October, 2005

  1. Wed, 19 Oct 2005

    Work Off to Orlando for educause, to talk about playlists. Have started using playlist as a research scratchpad, creating a ‘hacking philosophy’ playlist that I hope might be useful as the outline for an essay at some point. Lots of folks at the office are going to WSIS, despite it being in Tunisia, a known…

  2. Mon, 17 Oct 2005

    Personal Long weekend. My grandfather is healthier and in a much, much better facility. But it isn’t clear he’ll ever really be 100% healthy again; he’s just too old and too frail for his body to recover fully from this type of thing. Avoid Shady Grove Adventist if you’re ever in the Rockville Maryland area…

  3. Thu, 13 Oct 2005

    A charming day today; was misrepresented (along with all of the rest of GNOME) by someone welcomed to our summit in good faith; was only mixedly productive at work (though I did find out at least about two possible hosts for our project CVS and start the ball rolling on a better harvard-local fedora mirror);…

  4. Wed, 12 Oct 2005

    Glynn: sure there is something stopping me from installing OpenSolaris- point me to the iso. And Schillix doesn’t count. (And it doesn’t really matter what the motivations for CDDL are- the impact is to be GPL-incompatible, and that cannot have been a surprise that Sun only noticed later.) Look, I’m happy for Sun that there…

  5. Wed, 12 Oct 2005

    I forgot to mention yesterday morning that gobby rocks. I expect to use it (or something like it) for more collaborative meetings in the future. We used it at the summit to take notes for a couple of sessions, and it was quite nice, though it did crash once on me without bringing up bug-buddy.…

  6. Tue, 11 Oct 2005

    lunchblogging! This is sort of like pie blogging except from the berkman’s lunch series. Today’s speaker (sort of, he describes it as more of a panel) is Daniell Krawczyk of DigitalBicycle. Deeply ironically, our streaming hardware died right before lunch, so there is no stream. :/ Daniell says that in the past there have been…

  7. Tue, 11 Oct 2005

    Some people asked at the summit about how to get more involved (including in the context of me getting less involved); if you’ve got some reasonable GNOME experience in any of a number of fields (including QA, building GNOME, release note writing, wiki cleanup, etc.), Uncle Elijah Wants You on the release team.

  8. Tue, 11 Oct 2005

    Summit was a lot of fun. Good to see people, of course, and good to see lots of hacking going on. We saw in the closing demos of lots of stuff that I have now forgotten due to lack of sleep but which I’m sure Jorge will blog faithfully about. The perf guys seem to…

  9. Sun, 09 Oct 2005

    Why I wanted to meet Nathan: from his blog, seems like an interesting person. As Dave has pointed out, I like to collect interesting people. ;) There are at least some creative commons people who believe that the Free Software community should be kept at arm’s length, as the Free Software community has a raging…

  10. Sat, 08 Oct 2005

    I ended up not going to State of Play, which is sort of unfortunate, but the tradeoff was that I got to spend about 10 hours with Jeff today, and he ended up falling asleep on my couch. Always good to spend time with him. One thing we discussed quite a bit was the board…