I hope there’s enough coffee nearby for those who were up late watching the election returns last night. I know the butt-crack of dawn came pretty early after being awake until the west coast pools closed.
I have some links I meant to share yesterday but ended up having more errands to run (including voting) than I had time at my comp so I had to hold them for today. I’ve recently added some GNOME-specific feeds to my RSS reader, as well as Planet Debian, so I’ll be sharing some links from those sources as well in the days to come.
- Henri Bergius: Midgard: benefits of synchronized releases. Mark Shuttleworth called for synchronizing release dates among open source projects earlier this year, and the Midgard Project has joined the crowd.
- uraeus: BBC Totem Plugin. A very nice post on the new Totem plugin for enjoying media feeds from the Beeb, as well as good news for other broadcasters.
- Lydia Pintscher: Ataksak. Amarok 2.0 beta 3 is now available, and it may be the last beta release. Which is good news for many since Amarok is among the very best media players available to friends of the penguin, even those who don’t run KDE-based desktops. That’s how good it is. I was using Project Neon, the nightly testing builds of Amarok 2, until I upgraded to Intrepid. I’ll have to see about finding a nice package for Intrepid so I can check out the new beta.
- Daniel Borgmann: Thoughts on the GUI. Daniel looks at the current crop of GNOME themes and brings up some very nice ideas.
- Jonathan Ernst: Avoiding feature regressions should be more important than (exact) time based releases. Jonathan looks some the old issues that came back in Ubuntu Intrepid (including “CD drives ear your fingers”, which is a great way to put an annoying little bugger that I’ve fought with) and questions why some of the regressions didn’t block Intrepid’s release. And there were some great follow-up posts from Mackenzie Morgan and Henrik Omma, not to mention a great note to the new president-elect from Stephan Hermann. And you can really tell Brandon Holtsclaw is a political/Linux geek. Hee!
- Mark Shuttleworth: This is not the end of capitalism. Our favorite spaceman has a follow-up on a post he wrote about the “economic unwinding of 2008″. Coming from a man who’s made many millions himself should give it a bit more weight to his rather well-informed position.
At the risk of ticking some of our readers off, I have two other election-related posts that I think are so nice that I can’t keep them to myself. Philip Van Hoof wrote an article that I think should be required for every person in America (and beyond) on this day after the election, and Stuart Langridge has found an even better map of how the country voted for the next president than your basic red/blue maps.
And for everyone who’s griping about how the election went (other than the legalized discrimination passed in California yesterday) let me ask you a question. How’s your 401(k) doing today?
Hope your Hump Day isn’t too much of a pain in your arse.