Archive for January, 2010

Learn how to hack on Launchpad.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I meant to post this earlier. But hey, I suck, so I’m posting it now instead, the night before the class: As part of Ubuntu Developer Week, I’m teaching a class on How to get started hacking Launchpad, at 20.00 UTC on Thursday, 28 Jan. If you’re a Launchpad user, come join us! The session […]

QuestionCopyright.org is looking for a legal intern.

Friday, January 15th, 2010

From the post at QuestionCopyright.org: Calling all law students (or at least the ones who weren’t planning to work for the RIAA later): We’re looking for a legal intern — someone interested in learning more about copyright law and using it to promote freedom. We have several projects right now with legal components, and expect […]

Bug Growth is Proportional to User Growth, and Bugs are not Technical Debt.

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

(Graph from Robert Orenstein, by way of Jim Blandy.) A recent conversation on an open source mailing list reminded of two fallacies I’d been wanting to write about. (And what is a domain like “rants.org” for, if not the debunking of fallacies?) The first fallacy is that bugs are bad, or rather, that growth in […]

“Beautiful Teams” Chapter Now Online

Monday, January 4th, 2010

This is embarrassing — I meant to post this more than half a year ago, and apparently forgot to click “publish” on the draft. Now it’s old news, but I’ll post it anyway. Maybe some people will go out and buy the book, which is a lot of fun to read. O’Reilly released a new […]

An End to Inboxorrhea

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy New Year! My New Year’s Resolution: Inbox Zero. 0 (Wish me luck.)