Roland Taylor
Last seen Jan. 20, 2022, 8:08 p.m.

Location: Barbados
Age: 35

Pinta 1.7 is on the way!
July 18, 2020, 3:22 p.m. by Roland Taylor

Hi everyone! It's been forever! Trust me, I know! The pandemic came as a bit of a surprise, and got in the way of many of my plans, including getting active on this blog again. Anyway, on to the good stuff! The Good Stuff! I've run across some exciting news in the world of open source graphics! It seems that ...

Iguana CSS: free Instagram-like image filters in pure CSS
Jan. 24, 2020, 11:59 a.m. by Roland Taylor

Hi everyone! Hope 2020 has been kind to you so far! I've written a simple CSS library to provide Instagram-like image filters for your websites and projects. It's called "Iguana", and it's just 1KB (for now)! Here are a few of the filters: I haven't tried to reproduce the actual Instagram filters, either in name or in appearance, and everything ...

2020 is around the corner, and I'm turning a new leaf!
Dec. 12, 2019, 10:45 a.m. by Roland Taylor

Hi everyone! It's been mighty quiet around here. If you're reading this, and you still remember 2buntu, good on you! If you're new here, welcome! You've probably noticed that things have been rather quiet in the past few years, and I take full responsibility for that. I won't get into the reasons why, in any major detail, but suffice to ...

Exploring the open universe - my upcoming adventures!
March 23, 2019, 2:22 p.m. by Roland Taylor

As you know, things have been rather quiet around here. Most of us 2buntu writers have become very busy, and many of us have moved on. That said, I cannot thank the team enough, especially Nathan and Joshua, who have been keeping this site alive, even in my (obvious) absense! If I ever get rich, I owe some people big ...

Transferring your FileZilla and SSH settings to a new system
March 20, 2019, 12:58 a.m. by Roland Taylor

This is more or less entry level information, but it should still be handy for those who don't know. After a recent hard drive crash, I realized that I'd have to set back up my FileZilla settings and SSH keys all over again! I was a bit bummed out at the thought of it. But, fortunately, it so happens that ...

"Save to Nextcloud" would change the game!
Dec. 14, 2018, 11:14 a.m. by Roland Taylor

This isn't a news story (yet), but know knows, some day it may be! I have an idea, and it's one that could really "change the game" of the personal cloud. It was inspired by a single button, which I've never really paid much attention to until now. That's the "Save to Dropbox" button that you'll find on TinyPNG. You'll ...

FREE Software - A Case From The Heart
Oct. 17, 2018, 11:04 a.m. by Roland Taylor

This is a bit of an unusual post in the tech community, but one that I feel has been needed for many years. I'm writing both for myself, and for others who have been, or are like me. First off, let me just make something clear. Developers have to eat. I get that. I believe that. I support that. I'd ...

Believe it or not, Abiword is *not* dead
Aug. 18, 2018, 1:13 a.m. by Roland Taylor

And neither is this blog, even though I've had this post in "draft" mode for 2 years! According to the a post on Planet GNOME, Abiword was never dead, just dormant. I did notice this some two years ago when, on a whim, I decided to check out the (then) SVN repository for any signs of activity. Truthfully, I didn't ...

Official Linux Repos For Atom Text Editor Now Available!
Dec. 21, 2017, 8:50 a.m. by Roland Taylor

If, like me, you're an avid Atom user, you've probably been disappointed with the lack of any official repositories for Linux systems, especially since the release cadence isn't always respected by 3rd party packagers. Fortunately for us atomic coders, there is finally some good news, a Christmas present if you will. Atom is now available from three (yes, three!) Linux ...

Look out for a new browser wars series!
Nov. 28, 2017, 1:33 p.m. by Roland Taylor

This is just a quick note to let you know that you can look out for a return of the friendly "browser wars" series. This time, it'll actually be useful :) My plan is to write and publish in bulk, so I can't tell you when to look for them to drop, but just know that they will. I'm especially ...

And suddenly I'm in love... with "Web"
July 8, 2017, 10:20 a.m. by Roland Taylor

I've had an Epiphany! Yesterday (relative to the time of writing), I upgraded my workstation to Ubuntu 17.04 (after putting it off for a while). With that upgrade, came an update to a web browser that I've always liked, but recently have fallen out of love with. Web - formerly known as Epiphany. No lie, this browser has grown up! ...

Web Of Trust: Worst Case Of Irony In History
Nov. 5, 2016, 2:25 p.m. by Roland Taylor

If you're a Web Of Trust user, now would be good time to remove the addon from your browser and never look back! Why? Because, as it turns out, the developers of this popular browser extension have been selling its users' browser history and possibly other information! Oh The Irony! This is an extension that built its popularity on informing ...

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Founder of, now mainly a writer and editor.

For the most part, I've handed over my baby (2buntu) to the capable (super-powered) hands of Nathan Osman. I promise you he has super powers (really!).