Tag Archives: Free and Open Source

My first free software contributions

In 2003, I was a young college student, bored one winter.  I had been using the Xfce window manager on my Slackware Linux machine, and I liked to use XMMS to rock out the tunes while doing my CS homework. … Continue reading

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Firefox Three, Guinness World Records, and bananas.

So I guess bananas has nothing to do with it, although all you monkeys will be jealous to know I had one with my dinner, and it was tasty. However the real fruit of the day is (you guessed it) … Continue reading

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Death to the Zen Micro

So yesterday I was quite convinced that I was going to make it down to see the Chicago Air and Water Show, hoping I could see the Thunderbirds.  Well lets just say that we got water alright.  I stood out … Continue reading

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GUADEC followup

Wowzers, what a great time! Was intending to write about each day individually, but that’s certainly out of the question now. GUADEC was a great experience and I’m hooked on the community! A big thanks to everyone who helped put … Continue reading

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GUADEC Core Day 1

Wowzers, what a day! Jono’s talk was excellent. Video taped the morning sessions in Recital; the F-Spot presentation was great. Larry is working on some sweet ass stuff. Sync’ing our photos online — integration with web services — I think … Continue reading

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GUADEC Warmup Day 2

So I arrived in London around 6 AM; everything went quickly.  Plane ride was fun, albeit quite cozy. Took the paddington express train, which is super slick, jumped on the underground to Euston, and wandered around for a while until … Continue reading

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:w

Yes, that’s a VIM :w (not some new fangled creation), as in, I’m actually writing something here! I haven’t written in three months, and haven’t committed any code in four…as I’ve been a bit distracted by a few things, notably: … Continue reading

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NetworkManager and Gentoo

So, I’ve recently converted my laptop to Gentoo, and before I even had the base system merged in, I thought I should research NetworkManager. I was running Slackware 10.2 on the lappy, and I had never considered NetworkManager due to … Continue reading

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Xorg updates & such :)

So I’m pleased to announce that another linux user has had a smooth upgrade to the modular X.org.  I’ve spent the last 24 hours making a jump from xorg 6.8.2 to 7.1, and right now I’m in the process of … Continue reading

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Eat your heart out, Microsoft :)

So on Monday, Marcus over in the gphoto2 development land committed a monster patch giving MTP Metadata support to libgphoto2.  I’ve been waiting for this patch to land so that I can pipe that information thru to Banshee MTP support, … Continue reading

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