Yet another little corner of the web

Random thoughts and experience, committed to electrons

Management Hacking

In an ideal world, everyone would implicitly understand that it just makes good business sense to upstream some of the modifications made when creating your Linux powered devices. However this is a long way from being common knowledge and is still something that a lot of managers that will need convincing that this infact in their best interests. Just so that we are clear, I’m not suggesting here that your next Linux powered device should be an entirely open design.

15 Nov 2018 #linux #open source

3 Years Passes

It appears today marks my 3 year anniversary at Collabora. It was quite a departure from my previous role in many ways, Collabora actively encourage it’s employees to work with and the Open Source community, contribute to open source projects, speak at and attend conferences. I work pretty much exclusively from home rather than from an office. It’s a genuine privilege to be able to help other businesses take advantage of open source software, whilst also guiding them on how to do this in a way that maximises the benefit to both them and the open source community.

21 Sep 2018 #open source

The Beauty of Open Source

It’s no secret that I’ve long advocated open source software. It’s something that I’ve been quite passionate about for something like 18 years now. So much so that I have literally made working with open source software and helping others benefit from using it my job, thanks to my employer Collabora. Like all software, open source software isn’t without it’s bugs and issues. If someone tells you that there are no bugs in their software, they are either clueless, lying or disingenuously talking about some very, very trivial application (and even then possibly still fall into one of the previous 2 categories).

10 Aug 2018 #open source

My Backup Solution

One of the things that has concerned me for a number of years is the fact that I am storing more and more important stuff on my PCs, electronic documents, source code and data files for home projects and a growing collection of videos and photos of my daughter (as well as those of my wife and I prior to her entering our lives). I need a good backup solution more now than ever.

28 Jul 2017 #linux #open source

Archphp: A PHP Based Dynamic Website for Archery Clubs

A few years ago I was fairly involved with a university archery club. The exec of the club at the time thought it would be a cool idea to have a community website, to allow the members to keep up-to-date with club news, get club information. The site also provides members a place to keep track of the equipment they use and could keep track of their scores. This also enables the exec to see how the members are progressing, allowing them to easily see who may need more help and who is doing well (for example when needing to pick a team for inter-university shoots).

8 Apr 2007 #open-source #web-technologies