Desktop Summit T-shirt Contest 4

Today, we’re announcing the start of the Desktop Summit t-shirt contest. We want designs that go beyond your typical conference shirt which finds its final resting place in the closet or drawer once you’ve returned home. We’re looking for designs that reflect the passion and energy of the Free Desktop communities that The Desktop Summit ...

Tonight, Berlin is GNOME!

… and you can be too…even if for only one night. That’s right! Tonight is the GNOME 3 Berlin release party. In case you don’t think you’re invited Lennart added this to the wiki page… Who’s invited? Everybody! Whether you are a GNOME user, a GNOME developer or a GNOME contributor, you are invited. And, ...

Desktop Summit: Calling all procrastinators!

Let this be the last blog post to make you feel guilty for not yet having submitted a talk proposal to this year’s Desktop Summit in Berlin. The deadline to submit your proposal is TOMORROW (Mar. 25th, 2011). If you have contributed in any way to one of the many Free/Libre Desktops, we encourage you ...

Berlin GNOME 3 Launch Lounge 2

The GNOME Berlin community is inviting you to come celebrate GNOME 3, the first major release of GNOME in almost a decade. The event will take place on Friday April 8th @ 7pm at the world-famous c-base. You can find current info on the event’s GNOME Live page or on Facebook. We’ve scheduled a couple ...

New Flat and the Internet Gap

We slept in the new flat for the first time last night. As usual, at least in Germany, it’s going to take a few weeks to get DSL connected. In our case, DSL gets connected on the 30th. This used to be the time when I’d fall into a deep depression due to withdrawal issues. ...

Openismus 7

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ll be moving back to Berlin at the end of May. Making the move has become even more exciting after learning that I’ve been chosen as one of the new trainees for Openismus. Since Murray has made the announcement, I thought I’d introduce myself to the community. First ...

Moving back to Berlin 1

Since I’ve already told family, friends and finally work, I guess I’ll now tell the world. Annika, Vada and myself will be moving back to Berlin on May 27th. We came to San Diego with the intention of moving back once I was done with school, but after living here and befriending so many great ...

Sleep Deprivation and Being a Loser 1

On Sunday I installed Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) at Sprachenatelier Berlin e.V. a small language school in Friedrichshain. It took all night and I’m still not finished. Someone had installed a Tomcat server that was serving a custom jsp app. Having never installed tomcat nor having ever developed Java Server Pages and only finding out about ...

South Koreans clean up own mess

I watched a report on TV this morning that showed the South Korean fans cleaning up their own mess after the match against France in Frankfurt. They actually bring there own bags and once the place starts emptying they get to work. That’s pretty impressive. Someone should tell them however that the city clean up ...

Another World Cup “Public Viewing”

Last night Annika and I went to the Adidas Arena to watch the Italy vs. USA match. The Arena is made to look like the Olympiastadion in Berlin and holds about 10,000 people who can watch the action on 2 not-so-big screens. The Arena is located on the lawn between the Reichstag and the Kanzleramt ...