Acire Hacking

This afternoon I took a little time to work on some changes in Acire; my little graphical front-end to a library of Python Snippets. I wanted to share this work as I think it will continue to help Acire be a useful little tool. Today I added a new feature that helps...

Next Ubuntu Open Week Announced!

Today we are proud to announce the schedule for the next Ubuntu Open Week, which takes place from the 2nd – 6th November 2009. Ubuntu Open Week is a week of free live online tuition and Q+A sessions that are provided on a range of topics by many of the movers...

30 Years Young

Today I turn 30. It seems everyone has an opinion about what happens when you turn 30. Sharing my news of the imminent event with friends would usually result in sarky mutterings of “it’s all downhill from here, boyo“, and affirmations that hangovers...

Improving Ubuntu/Upstream Bug Workflow

Today we launched the beta of our Ubuntu Upstream Report. Jorge has more details on how upstreams and Ubuntu contributors can make use of the report, but I wanted to spend a few moments telling the story behind the report. Quite some time ago, we set ourselves up with...

Mum and Dad

My Dad has had something of an interesting life. When he was very young, he was part of a large family that didn’t have a lot. He struggled at school and suffered some health problems as a kid, but his determination and enterprising nature lead him through a...