Monthly Archives: March 2006

What does LAMP stand for?

During my keynote at FOSDEM, I spoke a little bit about the network effects involved in the success of the LAMP stack. Just in case anyone in the crowd was unaware of the LAMP acronym, I spelt it out for … Continue reading

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GNOME 2.14

Congratulations everyone! Another fantastic, to-the-day, awesome-new-stuff release. 2.14 rates very highly on my list of Best GNOME Releases Ever. I’m particularly impressed by the performance work that landed for 2.14, and continues for 2.16. It may seem exciting only in … Continue reading

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A Note on Sports

“Please note that there are only two references to sports in this book. They are on pages 71 and 95, and both are appropriately dismissive. If you wish for sports information, might I kindly refer you to every other aspect … Continue reading

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Requiem for Linux Journal

I loved Linux Journal. I spent too much money buying import editions at the newsagent. I loved its enthusiasm, its positivity, and its hackerly enjoyment of everything we do in the world of Free Software. I loved the numbers and … Continue reading

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Cosmogotchi Found

Lionel “ploum” Dricot (who recently kicked off the Ubuntu Belgium LoCo team, and really does look like Wally) was the first to submit a cosmogotchi for Mark, and pretty much nailed it on the first try. His final, tidied-up version … Continue reading

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Missing Hackergotchi Love

Every now and then, I mention the nicks of people who are missing their hackergotchi love on Planet GNOME in the hope that they, or one of their fans, will create one. Here’s the latest list: afc, alex, alo, benm, … Continue reading

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Wave Your Bullshit Wand With Me

When someone says “not ready for the enterprise” (or similar context- and content-free assertions), what they actually mean is: “They never had to deal with this shit in Star Trek!” Of course, this also means that claims of enterprise-readiness suggest … Continue reading

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A Real Mexican Hero!

GI FEDERICO has done some awesome profiling and analysis of Nautilus startup time. This one man optimisation wrecking crew isn’t taking a siesta or knocking back tequila shots to celebrate the awesomeness of GNOME 2.14… He’s coming up with ways … Continue reading

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linux.conf.au 2007

During the Penguin Dinner at linux.conf.au 2006, I was given the opportunity to announce that linux.conf.au 2007 would be held in Sydney, Australia. This is what happened… Seems like a night for retrospectives. While Hugh and Bdale gave you a … Continue reading

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Early Steps

Today, Jaq and I suffered through a lengthy background check and extensive body cavity search to gain access to the linux.conf.au bank account. Had these processes been administered by members of the Linux Australia committee, it might have been quite … Continue reading

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