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Engineer working for Axiom.co. Previously I worked on Ubuntu Phone and doing multimedia/TV, almost all consumer electronics.

An Open Source advocate and Ubuntu member. Was a co-founder for Inkscape and now serve on its board.

I think that one mistake I made with my Twitter account was making it all technical, expect this to have more politics and other stuff.

Not sure if the fire marshall cleared this one.

My son and I are traveling in California. So naturally we are playing "slug-Tesla".

Hate it when you're hot on the trail of a bug, fix it, but it turns out to not fix the problem you're having. I guess the code is better though.

Don't agree with all the details of this opinion piece but I find this thought remarkable in how it frames the divisiveness America is feeling right now: "This has sharpened one of our many forms of polarization. Conservatives have political power but feel shut out of cultural power, and liberals have cultural power but lack the political power to match." — nytimes.com/2020/02/11/opinion

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OH: "He thinks the 'dark web' is just night mode."

Have to say that I didn't expect state level actors to use cryptocurrency, but it seems obvious now. — nytimes.com/2020/02/09/us/poli

Recycling gang. Adding to the list of things I could never imagine existing. — bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51

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Apps that bundle dependencies will have those deps out-of-date. They need to be sandboxed if they're bundled. — arstechnica.com/?p=1651368

Personally, I was wishy-washy on the whole thing, and then I heard the Whitehouse Defense team's arguments on the reach of executive power. I think their view, which would become enshrined with an acquittal, would be harmful to our republic moving forward.

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Called my Senators to state my opinion on the trial to remove the President from office. An important time for our republic, you should ensure your Senators understand your thoughts on it. It may not change their decision, but letting them know can push the needle.

I'm often confused about where people put "robot checks" on the web.

For the record, I'm cool if a robot pays my utility bill for me.

Strikes me how some of the framers of the US gov't warned against political parties as they could break down the separation of powers they worked so hard on; and we're seeing their worst fears in the Senate trial today.

Got everything booked for going to SCALE this year. Hope to see some folks there!

socallinuxexpo.org/scale/18x

Using one neural net for feature extraction and a second for relationships is an interesting way to build up an AI system. Provides the image recognition but also "makes sense" out of conflicting features. — robohub.org/using-artificial-i

Today I am less of a believer in the privacy benefits of cash. It seems like the ATM could record the serial numbers of every bill given out and deposited, which would give a fairly accurate view of your spending with cash. — nytimes.com/2020/01/23/nyregio

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