Model: Ubuntu Open Week — what if churches . . . ?

Fascinating. Announced today: We are really pleased to announce Ubuntu Open Week! Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community. We organise this week for the beginning of a new release cycle to help new contributors get involved.… Continue reading Model: Ubuntu Open Week — what if churches . . . ?

Episcopalians, meet Ubuntu

It’s no secret I have little patience for the Episcopal Church of late, so I wasn’t looking out for the theme of the 2009 General Convention. The Topmost Apple, an Episcopalian blogger I follow, presumably has more patience for the Episcopal Church, but little regard for the theme, which is “Ubuntu: I in You and… Continue reading Episcopalians, meet Ubuntu

A blog mirror

I have an odd set of interests, or odd enough to seem distinct. But the Internet is a big non-place and finding a parallel is inevitable. I’m terribly fond of a blog — UbuntuCat — described as “Random musings from the radical feminist Christian antiracist left – some having to do with Ubuntu.” If you… Continue reading A blog mirror

Open media formats for Unitarian Universalists

Are there any Unitarian Universalists — or keen open codec advocates who read this blog — who use Ogg Vorbis (audio) or Ogg Theora (video) to play, share, stream or store media? These are free and open-source media formats. I may have a project. In related news, I bought a refurb digital audio player (“MP3… Continue reading Open media formats for Unitarian Universalists

Ubuntu Linux 8.04 is here

I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux as my operating system of choice since 2004, and upgraded to the newest version (technically the release candidate) yesterday, also known as “the Hardy Heron”. The proper release is today, and if you’ve never used Linux, I hope you give it a try. It isn’t a radical improvement over the… Continue reading Ubuntu Linux 8.04 is here