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