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I’m a long time technology enthusiast, and I love contributing to Free Software, teaching computing skills, and performing freelance computer repair. However, I never seem to get time to work on my own website.

For the moment, you can read selected blog posts from 2014 onward.

There is also a page with the early work I’ve done for the Ubuntu California Local Community team.

I write books

Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users, Third Edition is published by Apress and is available to pre-order now from Amazon and for order from your favorite book retailer.

Called Under is available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover.

Fireflies of the Heart is available in ebook and paperpack.

A Toast to Being Human is available in ebook.

More information about my fiction is available on my Amazon Author Page or Books2Read Author Page.

Latest blog post

Announcing the Ubuntu 18.10 Free Culture Showcase winners

September 28, 2018

October approaches, and Ubuntu marches steadly along the road from one LTS to another. Ubuntu 18.10 is another step in Ubuntu’s future. And now it’s time to unveil a small part of that change: the community wallpapers to be included in Ubuntu 18.10!

Every cycle, talented artists around the world create media and release it under licenses that encourage sharing and adaptation. This cycle we had some amazing images submitted to the Ubuntu 18.10 Free Culture Showcase photo pool on Flickr, where all eligible submissions can be found. The competition was fierce; narrowing down the options to the final selections was painful!

But there can be only 12, and the final images that will be included in Ubuntu 18.10 are:

A big congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted a wallpaper. You can find these wallpapers (along with dozens of other stunning wallpapers) today at the links above, or in your desktop wallpaper list after you upgrade to or install Ubuntu 18.10 on October 18th.

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