JUN
19
2013

Is that really the source code for this software?

I've been looking into how easy it is to confirm that a binary package corresponds to a source package. It turns out that it is not easy at all. So I've written down my findings in this blog entry.

JUN
18
2013

Compiling *all* of KDE SC from svn/git

On my desktop machine, I have always tried to compile "everything". At a time it was easy: about 18 SVN modules listed in kdesvn-buildrc, trunk for everything, done.
Nowadays there are many more git modules - I currently compile 234 modules, with the help of kdesrc-buildrc (I don't have to list all 234 modules, it expands them for me). Still it's a bit difficult to ensure I really have everything...

JUN
14
2013

I'm going too

This has been an very different year for me, but so far so good, things happened and
despite the crazy itinerary to get the most "almost" cheap tickets...

JUN
12
2013

nice e-mail

I still get the best e-mails :)


From: Tibor
To: jriddell@ubuntu.com
Subject: Thank you!

Hello Kubuntu/Ubuntu-Team,
i only want to say thank you for the great operating system Kubuntu, you
are the best. I`m very happy with this.

Best regards

Tibor from germany

JUN
3
2013

New Blue Systems Edinburgh Office at Tech Cube

After many years of working away from my bedroom desk I was invited to a party at the opening of a new hotdesking space. Tech Cube is an attempt to create an entrepreneurial office space in Edinburgh. As I heard it the old Royal Dick (no sniggering at the back) vet school got sold to a nice guy with deep pockets who is turning it into an arts complex but the ugly wee tower block stuck on the side was not very artistic so get turned into this little project.

MAY
29
2013

Subject: Kubuntu love

I get the best e-mails

Subject: Kubuntu love
Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 12:26:56 +0100

Hello Jonathan

I really wasn't sure who to write to about this, but I got your name from the
Kubuntu site as a contact.

MAY
10
2013

Distrowatch Reviews Kubuntu

Distrowatch is a handy site to check out the history of Kubuntu. Today they put up a review of Kubuntu 13.04.

MAY
9
2013

The Breakouts: UEFI

Me and Rohan and Harald spent the day playing with the cheapo Sony Vaio laptop I got with Windows 8 and UEFI firmware.

MAY
8
2013

Mataro Sessions II: the breakouts

Notes from breakout on Homerun:

  • Needs to move to Extragear
  • no upstream designer in Plasma so hard to change fundementals like app menu
  • KWin would be against it as default, uses full screen blur, no visual consistency between it and dashboard
  • Does not show app generic names
  • netrunner says full screen is distracting for a menu
  • no filters
  • no recent apps

Notes from breakout on High DPI sceens:

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