I’ve been involved with various voluntary communities and societies over the years, and have always been interested in how they regulate and reward their members without there being any sort of financial reward mechanism. I’m quite lucky to move in circles where financial reward is not the only motivating factor. Everyone needs to eat, but […]
I think this is still the best guide on how to report bugs that exists. There are also a lot of useful standard replies here. Now go hug some bugs!
Today I’ve played around with Planet (the software behind Planet Gnome, Planet Debian and lots of other planets), and installed a demo version on our home server. It’s actually quite straightforward, and I think I could theoretically get something up and running quickly if required. Of course, it does require people to have publically available […]
I get a fair bit of email (up to 100 messages a day), and I think it could be quite easy to get swamped, and to miss something important. Over the last year or so I’ve been looking at methods of dealing with email, and in particular have explored variations on Inbox Zero. My current […]
This afternoon I did a bit more work on our home server (the one I built from bits of my old dead PC). It’s now running: A full installation of Mediawiki, with a few extensions, which Steph is using a lot right now. A streamable repository of Creative Commons licensed music so that any computer […]
A couple of things have changed about the way I buy music: The iTunes store now sells DRM free music, so I can actually play everything I buy on all my computers and my iPod. I’ve got a 50 songs a month eMusic subscription. So my usual decision making process usually involves working out which […]
So where do you start? There are obviously thousands of hours of recorded sound available legally for free, but it is quite easy to get lost, and to end up with a large amount of downloaded music that is not representative of what is out there. These are the places I go when I want […]