Archive › April, 2010

Stepping Down From FLOSSWeekly

Some time back I was asked on to FLOSSWeekly to do an interview about Ubuntu, Community, and Severed Fifth. The interview was fun and seemed to go well, so much so that they asked me to join them as a co-presenter on the show. I then joined the show on a mostly weekly basis, providing […]

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Lucid Release Party In San Francisco

Do you live in or near the Bay Area, California? Would you like to come and meet some fun Ubuntu folks and celebrate the Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx? Simple! Come to the Ubuntu California Lucid Release Party at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Co in San Francisco on Thu 29th April 2010 at 7.30pm! The format […]

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Ubuntu Release Party Videocast Soon!

Just a quick update: at **11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 6pm UTC Today*, I will be doing my At Home With Jono Bacon videocast and talking about how to schedule a release party for Lucid. I will also be doing my usual Q+A session. Watch it live here!

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Looking For An Ubuntu Cloud Community Liaison

I am pleased to announce that I am looking for an additional full-time paid role on my team at Canonical, working for me and working alongside David Planella, Jorge Castro and Daniel Holbach. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to build, energize and develop a cloud-focused community as part of the Ubuntu landscape and beyond. […]

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More Python Snippets

While I have been away this week on vacation there were 16 new submissions with new snippets! I utterly flabbergasted at how many of you good folks are contributing snippets. I just reviewed all of these submissions and we now have a bunch of new snippets, including: WebKit examples and a fantastic snippet for theming […]

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PyJunior: Call For Documentation Help!

Just a quick note: the PyJunior code is up on Launchpad. Please remember: I wrote this in about two hours and haven’t had any time to clean it up. So, expect warts and all. The Open Sourcerer pointed me at Snake Wrangling for Kids as a great kid-friendly guide for learning Python. My dream now […]

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Making Programming Easier For Kids With PyJunior

This week I am in Mexico on vacation with my wife and it has been wonderful getting out and about, catching some rays and and chillin’ by the pool. Mexico is a wonderful place and the people here are just incredible. It has been a wonderful week. Yesterday I had a break from the sun […]

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Introducing the Maverick Meerkat

Today Mark announced that Ubuntu 10.10 will be the ‘Maverick Meerkat’. I just wanted to re-post on my blog to spread the word. It’s time to put our heads together to envision “the perfect 10?. This is a time of great innovation and change in the Linux world, with major new initiatives from powerful groups […]

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Thanks Evolution Developers

Yesterday I started using Evolution instead of Thunderbird 3 in Lucid, and I justed wanted to tell the Evo team that they have done a wonderful job. I stopped using Evo due to performance problems, but many of those issues seem to have gone. I am really enjoying my use of it. I don’t think […]

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Audio Connections In Gnome

Yesterday, Pete Graner, leader of the Ubuntu Kernel Team asked me a question: Is it possible to route audio from one application into another as an input. As an example, if on a video or audio chat in Empathy, is it possible to route the output of Rhythmbox or Totem into the input for Empathy […]

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