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Saturday, March 20, 2010
 Happy Nowrouz

Happy Nowrouz to all my Iranian friends. Wishing you all the best in the year to come.

Last year was the most eventful year of my life. Looking forward to the next one.

(I don't have any artistic talent, so no cards from me ;)).

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I didn't blog for almost three months! It has been a hectic few months, I've had so much on my plate I could hardly get anything done. So I spent some time this week unsubscribing from tens of mailing lists, and even more website newsletters, trying to bring my incoming emails considerably down so I can actually get work done. I think I'm there now. I'm still on all the core lists relevant to my work (font & text related lists; and haven't unsub'ed from foundation-list yet) and hope to do a better job pushing harfbuzz as well as maintaining pango, fontconfig, and vte. Anyway, it's easy enough to find my email. Feel free to send me mail or CC me on discussion I should be reading. And I try to do a better job of posting what I'm up to.


Friday, March 12, 2010
 Stepping down from the GNOME Foundation board

When I decided to run for the foundation board in 2006, many of the old timers where not running again and there was the feeling that new people are needed on the board. The board work has been very educational and rewarding for me, but given other engagements and all the new, capable, people on the board this year, I think it's time for me to step down so I can focus on hacking.

The board has decided to appoint Paul Cutler to take the seat. Paul has been doing wonders on the marketing team, GNOME Journal, and the sysadmin team. I'm sure this opportunity gives him more ways to contribute to GNOME even more.