Archive for March, 2010

Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day to celebrate the contributions that women have made – and do make – to the worlds of science and technology. (If you don’t know who Ada Lovelace was then you’re not a real geek – check Wikipedia.) As a scientist, I inhabit what has been seen as a […]

Writing better

This is possibly a little offtopic for many KDE peeps, but relevant to the stuff I do with KDE. It may be relevant to you if you write articles, announcements, press releases – or even blogs 🙂 I spent the last couple of days attending a “results-based writing” course hosted by my university. The main […]

Who is the Dot for?

That might seem a bit of a silly question, but it’s one that has kinda come up for discussion a bit recently as we’ve, quite unusually, decided to turn away a few articles about application development and maintenance releases. Guidelines for application release articles The result of that discussion is in the advice on the […]

Social networks, wikis, collaboration tools… Can KDE make them suck less?

If you’re reading this via Google Buzz then this post was brought to you by WordPress,, Twitter and Google. That’s either impressive or horrifying… Social Media tools suck On the one hand, it’s kind of nice that interoperation is possible at all, but on the other it’s a silly chain with many unnecessary points […]