Robin Winslow

22 posts by Robin Winslow


Keynotes from my first PyCon – friendly and inspiring

by Robin Winslow on 7 October 2015

Last weekend I went to my first Pycon, my second conference in a fortnight. The conference runs from Friday to Monday, with 3 days of talks followed by one...


Python learnings from PyCon

by Robin Winslow on 7 October 2015

The weekend before last, I went to PyCon UK 2015. I already wrote about the keynotes, which were more abstract. Here I’m going to talk about the other talks I...


Prepare for when Ubuntu freezes

by Robin Winslow on 28 September 2015

I routinely have at least 20 tabs open in Chrome, 10 files open in Atom (my editor of choice) and I’m often running virtual machines as well. This means my...


Django behind a proxy: Fixing absolute URLs

by Robin Winslow on 18 August 2015

I recently tried to setup OpenID for one of our sites to support authentication with, and it took me much longer than I’d anticipated because...


Vanilla: Creating a modular Sass library

by Robin Winslow on 5 August 2015

We recently introduced Vanilla framework, a light-weight styling framework which is intended to replace the old Guidelines framework as the basis for our...


A seachange in front-end best practice (but not for a while)

by Robin Winslow on 11 March 2015

Despite some reservations, it looks like HTTP/2 is very definitely the future of the Internet. Speed improvements HTTP/2 may not be the perfect standard, but...


Auto-syncing revision history from Github to Launchpad

by Robin Winslow on 28 January 2015

In the design team we keep some projects in Launchpad (as canonical-webmonkeys), and some project in Github (as UbuntuDesign), meaning we work in both Bazaar...


Converting projects between Git and Bazaar

by Robin Winslow on 27 January 2015

Here in the design team we use both Bazaar and Git to keep track our projects’ hostory. We quite often end up coverting our projects from Bazaar to Git or...


Supporting net neutrality and the Internet Slowdown

by Robin Winslow on 9 September 2014

On 10th September 2014, Canonical are joining in with Internet Slowdown day to support the fight for net neutrality. Along with Reddit, Tumblr, Boing Boing,...


Saving on download day: Caching location specific pages

by Robin Winslow on 28 August 2014

On release day we can get up to 8,000 requests a second to from people trying to download the new release. In fact, last October (13.10) was the...

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