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Do You Blog About Ubuntu? December 22, 2006

Posted by Carthik in navel, ubuntu, Ubuntu Sites.
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As I was surfing the ‘net earlier today, I realized that we all are missing out on a lot. There are a lot of small, unknown, unnoticed bloggers blogging about Ubuntu, and some of these posts are good, very good. The blog that I found with the post about Moms loving Ubuntu is another example. These are a pleasure to discover and read. Since these blogs are not on the planet, pretty much the only way to find them is through serendipity. Which brings us to the point of this post:

Dear Reader,

Do you blog about Ubuntu?
If you do, I personally would love to read what you write. Could you please write a post and pingback this post? In most blogging tools (at least in WordPress), just adding a link to this post will pingback the post.
If that is too much to ask, could you leave a comment? I thought pingbacks are easier that filling out that comment form. If you have an “Ubuntu” category I will subscribe to it in my feedreader.
With enough entries, I will create a page listing the blogs, which will be a useful resource to others and free publicity for your stunts!

Eagerly awaiting your replies!

Typos, Spellos and Uh Ohs December 14, 2006

Posted by Carthik in about, navel, planet ubuntu, ubuntu.
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I have noticed that ever since these posts have been appearing at the Ubuntu planet, the number of typos, spellos and uh-ohs have been increasing. A spello is when one word gets mogrified into another, changing the meaning of the sentence – e.g., “The package will not be installed” when what was meant was, “The package will now be installed”.

I have a theory that being self-conscious and careful is actually increasing the number of mistakes I make and makes me too wordy, artificial and also makes my sentences longer and more incomprehensible.

And then, at the top right corner of my two-dimensional brain lives this irrational fear that I am angering many powerful demigods with my lame-ass posts. “Tips and tricks indeed,”… they might think, “we learn this stuff with our ABCs…” :) I’m sorry if that’s indeed the case.

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