Archive for December, 2008

Joey Stanford

Graphical IP Blocker

I ran across iplist today and thought I’d blog about it.  iplist is a simple list based packet handler which uses the netfilter netlink-queue library.  There is a setup how-to on the forums which pulls the program from a Launchpad PPA.  It’s interesting to see the list of items this finds.

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Joey Stanford

Ubuntu Ethos

Jono asked “If you have a blog or use Twitter or identi.ca, I would like to ask you to take five minutes to write down why Ubuntu is important to you, and what aspect of our ethos attracts you and motivates you about Ubuntu.”

For me, two things highlight the one reason:

  1. Ubuntu just works.  -  If Ubuntu didn’t work, you wouldn’t be here.  We strive as a community to incorporate choice, flexibility, and enablement so that you can have the best experience.
  2. The Ubuntu Community.  – You make up the community. It doesn’t matter if you are a software engineer, a LoCo member, or just a user, a 13 year old or a 60 year old, or even an expert or a beginner.

Perhaps you‘ve seen the common denominator in my post.  The real thing that is most important to me, is you.  And since I am one of you, I’m in good company.

Joey Stanford

Gnome UI Mockup

Dear Gnomies,

Please consider this mockup for implementation (sans Michael Jackson).  It would really bring some nice usability improvements without the need for compiz.