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Back from TCamp 2014

Paul Tagliamonte's Blog - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 15:54

Great time, super well organized by this year’s TCamp staff. Really outstanding. Lots of really amazing discussion, and I feel a lot of effort is finally jelling around Open Civic Data, which is an absolute thrill for me.

Can’t wait to see what the next few months bring!

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Ubuntu Scientists Team Update: May 23, 2014

The Ubuntu Sense - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 18:15

Today, the Ubuntu Scientists team had their first meeting.  As I said, this team is fairly new and we finally were able to have a meeting.  I was the chair and two others, Aleo and balachmar, were there.  Even though it was just three people, I would say that we got a lot of work done.  When I started the team, I had no idea on what to have on the team wiki pages but after the meeting along with the help from the others, I know what to write/place.

As a three person team, we have planed for:

  • Monthly Meetings on the same day of the month but the time might be different, and also rotating times/days were looked at
  • We might do a vUDS 14.06 track
  • We are working on the first and last goals, since they are the easiest
  • We have an idea on what pages we should add on our team pages

The main goal for the next meeting is to the get some of the wiki team pages planned and written out.  And to get some contacts from outside organizations that deal with science in the FOSS world.


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Ubuntu Ohio Team Update: May 22, 2014

The Ubuntu Sense - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:38

On the behalf of Stephen Michael Kellat (skellat), the Ubuntu Ohio Team has an update to share:

Due to Stephen Michael Kellat’s job and the stress that it produces, he has given the three deputies (under the Delegation of Authority) admin status of the team.  Any issues that arise should be e-mailed to the three deputies, not Stephen Michael Kellat.

Thank you.

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New GnuPG key

Stephen's Blog - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 19:00
9C4B2D87 is the new small-c canonical GnuPG key for me.
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Stuck With Ubuntu Touch!

The Ubuntu Sense - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:33

As I said in this post, I installed Ubuntu Touch 14.04 on my Nexus 7 and today I tried to restore my tablet back to Google Nexus 7 stock (factory) image but it failed on me.  I asked a question on AskUbuntu and now I’m waiting for an answer.  But another thought came to me and it’s the thought of if I keep on playing around/testing it, it would be better for everyone.  Then I can submit feedback to the developers and help to improve Ubuntu Touch!

Anyhow, I have Ubuntu Touch on the dev channel so I will have more of an up to date version of Ubuntu Touch.  There is already some features fixed, such as a way to uninstall click apps and it doesn’t crash as often.  But still some of the important basic features are missing, such as an notice that the user is shutting down the ptablet and a way to close/kill an app.  Maybe I need to write an e-mail with the feedback to the developers.

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Evernote Workflow Design

The Ubuntu Sense - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 20:03

Evernote is what I was looking for since the summer of 2012.  Before it, I looked at note-taking programs like KeepNote and Cherry Tree but they didn’t have multimedia (such as hand-written and audio notes).  And, as I said in my “Workflow (Re)Design” post, I’m looking for something that can tie in hand-written notes and typed notes and have them syncing between my four devices. It’s hard to believe that I overlooked at Evernote when it was suggested to me by someone on IRC.

And so for the last two hours, I have downloaded the .exe, since there is no Linux program for it yet, not even the clones are good, and installed it under WINE.  Like with all new programs or devices (or systems), I like to sit down and change the settings first to have the feel and the workflow that I need.  I hate to admit this but I never read the help files for anything.  I seem to apart of that culture that never read directions.  I also looked at how others are using Evernote.

Here is my plan:

* Have (at the moment) three notebooks that will be used for:

* Personal (Matters)
* School
* Ubuntu

* Use tags for “sub-notebooks”, Ubuntu Sense as an example
* Stack notes when needed.  This will come useful for class notes for all of my classes.
* Use the Camera App to take photos of hand-written notes and other things.  Scanning will be used also.

Hopefully this will work out or else I will be stuck with my old workflow.

P.S. One good thing about Evernote is the notes that are stacked within the notebook is not dynamic like in M$ OneNote or BasketNotes.  That’s one thing that I hate about those type of programs.

EDIT: May 15, 2014- Afterthought, it was in the summer of 2012 not December of 2012.

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