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Random pairing with Python

I am adviser to a high school robotics team and wrote a small Python script to solve a pairing problem. We are starting our spring fund raising drive and I … Continue reading

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Community Appreciation Day

Today is Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day, but this year I am going to expand my appreciation beyond the boundaries of the Ubuntu Community to include anyone in open source that … Continue reading

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November: FOSS Activites

This is the first time I have posted my monthly activities on my blog, but doing so serves two purposes. The first is that I hope to become a more … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Reminder: Vote in the Ubuntu Community Council Election

Elections are an important opportunity for people to select who will represent them. That is the case in national elections as well as those for the Ubuntu Community. Currently there … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

First Fedora Bug Report

GPG Issue After generating my gpg key on Fedora 23 I ran in to an issue using the key to sign my email. When I went to Evolution to select … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

GPG Key Transition Statement

—–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA256 I am transitioning my GPG key from an old 1024-bit DSA key to a new 4096-bit RSA key. The old key will continue to … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fedora / Gnome 3.18 – First Steps

My motivation for trying Fedora is due to two issues with Ubuntu; one has been present for two releases and the other is brand new with the release of 15.10. … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dell XPS 13 9343 – Right Side Bright Strip

I usually use a picture as a desktop and do not notice this, but I noticed a slight bright line on the right edge of my Dell XPS 13 with … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ubuntu 15.10 Bluetooth Still Not Working

I have been wanting to get a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse, but held off until the beta of Ubuntu 15.10 due to waiting for improved bluetooth support for low … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 11 Comments

Community Council: Call for Nominations

I have served on the Community Council (Ubuntu) since March of 2012; first as a replacement for someone who stepped down and then through election. The Community Council is tasked … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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