Author: Swift Geek <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:03:00 +0000
Merge branch 'news/libreplanet-2018-typofixes' of libreboot/libreboot into master
1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
diff --git a/www/news/libreplanet2018-workshop.md b/www/news/libreplanet2018-workshop.md
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ Boston, MA, USA. This year, it's being held at MIT university on March 24th
and 25th. More details about it are here:
-The FSF isn't officially hosting a libreboot workshop at libreplanet
+The FSF isn't officially hosting a Libreboot workshop at LibrePlanet
this year. At the 2015 and 2016 LibrePlanet conference, there were workshops
there run by myself and Patrick McDermott, a former member of the Libreboot
project. The FSF has confirmed that they don't have a dedicated room for it
@@ -21,29 +21,29 @@ With John Sullivan's blessing:
If you, the reader, are attending LibrePlanet this year, and you would like to
-get a libreboot system flashed for you, then take it with you to LibrePlanet.
-There will be knowledgeable people there who can flash libreboot for you.
+get a Libreboot system flashed for you, then take it with you to LibrePlanet.
+There will be knowledgeable people there who can flash Libreboot for you.
Find one of the people on the list below (list will be updated if more people
-volunteer to flash). If it's Kurt, they'll flash for you at the technoethical
-booth. If it's someone else, they can take you into the speakers lounge - does
-not matter if they're not a speaker. John Sullivan of FSF has approved this.
+volunteer to flash). If it's Kurt, they'll flash for you at the Technoethical
+booth. If it's someone else, they can take you into the speakers' lounge (it does
+not matter if they're not a speaker). John Sullivan of FSF has approved this.
There are tables, chairs and power sockets in that room.
-There are also tables and chairs outside the speakers lounge, in the common
-area at the conference, but I highly recommend using the speakers lounge.
+There are also tables and chairs outside the speakers' lounge, in the common
+area at the conference, but I highly recommend using the speakers' lounge.
That's where I took people, on Libreplanet 2015 and 2016 :)
It's really comfy in there.
John Sullivan of FSF has also confirmed that that there is a dedicated
*alcohol-free social and hacking time* at the FSF office on Saturday 24th
-March, between 1900 to 2130 hours. You could also flash someones laptop for
+March, between 1900-2130 (7-9:30 PM). You could also flash someone's laptop for
them there, in the conference room at the FSF, or on a table outside. Or the
sysadmin room, if that's OK with them.
I've been asking around. The following people have confirmed so far that they
will be providing Libreboot flashing services at the conference:
-- Kurt from Technoethical, an FSF-endorsed libreboot hardware seller. They will
+- Kurt from Technoethical, an FSF-endorsed Libreboot hardware seller. They will
also have their own samples. They'll be at the Technoethical booth there.
IRC nick sensiblemn\_ or sensiblemn on #libreboot IRC
- zyliwax from #libreboot IRC - has not committed fully, but is *very likely
@@ -62,11 +62,11 @@ libreplanet-discuss or email me directly:
[firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com) and I'll add your name in
the above list.
-Basically, all you need for flashing someones laptop at the conference is:
+Basically, all you need for flashing someone's laptop at the conference is:
- Portable SPI flasher (USB powered. SSH into it via your laptop, use the SPI
flasher's own 3v3, etc). Make sure to use the workaround-mx patch on
- flashrom, so that you can use --workaround-mx on Macronix chips, if flashing
+ flashrom, so that you can use `--workaround-mx` on Macronix chips, if flashing
an X200, otherwise flashing will be unreliable (see mailing list post linked
above) - portability is important, in case you sit down with someone in
a place without power sockets.
@@ -75,22 +75,22 @@ Basically, all you need for flashing someones laptop at the conference is:
The workaround-mx patch is here:
apply this on flashrom src and build with that. To use it, just pass the
- --workaround-mx option in flashrom.
+ `--workaround-mx` option in flashrom.
- Screwdrivers (phillips head 0 *and* 00 - sometimes labelled PH0 or PH00,
- Thermal paste and thermal cleaning material, for T400 flashing
- arctic mx-4 paste recommended. For cleaning material, use anti-static cloth
and isopropyl alcohol - as pure as possible! ideally close to 100%! 70%
rubbing alcohol is common in USA, and not suitable for electronics
-- Anti-ESD wrist/ankle strap, to protect against damage fro electrostatic
+- Anti-ESD wrist/ankle strap, to protect against damage from electrostatic
discharge when working with circuit boards.
-- Bring DIP8 25xx SPI chips with libreboot, for ASUS KCMA-D8 or KGPE-D16, for the
+- Bring DIP8 25xx SPI chips with Libreboot, for ASUS KCMA-D8 or KGPE-D16, for the
conference goer to put in their D8/D16 when they get home. Also PLCC32 LPC
1MB (or bigger, with padding at the beginning) chips for ASUS KFSN4-DRE
- Soldering equipment (knife tip, hot air, etc) for X200T flashing. NOTE: FSF has
- soldering equipment in their offire, you could ask them to lend it to you
- if you're flashing a laptop there at the FSF office. NOTE2: Kurt from Techno
- is also bringing soldering equipment.
+ soldering equipment in their office, you could ask them to lend it to you
+ if you're flashing a laptop there at the FSF office. NOTE2: Kurt from
+ Technoethical is also bringing soldering equipment.