Category Archives: ICT

Ravings about ICT

Viglen MPC-L from Xubuntu 10.04 LTS to Debian stable

With Ubuntu not supplying a kernel suitable for the CPU (a Geode GX2 by National Semiconductors, a 486 buzzing at 399MHz clock rate) of my Viglen MPC-L (the one Duncan documented the installation of Xubuntu in 2010), it was time … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 11.10 on an ExoPC/Wetab, or how I found some use for my tablet and learnt to hate on-screen keyboards

I attended an event in the spring that ended with a miraculous incident of being given an ExoPC to use. The operating system that it came installed with was a bit painful to use (and I’m not talking about a … Continue reading

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Things I learnt about managing people while being a Wikipedia admin

Just over four years ago I gave up my volunteer, unpaid role as an administrator of the Finnish Wikipedia. Today, while discussing with a friend, I realised what has been one of the most valuable lessons in both my professional … Continue reading

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And then, unexpectedly, life happens

I hope none of you have expected me to blog more often. It’s been over a year since I’ve last blogged, and so much has happened since I last did. I’ve travelled to Cornwall, started a Facebook page that got … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’, release 1.2.1 (LCS2010, MeeGo workshop videos)

As promised earlier, I’ve now published four of the sessions from Linux Collaboration Summit 2010 which was held in San Francisco in April. They’re viewable in blip.tv, and I’ve decided to follow the licensing Linux Foundation itself has for the … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’, release 1.2 (Linux Collaboration Summit, day 2)

The second day of the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit started with breakfast and scoping out the possible talks to attend to. Many of the talks looked interesting, but I wandered to the MeeGo workgroup room according to my original plan … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’, release 1.1 (Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, day 1)

I’ve got plenty to tell about my experiences of our two month trip to Silicon Valley, but I’ll start with telling about the conferences and events I’ve attended. I’ll start the story with the most important and the biggest one, … Continue reading

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Dear (software) Santa

I know I’ve been a naughty girl this year, but I’ve honestly tried to be nice and good. If you don’t mind too much, could you skip on the coal and bring me: a better audiobook player for Linux than … Continue reading

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After Work Beer

Last Sunday I decided to /quit IRC for a while. I’m on almost two weeks of summer vacation, and since I nowadays feel I am in IRC mainly because of my work in Finnish Summercode for COSS, being on vacation … Continue reading

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So how do you pronounce that?

I’ve been around IRC since May 1995, using my current nickname from around early days of 1998 or so, and around Ubuntu community since February 2005, and the times I’ve been asked how I pronounce my nickname are so many … Continue reading

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