Posts in the Thought section

  1. Fedora 14 Needs A Slogan

    With the alpha release due out in less than a fortnight, work on Fedora 14 is progressing apace. Part of that includes the invention of a release slogan, a short imperative that “reflect[s] the idea that Fedora helps the user achieve something great” and touches on the theme of emergence.

  2. Microblogging as obfpen at Identi.ca

    Microblogging finally has me in its grips. Well, sort of. I succumbed to creating an account on Thursday night, and yesterday morning I thought of something suitably unimportant to write as a first, unfollowed “dent”. The open-source angel on my left shoulder told me to go with Identi.ca, where my username is obfpen.

  3. Ubuntu?

    In the library this afternoon, I tried connecting to the internet but wasn’t having much luck. The conversation I had with the librarian about it reminded me of how other people see computers.

  4. Where To Start?

    I’ve always had trouble when starting to write something new.  There are several reasons for this, but not the least of which is that there’s just something fundamentally difficult for me in the process of turning my starbursty thoughts into a linear stream of text