Various software-related things I have done
Ximian is a company Miguel de
Icaza and I founded in late 1999. On August 4th in 2003, we
sold it to Novell. At
Novell I was the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Linux until the end of 2009.
In the summer of 2006, my team released SUSE Linux Enterprise
Desktop 10 to many rewards and great acclaim.
In the summer of 2003 I worked on a project called "Dashboard."
I blogged my work here
In late 2000, Miguel and I
were cheerleading for the Evolution
hackers, in advance of the 1.0 release. A few days later,
Joe and Ryan and I
went out to solicit man-on-the-street opinions about
the release. This ended up snowballing
into a global
phenomenon. But what doesn't, these days?
In 1998, I did some work on profiling-driven optimization of
code ordering, and wrote a paper
describing some of what I did. [pdf] [ps]
Also in 1998, I did some work on an automatic typo corrector
Back then, I didn't know what a Levenshtein edit
distance was, so it's a little hokey -- and unfinished
-- but still neat. One of many projects I wish someone
would pick up and complete.
Various other things I have done
I compiled the transcript of the 8-day Scopes "monkey"
trial into a script which my
friends performed on July 4th, 2005.
I spent a week in Rio in January 2004, and gave away
disposable cameras to kids in one of the city's largest slums.
December 31st of 2002, I made some cartoonish drawings. hello guys!
During Christmas of 2001, I coordinated an online effort to
defeat the King William's College General Knowledge Quiz.
Our work from that year is here.
Some vacation photos.