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"Prince Charles views work on a property bought by the Duchy of Cornwall which, along with the Queen, must be consulted before laws are passed to ensure they don’t adversely affect their private interests."

The property must be consulted?
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I managed to work in some non-deterministic behaviour.
Google I/O 2012 brings together thousands of developers for three days of deep technical content focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise application...
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A brief talk I gave last week at UDS about the symbiosis between monitoring and testability.

Do you agree with me? What other ways are there to monitor your service really well?
At UDS last week there was another "Testing in Ubuntu" session. During the event I gave a brief presentation on monitoring and testability. The thesis was that there are a lot of parallels b...
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What I mean when I say I would like more women in the software industry
Sometimes I'm asked about women's equal representation in the software industry. And someone might also ask me — what other than ethics justifies spending precious resources on making a compan...
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That rare occurrence when I write something on my blog.

It's a round-a-bout review of "All Art is Propaganda" (recommended) that talks mainly about the value of learning about the past by reading those who were there, rather than what someone else tells you they thought (also recommended.)
I recently finished reading "All Art is Propaganda" by George Orwell, a collection of some of his critical essays. It was a fascinating read, and would recommended it. Each of the essays is ...
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G+/firefox just lost a draft post that I can assure you was of the highest calibre. You may all blame them for having to read this poor substitute instead.
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a good responsive grid framework?

Something that allows for mobile first would be good. Also I'm mainly looking for a grid framework at this point, I don't need something with lots of javascript etc. as I don't have images and things to deal with.

Something that allowed me to define the layout at different ranges of sizes without media queries would be great, but maybe I'm imagining something that just isn't possible. Something where you say "A takes up minimum three columns, B takes up the rightmost two columns" is the kind of thing I'm thinking, then if you have 3 or four columns (phone) they are linearized, if you have five they are next to each other, then as you get more B stays on the right.

Is such a thing possible, or do I need to change my approach?
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Bootstrap 2 has a responsive grid framework (but I think this version is still a WIP).
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The first pycon.ca is coming up soon. I'm interested in ideas on what I could submit to present. I have a few, but it's always good to know what other people think would make a good topic.

What do I know about that you think would make an interesting presentation for a bunch of Python geeks?
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+Jonathan Lange there might be minors in the audience.
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First pass at writing up last week's discussion on phased updates, i.e. pushing out updates to a subset of users to start with. Comments welcome.
Launchpad entry: foundations-q-phased-updates. Created: 2012-05-14. Contributors: EvanDandrea, JamesWestby, ColinWatson, SteveLangasek, MichaelVogt, MatthewPaulThomas & others. Packages affected: ...
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Great work, pal! :-)
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Okay, so technically it hasn't been released yet - but here's a video detailing the Top 10 Features of Ubuntu 12.04 that will be in our release article a bit later.

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We're adding on a ton of deployable things to Ubuntu Server that can be updated and added to for the lifecycle of the OS. This is huge folks, no more stale services for the next 5 years ...
Yikes, quite a statement! For the past 6 months we’ve been travelling around conferences talking about juju and charms. We’ve had charm …
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