Archive for January, 2007

A million Fedora users, but how many file bugs?

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Some estimates put the number of people using Fedora Core 6 at a million. So why is it that when I encounter reasonably obvious bugs, I very often tend to the the first person to have filed a bug about it?

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Printing updates

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

There are currently test FC6 updates for hplip, gimp-print, system-config-printer, cups, foomatic and hal-cups-utils. This may be the most concurrent test updates I’ve yet had to deal with!

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Version updates

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

There are two weeks left before Fedora 7 test 1. So, time to do those version updates I’d been putting off.

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Infinite series

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to solve this Perplex City card. I’d sort of given up on it, but still had it around. Today, I picked it up while waiting for a package to build, and the answer just came to me. Duh.

Triangulation

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Why can’t my Garmin GPS unit triangulate the position of a landmark for me? It’s got a built-in compass, and it’s got sight-markings on the casing for point-and-go navigation (you have to estimate the distance to the landmark).

It would be great to be able to say ‘I can see it now if I look in this direction’, and later in a different place say ‘I can see it from here too, but in that direction’, and have it put a waypoint on the map for me estimating the position.