When installing fedora I almost always forget to tick the “make user an administrator” box. Then when I want to install some software or update later I get a rather morose ticking off from my terminal… “Username is not in sudoers file. This incident will be reported”. Just what every girl wants to hear… one…Continue reading Help I forgot to make my user an administrator when installing fedora
Today’s task list involved installing Fedora 25 (yay!) on my new computer and reformatting some hard drives to use as backup disks. The install was fine however I couldn’t seem to get gparted started (poet / know it). Gparted is the tool I find most useful for dealing with hard drives, partitions etc, but apparently…Continue reading How to open gparted in fedora 25 (wayland): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0
“And above all the roar of the town was the blue sky, I could hear the birds singing for the joy of the day And there was no support from the city forthcoming, No sympathy numbing your going away”. — Ralph McTell
This blog contains a discussion of website models for Open Source projects with Software as a Service (SAAS) element, and uses four real projects as examples.
Spring wood is a small area of ancient woodland just a few minutes drive from my house. At this time of year the whole area is filled with Bluebells and Wild Garlic. It’s very beautiful and strange, and also the dog’s really enjoy it. This post contains some lovely photographs.
I had heard tell of dramatic/humiliating problems caused by erroneous email auto-complete before, but never been personally affected. I recently discovered that, while social embarrassments are… embarrassing, when you leave one employer and join a new one, the stakes are raised and the problems caused could easily have wider repercussions. I decided to sort out…Continue reading Protect yourself from Thunderbird email auto-complete when you start a new job
I heard Jonas Öberg speak about blockhash and elog.io (since mothballed) at Fosdem2015. The general purpose of these tools is to allow users to make attribution of CC licensed images easy. First they identify CC licensed images when they are used on-line, the tools then match the image with a record in a central database…Continue reading Image and Attribution Identification Game using Blockhash and Elog.io
Photos of eclipse of the sun by various members of the Morris clan.
We had a tricky session at techie heaven a few weeks ago, where we didn’t have enough leaders to run normal activities. I instead bought some popcorn and sat the kids in front my favourite documentary, RIP: a Remix Manifesto by Brett Gaylor (2008). Thanks to Brett for telling me about the additional resources (below) which we used along side the video.
Notes from fosdem 2015 relevant to digital community managers.