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The Ubuntu Sense is Going to Renamed!

Over the last months, I written posts about other things that aren’t related to Ubuntu but still related to Open * (Open Science mainly).  Over the weekend, I decided to get a new domain with Gandi.net and I working with Jason O, a friend of Phill Whiteside, on setting up a self-hosted WordPress for the new domain.  I’m doing this for a few reasons:

  • I want to use my Ubuntu Membership perks to their fullest potential and get a discount
  • I want to rename the blog to something that encompasses a larger scope that I am focusing on
  • I want to play around with plug ins and other features of the self-hosted WordPress
  • I want to have a personal website that can be also professional
  • And the only “I don’t”, is I don’t want to pay that extra $15 to map the domain to my WordPress blog

I said that I have the domain but I didn’t say what the name is- that’s a secret (only between me and Jason) until the new site is up and running!

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Posted by on April 13, 2015 in News, Ubuntu

 

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Center for Open Science Workshop at University of Cincinnati

The main library of university that I go to, University of Cincinnati, hosted a workshop from Center for Open Science on March 12th.  The workshop was over reproducible research practices and how can Open Science help it- mainly with the Center of Open Science’s framework.  Since I’m a (clueless) biology undergrad with barely any research experience, I learned a lot from it and new things, again mainly with their framework.

I heard of the Center and their framework about a year ago and I had no clue of how to test it or even use it for something.  But after this workshop, I think I may have an idea for a personal or a Ubuntu Scientists (or another Open Science group) project to work on improving/teaching documentation for research or another aspect/step of the process.  I also want to figure out how to do outreach also.

 

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Planet Open Science Now Open

In this post, I talked about building a Planet Open Science to collect the various posts from members of the Open Science community and I’m happy to announce that it is ready to use.  I created a thread where those who want to add their feed to the Planet can do so.  You can also use this contact form:

Home page of Planet Open Science

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2015 in Communites, OKFN, Open *

 

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BIOS Update On My Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p- A Successful One!

The last time wrote about my Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p, was at Christmas time and I talked about a known bug that affects the shutdown process under Ubuntu.  On January 22, 2015, MadMat said that Lenovo released a BIOS update.  I finally decided to make an effort of doing this without bricking my computer (I once read how to do it and chickened out).  But today, I tired to do it and succeeded it at it.  I wrote a comment on the bug page on that says,

If you guys want to do the update, the USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package is your best bet. Make sure you use Windows (didn’t work on Ubuntu and Wine for me) and a program called Rufus that allows you to create a MS-DOS bootable drive. BUT! Don’t stick the files from USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package on it when creating the bootable disk, DO IT AFTER.

This how I did it but I don’t know if there is another way to do it.  If you need to do an update, I would suggest to do it my way.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Ubuntu

 

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Ubuntu Ohio UGJ 2015 Summary

As I posted earlier, Ubuntu Ohio had our Ubuntu Global Jam (UGJ) on the 7th of this month.  We had five, including me, who came to the event, which was only on IRC.  Since this was out first UGJ, I allowed everyone to work on something of their own.  All of us worked on bug work.  At the end of the Jam, I asked for stories and I have three to share:

Zach Villers’ story:

I tested systemd in 15.04 daily build and filed this bug;

systemd error when enabling a service that is already started
Bug #141931

I also tested systemd’s timedatectl and hostnamectl and found they were
both working as expected.

Dave Kokandy worked on old Lubuntu bugs and marked many of them incomplete due to age.

Last but not least, I worked on Harvest bugs where I found all but six being incomplete or duplicates of other bugs.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Ubuntu, Ubuntu Ohio LoCo

 

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Why I Blog?

On February 6th, 2015, I applied for my Ubuntu Membership and got it.  A year later (-ish) and 53 posts later (yes, I counted!), I’m still a Ubuntu Member and still a blogger over what I do in the Ubuntu Community and sometimes outside of the Community.  The Planet Ubuntu link for my blog is really the only perk* that I use mainly that actually gives me the reason to keep on blogging.  The Ubuntu Sense blog is the only successful blog that I have ran over the ten plus years that I was online.

I always wanted my own site, but never had reason to do so.  Same thing with a blog.  The earliest examples that I can think of is me posting about random things about my life or what happened, and that was when I was in middle school into high school.  Only then in December 2009, I started World of Torzukarr, a fantasy fiction idea blog.  I kept it running for three to four years, as a log of ideas and as proof of when I got this idea and a way to get feedback on ideas.  Because I posted time to time, the blog wasn’t that popular and I didn’t get that much feedback. When I got myself involved within the Ubuntu Community, shortly after, I had no way to post the news of the happenings or the insights that I was getting.  I found that mircoblogging never worked and I knew that I was semi-running a blog, so it was the perfect fit for me.

*Sorry for saying this but I do mean it. The e-mail address doesn’t help me with anything, it’s just another e-mail address that fowards to my main one.

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Other

 

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Ubuntu Ohio: Ubuntu Global Jam 15.04 Plans

Today, at 9 PM EST, the Ubuntu Ohio LoCo had it’s meeting for Ubuntu Global Jam planning for the 15.04 cycle.  We have decided to do it on February 7th at 1 PM EST to 5:30 PM EST (adding 30 extra minutes) over IRC in our channel, #ubuntu-us-oh.  We have chosen to do it over IRC ONLY and we are focusing on confirming bugs, package QA, and systemd testing.  If you want more information, please contact me at belkinsa@ubuntu.com or see this page.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Ubuntu

 

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