Category Archives: general

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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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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When have you last changed you password (and is it complex enough)?

I’ve had a policy of changing most of my passwords every 60 days since 2003 or so. This has made generating passwords I can remember an artform. Some people swear on pwgen, while I always brew my own. Here’s how … Continue reading

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ALD09: Better late than never: thanks to @kathysierra

Ada Lovelace Day of 2009 was yesterday and I scratched my head trying to figure out who of the female geeks I’d value in so much I’d mention them in my blogpost. Then today I shuffled through my old pictures … Continue reading

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HOWTO: sync s60v3 phone to Google Calendar and make backups of contacts/calendar/notes (in Ubuntu/Linux)

I’ve used a SyncML capable phone since May 2006. SyncML is a great way to synchronize my phone and some of its data to outside sources. I also try to put all my events and happening to my calendar either … Continue reading

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What is happiness / My latest visit to UK

I’ve been to UK before, last summer. That visit was quite short and was very tightly knit around LUGradio Live UK 2009, so I didn’t have that good chance of getting to know what life is like in the UK. … Continue reading

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25 things

When I was a kid, I cheated my mum that I’d do my evening prayers if she’d subscribe the weekly Donald Duck cartoon magazine for me. I love to gnaw plastic things, bottle cap seals, zip ties, etc. I’m not … Continue reading

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Guess what?! Brussels and FOSDEM!

WOHOOOOO! As Mirv blogged earlier, three of Nomovokians, me included are attending FOSDEM this year. I’ve not planned anything big yet apart from meeting people involved with Maemo, Ubuntu and Ubuntu Women…

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