Monthly Archives: October 2005

Popularity Contest

So, Vincent writes that with fewer people on the board, “maybe we’ll see the end of the popularity contest at the next elections”. Unfortunately, with fewer people on the board, and vastly less diversity in its composition, the ‘popularity contest’ … Continue reading

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Why I’m Voting "NO"

I’ve been meaning to write a usefully detailed email about why I’ll be voting “NO” for the current GNOME Foundation referendum (about reducing the number of board members), but with my insane travel schedule at the moment, I haven’t had … Continue reading

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3BT: Cambridges, London and Amsterdam

3BT has been so crazy, I’ve hardly had a moment to scratch my arse (to use the Australian lingo). So now that I’m sitting here in Milan, with a cold sweat and stomach ache so bad I’m squinting, I finally … Continue reading

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Pia and Denise

On the left, my wife Pia. Not one to pass up a challenge, Pia recently hit the local trade press with the announcement of her new gig. Rock. On the right, my mother-in-law Denise. Apparently, she doesn’t like the swear … Continue reading

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IronPython

I’m sitting in Martin Maly’s IronPython talk at EuroOSCON. He’s already mentioned Mono twice, noting that it has passed the IronPython test suite (“… and if it doesn’t right now, Miguel will fix it in a week or so, ha … Continue reading

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Daniel Holbach, Face of MOTU

The Masters of the Universe

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The Face and The CDDL

Glynn Foster, The Face of Sun Microsystems, talks about OpenSolaris and JDS in the latest episode of James Purser’s Linux Australia Update podcast. You’ll have to wait until next fortnight’s installment for the GNOMEy bits of Glynn’s interview. There’s been … Continue reading

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The Fridge

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Good Morning Synchronicity Lovers!

Wow, so, good morning synchronicity lovers! At 10:59 on #gnome-hackers today, I posted the following stupid hack: <@jdub> wow <@jdub> so <@jdub> a .xsession like this: <@jdub> gnome-settings-daemon & <@jdub> metacity & <@jdub> nautilus & <@jdub> gnome-panel & <@jdub> exec … Continue reading

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Big Kids and Little Kids

In early high school, I used to write games in QuickBasic. I spent a significant amount of time making a beautiful (relatively speaking) animated logo splash for my little programming efforts. A red M and a blue S would enter … Continue reading

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