Hello everyone! Today is my last working day at SUSE. I spent wonderful five and a half years at this company. First starting as a package maintainer, learning more and more about the free software movement and its ecosystem. Later I moved to the newly created openSUSE Boosters Team, where I could apply everything I learned about FOSS communities in practice and help to create the best Linux distribution.
In previous blogpost I mentioned my first experiments with LÖVE framework for creating games. Today I found a website run by two friends called Stabyourself. They make games built on this framework and these are simply fabulous! Check out for yourself:
Today I stumbled upon this fascinating article called The Personal Analytics of My Life by Stephen Wolfram. I immediately started to write my own script which produces the first chart in the article - daily distribution of sent emails.
This is something I should’ve blogged about some time ago, but we wanted to make it a part of a bigger announcement, which did not happen so … here goes. One of the ideas how to help with Open Build Service adoption was to create some kind of download widget that would be possible to embed into upstream projects’ download pages. After a few days of work I ended up with the page that is now available from this URL:
Last weekend I attended Global Game Jam, more particularly its Prague chapter called Game Jam Prague. The original plan was to join my friends from Hyperbolic Magnetism like the last year, but they managed to grow their team to 7 people, at which point I decided to split and form my own team. :-)
You might know a web tool call Wordle. It’s a simple way how to create nice word clouds from texts. It has one disadvantage though. It runs as a web service, so you cannot run it offline. I tried to find the source but the only thing I found was this FAQ answer, where Jonathan (the author) mentioned working for IBM. After few search queries I found Word-Cloud Generator, which seems like the Wordle predecessor from IBM that can be run offline.
Today I needed to implement “human sort” for a list of distributions we support in the Open Build Service. I wanted to sort them alphabetically but at the same time the newest ones at the top. I ended up with the following code: