Archive for February, 2007

Joey Stanford

March 3 is LoCo Docs Day

As previously posted to the planet by others, 2007-03-03 is the next LoCo Docs Day. We are hoping for all LoCo teams (not just team leaders but members too) to come join us in #ubuntu-locoteams.

We have many docs (how-to’s, FAQs, examples, etc.) that need to be updated, refined, and even created. We need your help in this effort for the betterment of the entire LoCo community.

We especially need assistance from the LoCo teams who do not speak English on a regular basis (e.g. China, Brazil, Argentina, Chila, Venezuela, Taiwan, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Kurdistan, Japan, Hungary, Iran, Croatia, Czech, Austria, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, etc.). We want to know more about what you need, how best to get the content to you in your native language, and also your insight on how to refine the existing documents with your own experiences.

<philosophical mode>

As people, we are often separated by political boundaries and sometimes opposing cultures. As LoCos, we are united as one team under Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not just about “software libre“, it’s about peace and humanity to others. Our LoCo teams have a somewhat unique opportunity to really spread this message. Together we can change the world because we are the Nation of Ubuntu.

Bantu ba monsi. Nsi imosi.

</philosophical mode>

Joey Stanford

Ubucon NYC – very short write-up

I was fortunate enought to attend Ubucon in NYC. Google was great, as always. The food was fantastic, the people nice and polite. We had a one main speaking area, a smaller room for more specialized topics, and then a full conference room dedicated to the installfest. I met a lot of great folks there. Unfortunately, I forgot that you couldn’t take pictures except in the foyer. So, I got two shots off with my big camera before I was duly chastized.

Reg desk

John Mark opening

You can see this a bit better on my flickr page. Like me, MagicFab also missed the “no camera” rule anouncement and it turns out he was able to get some great shots. I hope he posts them to his flickr page.

Mako called Sean Moss-Pultz from OpenMoko project and Sean was able to stop by and show us the new OpenMoko phone. It’s big in size but amazingly light weight. Watching the init process scroll on the screen just gives me goose-bumps. :-) Mako also brought in the latest hardware revision of the OLTP. This latest revision sure did fix a few things from the last release. The laptop opening mechanism is not what I would call intuitive. It was with great amusement that we watched folks struggle to get it open. Once you figure it out it’s super easy to effect.

Jay Sulzberger was on hand to give a vivacious talk. Unfortunately he was late in the afternoon and didn’t have a full house. Nevertheless, it was good.


Edit: 2006-02-21I was included in the official writeup of this event!

Joey Stanford

"CoLoCoCon" with Pictures! (MDY Visit)

For the uninitiated, here’s the joke: CoLoCoCon = Colorado Local Community Team (LoCo) Conference. That’s just in there to put a smirk on a few faces who might gaze across this post.

In reality, tonight we welcomed Malcolm Yates to Colorado at a downtown Pub. The idea was for Malcolm to meet the Colorado LoCo team. However with the cold weather and freezing rain, the folks from the Utah LoCo who came down outnumbered our team! (doh!) This is the first known mini regional LoCo event in the Mid-West USA that we know of so from that aspect it was nifty.

Aaron Toponce Aaron Toponce (with secret tattoo) and his bubbly wife from Utah

David Overcash, Christer Edwards and his wife David Overcash (Colorado), Christer’s lovely new bride, and Christer Edwards (with his 20 pound laptop) from Utah

Sir Malcolm Yates Malcolm Yates performing a scene from King Lear

Joey, Christer, Aaron, David Joey (me), Christer, Aaron, and David posing with the Blue-buntu. This picture tells you a lot about Colorado and Utah culture. It was about 19 degrees F (- 7 degrees C) with a light freezing rain coming down. I’m wearing hiking boots, the Utah boys are wearing sneakers, and David is wearing open sandles. :-)

Also present were Carl from System76 and Collins Richie, both from Colorado and both more sensibly dressed than the rest of us. :-)

Our thanks to Malcolm for taking some time to visit us.

Joey Stanford

Launchpad Presentation

I’ve put together a simple Launchpad presentation designed to be presented in conjunction with a live demo. Feedback and enhancements appreciated.

Joey Stanford

Wanted: XCode and Applescript

More specifically, I need an Apple programmer who is familiar with XCode and Applescript to be the maintainer, or more appropriately, the owner, of an application I wrote a few years back. Inquire via email.

Joey Stanford

Ann: CoLoCo Leadership Change

It is with great pleasure that I am announcing results of the “election” that occurred at tonight’s CoLoCo meeting.  These changes are effective immediately.

Replacing me as LoCo Team Lead is David Overcash (FunnyLookinHat).

Replacing Neal as Deputy is Mitch Mahan (MitchM).

Please join me in congratulating David and Mitch!

ps

Neal and I will still be active participants so you can’t get rid of us. We both have had our turn and it’s time for some new blood.  With David’s permission I’ll still represent the LoCo as best I can when he’s not able to attend functions in person or remotely.