusses how all programs use http (no exceptions) and also addresses complaints regarding the fact that his name has only one vowel, which it refuses to actually use.
RIPE has a botnet that just ping-floods the whole internet. We're supposed to be appreciative of this bullshit.
caching and rsync. oh, not rsync. dsync. because.
None and none. The official talk description is "Description will go here."
Web shit for idiots.
Sage is a gigantic python clusterfuck designed to help you cheat on your statistics homework. It is for people who cannot afford Matlab.
Some asshole decides to offload simple math to his video card, never stopping to consider that once you reach the point where GPU acceleration makes sense you should STOP USING A FUCKING EXCEL CLONE
FPGA programming tool. Not hardware.
A graduate student is paid to pretend that anyone gives a shit about Raspberry Pi clone #3,452.
A man holds up Android devices as an example of power management. The United States Department of Irony issues a severe storm warning covering the regions of your face and brain.
I agree! Oh. F doesn't stand for what I thought it did. This is some kind of GNU/Appstore.
Title contains a typo: should be "HTML5 Video Part Douche," in which some shitheads sell us all up the river because they're too lazy to write software.
Inside a PHP shitstorm.
Some people rant about encrypting their facebook chat, as though the bad guys would bother intercepting their party invites instead of just using Farmville to send the plaintext back to the botnet.