Posts from June 2010

  • Doing the Polka (dot), step by step

    Kenneth Wimer,

    Anyone who has seen the new visual identity for Ubuntu and Canonical probably noticed the marketing material includes several stunning images created of differently sized dots; inside the Ubuntu Lucid CD sleeve, on banners and such. What most probably …

  • Discussing Unity in Linux Format

    David Siegel,

    Issue 134 (August, 2010) of Linux Format magazine contains an interview by Jono Bacon in which I discuss Unity and other related topics. Below are the questions Jono asked me and my responses.

    How did you get started in Open Source?

    I had to build a UNIX shell and UNIX-like kernel for a university course on operating […]

  • Art in the open

    Ivanka Majic,

    Are you a musician? Do you make beautiful illustrative wallpapers? Do you take amazing photographs? Do you make clever and inspiring videos or animations? You may be interested in the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase. Do you make open-source tools for creating any of the above? I hope you will be interested in the Ubuntu Free […]

  • Open Season : Maverick


    It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! It’s that time of the year again, time to start hunting down those nasty…

  • Quickly Run with a Ctrl+R Keyboard Shortcut in Gedit

    Michael Forrest,

    I’m all about workflow, so the first thing I wanted to do when trying quickly was to make sure I could hit a keyboard shortcut to build and run from within my editor.

    It was a bit fiddly, but here’s something that works:

    In Gedit go to Tools=>Mana…

  • Announcing the User Experience Advocates Project

    David Siegel,

    After working on paper cuts for a year, I realized how disorganized many open source projects affecting Ubuntu are when it comes to improving user experience. I would often go to upstream projects with a list of paper cuts to discuss and have a very difficult time finding someone to discuss them with. Either the […]