Author Archives: jpr

Open Meetings With Vidyo

Recently for the Mozilla Gfx and Accessibility meetings we’ve been using Vidyo.  In both cases we filed MoCo IT bugs to get dedicated “rooms”.   This yielded a two benefits: A public url to give out for accessing the room from … Continue reading

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WebGL & Security

Recently Context Information Security Limited gathered a lot of attention for a blog post on the state of WebGL security.  For Mozilla, WebGL was first released in Firefox 4, and there are implementations in Chrome, Safari and Opera as well.  … Continue reading

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Mozilla: Two Months

Hard to believe two months have gone by at Mozilla since I joined.  Mozilla is undergoing a lot of change right now because we’re pushing out Firefox 4,hiring like crazy and transitioning to a rapid release cycle so keeping up … Continue reading

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Last Day at Novell

Today is my last day at Novell which I arrived at by way of Helixcode and then Ximian in 2003.   Both these companies enabled me to work in and around open source first as a hacker and then later as … Continue reading

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Sleeping on a Couch: Transferring Culture

In the first half of 2009 the Preload department at Novell was building a team in Taiwan.  There were two main reasons for this – our customers (the OEMs and ODMs) were located there and we wanted to be near … Continue reading

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Litterbox: A UX Parable

Several years ago in a our previous house my wife and I noticed a marked decrease in the amount of laundry being done.  We weren’t any busier nor had anything changed radically in our lives since the drop off. Our … Continue reading

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Git – Micro Commits and Workflow

Recently I moved my blog and some old posts about git got re-posted to Planet GNOME.   One in particular was where I was not sold on the micro commit model of git at the time (more than 3 years ago!). … Continue reading

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GNOME Summit Wrap Up: openSUSE perspective

Owen Taylor of gtk (and these days mugshot) fame wrote up a nice summary of the GNOME summit for days 1, 2, 3 A few things I want to highlight from an openSUSE perspective: 1) Pulseaudio Takashi has had it … Continue reading

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Overheard at the GNOME Summit

Mother: All the gnomes are gone Mother (seeing me): Oh, there’s one, we wondered what a gnome would look like Kids look at me. Me: Hello Kids eyes open *very* wide.

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Distributed Version Control

Jon on our OO team wrote a nice article about the usefulness of git workflows (although it would apply equally to any distributed version control system). N.B. there is an openSUSE GNOME meeting this Thursday at noon EDT, Please add … Continue reading

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