A Beefy, Miraculous Day at SXSW (Expo Day 3)

We knew it’d be a beefy day when this fellow dropped by our booth: Lunchtime! More booth shots….I think this guy must be a Mac fan: Robin and Ruth. Robin was the hero of our booth, he helped us out a ton: Tux made many friends: There was a lot of interest in our flyers and CDs! A film crew came by to check out our photo booth system, written by Luke Macken and designed by design team ninja Emily Dirsh: I also hear Tux visited with IBM’s Watson super computer. I hear Ruth has video 🙂

SXSW Expo Day 2

Booth Remodeling We’ve remodeled our booth after some ethnographic research on user patterns yesterday. 🙂 Penguin Prep Lots more photos here, I’ll be updating as the flaky network connection allows so keep checking back.

Flyers About Free & Open Source Software for SXSW Creatives!

Emily and I are here in Austin, ready for our first day at SXSW. We have been very, very busy preparing materials for our free & open source software outreach to all of the awesome creative folks we can’t wait to meet here. Emily has put together some beautiful use case-centered tri-fold brochures she’s going to blog about for you soon. I spent some time earlier this week putting together the lovelies below which will be available as handouts at our expo booth, #344, starting on Monday. We were really excited to hear from Chrissie Brodigan of Mozilla today, who is giving a talk tomorrow at 2 PM, “How to Not Design Like a Developer.” She’ll also be beating the drum for getting more designers involved in free & open source software. Go Chrissie! 🙂 Free & Open Source Assets This flyer reviews some of the best sites out there to get freely-licensed assets, such as Open Clip Art Library, Open Font Library, CCMixter, and Blend Swap, among other great sites. This flyer also talks a bit about asset licensing, pointing out that just because something is free that doesn’t mean you can use it commercially, modify it, or redistribute …

Flyers About Free & Open Source Software for SXSW Creatives!

Emily and I are here in Austin, ready for our first day at SXSW. We have been very, very busy preparing materials for our free & open source software outreach to all of the awesome creative folks we can’t wait to meet here. Emily has put together some beautiful use case-centered tri-fold brochures she’s going to blog about for you soon. I spent some time earlier this week putting together the lovelies below which will be available as handouts at our expo booth, #344, starting on Monday. We were really excited to hear from Chrissie Brodigan of Mozilla today, who is giving a talk tomorrow at 2 PM, “How to Not Design Like a Developer.” She’ll also be beating the drum for getting more designers involved in free & open source software. Go Chrissie! 🙂 Free & Open Source Assets This flyer reviews some of the best sites out there to get freely-licensed assets, such as Open Clip Art Library, Open Font Library, CCMixter, and Blend Swap, among other great sites. This flyer also talks a bit about asset licensing, pointing out that just because something is free that doesn’t mean you can use it commercially, modify it, or redistribute …

Please stop the hate

It is a veritable Fat Tuesday for GNOME 3 hate today, it seems. I love you all dearly, but I also love GNOME. I feel that it’s juvenile to beat down on other free software projects’ hard work. It really breaks my heart to see this going on. Don’t you think that there are more constructive and less personal ways to voice your feedback, concerns, and critiques? If you would like to participate in juvenile critically-important activities for the fun of it, might I suggest a more worthy cause: promoting the glorious and miraculous hot dog that will surely be the ‘weiner’ of the Fedora 16 naming contest? He really has a chance this time; we have a solid link between Lovelock and Beefy Miracle as submitted by Max: Convert Lovelock and Beefy Miracle to numbers using A=1, B=2, … Z=26. Lovelock = 12-15-22-5-12-15-3-11 Beefy Miracle = 2-5-5-6-25-13-9-18-1-3-12-5 Sum those two sets of numbers. Lovelock = 95 Beefy Miracle = 104 Keep summing until you get to a single number 0-9. Lovelock: 95 -> 9+5 = 14 -> 1+4 = 5 Beefy Miracle: 104 -> 1+0+4 = 5 So, to follow the rules of Fedora naming: “Lovelock” is a string, …