Unity questions summary and continuation...
A big thanks to This Week in Linux for summarizing the questions we’ve received during our Unity Q+A at Ask Ubuntu. Please keep them coming and we’ll add detail as the plans from UDS solidify. Here are the questions you’ve asked so far if you want to browse.
Cutting through the noise about Unity
Tonight I will concentrate on answering your questions about Unity on Ask Ubuntu. Questions will be answered based on the number of votes they receive and ones that I can answer. Unity developers will be advising me best on how to answer your questions and we can continue to develop the answers based on feedback. If you’ve already asked then we’ll keep working on our answers to be...
The Web in 17 seconds.
Things I am not embarrassed about.
When copying files around with rsync I always use the flags -avp. I actually find myself muttering “aliens vs. predator” every time I type it. Am I weird? It seems like a good way to remember flags to me. EDIT: Ah, it seems -a implies -p, but that’s not the way I originally rememberized it. It guess that’s like years of extra p’s in my life.
Just a reminder that not only do we have a normal party on Friday at UDS. But it will be a costume party. Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that certain people will not be wearing skin tight Batman outfits.
I need to work harder ...
Wow Nicaragua … just … WOW. (via reddit)
Paleontology Stack Exchange
Because you can never have enough information about Dinosaurs on the internet.
Congrats to Amber Graner
Ralph mentions some of the stats from askubuntu.com. It’s been hectic trying to keep up with the grow, especially as the stack method can be confusing at first. Now that we’re out of beta I can go over some of the tools I’ve been using to help best make use of the site. The first is George Edison’s StackApplet, a nice appindicator-based reputation tracker with notify-osd...
... and we're live
Along with 10.10 here comes askubuntu.com. We’ve had a great beta where many experienced people participated and we had a nice standard of high quality answers and low noise. We’re experiencing a flood of new users and questions, so feel free to help out. Remember people love to vote on answers with screenshots and easy to use instructions. Go get em!
My new proposal for improving governance.
I get a bunch of questions and mails from people who want to do great things. This is what I am recommending from now on:
Announcing Ubuntu Open Week, right after 10.10.10
So you’ve got a shiny new operating system. What can you do with it? Well, come find out at Ubuntu Open Week and Ubuntu Open Week Español We’ve got some great sessions lined up. LoCo questions with Laura, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and yes, the return of Ubuntu Studio to Open Week. As usual you can Ask Mark Shuttleworth about Ubuntu, or maybe you’d dig an Inkscape lesson from Martin...