I am a person with a broad skill set and knowledge base and I intend to keep it that way.
I love to build stuff and solve problems. I set high standards and enforce them as much as I can, usually by automation.
I do and make stuff that sings. That makes people say "wow". That makes people laugh and smile and be glad to be human.
After some time out, I sat down to make some changes to polysquare-travis-container based on some things I had recently learned about package managers.
I was on a flight back to Australia when something in the routine safety demonstration video struck me with more significance than it had in the past.
Naming things is apparently one of the hardest problems in software engineering.
One of the other casualties when we switched to using Modern OpenGL in Compiz was the loss of the older animation plugins, such as animationaddon, simple-animations, animationjc and animationsplus.
A couple of years ago I blogged about the blur plugin for compiz - how it worked and some of the changes necessary to make it work with the modernised codebase. I wanted it to be available for the rest of the Ubuntu users, but I was a little overzealous about how much I chose to re-write and I took a rather long hiatus from development before I was able to get it through review.