Archive › January, 2009

Aqy Birthday

^ that kind of comedy is a rare treat. I just want to say happy birthday to my best pal, Aq, who turns 33 today. If my memory serves me right, I first met Aq when he was 24. We became good friends right away: I really enjoyed his cantankerous, opinionated and shouty personality. Many […]

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Joining The Identi.ca Revolution

Just to let you folks know, I have signed up for identi.ca with the username jonobacon. I am posting to both identi.ca and Twitter using the glorious Gwibber, originally from my friend and yours, Ryan Paul.

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Writing a Book With Free Software

Some of you have emailed to ask what I am using to write the Art Of Community, and some of my Free Software friends out there have been asking if Free Software tools were used when writing the content. Oh yes. I am writing the book on an Ubuntu laptop and using OpenOffice.org version 3.0. […]

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Week Off

Just a quick message to everyone that I have taken this week as vacation to spend it working on the Art Of Community. Its been a busy few days so far and I am making some good progress. Details, as usual, are on the blog. I am also pretty excited that Ryan Paul (Ars Technica) […]

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Attending SCALE

Where are you going to be at 1.30pm on Sat 21st Feb 2009? I know where I will be. I will be speaking at the always excellent SoCal Linux Expo in Los Angeles. There I will be delivering my talk Building Belonging, exploring the underlying recipe behind behind what makes great community and babbling on […]

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Chill Pill

Many of you will know my general policy for not getting involved in flame-wars and I was not going to comment on this story, but I just wanted to share a few words. Of course, the story is saddening: a woman bought a computer to do her classwork, it contained Ubuntu, and her expectations were […]

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A Good Day

Strange, everywhere I look today, everyone is smiling. Something going on?

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Art Of Community Update

I just wanted to throw a quick update your way regarding the Art Of Community book that I am feverishly working on. On Tuesday last week I threw out a deliberately cryptic announcement about a new project. In the announcement I displayed a motion blurred screenshot of what we now know as the Art Of […]

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Mumbach

It turns out that my mum and Daniel Holbach are very different people. I doubt that my mum is deft at bustin’ out Balkan Beats. Daniel Holbach probably never saw me naked when I was two. I am fairly confident that mum is not familiar with dpkg, and I am certain that Daniel does not […]

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Dutch LoCo Bringing It Home

Just wanted to share a little story about the Dutch Ubuntu LoCo Team. A while back I had an email from Jan Stedehouder about asking for help with a Dutch computer fair, the HCC dagen. Jan was attending to advocate Ubuntu and spread the word like the rock star that he is. I arranged to […]

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