Author: Neil McGovern


Unicode hearts!

I was impressed by, and I’m always forgetting sequences for hearts, so I present: ♥ Hearts for all! ♥


DebConf 2012 – Nicaragua

After 4 flights, about 15,000 miles, a beach, some Toña and cheese and lots of geeks, I’m able to update my Places I’ve Been map by adding Nicaragua to it. I was speaking at...


Digital Economy Act – And so it begins

Today, OFCOM issued a press release entitled “New measures to protect online copyright and inform consumers”. According to the announcement, internet users will be encouraged to download music and films through legal channels under...


Anti-ACTA Demo – my speech

I’m on my way back from the Anti ACTA demo in London, at which I was asked to speak. I was good to see a number of people attend. I bumped into the wonderful...


Government Open Standards Consultation

The government is currently consulting on open standards, and I have responded on behalf of Collabora. We believe that efforts to avoid vendor lock in, and to open up government from the extra expense...

My speech on shared housing in Cambridge 0

My speech on shared housing in Cambridge

At a recent council meeting, the Labour group tried to introduce a motion with the aim of limiting shared housing in Cambridge. I believe that this is deeply flawed, and spoke against it. Thanks...

Gnome 3, multiple monitors and desktops 11

Gnome 3, multiple monitors and desktops

Today I tried to install Debian Wheezy on a Lenovo X220, in preparation for the upcoming release. It generally went well, with just a couple of incompatabilities: the wireless card requires some firmware in...

LibreOffice and UK Government 10

LibreOffice and UK Government

One of the things that Collabora does is work with other open source projects to improve things for open source software in general. I was chatting with Michael Meeks of SUSE fame and we...