Friday Oct 23, 2009
Monday Oct 19, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 19, 2009
Tuesday Oct 13, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 13, 2009
I am building out a page of resources contributed to the community from the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group. If you have something to contribute that you want posted, ping ug-tsug at opensolaris dot org (subscribe here). Also, I am looking for people who are interested in editing the TSUG website when we move to XWiki on hub.opensolaris.org in two weeks. Here is the current list of leaders. We need editors, translators, coders, writers, photographers, videographers, designers, organizers, students, professors, business guys etc. Everything. And, of course, if you are interested in presenting something on OpenSolaris or Open Source or community development we'd be happy to have you talk as well.
Friday Oct 09, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 09, 2009
The Tokyo Linux User
Group will be celebrating 15 years of Linux in Tokyo in a couple of
weeks. I`ll be there. If you want to go,
see the info here. I have been participating
in TLUG for over two years now, and I have learned a great deal --
not only about Linux but also about the FOSS community in Tokyo. And,
actually, the Linux community in Tokyo is international, so you are
always meeting people from not only here but from all over the place.
In any given meeting, you could easily have conversations with guys
from a dozen countries. Really interesting group. Friendly. Open. Technical. Diverse.
Thursday Oct 08, 2009
Wednesday Oct 07, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 07, 2009
A few guys from the Tokyo OpenSolaris User
Group will be getting
tomorrow night for a beer (nomikai). Martin Schmidt
OSUG in Germany will here, so it will be great to meet him and talk all
things East and West. But there
is also a
typhoon spinning its way to Tokyo. So, we may get wet.
Saturday Sep 12, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Sep 12, 2009
Some images from the Tokyo Linux User Group (TLUG). Really good technical meeting on Saturday and nomikai later at night. About 50 people came by to hear Zev Blut on using the shell effectively, Alberto Tomita on the upcoming Japan Linux Symposium, and Matthew (Karamoon) on Hackerspaces.
Wednesday Sep 09, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Sep 09, 2009
Excellent to see BarCamp Yokohama being planned for late November. I will surely participate if I am in town. The event will be held at the Yokohama International School, so education will likely be top of mind (as it should be). We held a BarCamp in Tokyo back in May. This is what it looked like. Hugely successful conference -- organized by the community for the community. All BarCamps are slightly different, so it will be fascinating to see BarCamp Yokohama emerge its own way.
Sunday Sep 06, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Sep 06, 2009
I stopped by the Tokyo Hackerspace Open House today in Shirokanedai. Really nice day to welcome a new community of hackers, builders, and artists into existence. This space, which is a two story house in Tokyo with a backyard, is a welcome distinction to a virtual world filled with distributed digital networks. Tokyo Hackerspace is local and quite physical, and it grew out the community activities at Tokyo BarCamp in May. It`s very cool. Go to the site. Join the mailing list. Stop by the house. Get involved -- physically.
Thursday Aug 06, 2009
Saturday Jul 11, 2009
Friday Jul 10, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jul 10, 2009
Thursday Jul 09, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jul 09, 2009
Friday Jul 03, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jul 03, 2009
I hope to check out three community events in Tokyo in the next week or so:
The timing is good, too. Canon called. They fixed my lens.
Monday Jun 29, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 29, 2009
I've been checking out the Tokyo Hackerspace gmail list for a few weeks. Looks very interesting. The project grew out of some discussions at BarCamp Tokyo a couple of months ago, and I spoke to Karamoon about it at the OpenSolaris community event this weekend. In a world of ever expanding global digital communities, it seems like a nice idea to have a very local a very physical space to hang out in and hack on things that need hacking. Global and digital are fine, but local and physical are needed too. For info, check it out on the wiki.
Sunday Jun 28, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 28, 2009
Four members of the Japan OpenSolaris Community wrote a book on ZFS recently. It`s coming out in July, and it`s specifically for the Japanese market. The cover has not been selected yet, but here are the early details: ZFS 仮想化されたファイルシステムの徹底活用 (大型本) by Hisayoshi Kato, Michitoshi Sato, Nagahara Niroharu, and Imai Satoshi. This is quite a significant contribution to the community in Japan because it`s important to have technical content written by Japanese engineers for Japanese engineers. Translating English content from the west good, of course, but the generation of original content in Japanese also needs to be part of this community`s growth plans.
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 28, 2009
The Japan OpenSolaris Community together on Saturday. Nice day (and night). About 60 people came by for the three sessions, two of which were in Japanese and the third in English. Then all three groups came together for a nomikai. I think the model works well to start integrating the Japanese and international OpenSolaris communities.
I used a new lens
for this event. My f/1.4 lens is getting fixed, so I borrowed Jon`s
50mm f/1.2, which is one scary smart lens. It`s a tad expensive, too,
so I was more than a little nervous shooting with it. Anyway, at f/1.2 the
focus is just razor thin. Focus on someone`s glasses and their entire face
is out. I messed up a few images that way, but by the end of the night
I was getting used to it. Amazing piece of glass. By the way, you can see Jon`s stuff
here. He`s one of the best photographers around.
Saturday Jun 27, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 27, 2009
I already hang out with the Tokyo Linux User Group (here, here), so I hope to attend this event in October.
Friday Jun 19, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 19, 2009
I went to the Tokyo launch of OpenSolaris 2009.06 at Sun's office in
Jingumae earlier tonight. Good turn out of about 100 people. The
lineup: Introduction, Akira Ohsone; OpenSolaris 2009.06, Shunsuke
Kuroda; OpenSolaris Demo, Shoji Haraguchi; Solaris 10 5/09, Hiroaki
Nozaki; and CommunityOne West Report, Masafumi Ohta. See videos here from Shoji. This is the third
such launch of OpenSolaris in Tokyo. Both the 2008.05 and 2008.11
events were excellent as well. Tonight seemed to be an interesting mix
of Sun Solaris 10 customers and the growing OpenSolaris communities in
Tokyo. There was also some chatter on #opensolaris-jp on IRC.
OpenSolaris in Japan: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/jposug
OpenSolaris Launches in Japan: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/os-tokyo-launches
Tuesday Jun 16, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 16, 2009
Here are some images from Tokyo CGM Night Episode 5 at KDDI Web
Communications the other night. The event was hosted on by Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth, of course,
and it was nice to see a lot of friends and some interesting new
characters as well. Here is the home of CGM night at Danny
Choo`s place. Strange night, though. Too much light. Just as I was
starting to get used to shooting in the dark they turned the lights on.
Great fun as usual, though.
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