Archives, page two.

The Archives are the living record of almost everything that I’ve written for the site over the many years I’ve been running it. Some of the earliest, less-legal and libellous content has been put to the torch.

How to unblock Wikipedia

I thought I could go without Wikipedia for one day and I was wrong. Less than an hour into the day and I needed to look something up. I could go and look it up somewhere else but I like Wikipedia!

Published 2012-01-18. Read 1,950 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: javascript ubuntu

The Death of Ubuntu

It’s happening again. Ubuntu is on its deathbed. Pundits and community members are exchanging blasts of statistics and in the crossfire people are getting dubious. Well I’ve one thing to say to Ubuntu community members:

Published 2011-11-25. Read 2,010 times. 26 Comments. Tagged: statistics ubuntu

Why does Ubuntu need the Canonical Contributor Agreement?

Let’s say you want to improve Ubuntu by contributing a patch but if that project is covered by the Canonical Contributor Agreement, you’ll need to sign over some of your rights. People have been arguing about this for a while now but why does Canonical need it in the first place?

Published 2011-07-28. Read 570 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: canonical ubuntu


The Gutsy-fever is approaching tangibility and unlike most other bouts of mass-enthusiasm, I’m actually enjoying this.

Published 2007-10-18. Read 2,820 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: linux ubuntu

So what's wrong with Ubuntu?

While there’s definitely progress in the latest release of Ubuntu, there are still problems: some limited to Ubuntu, some ingrained in gnome and some endemic to Linux as a whole.

Published 2007-10-14. Read 3,800 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: linux ubuntu

Gutsy, you're just too… pretty

It’s that time of year again: "Oli attempts to migrate to Linux"! This time (using Gutsy) I’ve got to say that it was considerable more successful that previous times and damn, it’s just too pretty for words…

Published 2007-10-12. Read 2,610 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: linux ubuntu