Fedora 15 adds ThinkPad x220 touchpad toggle.

I was really happy to see that the latest round of Fedora 15 updates brought something for which I’ve been yearning. On my new ThinkPad x220, the Fn+F8 toggle for turning off the touchpad now works. YAY! My right palm often hits the touchpad when I’m typing, causing the mouse …

Who’s up late polishing the blade.

My blogging mojo has been lackluster of late, but that’s because work has been so terribly busy lately. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on putting together a departmental team presentation for the upcoming Red Hat Summit. Wrangling a multi-presenter session isn’t easy and I have a …

Finding the next failure.

I caught up on the last couple days of the Planet, and found two particularly interesting posts, one by Kevin Fenzi and the other by John Poelstra. The former contains a years-old (but still 100% accurate) presentation on protecting an open source project from threats from within. The latter contains …

F12 minus two days.

I’m incredibly excited about the upcoming release. I’ve been running the pre-release of Fedora 12 for some time now and it’s really solid on all the hardware I have at home, including a netbook, a couple workstations, and my workhorse laptop. Such a great job by everyone involved, I’m truly …