Month: February 2011

Bobulate!?

You know, I’ve been blogging under the "bobulate" flag for several years now (before that, in the early days of fruitsalad.org, it was "frond") and it never struck me before to actually go looking for other bobulators. Thankfully I did, because I ran across two fascinating sites. One is bobulate.com, which to me feels a […]

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Dear Bangalore

Only a few more weeks (what, three?) until conf.kde.in, and it’s great to see a gentle stream of microblog posts come by with new features at the conference. I see there’s certificates for attendees. I find this slightly worrying, as I’ve had to sign a few in my time. Both for university courses and workshops, […]

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New Power Measurements

Some time ago (must have been over a year) I did some power measurements with a simple at-the-wall-socket power meter. For a short while they were on sale at electronics stores all over the place, as part of a "know your power use" campaign. I’ve been sick for the past week (again) and one of […]

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EBN resumes service

The EBN machine, which hosts api.kde.org (sadly under-maintained) and www.englishbreakfastnetwork.org (Krazy code checking tools) and solaris.bionicmutton.org (OpenIndiana packages of KDE4) and some other things like an anonsvn mirror (note to self and/or sysadmin: need to set up anongit mirror, too), is back up. The usual “oh, drat” accompanied the downtime, like needing to do a […]

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EBN scheduled downtime

The university where the EBN is hosted is having some scheduled downtime to replace the air-conditioning units. The maintainence window starts in 10 hours and is 4 hours long, so from 7am to 11am on Saturday, February 12th in the Europe/Amsterdam timezone (GMT+1 right now). I don’t know how long the work will take, nor […]

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KDE 4.6.0 on OSOL

Although KDE 4.6.0 was released nearly two weeks ago, I had not yet gotten around to announcing the availability of KDE 4.6.0 packages for OpenSolaris / OpenIndiana. The KDE4-OpenSolaris team (mostly Jan and Pavel right now, since I’m distracted) are really on the ball and the packages went up on release day. You can find […]

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Long-term Management

My friend Armijn sent me this, and asked if I would pass it on. He adds as a word of warning “this is a post that can easily ruin your mood“. Almost all free software developers I have met are always very enthusiastic about their programs and what to add and improve in the future. […]

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The distance to here

I’ve been using the wayback machine to take a look at the site I had when I was active in the KDE FreeBSD community, the one on fruitsalad.org. That was ages ago, and the distance to here is enormous. I’m going to try to import the old blog entries and comments — from an extinct […]

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Post-Madrid

I gave a fairly long talk on “Management of KDE” in Madrid, to about 20 people. Aleix followed up with a talk on KDE Espana and then a Spanish gentleman from the Apache Foundation followed, so we had four hours of Open Source community management in a row. Now, my Spanish isn’t very good at […]

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