JAN
15
2006

Speaking to government

On January 10th 2006 I was offered the opportunity to speak to the directors of IT services from the Québec gouvernment. Québec is one of the provinces of Canada, with rather important economic and cultural power in North America.

NOV
20
2005

Ugly KPresenter templates

I want to use KPresenter. Really, I do. And of course, this being a presentations software, I want to do with it a presentation. By its very own implicit definition, a presentation has to be attractive yet simple, suggestive yet discrete. But mostly, it has to be aesthetically pleasing. Beautiful. Well, KPresenter's default templates are darn ugly. All of them. The only ones remotely usable are the KDE3 one and, somehow, the KDE2 and KDE1 ones. And... ugly surprise, the KDE2 and KDE1 were made by ... me!

NOV
20
2005

SQIL-tested

Well, SQIL came, has been, and passed. As I was saying, I presented KDE yesterday afternoon at the Laval University chapter of this pan-provincial manifestation.

I dare say all went well. The assistance was not numerous, but despite my inept management of presentation time (which made me do the planned 1h presentation take in fact 85 minutes), nobody left (on the contrary) and, above all, I've got 40 minutes of questions afterwards.

NOV
14
2005

KDE present at SQIL

I will make a general presentation of KDE for the public that will attend the events of SQIL (Semaine Québécoise de l'informatique libre - Quebec's Week for a free computing). I was very kindly invited for this by LINUQ the LUG of Québec City.

NOV
8
2005

This world is so small

I found on Hans Nowak's "Effectos Speciales" a mention of the map of SoC mentors and students This is the first time I see it.

OCT
19
2005

Ricoh supports KDE printing

Ricoh USA just delivered to me (as representing KDE) a nice color laser printer (CL4000DN). It looks very impressive and it prints like a fairy tale charm. The hero in this is George Liu, Linux engineer at Ricoh, believes in KDE's technologies and wants Linux to succeed (printing aspects withstanding). He energically advocates Linux at Ricoh.

SEP
27
2005

Books start to arrive

I got very nice word from Jure Repnic that the books started to get to destination. And Jure says "... I hope we se a similar book for KDE 4 ...". I surely desire so. If only time...

SEP
16
2005

The pinnacle of usability

Just saw a Yes/No dialog (in KDE, I specify, to avoid confusion) with tooltips installed on the Yes and No pushbuttons. The tooltips read "Yes" and "No" respectively. I'm flabbergasted!

SEP
15
2005

My leaving the bug reports discussion

Wow! I'm glad I'm not in Calgary tonight, or Aaron might have come down to my place and beat me up ;-) ) Anyways I will refrain from wielding back at him my (past century) sarcasm and irony weaponry.

SEP
15
2005

Bug reports

(Yes, blogs are slowly becoming what mailing lists always were anyways... It's my secret theory that blogs were invented by people a) discontent with their visibilities on dedicated mailing lists and b) not willing to mix their greatness with the commoners ;-)

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