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Back From a Short Hiatus

Greetings Planet Ubuntu!

After a short-ish hiatus from blogging, I'm back!

One of my two regular readers might be wondering where I've been.

1) Diaspora* - Posting daily. Do you have an account yet? Ouch! Books thrown at faces help (almost) no one.

2) Building Local Community - Strategizing how we are going to take Ubuntu across the chasm in my city. Or to use a slightly inappropriate military analogy: Ubuntu is a ground campaign, **not** an air campaign. We spread Ubuntu block-by-block, street-by-street, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood.

3) Guides! - I've been the Editor-in-Chief on *three* brand new Ubuntu guides. (Wait a minute, Randall? Did you say three? I've only seen two...) I've also been reviewing some translated versions. Our guides are about to go international.

4) Tour Guide: A certain mascot has been touring Vancouver and it has been delighful showing him around. Last week, I had to take him on one last trip through my fine city before he hopped the red-eye to Portlandia, home of the "Best of Jam" team.

5) Audio! - I've been in the studio recording and working on a few new projects. More on that soon...

6) Fresh Ubuntu News! - My daily dose of Ubuntu tidbits delivered straight to your Diaspora* stream. **FUN!**

Anyways, it's great to be back.

Cheers,
Randall
Ubuntu Buzz Generator.

Quincy: What's in a Name?

The name Quincy is often associated with "fifth" as in "fifth-born". But, in our Quincy's case, it refers to his five quantal energy states.

Until now we've only seen Quincy in his base (or ground) state. This is how he looks when he's feeling neutral and relaxed.

Can you guess Quincy's other quantal states? Click on Quincy's photo and join the game...

Follow Quincy on D* and Enjoy Freedom at the Same Time

Crashing social faceworking stocks got you down?

Tired of the tumbleweeds on the site from that "large number company in Mountain View"?

Quincy's got your cure right here:

https://joindiaspora.com/i/23e1cee3c647

A growing and thriving Ubuntu contributor and enthusiast community awaits! A community made better by you.

Quincy hopes you'll give it a try.

Join something exciting. Chirp!Join something exciting. Chirp!

UDS Mark Shuttleworth Interview

The awesome Jason Gerard DeRose interviewed Mark Shuttleworth at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) in Oakland California on Friday.

Our mascot Quincy (the most famous Quetzal) invites you to click the video below and watch Mark talk about software instrumentation, developer ultrabooks, high density ARM servers, and his favourite part of UDS-Q.

Thanks for putting this together, Jason. And extra points for not even flinching a bit when Quincy dropped in. ;)

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Reminder: UDS-Q has ended and now I am free to fly! Chirp!

UDS Plenary, with Jono

My buddy Jono presented at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) in Oakland California on Tuesday.

Our mascot Quincy (the most famous Quetzal) invites you to click the video below and watch Jono introduce Ubuntu Accomplishments and recount his personal journey from idea conception through to fully functional code. Yes, "Ubuntu development is so easy that even Jono can do it!"

Thanks for an inspiring talk, Jono.

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Reminder: Take more photos at UDS-Q! Chirp!

UDS Plenary, with Bdale

The legendary Bdale Garbee presented at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) in Oakland California.

Our mascot Quincy (the most famous Quetzal) invites you to click the video below and watch closely for his cameo appearance, and to listen for some kind words from Bdale to the Ubuntu Contributor Community.

Thanks Bdale!

Who has more colour?Who has more colour?

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Are you attending UDS-Q in person? Be sure to take lots of photos of Quincy and post them to your favourite photo sharing service. Tags: ubuntu, uds-q, quantal. Not attending? Blog something you've seen/read about the summit for those of us who aren't there.

UDS Keynote. Was Quincy There!?

Mark Shuttleworth gave his opening keynote at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) yesterday in Oakland California.

Our mascot Quincy (the famous Quetzal) invites you to click the video below and watch closely for colourful birds.

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Are you attending UDS-Q in person? Be sure to take lots of photos and post them to your favourite photo sharing service. Tags: ubuntu, uds-q, quantal. Not attending? Blog something you've seen/read about the summit.

Quincy's UDS!

Yes, that's right. The Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) kicks off today in Oakland California.

Our mascot Quincy (the famous Quetzal) invites you to join the fun remotely.

Review some blueprints. https://blueprints.launchpad.net/sprints/uds-q

Attend some developer sessions via IRC. http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-q/

Chirp in and make Ubuntu better!

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Are you attending UDS-Q in person? Be sure to take lots of photos and post them to your favourite photo sharing service. Tags: ubuntu, uds-q, quantal

Quincy the Quantal Quetzal Says:

Quincy's in a happy quantal state today!

The journalists that have previously been getting the release names of Ubuntu wrong are starting to learn and improve. Fewer hits of erroneous animals today, which is amazing given the fact that the unbelievably amazing Ubuntu 12.04 was just released yesterday and that was a golden opportunity to spread misinformation by calling it an animal name.

Perhaps Quincy is having an impact? I think so. Do you?

A Tearful Goodbye to Our Friend

The metamorphosis from animal to number is complete! Check out what our Pangolin has become here: http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/whats-new

Or better yet, find (or create) your local Ubuntu enthusiast community and explore Ubuntu together, in person. "Ubuntu is not just software."

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