Bad Voltage in 2014

In 2013 we kicked off Bad Voltage, a fun and irreverent podcast about technology, Open Source, gaming, politics, and anything else we find interesting. The show includes a veritable bounty of presenters including Stuart Langridge (LugRadio, Show Of Jaq), Bryan Lunduke (Linux Action Show), Jeremy Garcia (LinuxQuestions Podcast), and myself (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq). We […]

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Growing an Active Ubuntu Advocacy Community

Like many of you, I am tremendously excited about Ubuntu’s future. We are building a powerful convergence platform across multiple devices with a comprehensive developer platform at the heart of it. This could have a profound impact on users and developers alike. Now, you have all heard me and my team rattling on about this […]

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Community Leadership Summit 2014 Announced!

I am delighted to announce the Community Leadership Summit 2014, now in it’s sixth year! This year it takes place on the 18th and 19th July 2014, the weekend before OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center. Thanks again to O’Reilly for providing the venue. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the CLS, it […]

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Ask Me Anything on Monday

On Monday 13th Jan starting at 6pm UTC (10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern) I will be doing an AMA on Reddit. For those unfamiliar with this – this is where you can ask me anything on Reddit, and the most popular questions and responses are up/down voted. The post will go live about 30mins before […]

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Ubuntu Loco Team App Dev Schools – Volunteers Needed!

2014 is going to be a great year for Ubuntu App Developers. We laid down some fantastic foundations in 2013, but this year we want to extend and grow our community in multiple directions…building a solid, empowered on-ramp for creating awesome apps for Ubuntu. …but we can’t do this alone, we need your help! One […]

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Ubuntu In 2014

Happy new year, friends! 2013 was a phenomenal year for Ubuntu. It is difficult to believe that it was just a year ago today that we announced Ubuntu for phones. Since then we have built and released the first version of Ubuntu for phones complete with core apps, delivered Mir in production on the phone, […]

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Partners, Community, and Success

Recently the Ubuntu newswires have been buzzing with the news that we have won our first smartphone partner. Now, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way – I am not telling you who it is. It is not my place here to share confidential details about business-to-business relationships such as this. […]

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A Solemn Day

Nelson Mandela passed away today. He was 95. I am not going to pretend to know all the details about his life or the intricacies of his struggle. What I do know is that he inspired a generation around change and equality. It was not just his philosophy that inspired so many…it was his action […]

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Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 4 ‘Fat Drone Backups’

Jeremy Garcia, Stuart Langridge, and myself (Bryan Lunduke is unable to make it again, although we do of course hope that he recovers from whatever horrific disease he’s contracted) bring you: Open Source Health: are the open source community more unhealthy than most? Perhaps the trend for health-related gadgets will save us Review: Stuart talks […]

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Target,, and Solving Customer Problems

I don’t normally write posts about issues with organizations, but as I mention later in this article, there wasn’t a good avenue to share this with Target, so I am sharing it here so Target (as well as other consumers) can be aware of some of these issues. I like Target. They are generally a […]

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