Archive for the ‘general’ Category

Synolocker – damage control

Friday, August 15th, 2014

What happened... I am doing the walk of shame... I have spent my whole career in Linux OSs and yet I was too convenient (read: lazy) to take appropriate measures to protect a Linux based, internet connected storage device accordingly and appropriately caught the Synolocker ransomware onto my Synology DS213j.

Unity 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Stephen Webb & team have lead an effort to bring Unity 8 to Ubuntu 14.04, which was done in parallel of other great work the team has landed for Ubuntu 14.04, e.g. locally integrated menus, hiDPI support and Mir support in SDL.

Deleting groups in Google Contacts

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Over the years my contacts in Google Contacts got garbled with junk from some applications that added hundreds of contact groups. While it doesn't really have a big impact on accessing the contacts on my phone it still bugged the neat freak in me and I wanted to eventually (tm) ...

Running Mir

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The documentation for Mir is growing and we also have instructions out how to get Mir running on your computer, I wanted to briefly summarize the necessary steps to get Mir up and running and how to go back. Please be warned that while I tried to carefully document all necessary ...

Come work with us

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Canonical is hiring and I am looking for 4 roles in my teams:

Mir + Unity QML + Unity APIs = Unity

Monday, March 4th, 2013

It all sounds good in theory... Not too long ago, Mark communicated the vision for Ubuntu and Unity for 2013 as “[...] Unity in 2013 will be all about mobile – bringing Ubuntu to phones and tablets [...]” and my team is responsible for taking Unity to these hardware platforms.

Multitouch in Precise Pangolin 12.04

Friday, March 16th, 2012

With the release of 12.04 coming up I finally get to look closer at the multitouch capabilities that Chase and his team are providing. While it was somewhat painful to enable the Magic Trackpad which I had acquired for this purpose ("...honey, this is for work...") on my laptop (pre-beta1 status), ...

after serious spreadsheet debu…

Friday, March 16th, 2012

after serious spreadsheet debugging this week, the wife showed me the new template she's got to use - Comic Sans is still en vogue #fb

After my current DIY project i…

Friday, March 16th, 2012

After my current DIY project is coming to an end(pics soon), I am tempted to make something like this my next one #fb

awesome,#Amazon adds 3k more t…

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

awesome,#Amazon adds 3k more title to Prime.Now, pls rework the UI & let me queue, bookmark shows, navigation is painful on a #roku #fb