Riccardo Padovani

Changing the world bit by bit

My vps configuration

As I anticipated in the last blog post, thanks to your donations I bought a VPS, and now let me explain why and how I configured it (suggestions are welcome!)

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My first job

Those of you that are in my Linkedin’s network maybe already known: since the beginning of April I’ve a job. It’s not in Canonical, unfortunately, or in any other opensource project.

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Calculator 2.0.155: Here we are

We finally did it! The calculator reboot became the default calculator on Ubuntu for Phones.

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My opensource contributions in March 15

This month was amazing: first Ubuntu Phones reached users, and so now we have feedbacks from actual customers, and we’re seeing platform growing.

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Calculator Reboot 2.0.139: The final countdown

I know, it’s more than a month I published a blog post about calculator reboot status. But don’t worry, also if I didn’t write any post, Bartosz and I worked hard on it, and now it should be ready to become the default calculator app on the phone, we just need a green light by the QA team!

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Two years later...

In three days firsts Ubuntu phones will be send to real users, people who paid to buy them. It’s amazing and exciting, and it’s incredible to think that a little company as Canonical was able to create a OS for smartphones in two years.

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My opensource contributions in February 15

What a month for Ubuntu! First Ubuntu Phone has been announced and sales have started! Finally, after two years of work, we will have feedbacks from real consumers.

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Scopes are not widgets (they are better)

One of the thing I appreciate most on Ubuntu Phones are scopes: they are a totally new way to interact with contents. Unfortunately, after the presentation of the BQ Aquaris I’ve seen a lot of bloggers saying “Scopes aren’t innovative, Android has widgets for years”.

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New Bacon2D API

Hi all,
six months ago I wrote a blogpost to explain how to create your first game with Bacon2D. Since there developers implemented a lot of new things, and changed API. So it’s time to rewrite the tutorial with the new API. If you already read the first tutorial, just check the blue sentences.

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Ubuntu Phone: The hardware

Hey all,
finally I have time to do a review for the first Ubuntu Phone - the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I joined the Insider Launch Event (thanks to Canonical for the invite), on Friday 6th Feb, so today is more than one week I use it as main phone, and it’s time to do a first review. The system itself wasn’t a surprise for me, I use Ubuntu as main phone (on a Nexus 4) since last September.

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