Jun 21, 2009

I'm Not Dead!!!

You might have noticed a sudden drop off in the number of blogposts on this site. Let me start of by affirming that I’m not dead, far from. My wife recently gave birth to our second child, which means I’m now a father of two boys. When I’m not changing diapers I try to keep my professional career alive (www.heyya.dk, www.myspace.com/madsrosendahlkvintet, www.myspace.com/madsrosendahl).
Of course the computer have been turned on occasionally, but I simply haven’t found the time to blog – let alone keep up with everything that is going on in the Linux world.

I did spend an evening working on some Ubuntu-themed branding as ScottRitchie wrote about on the Karmic artwork wiki. If you’ve read my post “Mocking Up Aisleriot” you’ll know what this is all about.
The artwork has changed a little since the mockup. You can now download and “install” the actual artwork.


It was kind of disappointing to see that my post to the artwork and Ayatana mailinglist didn’t create any feedback at all – not a single post on eighter.

I also replaced the Gnome foot on the tiles in mahjongg with the Ubuntu logo. You can grab the Ubuntu-themed version of postmodern.svg here...

In the coming weeks you can expect only very few posts on the site, but I’m not dead and nor is the site. Thank you for reading this post and not abandoning this blog completely.


  1. I did wonder what was going on... Well congrats on your second child! God bless you. And I will most certaily not abandon this blog.

  2. I understand your feelings. I am a Ubuntu addict, and appreciate your site in my Google Reader. Relax, enjoy and I look forward to your future posts.

  3. and i thought you're dead.. oh, well, maybe next time ;)

  4. I posted a reply to your email on the artwork mailing list


  5. Hey Mads, thank you muchly for your contributions :)

    I'm building the new ubuntu-branding package now as I write this, including the new Mahjongg tiles. The cards look really slick, although I do agree with Andrew in that it would be nice to replace the Gnome feet in the Joker/Ace as well (although they aren't that common).

    Anyway, thanks again!

  6. Andrew -> ha ha, finally some feedback - thank you. A Joker/Ace image is in the works ;-)

    scottritchie -> Thanks, sounds great!

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  9. Kristijan -> Thanks :-) yes, http://anotherubuntu.blogspot.com/2008/10/favorite-ubuntulinux-links.html