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Get Your App In Ubuntu

Here in the Ubuntu family we have a burning ambition to create Operating Systems for Desktop and Server that is simple, easy to use, available in your language, and entirely free. We believe in technological freedom, open standards, and breaking down the digital divide. Part of delivering this vision is to provide a wide variety […]

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didrocks Is a Legend

’nuff said.

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Video On Dealing With Burnout

Some of you will be familiar with the presentation I have done in the past on burnout, what it is, how to tell the symptoms, the 12 stages of burnout, and how to handle it in our communities. When I did the presentation I got some positive feedback that the content often resonated with people […]

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Ubuntu 11.04 Covered By CNN-IBN in India

Ubuntu 11.04 got a very positive review CNN in India this weekend. Refered to as: One of the world wide web’s best kept secrets. Check out the video below and skip to 15.05: Can’t see it? See the video here. Rockin’!

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Eric Ward Joining the Community Team at Canonical

On Monday next week I will be welcoming the sixth horseman to the Community Team at Canonical; he will be joining Daniel Holbach, Jorge Castro, David “the man with the plan” Planella, Ahmed Kamal, and myself on our adventure to build a fun, productive, and passionate Ubuntu community. He is Eric Ward and he will […]

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Bacon And Coffee Powered World Record

Yep, hair is an enemy of the Bacon household. A little while back I mentioned that my brother was working on a coffee powered car and working to set a world land speed record with it. Well, he did it, he set the record, and a little media storm has brewed around it. Check out […]

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Unity Lenses and Books

One key focus of work in the Ubuntu 11.10 cycle was getting the lenses functionality in Unity in shape. 11.10 brings a series of stability and usability improvements to the lenses functionality. One thing you will notice is that at the bottom of the dash, which you can see by clicking on the Ubuntu button […]

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On Saturday my band, Severed Fifth will be supporting Exodus, Heathen, and Attitude Adjustment at Gary Holt’s (Exodus guitarist and currently playing with Slayer) wedding reception. I will be there representing: Taken at rehearsal tonight. Thanks to Steve Conklin for making the magic happen.

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Getting Older

Tomorrow I will turn 32. I have noticed that ever since I got into my thirties, whenever people of a similar age know it is my birthday, the conversation is always amusingly similar. They suddenly turn into the four yorkshiremen, rattling off progressively worsening examples of the ailments of age, about how things ache more […]

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Community Management Crib Notes: Conflict Resolution

I have decided to kick off a new series of videos called Community Management Crib Notes discussing various community management topics, and here is the first video, this time on the topic of conflict resolution. In this video I discuss the different between conflict and disputes, the attributes that can make people engage in conflict, […]

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