Photo of the day
(via random people in IRC)
Happenings and thoughts
Quick summary: a lot of this post has to do with the upcoming FUDCon F11, the wiki page renaming hackfest which happens tomorrow (today, in UTC), and some other randomish things relating to anything I think about.
This might be a bit premature, but a few things I think people should do if they’re heading to FUDCon next week:
If you’re uploading photos to Flickr, please add them to this group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fudconf11/.
If you’re at FUDCon, be prepared to have someone take a few pictures of you and ask you for your “Fedora story” — the story relating you and the Fedora Project. This is all for the upcoming series of picture books that Marketing is working on.
If you’ve got a nice camera (DSLRs, mostly), bring it with you and see me for what you can do to help. We’ll be meeting shortly after the initial events to go over the process of getting pictures. Also, stick your name on the wiki page for the picture book project as a photographer.
If you would like to help with renaming pages on the wiki, apply for the gitwikirename group in FAS and send me an email. We’ll be working tomorrow starting at about
whenever I wake up 16:00 UTC or so until we all get tired.
If you haven’t heard through the grapevine yet, fedora-business-cards is pretty much ready to go. A few weeks ago I got my (second round of) business cards from OvernightPrints.com and they turned out wonderfully. To use f-b-c, on Fedora 9 or later, run
yum install fedora-business-cards
as root. Run
for a summary of the options.
You may end up having characters in your name with accents or other missing glyphs from the MgOpen Moderna font. If this is the case, you may change the font face for your information to DejaVu. It’s a bit difficult to get this to work with
--cmyk-pdf, but I’ll be producing alternative templates and bundling them with a new release soon.
What’s the best way to get from Logan Airport to the hotel for FUDCon using MBTA transit? FWIW, I’ll be arriving at Logan at about 8:15 pm.
Also, how would I integrate fedora-business-cards into translate.fedoraproject.org?
So I’m 17 today. :)
Help Build the Commons
I upgraded to WordPress 2.7 a couple of days ago. Some features that struck me as awesome: the QuickPress dashboard widget, and the fact that automatically upgrading plugins actually works for me now.
The new UI hasn’t really grown on me yet, but I’m sure it will in a while.
Street View: Always interesting
Today, I took a drive through the KTA toll booth without paying a toll.
Brokers with hands on their faces
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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