Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 1 and 2 in the Big Brother House UDS

Dear diary,

Today I have been mostly in the QA Track. Hopefully throwing a spanner in the works where possible Helping out ;) Although some of the talks have been slightly more technical for me to get on with on the whole it's been great.

The venue is good apart from room 14 avoid it like the plague (It's like a walk in freezer). The staff and developers are great. I've meet up with some old friends and met new ones too.

It looks like there is going to be a lot of work going on to improve the automated testing suites we currently have and a lot more work going on to import these into checkbox. There should hopefully be some work to get all that info into a database that people can then use in multiple different ways. That's only from the first 2 days, tomorrow is going to be a day I can really get on with as most of the discussions in the qa track apply to me.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First ever flight, UDS and Barcelona

So my first ever flight was today to get to Barcelona for UDS which starts tomorrow.

Barcelona is an intriging City a nice mix of old and new for a city of it's size.

Just can't wait for tomorrow now :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

So off to UDS...

So I'm getting too excited now.....

First UDS and I can't wait.

I'm coming over with my better half, if anyone is taking theirs would it possible to meet up and let the better halves go shopping, site seeing together? If this is you feel free to drop me a mail at davmor2@davmor2.co.uk

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ubuntu One (Am I Missing Something)

This is my own personal view only. You can tak a fence but a gate is more useful

is a trademark that belongs to Canonical...
That means it can be applied to any SERVICE they choose.

RMS when he first laid out the lay of the land said "And companies can make money from the services they provide".

This is Canonicals first atempt at user level services. I for one think they are doing the correct thing by linking this service to Ubuntu as that is the intended market. New users may know the Ubuntu Name but not that Canonical are their sponsor.

On a final note Why whine? If your not happy with it don't use it, vote with your feet! The fact of the matter is there are propriatary drives in Ubuntu and you choose whether to use them or not, why should this service be any different? To be honest I think that it will still be around it's too useful not to be.

Congratulations Canonical I hope things go well for your infant service and I can't wait to see what other features you'll add.

Monday, May 11, 2009


So hopefully you will of heard that LRL09 is back again.....

It's happening on the 24th of October at the City Of Dreams (A.K.A. Wolverhampton)

Get there if you can as fun is had by all :) Honest!