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 […]

Cat and Kian

January 28, 2013

When I went into Cat and Kian’s kitchen, one of the first things I noticed was an OggCamp mug. Although they hadn’t attended that summer’s event, Cat and Kian move in similarly geeky circles to me and the redoubtable Les Pounder had sold them the mug at another event. There was definitely a geeky theme to […]

Well, that about wraps it up for 2012

December 31, 2012

I enjoy writing my “end of year” post so it’s especially pleasing that it has, for once, fallen on New Year’s Eve itself. Of course it seems likely that nobody will read it, being too heavily engrossed in revelries and fripperies to be spending time on-line. But it’s an excuse to trawl through my tweets, blog […]

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 […]