Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:22
Linux offers most of the expected file attributes from the command line, including the owner of a file, the group, the size, the date modified and name. However often users want find out when a file was created. This requires a little bit of extra investigation.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:48
As regular readers would know, I make some effort to avoid using closed-source and proprietary software. This includes that popular operating system common on laptops and servers, MS-Windows. However there are a small number of reasons why this O.S. is required, including life-saving medical equipment hardware which, for some unfathomable reason, has been written to only interface with proprietary operating systems. Open source developers?
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:10
Free and open source software is based on key principles that are firmly grounded in instrumental advantages and ethical principles. It is heavily used in infrastructure and in new hardware forms; it is less used in user-end applications and traditional forms (laptops and desktops); however there is a good range of mature and feature-rich business applications available. The development of increasingly ubiquitous and more powerful computing is particularly well-suited for FOSS and workplaces that make use of such software will gain financial and positional advantages.
Presentation to Young Professionals CPA, October 8, 2014
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:45
Pre-Project and Start-Up (SU)
A project is defined as a temporary organisation created for the purpose of delivering business products with a degree of uniqueness according to an agreed Business Case.
A project mandate must come from those managers and those authorised to allocate duties and funds, subject to delegated authority ("corporate /programme management").
Authorised individuals must raise a Project Mandate. This should state the basic objectives, scope, quality, and constraints and identify the customer, user, and other interested parties.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:54
Presentation to Software Freedom Day (Melbourne), September 2014
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:07
LUV annual general meetings are typically our smallest meetings of the year. It is a bold and few technically-inspired individuals who wish to sit through the necessary administrivia that keep the organisation alive in a formal sense, and the lack of an advertised speaker does suggest the possibility of ad-hoc pot-luck when it comes the short, technical lightning talks. However, I would like to make a special plea for LUV members to attend this agm. The reason being is that, after four years as president of LUV, I am going to step down from this position.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:18
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:19
Presentation to the La Trobe Valley Linux Miniconference, Saturday July 19, 2014
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:48
Presentation to Linux Users of Victoria, 1st July, 2014
1. About Patents
A definition from the World Intellectual Property Organisation "A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application." 
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:15
The final report of the ACIP (Australian government Advisory Panel on Intellectual Property) review of the Innovation Patent System came out today.
The good news is that ACIP have recommended that "no method, process or system shall be patentable".
THIS MEANS NO SOFTWARE PATENTS
Selections from the Report follow. I note that they referred to several of the examples were included in the LUV submission.