GUADEC 2014 Map

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Want a custom map for GUADEC 2014? Here’s a map I made that shows the venue, the suggested hotels, transit ports (airport/train station), vegetarian & veggie-friendly restaurants, and a few sights that look interesting. I made this with Google Map Engine, exported to KML, and also changed to GeoJSON and GPX. Original Maps Engine GeoJSON […]

Adwaita (GNOME 3 theme) for Chrome

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Like many of you, I split my time between two excellent browsers: Firefox and Chrome. Neither feels really all so native in GNOME3 — although Firefox, as it mimics GTK+2 by default, fits in just a little better. Every time I started Chrome, however, I felt a bit frustrated with how much of a sore thumb […]

Nautilus, streamlined

Friday, July 24th, 2009

While at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, an impromptu graphic and UI design session erupted in the hotel hackfest room. We worked on GNOME artwork and design related subject matter. A few of us discussed and sketched wireframe mockups of gnome-shell and Nautilus. This hackweek, I decided to start fleshing out the mockups. I tried […]

Muinshee, for you… thanks to Twitter and the Banshee devs.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Quick background: Muinshee is a special UI (user interface) for Banshee, an open source music player, in the style of Muine, another open source music player. It’s really neat (if you’re a minimalistic Muine fan) because Muinshee is a mashup of Muine’s simple interface backed by Banshee-power. How it happened: I recently sparked off a […]

in Boston!

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Hey everyone! I just arrived in Boston for the GNOME Summit (and the UX Hackfest that precedes it).

Squiggles and dots

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Dear “lazyweb“, How do I type all those funny European squiggles and dots on the mere 26-letter US keyboard on my Lenovo X61 laptop in Linux? Searching Google and copy-pasting found characters is getting old pretty quickly. The correct way to type these characters is not obvious. If it involves special scripts and downloading configuration […]

GNOME Summit 2007

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I’ll be at the Summit this year. To spice up this blog post a bit, I’ll post a few pictures taken around the Summit (but not directly from the Summit!) from prior years. Interestingly enough, I don’t think I will be bringing my big camera along this time… just a laptop and my little pocket […]