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Language is the OS that runs our thoughts

I think in tech, it’s really important to get as much inclusive language as we can nailed down as soon as we can. One trend I’ve seen as time has gone on is that we’re abstracting on top of abstractions further and further out. If we can clean up the base it’s all built on …

Bíonn gach tosach lag*

Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge; tá uaim scríobh postálacha blag as Gaeilge, ach níl mé oilte ar labhairt nó scríbh as Gaeilge go fóill. Tiocfaidh sé le tuilleadh cleachtaidh.** Catching up I have definitely fallen off the blog wagon; as you may or may not know the past year has been quite difficult for me …

Propose a talk for Flock!

Propose a talk for Flock!

Flock 2017’s CFP is open! We need your Flock session proposals! This year’s Flock is more action-oriented compared to previous Flocks. The majority of session slots are hackfests and workshops; only one day (Tuesday the 29th) is devoted to traditional talks. The registration system allows you to submit 4 different types of proposals: Talk (30 …

Flock Cod Registration Form Design

We’re prepping the regcfp site for Flock to open up registrations and CFP for Flock. As a number of changes are underfoot for this year’s Flock compared to previous Flocks, we’ve needed to change up the registration form accordingly. (For those interested, the discussion has been taking place on the flock-planning list). This is a …

Refugee Hope Box

I’m not sure that I’ve ever posted anything non-Fedora / Linux / tech in this blog since I started it over 10 years ago. My daughter’s school is running a refugee hope box drive. The boxes are packed full of toiletries and other supplies for refugee children. We will drop our box off at school …

Sources for Openly-Licensed Content

This morning I got an email from my colleague Tyler Golden who was seeking advice on good places to get openly-licensed content so I put together a list. It seems the list would be generally useful (especially for my new design interns, who will be blogging on Planet Fedora soon 🙂 ) so here you …

A logo design process

Designing a logo can be intimidating and the process full of alternating between hope and despair. I recently designed a logo for the team of a friend I work with, and for whatever reason (perhaps mindfulness practice) I decided to try to track the process visually and note my general thinking in choosing a forward …

Fedora Design Team Update

I’ve been posting these to the design-team mailing list lately but thought it might be good to blog, too. Meeting Summary We had a meeting today. In attendance were myself, ryanlerch, gnokii, mleonova, riecatnor, sam08, mbriza, garrett, and tatica. Meetbot links: Summary: https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-design/2015-10-22/fedora-design.2015-10-22-12.00.html Log: https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-design/2015-10-22/fedora-design.2015-10-22-12.00.log.html Here’s a quick run-through of what we discussed: Presentation to …

Fedora Design Team Update

Fedora Design Team Meeting 5 May 2015 This is a very, very quick summary post: Meetbot Minutes Raw log Highlights We had three tickets that opened up today – ticket 371 for a sticker design that mleonova picked up, ticket 369 for the flock 2015 t-shirt which riecatnor picked up, and 210 for an updated …

Fedora Design Team Update

One of the things the Fedora Design Team decided to do following the Design Team Fedora Activity Day(s) we had back in January was to meet more regularly. We’ve started fortnightly meetings; we just had our second one. During the FAD, we figured out a basic process for handling incoming design team tickets and Chris …