Ghost Bugs

Please consider the following hypothetical situation. gnome-screensaver keeps crashing for people on Jaunty, which is pretty annoying, so it sends lots of people to Launchpad to report a bug.

It's pretty quickly established by the amazing desktop team triagers that it's actually a problem in Gtk+, so they duly reassign …

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A small plea

I have a small request to make. When writing a changelog entry please remember you are writing it for other people to read as well. Please document why you are doing something in enough detail that I can work it out later on.

A changelog is not just for describing …

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Ups and Downs

I was thrilled this morning to finally come up with what I hope is a fix for a bug in ConsoleKit that has been plauging a lot of users, judging by the number of subscribers and duplicates on the Ubuntu bug

I was happy to get upload fixes for various …

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Does it just work?

I recently attended Lugradio Live in Wolverhampton. During the live recording of the show they were discussing how things have changed since the started the show. Aq was saying that things are less interesting nowadays, as everything just works. I disagree that it's less interesting, not spending time compiling drivers …

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Tempted by a stage dive

Hello Planet Ubuntu.

This feels like I've just made it on stage with my favourite band.

Today I was accepted as an Ubuntu member through the Universe Contributors group. Thanks to all those that helped me achieve this. There's been a load of other people join this group recently. Hopefully …

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Gutenberg's Revolution

I love Stephen Fry, everything he does is great, but also seems to come with a touch of quality as well. His documentaries are probably a lesser known part of his work, but they are equally fantastic; the two-part documentary on manic depression was particularly notable.

Last night a watched …

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Evolutionary Computing and Creationism

The lecturer who taught me evolutionary computing was also a devout Christian, who believed that the world is the way that it is because God created it, rather than it evolving via natural selection.

This was quite surprising to us when he revealed this, but he did not see a …

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Success with the rt61 driver

So after I had such a problem with my rt2500 based card, I ordered an rt61 based one. It arrived this morning, and it works. Here's what I did to get it to work.

First download the cvs snapshot driver. The beta release one doesn't work, and you shouldn't try …

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Problems with rt2500 802.11 PCI card

A while ago now there was a power-cut in our area, and this took my box down quite hard. The main effect of this was that my Belkin F5D7000UK PCI 802.11b/g card stopped working. This was at a time when I was supposed to be working on the …

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