Use shortcuts for faster web browsing

The web browser has become the most important software on most users’ computers. You probably use your web browser for entertainment, work, learning, and other purposes. Therefore you can make your life easier by using it efficiently. Here are some tips for keyboard shortcuts that will save you time and… Continue Reading →

Udisks Indicator Makes Monitoring and Mounting Drives Easy on Ubuntu

Want to get quick, at-a-glance details about your connected drives while on Ubuntu? A new indicator applet aims to help. UDisks-Indicator is a small panel-based applet that shows disk usage information about mounted partitions. It’s being developed by the creator of the (very handy) Unity Launcher List indicator. Udisks Indicator is inspired by the iStat Menu 3 menulet, a small […]

Choosing the right metrics for your project

Last month we discussed setting goals for your community metrics program. These goals serve as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve in the program and should be used as metrics themselves when deciding exactly what you are going to measure.This month we'll document a basic strategy for deciding what to measure, and […]

Ubuntu’s OpenStack on IBM’s Big Iron

The use of Ubuntu’s cloud platform is likely to escalate now that IBM and Ubuntu’s parent company, Canonical, have formed a partnership that brings Ubuntu OpenStack to Big Blue’s metal. According to an announcement released September 19 by Ubuntu, its implementation of the open source cloud platform is now available to run on the entire […]


Engineers love to think that they make decisions based on purelogic and merit. But of course, everyone has biases in terms ofprogramming languages, editors and other technologies—biases thatprobably can be defended in technical terms, but that often come down to anemotional argument as much as a technical one.