Monthly Archives: October 2012

A call for help regarding github lens

Hey guys, so it turns out I’ve got a bit of an issue. I’m trying to get the GitHub Lens into the Ubuntu Software Center, but I can’t with the current set of icons (as they are against the GitHub policies). If anyone reading this is super awesome (both as a person and as a […]

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bring on uds

I’m in Copenhagen, eagerly waiting the start of UDS (Ubuntu Developer Summit).  This will be the 4th UDS I’ve attended in person, and the 7th since I’ve started working at Canonical.  To be honest, each UDS is more and more exciting for me, as I get my feet in more doors around the community and […]

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you got your ubuntu on my nexus 7

I just wanted to be one of the cool kids, and show off a Nexus 7 running Ubuntu.  Want more info?  Keep your eyes peeled this UDS!

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Probably last one for awhile — unity-scope-thesaurus ready for testing

Well, my last scope was a dictionary, it seems only natural that the next one would be a thesaurus, right?  It’s building in scopes-packagers/ppa as we speak, and should be available for downloading and testing soon.  This uses the same api as the dictionary scope, but gives you a list of synonyms, as well as […]

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unity-scope-dictionary ready for testing!

So in a ever-so-slightly different bit of news, today I’m announcing a new Unity Scope, instead of a whole new Unity Lens.  This scope is a Dictionary, using the Wordnik API, which I have built into David Calle’s awesome Utilities Lens for Precise.  What this means, is that there will be no icon or anything […]

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lens ideas

As you guys have probably noticed, I’ve been making a bunch of lenses lately (whether or not they’re good is obviously up to you guys).  I’ve found that it’s pretty fun to write them, and I plan on writing a quick sum-up so that people can write their own, but first, I’d like to ask […]

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Unity VM Lens now in Ubuntu extras (plus software center)

The first Unity lens that I wrote, about 6 months ago or so, allows you to search and start Virtualbox VM’s straight from the dash.  The reason I made this, was because in my testing for work, I had a lot of different VM’s, and got sick of waiting for VirtualBox to open to then […]

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Unzipper lens for unity

So I asked reddit what kind of lens they’d want to see in Unity, and to my surprise, their top answer was: “I’d like to see a lens that shows the contents of an archive without having to unzip it”.  I guess this makes sense if you want to verify the archive’s contents without having […]

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Now introducing: the unity github lens!

After writing + releasing the pypi lens, I was still in the mood for some random coding. Since I now feel I have a bit of a grasp on Unity Lenses (thanks to Michael Hall’s Singlet + Quickly), I decided I may as well keep going, and make as many lenses as people would find […]

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Introducing Unity PyPi Lens

So I wanted to try my hand at some Unity Lens writing again (the first time being unity-lens-vm).  After thinking all day Sunday for what kind of lens I wanted, I eventually came up with a lens for PyPi.  For those that don’t know, PyPi is the python package index, which allows users to find […]

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