Recently I have been exploring some odd bugs that seem to be getting in the way of Jokosher becoming the rock god application it is destined to become. After some discussions with wtay and bilboed, some bugs were fixed in gnonlin, and Jokosher much better without any modifications. As bilboed continued to bugfix and resolve [...]
Well, took Banger to the vets and the poor blighter needs to go back for an X-Ray tomorrow. With mini-doxies you always have to be careful with their backs, so the vet is just checking everything is OK to be 100% sure. Feel free to send get-well cards to banger AT jonobacon DOT org. Our [...]
This weekend has unfortunately been blighted by concern. Banger, one of our pooches has been in a lot of pain since Saturday, and we are not entirely sure why. He has been to the vets and even had a trip to the emergency vets last night. The poor little thing really isn’t very well, and [...]
Took a half-day off to get our fence strengthened. While this was going on I had a poke into some LUGRadio Live 2006 related business. I called the official hotel and enquired about how many rooms have been rented for LUGRadio Live. It seem that the vast majority of the hotel is filled with LUGRadio [...]
Today is a great day for open standards, with OpenDocument Format accepted as an ISO standard. This is fantastic news, and news that adds extra validity for the OpenDocument format, particularly in government and education. This naturally means increased validity for OpenOffice.org and other suites that incorporate it. Great work guys!
Long day today. Woke up insanely and headed over to Birmingham to do a talk about Voice Over IP with Paul and Group3. Despite getting stuck in traffic due to a smash up on the M6, the seminar went well and was fairly well attended. Nice to see lots of interest buzzing. After the seminar [...]
Wow, The Increasing Importance of Community got slashdotted. It also made an appearance on OSNews and Newsforge. Thanks to those of you who mailed me your thoughts and comments – they are greatly appreciated. A few events for the calendar: Open Source: A New Way Of Thinking (Open Source In The Voluntary Sector) – Wed [...]
In recent years, I have been getting the distinct impression that the Open Source community is playing an increasing important role in distributions and business. Once pushed to the side, the community is now something that the large distributors seem to be actively encouraging and working with. This trend seems to be continuing with with [...]