Knocked for six

February 4, 2013

We’re having our traditional planning curry to discuss ideas for the sixth season of the Ubuntu Podcast this weekend. Having a break between seasons gives us the chance to recharge our batteries. It’s also a good time to take stock of what the previous clutch of episodes contained, what worked well and what didn’t. We always like to keep […]

London Falling, Airlock opening

December 10, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I recorded Paul Cornell being interviewed about his new book, London Falling at the November BSFA meeting. Paul is a prolific science fiction and fantasy author who has written for just about every medium. Among his many contributions to Doctor Who is the TV story Human Nature. It was another enjoyable […]

Joining the Darktable side

November 19, 2012

Last week I wrote about my photography workflow on Ubuntu. One package that seemed popular in comments is Darktable. When I tried Darktable a couple of years ago, I didn’t have a positive experience. I thought I would spend an hour or so trying Darktable and see if it has improved. I know that an […]

Photography workflow on Ubuntu

November 14, 2012

During the week I spotted a great blog post from Riley Brandt, a photographer at the University of Calgary. Riley currently uses a Mac for his photography work, but is keen to switch to using Ubuntu. I’ve been using Ubuntu for my photography work for, well, since forever. That’s not to say it’s always been easy. A tour […]

Odds and ends

October 15, 2012

It’s been a busy week. In fact, October is turning out to be a massively busy month. I’m not complaining, but it rather came out of nowhere! Hence this blog post is a little list of things that have happened in the last week. I mentioned last week that I’d recorded a couple of interviews […]