Again we are at start of new year. As usual I decided to write some timeline for 2011 year.
- Went to Ubuntu/Linaro platform rally in Dallas, TX. It was my second trip to USA but first time I got so jet lagged after.
- Switched from Nokia N900 (Maemo 5) to Samsung Nexus S (Android 2.3). One of best moves in 2011.
- FOSDEM as usual. This time I went there with my wife. She saw more of Brussels in one day then I manage during few visits. But she had ‘spouse tours’ in Saturday and Sunday 😉
- Started using Cyanogenmod on my phone instead of stock Android. Nice improvements and always fresh system.
- Decided to drop KDE and switched to XFCE on desktop and laptop. Main reason was KMail which started to be too hard to rely on. Moved to Evolution and few months later to Thunderbird.
- Linaro porting jam weekly event started. It got quiet last months but we will resurrect it!
- Visited Budapest, Hungary for Linaro Connect Q2.12 and Ubuntu Developers Summit. Compared to earlier events this time I even found time for some sightseeing — hope that it is not last time. Also met many old friends during event.
- started to make new arrangement of my work desk. Lot of cables went into storage boxes, some devices also. Today I have it far from order but it is better than it was. Also moved Pandaboards moved to piece of chipboard. Today it looks different but no photos until I end.
- Moved hosting to own VPS. Took me a bit to get it working like I wanted but now it just works. Powered by Ubuntu as I was lazy to learn other system and due to my work it is easier to catch some developers in case of failures.
- My post about running 3.0 kernel under Ubuntu ‘natty’ 11.04 got lot of attention.
- Another Ubuntu platform sprint — this time in Dublin, Ireland. Met some old friends which moved there from Poland. Also spent awesome weekend with my wife and local part of our family.
- Took 2 weeks of vacations. We went nearly in the middle of nowhere 😉
- Switched phone operator again. This time it is Orange, PL and I am on prepaid. Number stayed the same of course.
- Started using Google+.
- We had first official Linaro Connect in Cambourne, UK. It was kind of conference with lot of hacking time. During it I played with all developer boards which we support and wrote what do I think about them. This post gave me unofficial title of ‘Linaro’s main complainer’ and as a result we can expect some hardware guys presence during next Linaro Connect events.
- Released some generic Linux cross toolchain for tests which got some use. Toolchain working group has now people working on it.
- Bought Hannspree Hannspad tablet running Android 2.2 by default. Played with Cyanogenmod7 and Honeycomb on it. Finally got rid of it month later as I got one with shitty screen.
- Tried Unity but gave up.
- Modded ATX Power supply which provided 5/12V for my developer boards got fried. Replaced it with industrial +5V/20A one — no boards running at 12V at desk.
- VPS upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 ‘lucid’ to 11.04 ‘natty’ ended with not bootable system. All I got was “Error: Boot loader didn’t return any data!” message from Xen. Solved problem, described for users.
- Bought a bike for me and another for wife. We also got extra seat for our daughter and did some trips in forests surrounding Szczecin. Then it became too cold for family trips.
- Went to Open Source Szczecin conference to listen what people have to say about some projects. Was quite interesting.
- Got mx53 Quick Start board from Freescale for my Linaro work.
- Visited Prague, Czech Republic again. This time for Embedded Linux Conference. Nice time, met friends. There was also general assembly of OpenEmbedded e.V. organization.
- Linaro Connect Q4.11 took place at same time as Ubuntu Developer Summit. Another visit in Orlando, Florida, USA. This time we got room as usual — at the end of corridor 😉 Bought myself Amazon Kindle e-reader which I am now using to read some old Science Fiction books.
- I got interviewed during Linaro Connect — we were talking about projects which I worked on in past, what brought me to Linux on ARM. Worth watching!
- Started using Unity again.
- After month of using Unity I went back to KDE. Too many things was interrupting my work.
- Upgraded my home machine to i7-2600K. With 16GB of memory I am building everything in RAM now and lack of cpu time no longer stops me from work.