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SQL CRUD: what’s good and what’s crud?  Posted on 11/18/2015
I maintain a membership database for my canoe club and I implemented the database years ago using a PHP library called Phormation which let me make an index page with simple code like: query = “SELECT * FROM member WHERE...
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Muon in Need of a Maintainer  Posted on 11/09/2015
Muon, the Apt package installer UI is in need of a maintainer.  It has been split out from Discover and Updater which are application focused and to some extent work with multiple backends.  Muon is package focused and covers the...
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KDE at FOSDEM 2016  Posted on 11/08/2015
FOSDEM is the biggest free software conference and KDE will have a stall and help organise the Desktop devroom for talks.  If you have something interesting to talk about the call for talks in the devroom is open now.  We should...
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Tenement Repairs and Thanklessness  Posted on 10/29/2015
A decade ago someone from Edinburgh Council’s Statutory Repairs body looked at the back wall of the tenement flat I live in and pointed out a bunch of repairs to the stonework that needed fixed.  They wouldn’t fix them...
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Resolving Tension  Posted on 10/27/2015
A post on the Fridge today claims “both councils collaborated and resolved any tensions together”.  The Ubuntu Community Council bullied me for asking questions that made Canonical feel uncomfortable and this is the only...
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BC UKCC Polo Support Module  Posted on 10/15/2015
I went on a coach’s polo support module training day kindly organised and subsidided by the SCA. It was delivered by Zoe who came up from Wales for the day to 10 people who were mostly experienced polo players but at least 1 was new...
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Jonathan Riddell™ IP Policy  Posted on 09/02/2015
This is the Jonathan Riddell™ IP Policy.  It applies to all Jonathan’s intellectual property in Ubuntu archives.  Jonathan is one of the top 5 uploaders, usually the top 1 uploader, to Ubuntu compiling hundreds of...
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Ubuntu Archive Still Free Software  Posted on 08/27/2015
“Ubuntu is entirely committed to the principles of free software development; we encourage people to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.” is what used to be printed on the front page of ubuntu.com....
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Akademy Day Trip  Posted on 07/30/2015
The GCC 5 Transition caused the apocalypse so we went out to see the world while it still existed No Soy Líder, Ahora Soy El Capitán See Hoarse El Torre We will climb this! David reached the top Fin de la terre! by
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