Monthly Archives: July 2010

Design by enthusiasm

As many of you are most probably aware I work for Canonical and some of my blog posts from here are syndicated to design.canonical.com. I was asked a rather interesting question on that blog and partly due to the impatience of the asker decided to respond by way of a post. My other motivation for […]

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Guadec Day 2: In pursuit of critical mass

Today I was reminded of this quote by Jane Goodall: If everyone could think a little bit about small choices they make every day: What do you eat, does it result in animal cruelty? What do you wear, how was it made, does it damage the environment? When people start thinking like that they do […]

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Guadec Day 1

This week I am at Guadec in Den Haag. For those less familiar with working on open-source projects Guadec is the annual gathering of developers, users and businesses primarily focused on GNOME. GNOME, for those of you who don’t know is the core desktop element of Ubuntu. Explanations for the uninitiated now delivered, I will […]

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Thank you

This weekend @petegale, Jules and I completed Oxfam Trailwalker in 24 hours 39 minutes. We could not have done it without our amazing support crew: Tom, @clarissima, @harveymarketing and Nick. Thank you for patching us up and keeping us going. Thanks also to Ben who turned up with sweet hot coffee at just the right […]

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Design and the art of walking up hills

I quite enjoy the challenge of taking on long distances; mostly walking, sometimes bicycle. There is something enormously satisfying about getting to the end. In order to be fit enough to undertake these efforts I exercise quite regularly. I cycle wherever and whenever I can and I go for short runs when I don’t have […]

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