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Fedora 17 Alpha released!

As a note – I know I’ve been blogging less recently. I’m finding that being the QA team lead kind of changes my approach to things and I just wind up blogging about stuff less. I keep meaning to make an effort to do it more but it never quite comes together. So sorry about […]

Go LibreOffice!

A propos of nothing in particular, I just wanted to echo Jono in giving it up to LibreOffice. Ever since the fork everyone involved with LO has done fantastic work on both the coding and community building side; I’d say they’re a great model for how such a large F/OSS project should work. The substantial […]

PSA: Attention News Sites

Hello, CNNs, CBCs, BBCs and so forth of the world! I am visiting your web site through a web browser. Its primary interface is text. I am doing this because I wish to read things. I do not wish to see fifteen interesting headlines linked from your front page, all of which turn out to […]

FUDCon Blacksbug 2012: QA stuff

Here’s the last in my FUDCon 2012 post series! This time covering QA things that happened at the event. We had a nice group of QA folks – myself, Tim Flink, John Dulaney and Sandro Mathys were all there, plus many of our regular co-conspirators from the development, anaconda and rel-eng teams. The ‘biggest bang’ […]


So what does it make sense to do the week after FUDCon, with Fedora 17 Alpha impending? Why, work on fixing random annoying bugs, of course! That’s pretty much what I’ve done this week. For some reason – I can’t even remember what the reason was any more – I decided to finally nail down […]

FUDCon Blacksburg: Social track

(This is part 3 of my FUDCon odyssey, which I’m trying to split into smaller chunks as per Adam Young’s suggestion. Part 1 is my Day 1 summary. Part 2 is a post on the topic of the talk I gave on the barcamp day.) One of the most fun bits of FUDCon is always […]

FUDCon Blacksburg: My presentation, Cloud 0.1

In deference to Adam Young, I’m going to try and write a series of broken-down posts on FUDCon, rather than one or two giant mish-mash-y summaries. So, this one’s about the presentation I gave, titled ‘Cloud 0.1’, with a subtitle I haven’t quite nailed down yet, but which is something like ‘Why Not to Spend […]

FUDCon Blacksburg: Day 1

Welp, I’m here at FUDCon Blacksburg. I meant to blog about it ahead of time, but never quite got around to it. It’s a slightly odd organization this year, very hackfest-heavy, with the keynote and barcamp stuff happening only on Day 2. So far I’m feeling fairly useless, as I can’t contribute much to any […]