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The end of my journey at Canonical, and new adventures ahead

I am a staff engineer at Canonical, where I have worked for six years. My time here has been filled with brilliant people and amazing technology, and I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of playing pivotal roles getting a number of new projects off the ground. As I’ve said in the past, I joined Canonical to help my technical growth, and they delivered in spades. I have really loved my time here, which made the decision to leave all the more difficult....

March 10, 2021 · 3 min · Kyle
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PSA for ROS users: Some things to know as Python 2 approaches EOL

We got an interesting question from a customer today, and I think the answer might be helpful to a wider audience. Python 2 will reach end of life in two months. This shouldn’t be news to anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock, and plans are in place to use Python 3 in Noetic (whereas ROS 2 has always used Python 3). However, the question from our customer was this: What does that mean for existing ROS 1 distributions (Kinetic and Melodic)?...

October 23, 2019 · 2 min · Kyle
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Nextcloud snap to be updated to v12

If you’re a user of the Nextcloud snap, you may have noticed that upstream Nextcloud released v12 a while back, but you’re still on v11. That’s because v12 introduced several regressions that made us maintainers decide to hold off on the upgrade. Thankfully, things are finally looking up. As of today, it seems that all the blocking regressions have been fixed. Which means that, barring any additional regressions being introduced between now and then, v12....

November 20, 2017 · 3 min · Kyle
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Ubuntu 17.10 Release Party

Were you busy today? Did you forget that Ubuntu 17.10 was released today (no way)? Perhaps you agree that Thursdays are lame for a party anyway? Walla Walla University’s ACM club is having their kick-off event, a joint retro video game and Ubuntu 17.10 release party, on Sunday, October 22nd from 3pm to 5pm! This event will be taking place in room 348 of Kretschmar Hall on the Walla Walla University campus in Walla Walla, WA....

October 19, 2017 · 1 min · Kyle
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V3 Technology Awards: Vote for Canonical!

I’m pleased to announce that Canonical has made the shortlist in several categories for the V3 Technology Awards! Now it’s all in your hands: Go and Vote for Canonical! Note that voting closes at 5pm on Friday, October 9th. The categories in which we made the shortlist are: Best cloud computing provider We made this as an overall company: Canonical Best business software provider We also made this as an overall company: Canonical Best Internet of Things product Made this as Canonical Snappy Ubuntu Core Thank you for your support!...

September 11, 2015 · 1 min · Kyle