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...

Target, Target.com, 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....

Make a Difference To a Three Year Old Boy With Cancer

I just want to echo Tony’s appeal to help three year-old Sam who was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma, a particularly aggressive cancer. It has spread from the main tumor into his bones and bone marrow. That makes it a class 4 cancer, the most advanced on...

Drawing a Wooden Cabinet in a GTK Application

I have a question for you GTK and/or WebKit folks. For Ubuntu Accomplishments we would like to take this: …and make it look more like a wooden trophy cabinet, like this: Currently the icons in the client are displayed using a gtk.IconView, but I am not sure how...