Hello 2013!

Here we are at the verge of brand new year.

For me, Christmas 2011 still feels like yesterday and 2012 was deleted swiftly like a big ISO file sitting on a fast USB flash drive. It is odd but I'm actually not looking so forward in going through 2013. Last year was crazy in terms of events, the year before that one was no different and for a change would be nice to get some peace and quiet for a while.

Looking back I can say that In overall things could be worse, much worse. But as someone else rightfully told me today: aiming to reach "not worse" is quite simply "not good". We have to aim high and do better.

So, I'm not aiming for 2013. Time passes too fast for plans or meaningful resolutions so I am quickly saying hello to this year and already looking forward to what we can better on the next one.

Apart from the philosophical matters, be happy. Enjoy a great year with your family, friends and projects. Be happy and I wish you a feliz 2013!

Stubborn Ubuntu

There we go. On the eve of an announcement at Ubuntu without any reaction on the general hate from the Ubuntu community to the "unity" desktop environment that causes so much division.

Can we for a change admit that Unity is wrong? It's crap. If the best that an average user can say about this environment is that they "got used" to it, then this is just plain wrong and you're being too stubborn for doing it right.

A good environment either gives you the "wow" effect or lets you get things done. Unity does neither. Two years have passed and this crappy alternative to the gnome environment is still in practice. No significant improvements, just crap. Browse by yourself the Ubuntu forum, the personal blog of Mark and check out the reactions. I'm really not alone on this frustration, just wish we could still have a usable OS.

An announcement will soon be made and I just wish it was announcing that the desktop is returning to the time when we could use it.

Seriously, run a pool of opinion to the community. Ask us for our educated opinion and let the numbers drive the market. Going for a fancy touch-based UI is not a thing that has to be forced onto you as no other remedy, this should be something that people want to embrace today. Ubuntu is doing it wrong, please change.