Month: February 2010

Paneer (say cheese)

The kids — now aged five and nearly seven — have some interest in cooking. After all, they see one parent or the other making dinner daily, usually with some narration. Once they’re old enough to hold a paring knife and not cut off their little fingers, I’ve been herding them both into the kitchen […]

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Hola, Amigo

Hola, MeeGo. Not amoeba. Not mi-go (I wonder if they stay at the YMRCIGB-S?). The Register has a little bit on it, and Engadget has it labeled “a doozy?” With Intel and Nokia cooperating on a single Maemo/Moblin platform, re-dubbed MeeGo, we’re seeing a reduction (in the medium term at least) of the number of […]

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poll(open("KDE4 on OpenSolaris"))

The communities working on KDE4 on OpenSolaris are fairly small — there’s one group using Sun Studio and aiming for integration with the usual packaging on OpenSolaris, and there’s the Belenix distribution which uses gcc. The two complement each other. I’m involved with the former group, working on packaging and keeping KDE code tidy (as […]

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Valentine's day

Valentine’s day is approaching, and if you love Free Software, show some of that love. Send a bug report (a well-written one). Add to API documentation (someone was complaining about that on the dot). Update a wiki page. The Free Software Foundation Europe encourages you to show your appreciation for your (fellow) friendly neighbourhood Free […]

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KDE Software Compilation 4.4.0 and OpenSolaris

Although KDE SC 4.4.0 isn’t officially released yet (or there’s no announcement on the dot yet), I’ve bumped the specfiles in the KDE4-OpenSolaris repository to 4.4.0 and kicked off a rebuild. That means that we should have new packages at about the same time that the major GNU/Linux distributions have them. The release candidate was […]

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Bits of Privacy

The organization “Bits of Freedom is a Dutch NGO Privacy watchdog. It has been re-vivified in the past years. It hands out semi-regular Big Brother Awards (say, isn’t the estate of George Orwell going to wake up at some point?) for the worst offenses against privacy in the Netherlands. Worth reading if your Dutch comprehension […]

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O noes, book list meme

I was reading some hip and literary Swedish blogs (no, actually I found this stuff on some tech blog, but swimming down the attribution links brought me these far more acceptable references) which talk about a list of books one might be expected to have read. The list has apparently been circulating for some time, […]

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Scratch that

I’m still sick. I still can’t hear properly, nor breathe, so as FOSDEM draws nearer (where I would man the FSFE booth, attend a few talks, and promulgate a business-friendly selection of Free Software licensing topics) I’m forced to re-evaluate whether I can go there at all: no, I am not going to FOSDEM. I’ll […]

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KDE SC 4.4 beta 2 on OpenSolaris

The second beta release of the main collection of software produced by the KDE community, aka KDE SC 4.4 beta 2, was released last week. There are OpenSolaris packages available thanks to the compilation efforts of the Pavels; since we’re still not very good at publishing the packages in a standard repository, nor in managing […]

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FOSDEM schedule (my own)

Like many folks, I’ll be going to FOSDEM this weekend, in Brussels. Thomas Koch posts his whole weekend schedule — gosh, that’s ambitious. I know I never get around to attending one tenth of the talks I might intend to see, simply because there’s too many people to talk to, things to demonstrate, chats to […]

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