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Randall Arnold

New Year, New Direction

2012-01-01 18:06 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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I want to thank WordPress for the very cool blog stats job they did for the 2011 summary.  Saved me a lot of work!

Which is especially good since I’ve been working hard on something new (I know, I know: what’s new in that, right?).  But bear with me!

In a lot of ways I was all over the place in 2011 and want to fix that for 2012.  So for the most part my highly personal writing will occasionally show up at texrat.net.  There will be a few more articles showing up here, mostly Nokia and Qt oriented, but going forward there will be a new home for the technical stuff.  So at some point Tabula Crypticum will no longer be updated.

This isn’t an easy decision, nor is it easy to implement.  I’ve had a lot of fun writing here, and reading the comments, but results were too erratic.  There were either amazing days of 3000+ views or frustrating days of a few accidental visitors.  I had trouble establishing something close to steady readership.

A lot of that of course is being some random, non-famous individual who talks too much.  Where’s the allure in that?  ;)  But the fact that a few articles received extraordinary attention leads me to believe (in possible delusional fashion) that sometimes I get lucky and post something useful.

One way to increase the odds of that for a blog is to add more authors.  Along with authors you need editors.  Next thing you know you have a publishing empire.

Well, my new plans are not so grandiose.  Rather, I want to build a new blog in and around communities.  Particularly Maemo and MeeGo.  Not the products, but the people… many of whom are now scattered across the Internet striving valiantly to keep the free fires burning.  They’re involved in cool projects we are excited to share!

It’s not quite ready to officially launch yet, but I am announcing the creation of post404.  It’s starting off with a handful of senior editors and hopefully we can pull in a community of contributors.

Sound fun?  Follow @post404_Mag on twitter (and me still at @texrat of course) to get engaged!

Those of us starting this are passionate and hopeful.  Going forward, expect to see a lot less “I” and a lot more ‘we”.  Thanks for your interest!


Filed under: Into Outreach, Inviting Change, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, The Process and Product Frontier, The Write Stuff Tagged: community, post404
Categories: Into Outreach
Randall Arnold

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Categories: Into Outreach
Randall Arnold

More Post-MeeGo Musing: Community Echoes

2011-12-13 16:30 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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Ever since Intel’s MeeGo-cedes-to-Tizen announcement, I’ve been in a slightly unfocused state.  It’s familiar territory– when Maemo was set aside by Nokia for MeeGo, there was the same quandary: what now?  Better yet, what next?

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Categories: Employing Opportunity
Randall Arnold

Finally, here’s the much-demanded second part to this QML beginner-focused series.  Okay, one guy asked, but he sounded really interested.

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Categories: Getting Qt
Randall Arnold

I unloaded some Qt newbie frustration the other day detailing my first serious efforts to code for the Nokia N9.  Now I’d like to step back a bit and outline the actual project, and in subsequent posts walk other newcomers through my coding journey of pleasure and pain.

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Categories: Getting Qt
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Nokia’s N9: An Unexpected Owner’s Review

2011-11-12 04:22 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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Categories: Delivering Quality
Randall Arnold

My Derailed Journey Back to Nokia

2011-11-11 22:49 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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Categories: Employing Opportunity
Randall Arnold

Thoughts from Nokia World 2011

2011-11-08 05:25 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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A few weeks ago, Nokia Connects held a media contest to award tickets, travel and accomodation for some lucky blogger to express why he or she was excited about Nokia World 2011.  I already had all that covered, but gave it a shot just in case my wife or a friend could use the prize.  Worth a try, right?

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Categories: Addressing Retention
Randall Arnold

Me Tizen, You Join?

2011-10-03 01:23 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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Mobile Linux characters have been acting out lately like they were in a bad adventure movie.

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Categories: Getting Qt
Randall Arnold

Getting Down at AppUp Elements 2011

2011-10-02 01:19 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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Categories: HTML Heaven
Randall Arnold

Gary Birkett: A Community Heart

2011-09-18 09:57 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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Some of us like to think that systems and data and processes are the bones, brains and blood of any venture.  And for the most part that’s true.  But what body can thrive without a heart?

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Categories: Great Governance
Randall Arnold

Maemo, MeeGo, Mango and Me

2011-09-08 00:44 UTC  by  Randall Arnold
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Ever since the February 11 2011 Nokia event cheekily tagged as #NoWin and known colloquially as The Elopocalypse, I’ve struggled to cover Nokia’s present and abandoned strategies here with equal care.  Don’t be misled by my attempts of objectivity over Linux and Microsoft activities, though– it hasn’t been easy.  I’ve been moderating an internal conflict between a growing invasion of open source love versus a legacy of Microsoft development experience combined with strong curiosity.  Neither side has a clear advantage over the other for me and therein lies a conundrum.

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Categories: Addressing Retention