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Heat Transfer

Joe I haven’t worked in an office in many years but every time I go in one (including that very Novell office) I notice all the space heaters scattered around under desks to keep people from freezing from the air conditioning. There is very little hope for us.

Syndicated 2008-01-08 19:30:32 from Free Food (for Cowboys)


Last night the world lost a brilliant mathematician who had dedicated his life to the advancement of science and education.

Last night I lost my father.

I love you dad.

Syndicated 2007-12-07 00:38:06 from Free Food (for Cowboys)


It seems that a few people finally noticed that Kristy was way ahead of Martha and the other followers when she made me a wii cake. Of course followers are always welcome, especially when they bring cake.

Syndicated 2007-10-17 02:11:47 from Free Food (for Cowboys)

Compasses - Moral or Otherwise

My friend Gregory Collins will soon be starting production on his first feature film The Melvin Mills Document and I’m incredibly excited by the news. Gregory is one of the most interesting and determined people I know and I’m sure his efforts will be fruitful. If you’d like to be part of the harvest, the project is still hoping to find some additional funding so don’t hesitate to follow up with him.

Syndicated 2007-09-09 22:20:44 from Free Food (for Cowboys)

Spot Check

It has been an exciting week for F-Spot. Andrzej Wytyczak-Partyka had his proposal for Face Detection and Tagging accepted in the Google Summer of Code program. Stephane Delcroix helped him get his proposal ready and I’d like to congratulate them both. Stephane also committed his work to start integrating Mono.Addins into the F-Spot core which once completed will make extending and experimenting with F-Spot much easier.
For my part I’ve been working on a new design for the import process that will hopefully solve some of the long standing issues I (and many, many others) have with the current system. A good week.

Syndicated 2007-04-13 19:41:50 from Free Food (for Cowboys)


Kristy has finally started documenting the various things she’s been making. If you want to see beautiful eggs or get the inside story on the Wii cake it is well worth the visit.

Syndicated 2007-04-13 18:14:06 from Free Food (for Cowboys)

Time goes by

In what I choose to view as an homage to my purity of essence Christian reminded me today that I’ve been doing this GNOME thing for a frighteningly long time. I wonder what the next decade will bring.

Syndicated 2007-04-13 17:56:51 from Free Food (for Cowboys)


A pictoral tribute to Joe for 7 years of hard work

Syndicated 2007-01-09 17:31:45 from Free Food (for Cowboys)

Two by Two

I released F-Spot 0.2.2 today. It’s better than ever so drop everything and give it a whirl.

So much has been happening the world of F-Spot that I won’t try to cover everything now. I do however want to touch on a few highlights. Most visibly, the work Gabriel Burt has been doing on a new query interface has finally become part of F-Spot. You can find a good description of the new interface at his blog and if you were lucky enough to be at the Boston summit you may have seen his demo. The new interface is major improvement over the old but expect several revisions as we try to streamline and polish it.

The query interface is hardly the only thing new in 0.2.2, Stephane has been fixing so many problems large and small that it is hard to keep up with him. This includes doing the work to move F-Spot to the new managed dbus-sharp bindings. So if you were having dbus related problems before it would be a good time to try things out again. Of course if you start having problems please speak up.

That’s all I have time to cover for now but there is much more I’ll go over in the future. Until then enjoy the new release and a little bit of fall.

Syndicated 2006-10-12 21:29:26 from Free Food (for Cowboys)


In a fit of whimsy I released f-spot 0.2.1 today it includes support for exporting to Picasa web albums written by Gonzalo and Stephane and much more.

Syndicated 2006-09-12 07:51:28 from Free Food (for Cowboys)

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