Posts from February 2010

  • Cat at the Lotus

    Kenneth Wimer,

    Cat at the Lotus Originally uploaded by kwwiiThis is a tale of weary over-worked designers, days spent toiling in the colour factory. Nights searching, yearning, I dare say for some of us, groping, for some magical libation, some flame, to lighten our …

  • Amazing lunch at Canonical

    Kenneth Wimer,

    20100216-_DSC7110 Originally uploaded by kwwiiOtto’s friend Elsa has a catering service, WASHOKU we’ve used in the past but recently they went from good to excellent.She went to Japan and came back much the wiser :-) She and her partner brought in vari…

  • One Hundred Paper Cuts for Lucid, Round 10

    David Siegel,

    Time flies like an arrow! This week marks the final round of paper cuts for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx.” We’ve done an outstanding job so far but we still have work ahead of us. Here are some paper cuts that need attention this round:

    “Create Document” Templates difficult to use
    Right-clicking on the Desktop and choosing […]

  • Have you inspired millions of people lately?

    David Siegel,

    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” is just around the corner and Ubuntu users around the world are eager to be inspired by your awesome artwork and photos. You know the drill–submit your photos to the Ubuntu Artwork Flickr pool and we’ll ship as many beautiful images as we can fit on the CD!

  • Get your photos into Ubuntu!

    Iain Farrell,

    The coming release will be the second in which we’ve gone out to the wider world to source some gorgeous photos to put into Ubuntu. When you get this fab desktop environment we also want you to have some gorgeous backgrounds right out of the box. So once again we’re running a wallpaper contest on […]

  • Lucid Community Artwork push

    Kenneth Wimer,

    Lucid is well under way so I thought it is time to remind everyone of a few initiatives you might want to get involved with:The Ubuntu Artwork wallpaper flickr groupSubmit a theme for the Community Themes package in LucidHelp us with identify…

  • Lucid Paper Cuts Round 9 Progress Report

    David Siegel,

    One Hundred Paper Cuts for Lucid is going well. 56 paper cuts have been fixed so far. We have to fix at least 20 more paper cuts to match the number of paper cuts fixed in Karmic, a record you can help us surpass by working on closing the 26 paper cuts with bugs attached.
    This […]

  • Dressing for the occasion

    Kenneth Wimer,

    Watching a new Nena video today on VIVA, I realized that a) she’s hot for her age but makes crap music and b) I really need an evil-bunny-man costume.Naturally, that made me think of Jono’s wonderful costume (not to mention the effects it had on t…

  • New toy

    Kenneth Wimer,

    Picked up a N900 the other day. It’s really quite amazing. Best of all it’s linux *and* the keyboard is big enough for my thick fingers. The design isn’t as nice as the iphone though.

  • Improved window management shortcuts land in Lucid

    David Siegel,

    Sebastian Bacher landed improved Compiz keyboard shortcucts in Lucid this week during the distro sprint in Portland, Oregon (which is by far the best sprint I’ve ever been to–everybody is rocking):

    Super↓E↓↑↑ triggers Expo as usual.
    Super↓W↓↑↑ scales all windows on your current workspace (hint: try typing in scale mode!).
    Super↓A↓↑↑ scales all windows on all workspaces.
    Super↓D↓↑↑ replaces […]

  • Ending poverty with open hardware

    Ivanka Majic,

    The Hexayurt is a new kind of sheltering solution. To make the simplest hexayurt, make a wall by putting six sheets of plywood on their sides in a hexagon. Cut six more sheets in half diagonally, and screw them together into a shallow cone. Lift the roof on to the wall with a large group […]

  • Do I really want to touch my computer all day?

    Iain Farrell,

    This concept video has been doing the rounds following a brief showing on Tech Crunch. It looks like a tablet interface you could do work on but I have to wonder if that’s a way of working that I’d even really want. For better or worse we’ve established a way of working with traditional documents […]

  • Platform sprint in Portland

    Kenneth Wimer,

    The Ubuntu platform sprint in Portland, Oregon has been an amazing experience. We’ve gotten loads of work done and are having a great time in a wonderful city. Compared to Dallas, this city rocks ;)