Monthly Archives: September 2009

issa gone expode!

In Switserland today. It’s great to be in the mountains again, it puts a spring in my step — although the travel also puts a crimp in my email responsiveness. I’m in Winterthur for OpenExpo, where I’ll be showing off … Continue reading

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Software Freedom Day

[ Maybe I really mean Talk Like a Pirate Day ] This year’s Software Freedom Day saw me weeding the garden, pulling up spent corn stalks and cursing the stinging nettles. So I hope they had fun in Barcelona and … Continue reading

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Return to blogging

Fell quiet for a bit there. After ferreting out some anti-blogging quotes written fourty years or more ago, I headed off to the UK. Lincoln, which does have a very nice cheese shop as well as a cathedral. There was … Continue reading

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And grumpy evenings

Reading through John O’Mill’s Puure Piffel, I found Homer never wrote a line, nor Buddha, Christ or Constantine, but you – poor pen and paper clown, you cannot wait to write it down. O’Mill – pseudonym for Jan van der … Continue reading

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Bad mornings

Woke up from a very convincing dream featuring a book – well worn and from the style printed mid-’70s – describing revolutionary Lego CAD / CAM techniques. Woke up with back pain, unsure if that’s related, so it was a … Continue reading

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Cookery (5)

A Chinese colleague of mine — Ling, since moved to Boston I think — taught me to make won tons. It’s the kind of meal that is therapeutic in its preparation, because you can spend about an hour folding these … Continue reading

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KDE 4.3.1 on Sun Ray

The Sun Ray thin client is a nifty piece of hardware, especially when it’s painted with a KDE Oxygen logo. It’s a thin client with USB forwarding and sound and session management and smartcard support (but it does not support … Continue reading

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KDE 4.3.0 IPS packages for OpenSolaris 2009.6

This week I’ve spent a few late nights working on the OpenSolaris packaging of KDE 4.3.0 — since 4.3.1 is out, it’s just about time, don’t you think? FreeBSD has the good stuff already. New development repositories: we have been … Continue reading

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FSFE microblogging ; office

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has got an infestation of interns. Under Matthias Kirschner’s lead, they should be blogging and denting away — as well as getting actual work done instead of exchanging witty banter on IM networks. Welcome … Continue reading

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A look into the past (2)

I wrote recently about a little machine logbook I found in a disused storage cabinet in the old science building. The machine it refers to might be one produced by Floating Point Systems, Inc., since I found a processor manual … Continue reading

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