Category: Debian

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On ZFS in Debian

I’m currently over at FOSDEM, and have been asked by a couple of people about the state of ZFS and Debian. So, I thought I’d give a quick post to explain what Debian’s current...

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Taking office

Yesterday, my first term started as the Debian Project Leader. There’s been a large number of emails congratulating me, and thanks to everyone who sent those. I’d also like to thank Mehdi Dogguy and Gergely Nagy...

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Barbie the Debian Developer

Some people may have seen recently that the Barbie series has a rather sexist book out about Barbie the Computer Engineer. Fortunately, there’s a way to improve this by making your own version. Thus,...

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+++ BREAKING Debian 9.0 codename

A source close to the Debian Project has informed me that the project will break from it’s long running tradition of Pixar codenames for their releases. Going further than this, in what is surely...

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Kerning in LibreOffice

Are you a fan of kerning? Are all your letters running together? Do you want your documents in LibreOffice to look normal again? Try turning off hardware acceleration: Tools -> Options -> View ->...

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Let’s get physical

Two recent announcements have been made about how it’s viewed that people should interact with each other. Both, in my opinion, are misguided. Firstly, Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer has announced that she’s banning staff from remote...

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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...