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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 wrote a book!

Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users is published by Apress and is available now from Amazon and for order from your local book retailer.

More information about my standalone published work is available on my Amazon Author Page.

Latest blog post

Introducing the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase for 18.04

January 15, 2018

Ubuntu’s changed a lot in the last year, and everything is leading up to a really exciting event: the release of 18.04 LTS! This next version of Ubuntu will once again offer a stable foundation for countless humans who use computers for work, play, art, relaxation, and creation. Among the various visual refreshes of Ubuntu, it’s also time to go to the community and ask for the best wallpapers. And it’s also time to look for a new video and music file that will be waiting for Ubuntu users on the install media’s Examples folder, to reassure them that their video and sound drivers are quite operational.

Long-term support releases like Ubuntu 18.04 LTS are very important, because they are downloaded and installed ten times more often than every single interim release combined. That means that the wallpapers, video, and music that are shipped will be seen ten times more than in other releases. So artists, select your best works. Ubuntu enthusiasts, spread the word about the contest as far and wide as you can. Everyone can help make this next LTS version of Ubuntu an amazing success.

All content must be released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike or Creative Commons Attribute license. (The Creative Commons Zero waiver is okay, too!). Each entrant must only submit content they have created themselves, and all submissions must adhere to the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

The winners will be featured in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release this April!

There are a lot of details, so please see the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase wiki page for details and links to where you can submit your work from now through March 15th. Good luck!

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