Build Things to Solve a User’s Problem

The company (or project) that figures out how to do this will win. That’s what Matt Asay says on his CNet blog. What to know what he said that about? He said that open source projects need to: determine what average users want and then to translate this into...

Shockingly, Suspend is Now Working on my Macbook Pro

Since switching from Ubuntu to openSUSE, I have been unable to suspend my Macbook Pro. This may seem like a big problem. But really, I just work from my desk in my office. So really it was just annoying. Closing the laptop or manually suspending correctly suspend the...

I Fixed My Broken Nautilus Thumbnails

For a couple of weeks, instead of seeing thumbnails in my Nautilus folders, I just see the default “Still Loading” icon. This is very annoying to me. Searching around people just suggest deleting the folder where thumbnails are cached. If you need to debug...

A Beautiful UI Works Wonders

Take a look at this Youtube video- you’ll notice that many of the features Steve Jobs demos back in 1992 (according to Wikipedia) are features of Mac OS X. Certainly much has been said about Apple acquiring Next and making NextStep into the Mac OS X. But notice...