Archive › September, 2008

The Validity Of 5-A-Day

Yesterday my buddies over at the excellent Ubuntu UK Podcast did a segment on 5-A-Day where they were debating the merits of the initiative. I just wanted to weigh in with some comments. The debate spawned into a few areas which I want to address separately. Firstly, in terms of the success of 5-A-Day, it […]

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Call For Intrepid Release Parties and Ubuntu’s 4th Birthday!

Ladies and Gentleman who love and adore the world most lovable and adorable Operating System, Ubuntu, we plan on releasing Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex on October 30th. Now, this release is a pretty special release because not only do we kick out another kick-ass Ubuntu, but October 20th is Ubuntu’s 4th birthday! As such, it […]

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Improving Ubuntu/Upstream Bug Workflow

Today we launched the beta of our Ubuntu Upstream Report. Jorge has more details on how upstreams and Ubuntu contributors can make use of the report, but I wanted to spend a few moments telling the story behind the report. Quite some time ago, we set ourselves up with the job of improving how we […]

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Meme(me)

From Blizzard. Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair…just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with your picture. It is my natural working posture. Honest.

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Building Belonging

Just wanted to let you know that I am confirmed for a keynote at Ohio Linux Fest and I am working on a brand spanking new presentation called Building Belonging. Should be a corker. Well, I hope so. Look forward to seeing you all in Ohio next month.

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29 Today

Today I turned 29 years old. Wow. Last night Horseman Holbach flew in from Berlin and we blew the foam off a few cold ones and eventually got submerged into a surprisingly fun bunch of people from The Courier Awards. No, not the font, the package delivery people. I know, I never imagined they had […]

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Seven Years Ago

Never going to forget. Never.

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Denied By Reign Completed

Well, at 2.48am, Denied By Reign, the debut Severed Fifth album, is finally complete and I am really proud of it. It has been by far my most ambitious project yet – eight songs, 39m 57s of music, 91 guitar riffs, 35 instrument tracks, 5.35GB of recorded audio and all recorded in about two solid […]

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No, Malmsteen. No!

Wow, Yngwie Malmsteen, notable guitar virtuoso, who I have been a fan of for years has just announced the cover for his new album Perpetual Flame: Oh dear. That is very bad indeed. Notable reaction from the album-buying public includes “Wow that’s bad…the chest hair and all..wow…“ “The Hoff called and wants his chest hair […]

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The Jaunty Jackalope

I am really happy to see Mark’s announcement of the codename for the 9.04 version of Ubuntu – the Jaunty Jackalope. I am really excited for the new challenges and opportunities we will be facing with Jaunty. Ubuntu is stepping up to the plate in a number of areas – the desktop, the server and […]

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