Where else am I supposed to get gas?
I went to go get some pop from the corner gas station, which is a BP. There’s a guy there holding up a sign on how we should boycott BP for the environmental disaster in the Gulf and how I should take my business elsewhere. It’s a good thing that guy was there, otherwise I wouldn’t have known to search for a more responsible oil company that cares about the environment!
Calculators. You need them.
On the Friday of the Ubuntu Developer Summit we do 5 minute lightning talks. Evan Martin from Chromium did a bit on Speed, and why they’re so obsessed with it. To prove his point he compared Chromium’s launch time vs. gcalctool. Yes, the web browser was launching faster than the calculator. I am not sure if Evan knew it or not, but Robert Ancell (one of the gcalctool guys!) was in...
More Debian/Ubuntu QA tool integration
In case you’re a Debian Developer and missed this post, you can now subscribe to Ubuntu bugs for packages you care about. I have an action item to investigate if we can do this per person as an option vs. per package. More to follow in a longer Debian-related post.
Clarifications around Ubuntu using "Google Chrome"
I’d like to clarify some things about our session on default applications and Chromium. I’m about to get on a plane so I will be short before the confusion spreads. Chrome and Chromium are not the same thing. Chrome is a non-free build of the Chromium project. It is impossible for us to ship Google Chrome as a default web browser without compromising our beliefs. You can read more...
I made a video of how to schedule a session for UDS for those of you who might be new to this. Here’s the ogg video.
Simplifying my online life, social media, etc.
Some people optimize, but I’m going to try something else. Slash, burn, destroy, and see what survives. I’m going to try simpler services like tumblr to blog instead of wordpress (which is too heavy for me) and distill my services down to just what I need. I axed Facebook today, let’s see if I last this 14 day countdown they do before they remove your account.
Better webmail integration. →
Check out desktop-webmail in Lucid if you use web mail! This fixes up mailto’s, etc. Thanks to Alexander Sack for this little gem. Tagged: ubuntu, web
OS/2 coming back? I called this years ago, which is why I kept my OS/2 box all these years! Blue spine too! Go Team OS/2! … ok back to work.
Nexus One Car Dock, decent, not great. →
Since it took them so long to get the Nexus One Car Dock ready I was relieved to see it finally come out. I got it today so here’s my short review. First of all, it’s obvious why the thing is $50,…
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor! →
Sense beat me to it but yes, we’ve got some nice app indicator stuff in Banshee now: Sense has some instructions on his blog while we finish up the little details. Thanks to everyone…
Adopt a Package reminder! →
Tomorrow on #ubuntu-classroom at 2000UTC (That’s 4pm EDT) I will be holding a Adopt a Package session! Tagged: ubuntu, upstream
Sad chromium tabs got you down? →
Just a warning that the chrome-ubuntu-theme scrollbar extension has been causing crashes for people. Mike Basinger reported the bug here but it appears to be triggering a webkit bug. Disabling…
Handy version checking thanks to rmadison →
Sometimes I need to check what’s in Debian and what’s in Ubuntu for a certain package. Usually I just go to the packages.debian|ubuntu site and compare them in browser tabs. Turns out there’s an…
Jamming in Michigan… →
From Drop Box Tagged: jam, lolhio, ubuntu
Become a Friend of GNOME →
Photo by Germán Póo-Caamaño The GNOME Foundation is always looking for support to help grow the desktop we all love. The generous contributions of GNOME’s Advisory Board are always…
Hear ye, hear ye… adopt an upstream IRC sessions,... →
Next Wednesday, 31 March, 2000UTC (That’s 4pm EST) in #ubuntu-classroom. We’re going to go over what it means to Adopt-a-Package. These are stalwart individuals that work with upstreams to keep…
Translators, ahoy! →
Pedro has announced the next hug day, this one is for translators! Here’s the list ‘o targets. And no, I still don’t hablo. Mi malo. Tagged: bugs, translations, ubuntu
All about ureadahead. →
Scott has posted an informative post on ureadahead and other boot related things on the forums. Recommended reading! Tagged: boot, keybuk, ubuntu, ureadahead
Marriage, Coffee, and Free Software →
So I’m getting married and when that happens people go to the internet and buy you things they think you need to live your life. As it ends up I got one of these: As it ends up it’s a…
21 teams are in …. →
As of right now 21 Local teams have committed to the Global Jam next weekend. Check out the event page on the LoCo directory to sign up your team! Surely we can bring in more teams….