I was sad to hear the news of the death of Ronnie Corbett. I’ve always been a huge fan of The Two Ronnies and much of the other work the duo had done both together and individually.
Possibly one of their best comedy sketches ever, certainly the most popular and requested of all time. My photo tribute: http://bit.ly/1MlmfvZ
Within moments of the news breaking, tributes such as photographs of four candles and fork handles, and links to the clip on YouTube. As soon as I saw these tributes I thought of the phrase fork handles taking another alternative meaning: forking a project called handles on GitHub. So I created the repo, and encouraged others to fork it:
In tribute to Ronnie Corbett, I’ve made a new @github repository. You can fork handles:https://github.com/bennuttall/handles …
I contributed to the 2015 Open Source Yearbook, created by opensource.com, which you can download as a PDF or view the individual articles online.
The 2015 Open Source Yearbook is a community-contributed collection of the year’s top open source projects, people, tools, and stories. Download the 2015 Open Source Yearbook (PDF) now!
- 6 creative ways to use ownCloud – by Jos Poortvliet, ownCloud community manager
- 10 tools for visual effects in Linux with Kdenlive – by Seth Kenlon, independent multimedia artist, free culture advocate, and UNIX geek
- 6 useful LibreOffice extensions – by Italo Vignoli, founding member of The Document Foundation
- Top 5 open source community metrics to track – by Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, co-founder of Bitergia
- 5 great Raspberry Pi projects for the classroom – by Ben Nuttall, education developer advocate for the Raspberry Pi Foundation
- 8 books to make you a more open leader – by Bryan Behrenshausen, for The Open Organization
- 5 handy Drupal modules – by Michael E. Meyers, the VP of Developer Relations at Acquia
- Best Couple of 2015: tar and ssh – by David Both, Linux expert and enthusiast
- 3 open hardware projects for beginners – by Alicia Gibb, CEO of Lunchbox Electronics
- 10 helpful tools for a sys admin’s toolbox – by Ben Cotton, support engineer group leader at Cycle Computing
- Top 10 open source projects of 2015 – by Jen Wike Huger, an editor for Opensource.com
- 5 favorite 3D printing projects of 2015 – by Harris Kenny, VP of Marketing at Aleph Objects
- Top 5 open source frameworks every application developer should know – by John Esposito, Editor-in-Chief at DZone
- Publisher’s picks: 29 open source books for 2015 – by Rikki Endsley, Community Manager at Opensource.com
- Diversity in open source highlights from 2015 – by Cindy Pallares-Quezada, an Outreachy alumni
- Adafruit’s best open source wearables of 2015 – by Becky Stern, director of wearables at Adafruit
- 2015 was a good year for creating the world’s ‘missing maps’ with OpenStreetMap – by Drishtie Patel, GIS Analyst and Missing Maps Project Coordinator at the American Red Cross
- 5 favorite open source Django packages – by Jeff Triplett, Frank Wiles, and Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Django contributors
- Facebook’s top 5 open source projects of 2015 – by Christine Abernathy, Developer Advocate on the Open Source team at Facebook
- 10 projects to fork in 2016 – by Jason Baker, Opensource.com
- 10 cool tools from the Docker community – by Mano Marks, director of developer relations at Docker, Inc.
- 5 best open source games of 2015 – by Robin Muilwijk, Internet and e-government advisor