July, 2006

  1. getting very, very real

    The move is getting real. I put down a deposit for the movers this morning, and shortly after that purchased Amtrak tickets to get us to NYC. I closed out my local bank account yesterday, canceled my local voter registration this morning, and have read all the requirements for getting a New York driver’s license.…

  2. pygtk(?) job (in .be?)

    tiny.be, which does some pretty cool open source pygtk based tools (Accounting, CRM, and now a Project-like tool), says on the front page of their website they need a linux hacker. Might be of interest to various readers :)

  3. talks I gave in 2006

    In the past year, I’ve given a few talks. In roughly reverse chronological order, before I forget (yes, I’m using the blog as a purely personal CMS :)- the closing at GUADEC 2006, aka the ‘gnome is people talk’. PDF here; people mosaic here. (More pictures/mosaic versions coming soon.) an intro to stopbadware.org, given at…

  4. guadec thoughts- maemo edition

    A finnish fairy brought me a 770 at guadec, and it is pretty slick. Very useful under certain circumstances, and will be much more so if i ever get a cell that can share a network connection with it. Couple negatives amongst the overall utility- • needs something like ubuntu universe, or fedora extras- all…

  5. guadec thoughts #5: the portland emperor has no pants

    Luis’s Portland Project In A Nutshell (Your Opinions and Mileage May Vary): Given two mediocre ISV platforms*, and a finite amount of time and money, why spend that time and money to fix one ISV platform to kick ass** when you can spend the time and money to add a third mediocre ISV platform instead?…

  6. More fun with Sun DRM

    [Wrote this months ago when I was looking at DReaM, never quite finished, but figured I’d flush it from the queue. I was a much better-behaved blogger when my blogging tools didn’t let me save drafts…]  Let me preface this, again, by saying that Sun’s DReaM is quite likely the best option out there for…

  7. guadec thoughts #3: where is .gnome?

    Seeing so many of us using proprietary software for some of our most treasured possessions (our pictures, in flickr) has bugged me deeply this week. Just as bad, it strikes me as a fairly large and self-sustainable business opportunity- a small but growing number of people are willing to pay for services which give them…

  8. guadec thoughts #2: client development platforms and the web

    Someone who I respect a lot told me at GUADEC ‘open source is doomed’. He believed that the small-ish apps we tend to do pretty well will migrate to the web, increasing the capital costs of delivering good software and giving next-gen proprietary companies like Google even greater advantages than current-gen proprietary companies like MS.…