Saturday 25 July 2009

GUADEC digits

Have you been to 8, 9, 10 GUADECs?

Let us know! We're still looking for a GNOMie with a perfect attendance.

Thursday 23 July 2009

Bad at updates, Easy 5.1

Looks like I didn't blog one bit after GCDS (or usefully during). I won't do it usefully now either.

gnome-volume-control (in master) has profile switching support. You can now disable devices you're not interested in, and setup 5.1 support for your desktop in 2 clicks.

Input switches (and highlights of the volume control BoF) to come later.

Wednesday 8 July 2009


Remember, tomorrow (Thursday 9th July 2009), 15:00 to 17:00 ¹, is FreeFA.

Join in at around 14:40-45, join us in front of the main University Building. We'll get to the pitch by foot.

Summing up:
  • Bring your football kit (trainers, or moulded shoes, shinpads)
  • Bring T-Shirts of different colours (at least a clear and dark one)
  • Show up at 14:40
The teams haven't been set up yet, as we don't know whether we'll have smaller goals available (it's currently setup as a full-fledged 11-a-side pitch).

If you show up late, you won't be able to play...

¹: Might last a bit longer

Saturday 4 July 2009

«Todos es mejor con Bluetooth»

Ladies and gents. Tomorrow, the great Bluetooth presentation! Come and join in the chuckles. A superb presentation that the New York Times calls «Inexplicably enticing», an anonymous KDE developer say it's «Dumbed down, and not Cross-desktop und so weiter».

Where: Palacio de la Música
When: 12:00 to 12:30
Who: Y.T.
What: ¡la mejor presentación de Bluetooth en el mundo!

Thursday 2 July 2009

GCDS: Discrimination by accent

My level of Spanish being what it is, and my accent being what it is, my cab ride to Las Palmas cost me some €60 from the airport, and that's after the cabbie switched off the meter...

Apparently, the «Catalina Park» apartments booked by the nice people at the GNOME Foundation, have a namesake near Playa de Inglés.

From top to bottom: where I wanted to go, where I was, where I ended up (locations provided «by ear», do not try to replicate at home). Yippee!


In other news the FreeFA tournament is going to happen next Thursday, from 15:00 to 17:00. I'll put the details onto the Wiki when I can remember my password.