Category Archives: Life

Babble about life

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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Review: Watership Down, by Richard Adams, Finnish translation by Kersti Juva

Ruohometsän kansa by Richard Adams, Finnish translation by Kersti Juva My rating: 5 of 5 stars I fell in love with this book when I was a teenager, and I fell in love hard. I read the book a few … Continue reading

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Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Finnish translation by Jyri Raivio

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Jyri Raivio (translator) My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got the book from Hervanta library as a quick loan and read it in a week. The translation to Finnish is atrociously bad (silicon is … 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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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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Music for the masses

I’ve been quite active lately in Qaiku, a Finnish microblogging site built on open source platform that tries to do microblogging better than Twitter and even the relative “Mother” of it, Jaiku. Lately there’s been lots of buzz about a … Continue reading

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