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thanks for the sweet thoughts

Thanks everyone at GUADEC for the sweet thoughts. Miss you all. Hope I’ll see you next year

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hit by a car

I was hit by a car on my cycle to work on Tuesday morning. Broke my collarbone, requiring surgery to repair. I’m okay. Have a couple of weeks off work. Full write up on my other blog (warning: contains details … Continue reading

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importing from hg to git

Had to import a repository from Mercurial to Git today. I used fast-export: git clone git://repo.or.cz/fast-export.git Because the author fields were an utter mess, I needed to create an authors map. This is not well documented but it’s of the … Continue reading

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end of holidays, now for something new

Just got back from a pretty amazing two week holiday visiting my best friend Steph in Beijing (read about it here). Tomorrow I start my new job as a Senior IT Officer at the Bureau of Meteorology. I will be … Continue reading

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the end of something

This is my last day at Collabora. It’s more than a little sad. I’ve been at Collabora now since the start of 2009. I’ve watched the company grow from something small into something impressive. Collabora is the company for open … Continue reading

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why we need anti-harassment policies

Yesterday Michael Meeks expressed his distaste at GUADEC’s Attendee’s policy. I have personally advocated for conferences to adopt anti-harassment guidelines. I am also an advisor to The Ada Initiative, which is involved with this work. Michael writes: Fair enough getting … Continue reading

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now everyone should use their hackergotchi as their avatar

I was doing the work to close #645921, so we can finally remove the legacy theme code from Empathy. This required rewriting the legacy themes as Adium themes, which once I came to understand how Adium themes work, was really … Continue reading

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role models are important

Tammy Butow is putting together a montage of Australian women in tech for the Go Girls event, because role models are important. If you’re an Australian tech lady, submit your picture (remember to make it landscape, which I forgot the … Continue reading

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workaround for gnome-keyring ssh auth bug in Fedora 17

So if you upgraded to Fedora 17 the other day you have probably been hit by #662528, which means gnome-keyring’s SSH agent isn’t exported into the environment, which means no SSH agent, and sadness. Until the fix is out of … Continue reading

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Getting the GLib gdb macros with your own installed GLib

So there are these really cool debugging macros for GLib/GObject that do things like let you iterate GLists and pretty print GObjects and GHashTables and stuff that should nowadays be available in most distros. Unfortunately when you build your own … Continue reading

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