Mozilla Summit 2013: bugs, crafts, and fun

The Mozilla Summit in Toronto was a lot of fun. I met so many intense, idealistic, motivated open source contributors, it made me feel renewed energy for my own contribution. On the first day I heard some of the keynotes but missed Mitchell Baker’s keynote on the Nature of Mozilla, which I’m going to watch … Continue reading “Mozilla Summit 2013: bugs, crafts, and fun”

Walking through early bug triage

Here is a good example of a bug that went through several stages of triaging: Scrolling a page up leaves residue in GTK slider. I would like to walk through what happens in triaging this bug. Blow by blow report! The bug reporter, Przemek, was new to Bugzilla, so their report was automatically put into … Continue reading “Walking through early bug triage”

What it might mean to make maps

We have now mapped the tiny corner of our creek and given names to nameless places, extending human dominion to yet another junkyard and mudflat. As I kayaked around with my friend Adina she babbled to me charmingly of how we were in the same place but in a different place. Everything about the land … Continue reading “What it might mean to make maps”

WordPress security checkup

If you aren’t using the latest version of WordPress, your blog might have been hacked. There’s an attack going on right now that creates and then hides administrator accounts. You can see if this has happened on your blog by going to the Dashboard and then the Users panel. The number listed in parentheses after … Continue reading “WordPress security checkup”

OSCON fashion, Ignite, and beyond

I had a fabulous time at OSCON! In the spirit of my notes on the geek dress code, here’s an OSCON fashion report. Glasses were definitely IN. Me and Mario G. spaced out for a long time wearing these Trip Glasses! Maybe that’s why we got into such deep conversation later in the corner of … Continue reading “OSCON fashion, Ignite, and beyond”

She's Geeky – Tour of WordPress template code

There were 20 or so people at this talk, including non-programmers and programmers wondering if they should install WordPress, and bloggers and admins already familiar with WordPress. We did a round of introductions: * Graphic designer interested in what degree of control she could have over a WordPress blog. * Benay, running a blog connecting … Continue reading “She's Geeky – Tour of WordPress template code”

She's Geeky – Install Drupal on your Mac

In this session we talked about Drupal in general, and a few people, including Margaret Rosas from Santa Cruz Geeks and CrystalMarie, got it installed and running. I have to apologize for being a bit incoherent; I was tired and unprepared. It was worth the session anyway to introduce the idea that you *can* run … Continue reading “She's Geeky – Install Drupal on your Mac”

SCALE conference: Women in Open Source

I heard about this conference, the Southern California Linux Expo, only because they have a Women in Open Source track. It showed up on my Google Alerts and on several of my mailing lists. Here’s their call for proposals to give talks. Since I’ve never been to the conference I wondered what kind of talks … Continue reading “SCALE conference: Women in Open Source”

Gadget love – Messing with my G1

Look, my G1 made friends with my Chumby! So far I’m very happy with the G1. It has a great feel, it’s easy to type on, its phone and net coverage is great so far in the SF Bay Area, and every day people are posting new new apps for it. If you are a … Continue reading “Gadget love – Messing with my G1”

Installing Eeebuntu on an Asus Eeepc 900

Last night I installed eeebuntu on my Eeepc 900. You see how I love this little beast! The instructions and forums on eeebuntu.org were helpful. I realized while I was doing the install that there’s Ubuntu Eee as well and that eeebuntu is basically just this one guy, Steve or “bezdomny”. Since he is super … Continue reading “Installing Eeebuntu on an Asus Eeepc 900”