Expat tips: Tunneling Traffic with ‘ssh -D’ 10

I’ve been living outside the US for over a quarter of my life now. With this comes some minor annoyances. One annoyance is that certain Internet sites work ‘better’ when connecting from the US. Luckily we can easily make it look like we are connecting from a US location with the help of the following. ...

Desktop Summit: Beach Volleyball to Coincide with Football Match 2

Here’s a small update to my last post about the Desktop Summit social events. By popular demand, we’ve reserved beach volleyball courts for your volleying pleasure. The time (Monday, 19:00-21:00) and location (see the map below) of the volleyball and football matches are the same. You can sign-up for the volleyball match here and the ...

Desktop Summit: The Social Events 2

We’ve got some great talks, BoFs and workshops scheduled for this year’s Desktop Summit in Berlin. But let’s be honest, you’re really only coming for the social events, right? If so, here’s what we’ve got planned for you. Pre-registration event Location: c-base Connection: S-Bahn & U-Bahn Jannowitzbr├╝cke Date: August 5th Time: 16:00-22:00 Sponsor: Igalia Many ...

Reminder: Desktop Summit T-shirt Competition 1

Just a friendly reminder to get your designs in for the Desktop Summit T-shirt Competition before the May 15th deadline. Please see my previous post for more details. Happy designing!

Berlin GNOME 3 launch party: Update and reminder 1

Just a quick update and reminder about the Berlin GNOME 3 launch party. Another talk has been added to what was previously announced. Mirko Boehm Will be giving a short talk about The Desktop Summit taking place in our fine city. He’ll be giving a progress update and pointing out opportunities for local folks to ...

I’ve landed on Planet GNOME! 3

Now that I’ve landed on Planet GNOME, it’s time for the obligatory introduction. Contributions The post that got dumped onto p.g.o when my feed got activated yesterday gives some idea of why I’ve been added to p.g.o. Other than that I’ve also (hopefully) finished up the port of Vino to GNOME 3 that Ryan Lortie ...

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. ...

I was with Coco!

Annika and I just got back from Conan O’Brien‘s stop in San Diego at the San Diego Civic Theatre. It was heaps of fun. Would have been even more fun if we hadn’t been in the nosebleed seats – last row of the Balcony. I’ve never been in a theater that was so vertically oriented. ...

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 ...

Since the last post…

Well, it’s been forever since my last post. School, life and laziness have combined to cause me to completely neglect my blog. No apologies, though. I’m plowing through school and hope to be finished in the next 2 or so years. Well, the biggest change is that Annika and I are having a baby in ...