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Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day

Last week was Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day, but for the last few weeks I have been on paternity leave, so I didn’t get a chance to blog about it. I just wanted to take a few minutes to offer some thanks. Choosing people for Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day is always tough as we have so […]

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Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving in America; a day we spend with our families giving thanks for the people and lives we have. Although an English ex-pat, I absolutely love thanksgiving and always get into the spirit of the day. This year is a very special thanksgiving. Just over a week ago on the 14th November at […]

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Ubuntu Core Desktop on the Nexus 7: Getting Involved

A little while ago I talked about our goals to get the core Ubuntu Desktop running on the Nexus 7. Again, just to be clear: the goal here is to get the lower level foundations of the Ubuntu Desktop running efficiently on the Nexus. This work is focused on optimizing the kernel, X, networking, memory […]

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VPSs, Ubuntu, and Juju

Recently I had a bit of a nightmarish experience that we might be able to transition into an opportunity. Let me share it with you. For many years now I have been running my personal website at The site is nothing special, just my blog and some other content, and I have been running […]

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Ubuntu Advocacy Development Kit

As I mentioned last week, our LoCo Teams are a core part of the Ubuntu community. They provide wonderful contributions in spreading the word about Ubuntu, introducing users in how to get started with the desktop/server, and providing a fantastic support safety net for new users. I want to help to better support the work […]

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A little break from the norm… Can’t see the video? See it here This is a song I wrote a while back, that is broken into three “acts” if you will. The song is composed from multiple layered acoustic music pieces as well as some bass guitar and strings (that’s right, folks, no metal here). […]

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Ubuntu Desktop Core on 32GB Nexus 7 Tablets

As many of you will know, there is a lot of work going on to get the core Ubuntu Desktop running on the Nexus 7 tablet. Thus far we have focused on the 8GB and 16GB tablets, but now the 32GB Nexus 7 can be used too. This tablet is available for around $299 if […]

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Preparing UDS Proceedings

With so much going on at UDS it can be difficult to get a crisp summary of the key decisions, plans, and goals for the next release. Even if you are attending in person, you only get to see a small sliver of everything that is going on, so a broad set of summaries is […]

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LoCo Teams, Communication, and Community

It has been interesting listening into the UDS sessions remotely (find out how to join remotely here) this week. While I wish I could join more sessions (unfortunately the timezone difference is pretty brutal) there have been a number of key topics and themes discussed this week, of which a few in particular have caught […]

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