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Links to my recent presentations and talks.

My computer history

  • Details on the most interesting pieces of hardware I got into my hands so far. #retro

Which BSD full fills my desktop requirements?

  • Held at AsiaBSDcon 2023 in Tokyo

School, education in corona time

  • How could school and education be moved to the web? Talks/help sessions done for a Japanese school, and the resulting material.

Similarities between former East Germany and Japan

  • Some serious and some not so serious parallels between both countries
  • Presented in 2021 to colleagues
  • Slides English, Japanese

Bit rot: would you notice if your harddisk lied to you?

10min talk at KichijojiKaigi #18

  • What is 'bit rot'?
  • Let's verify if our filesystems would warn you if bit rot occurs (it does not)
  • Let's use dm-integrity and verify that it helps us to detect bit rot
  • Ideas and approaches to correct bit rot, future.

Linux monitoring sensors (lmsensors)

Talk at PCP conference 2019 in Melbourne.

  • Findings from my first foray into PCP - updating the lmsensors metrics (PMDA) code.
  • The motivation for making these changes were discussed. I covered the various implementation stages, documentation, aids for new developers and ideas for further improvement.

Things about East Germany and Christian Horn

At a local association in a part of Tokyo/八王子 (Hachiouji). The association is educating locals with English, and helping foreigners in their life at Japan. My speech was in English.

  • Self introduction
  • Introducing my home town
  • East Germany, and the German reunification.

VDO, the transparent deduplication/compression layer

i18n on Linux by example: Japanese

Internationalization/Localization on Linux, taking Japanese as example. Looking into the details I am hitting with Japanese on Linux.

  • What are i18n and l10n? What is it good for?
  • How to read files with “exotic” contents?
  • What are character encodings, what are the most important ones? How to convert between them?
  • Unicode output on Linux, locales
  • Input of Russian and Japanese characters
  • i18n for webpages and email, i18n in BIOS/console/UEFI
  • Slides: pdf, LaTeX sources

A Sysadmins guide to Authentication and Authorization

  • Contents: tech behind Kerberos/LDAP/directories. History, interaction between Unix and Windows worls, crossrealm trust
  • first presented: May 2009
  • Slides: pdf, LaTeX sources

What's up at the virtualization/emulation front?

  • Contents: what's the tech behind virtualization and emulation? History, use cases.
  • first time presented: January 2010
  • also presented at Easterhegg 2010 in Munich, recording, slides, LaTeX sources

Using cobbler in a not so small environment

  • Contents: details on using the Cobbler software to install Linux on systems, via network. Which alternatives were considered, how to setup and operate.
  • first time presented: June 2010 @OpenSource Datacenter Conference in Nuremberg
presentations.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/24 13:30 by chris