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It's a great feeling being able to start work in the morning with something on my to-do list already marked as DONE. Even something as simple and mundane as vacuuming downstairs, cutting the grass or banging in a few cable clips makes a difference. It sets the tone for the day - "today is a day where I'm going to get stuff done". It sets the ball rolling and builds momentum.
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Le sigh. Swift bank holiday weekend upgrade to Xenial thwarted, because a 180MB /boot partition with 120MB free is too small. Have our kernel and initrd really more than doubled in size since Wily?
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+Alan Pope Exactly that. Otherwise I wouldn't bother either.
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Reinventing the mobile PC experience! We've launched our first ever Ubuntu tablet with partners +BQ Academy España! The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the first in a series of converged devices to bring the full Ubuntu experience to life #reinvent  Learn more >> http://ubunt.eu/m10tabletubuntu
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Quick question - how on earth are people using eCryptfs homes managing to cross-compile for armhf devices? I get this error message when attempting to update my click schroot.

This is with the:

none /home none rslave 0 0

work-around enabled in /etc/schroot/click/fstab
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I also already have that line in place (that's the work-around I'm referring to). Do I need to re-create the schroot after adding it? Removing it allows the `apt-get update` to complete, but then I can't cross-compile (I'll have to look up what the error is then).
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It's not all about the phones.... :D
 
Robot built with Ubuntu Core at it's heart. Using snappy it's got a few apps running that help track an object (the red ball) and play soccer! Also, programmed to take a dive when needed ;)

It's amazing to think that soon hardware vendors will simply be providing things "IoT", devices, that are connected to a store where developers can build apps like an app to make this robot dance, or even, connected to a big data deployment in a cloud + machine learning to follow a person or help identify issues based on peoples expressions.

It really opens up the world of options when you use a platform, like #Ubuntu, to accelerate! #MWC16 #UbuntuAtMWC

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Today I received a nice package sponsored by the Ubuntu community!
While my old GTX460 has done a great job in the past years it was about time to get a fast and shiny replacement.

+Jorge Castro made it possible and didn't hesitate to organize this donation. So many thanks to him and all the generous community sponsors out there!

Having the required hardware to test the most recent Nvidia drivers will keep me able to update the packages on https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers

Many thanks!
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    Applied Computing, 1995 - 1999
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Geek, Free Software advocate, father, husband.
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Software Engineer
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  • Canonical
    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Optimized Systems and Solutions
    Aeromanager Team Leader, 2007 - 2010
  • NetPlayTV
    Lead Software Developer, 2005 - 2007
  • Diagonal Consulting
    Software Developer, 2000 - 2005
  • Coats-Viyella Clothing
    Systems Administrator and Developer, 1999 - 2000
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Mansfield, UK - London