Author Archives: jrb


Today is my last day at Red Hat. I’ve been here for almost fifteen years, and it’s been a heckuva ride. I’ve seen GNOME and the Linux desktop grow from from pretty minimal beginings to what it is today. Looking back on it, I’m so proud of the work that the Red Hat desktop team […]


*tap* *tap*  Is this thing on? It’s been too long since I blogged, but this is a great reason to post. I am so proud of everyone who put this release together. Everyone worked so hard on everything, and the pride and artistry comes through in every corner of the desktop.  Kudos go to everyone […]

google maps

trees: Neat! It looks like google street views has extended all the way to Westford, MA. They even have a picture of my favorite tree.

Edmund James Blandford

life: Edmund James Blandford was born November 15, 2007 at 4:01 PM EST. He was exactly eight pounds heavy and twenty inches long at birth. Mother and Son are doing well. We aren’t sleeping for particularly long stretches, but are happy that he is healthy and here. Edmund getting ready to return from the hospital […]


meta: It has been a long time since I’ve written anything. Being a father has taken its toll on my free time, and I got out of the habit of writing. As has happened every time I have hit a dry spell in the past, I count on the same thing to get me started […]