I'm a long time Linux (Ubuntu since Breezy) user who's decided it's time to contribute.
[https://launchpad.net/gumshoe/ Gumshoe] - An search engine built on Ferret and Rails. This project is has very little of my attention right now but it's always cooking in the background.
I recently purchased a new Dell Latitude D830 laptop that I'll be using primarily for software development. I started a page for it over at LaptopTesting/DellLatitudeD830. Not everything works 100% but it's very usable. As I get more time to try improve things I'll record them here.