NOV
22
2014

Blog Moved

I've moved my developer blog to my vanity domain jriddell.org, which has hosted my personal blog since 1999 (before the word existed). Tags used are Planet KDE and Planet Ubuntu for the developer feeds.

Sorry no DCOP news on jriddell.org.

NOV
3
2014

Do you want Catalonia to be a State? If so, do you want Catalonia to be an independent State?

Today there are only six days left until I vote in the independence referendum. I usually use my personal blog for non technical bits but I thought some readers of my KDE Blog might be interested in this as it does affect the geopolitics of pretty much the whole world.

What's going on?

OCT
29
2014

Kubuntu Vivid in Bright Blue

Kubuntu Vivid is the development name for what will be released in April next year as Kubuntu 15.04.

The exiting news is that following some discussion and some wavering we will be switching to Plasma 5 by default. It has shown itself as a solid and reliable platform and it's time to show it off to the world.

OCT
15
2014

Ubuntu's Linux Scheduler or Why Baloo Might be Slowing Your System in 14.04

Last month I posted about packaging and why it takes time. I commented that the Stable Release Update process could not be rushed because a regression is worse than a known bug. Then last week I was pointed to a problem where Baloo was causing a user's system to run slow. Baloo is the new indexer from KDE and will store all your files in a way you can easily search for them and was a faster replacement for Nepomuk.

SEP
11
2014

Akademy Wednesday and Thursday Photo Blog

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Hacking hard in the hacking room

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Blue Systems Beer

SEP
6
2014

Akademy Day 1 Photo Blog


Some of the Kubuntu Devs


Talking and hacking in the corridor


Sebas celebrates the release of Plasma 5

SEP
5
2014

Akademy Day 0 Photo Blog

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Welcome to Czech, it has beautiful sunsets

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Welcome to Akademy at the Brno University of Technology

SEP
2
2014

Should Scotland be an Independent Country?

Today my postal vote in the referendum for Scottish independence was sent off. I usually use my personal blog for non technical bits but I thought some readers of my KDE Blog might be interested in this as it does affect the geopolitics of pretty much the whole world.

What's going on?

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