Sun 24 Sep 2006

Mon 18 Sep 2006

  • boxes: There is now a North American GNOME Event box! We spent the last couple of weeks putting it together. It was partially used at Siggraph, and now is ready to go out to other events.

    First stop: Ohio LinuxFest2006.

Tue 12 Sep 2006

  • milestones: Today I officially join the GNOME Old Farts Club. Now I get to be ornery all the time and complain about the young’uns.

  • photos: I finally put up my GUADEC photos. Most of them look similar to all the other GUADEC photos out there, but fire at night is always cool.

Thu 20 Jul 2006

  • lazyweb: I’m a little hesitant to ask anything here, given that my last posting on limburger resulted in this gem: the key to limburger is that you need to eat it with mayonnaise and raw (or at least rare) halibut.

    Nevertheless, I’m looking for a machine to purchase to put in the North American GNOME Event Box. It has to be small, light, and run Free software well. Something like the Shuttle X100 is close, but I’m not going to be able to get the Radeon card in it to work. Mac mini’s are much better supported and a great size, but I would prefer something less ‘branded’. Having Apple hardware in the booth would confuse our message.

    Alternatively, if someone knows how to change the top plate on a Mac Mini to a custom logo, I could totally go that route. (-:

Wed 19 Jul 2006

  • cheeses: It turns out that limburger tastes as bad as it smells.

Tue 13 Jun 2006

  • cairo: What an excellent dockudrama! Or maybe it’s just a dockumentary..

  • cairo (two): That post does point out akamaru, written by Kristian Högsberg. It’s a pretty nifty little physics model written with cairo. I don’t know how practical it is, but it’s pretty fun to play with.

  • passings: It was sad to see that György Ligetti died today. RIP.

Mon 29 May 2006

  • presents: Sometimes the dog decides to bring me a present. Tonight, it was a very dead bird at two in the morning…

Sat 27 May 2006

  • whoops: Things you don’t want to hear your plumber say:

    “Can you run downstairs really fast and make sure that there’s no water coming out of the ceiling. I’m not kidding!”

  • SoC: We ended up getting some excellent Summer of Code applicants this year. I’m mentoring the forms in evince project. It looks like it will be a lot of fun to complete. Over all, there were three SOC projects accepted to work on poppler. Two were in the GNOME camp, and one was a KDE project, and all three require modifying the PDF file.

Mon 08 May 2006

  • back to work: I have 1309 unread messages in my inbox. If one of them is yours, please be patient. I’ll try to get to it soon.

Mon 08 May 2006

  • Eleanor: Eleanor’s stub fell off today! That means that she now has a belly button, and more importantly, can now graduate to the (better fitting) size one diapers. She is also gaining weight well, and is past her birthweight.

    Also, she is wide awake right now. I hope she can sleep tonight.

  • SOC: There is less than a day left to get your summer of code proposal in. See the timeline here, and submit if you want to participate. We have a good list so far, but there’s always room for more.