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Archive for February, 2008


Posted by Greg on February 22, 2008

Yesterday was a very busy, stressful and long day.

But, no day is ever completely worthless. I had some good things happen yesterday. Got to talk to Rachel for a while, won some money for the video a group of us made for a contest, and….

I became an Official Ubuntu Member! w00t!

Thanks for all the cheers everyone!

Also, if all goes well, this should be my first post on planet.ubuntu. Hello all you Ubunteros!

My 5 today: #190731 (gnome-settings-daemon), #190777 (poppler), #194086 (ubuntu), #184449 (ubuntu), #189318 (ubuntu)
Do 5 a day – every day!


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I’ve done my five…

Posted by Greg on February 19, 2008

have you?

After a false start with the 5-a-day reporting program, I have now set it up and submitted my “5-a-day” since I joined the 5-a-day team.

Where are yours?

PS: Anyone smell a Michigan-Ohio competition starting from this? I do.

My 5 today: Bug 161961 (firefox), Bug 158874 (ubuntu), Bug 162031 (wine), Bug 162424 (gnome-utils), Bug 173271 (thunderbird)
Do 5 a day – every day!

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Request for Help

Posted by Greg on February 8, 2008

We need your help.  Your expertise.  Your perfect eye.  Your creativity.


Pete (from GuerrillaTech) is putting together a flier, codenamed the “Bad Vista Flier.”  It still needs work.  It needs polish.  It needs to look great when printed out.  It needs to be powerful.  Again, it needs you.

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I’m going to D.C.

Posted by Greg on February 7, 2008

The school I attend, the University of Michigan’s School of Information, has a neat little program called “Alternative Spring Break.”

Alternative Spring Break, or ASB to the “in people,” is an opportunity for students to work with organizations for a week; basically a mini-internship.  The positions range from usability testing of a website to archive managing at the National Archives to policy oriented positions.

I, being of the policy persuasion, applied for those positions.  A couple with ALA (American Library Association) and one with EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center).  The place that took me is EPIC.

So that means I’m using my spring break this year to go work with a group that tries to protect your privacy rights online, fight for a more open government, and make sure you can speak your mind wherever you are.  Yeah, you’re welcome.

Any questions you want me to ask the people at EPIC for you?  let me know.

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One goal down…

Posted by Greg on February 3, 2008

I am now a member of the Ubuntu Bug Control team.

What does that mean? On the lowest level it means I have more “power” in Launchpad; I can set options I couldn’t set before.

What does it really mean? It means I am now a member of a group which you can go to for help when submitting/triaging/working on bugs in Ubuntu (or anything on Launchpad really).

Not sure what package that bug should be assigned to? Ask me. Not sure if that bug is of Low, Medium, or Critical importance? Ask me. Confused on how the hell you are supposed to do something in Launchpad? Ask me.

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