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Introducing TypeCatcher

After helping to review applications for the Ubuntu App Showdown, I had the urge to take another look at the state of quickly, Ubuntu’s quick starter for app development. So here we have TypeCatcher. It allows you to search, browse, and download Google webfonts for off-line use. You can …

Automation with Google Apps Script

I maintain a GCal of the Ubuntu release schedule, and I just updated it to contain the proposed schedule for the Q-series. As you can imagine, adding all those events by hand can be annoying. Luckily you can use Google App Script, which is more or less JavaScript for the …

Formalities are boring.”

Old Faithful

I’ve been following the discussion around the potential switch from Banshee back to Rhythmbox for Precise, and I really don’t have all that much to add. Though I did come across an interesting post from an upstream Tomboy developer that deserves some wider attention. He argues that “upstreams …

Fun with graphs

For awhile now, I’ve felt like the ubuntu-motu mailing list has been a shadow of its former self. It turns out that empirical data backs up this feeling. I produced a histogram of mailinglist volume over time:

motu

I also figured I should take a look at ubuntu-devel:

devel

That graph …

Ubuntu Developer Membership Board Election

Voting Machine

An election for a recently opened spot on the DMB has just begun. While all the names of those nominated are familiar to me, I still need some more information to make a decision. All of the candidates are eminently qualified. Unfortunately, the call for votes didn’t include any …