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Engineer working for 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.

Saw a TV with Fox News and they weren't discussing how Starbucks cups are waging a War on Christmas.

Seems like no one cares about tradition anymore.

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Why is it that the people who are wrong have so much more energy?

Lived in Texas long enough that I'm now annoyed when a spell checker doesn't have "ya'll" in its dictionary.

Normally, this isn't something I'd post on social media. But all the reviews say that the plugin options aren't widely know about in the US. Trying to publicize them some more in my own small way.

Over the last ten years I've driven about 8,000 miles per year. Which is just less than 25 miles a day. Clearly there are days that are spikes, the standard deviation is probably 10, but I'm hoping those numbers show that it is reasonable to expect that most of my travels will be electric from now on. To the future!

Got a new (to me) car that is a plug-in hybrid that I'm excited about. It has a forty mile electric range, which I expect to cover most of my travels. I'm hoping it turns into a 95% electric car for about half the cost. It's a Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.

My alarm clock is old and has an auto daylight savings feature that doesn't seem to work anymore. So last week I switched the timezone to make the time read correctly.

Today it switched for daylight savings.

Stoked that the new voting machines in my area do all the input on a touch screen, and then print the results on a paper ballot. That paper is then transfered to a separate counting machine. Good stuff. Easy to audit.

Perhaps if people won't believe scientists that climate change is happening, they'll believe wine makers having to adjust centuries old processes. —

Act like you care about the science while you're just looking at cute pictures of rats in cars. —

Insurance website has a bug, but this is one I like.

"The Book of Inkscape" is part of this Humble Bundle where the money goes to a charity of your choice.

Highly recommended book. DRM free. For charity.

Tracking down panics caused by NULL pointers is definitely the experience I want in a modern programming language. Thanks Go!

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Got my @PINE64 NAS setup with ZFS and running nicely.

The difficult part was getting spl-dkms to build (dep of zfs-dkms), which requires the instructions in this forum post:

This attitude of undermining local government that has overtaken many state (and even county) politicians aggravates me.

Not only is it trying to enact their will against the will of the local voters, but it is the same people who argue "state's rights" when the federal government does the same thing.

It is intellectually inconsistent and antidemocratic.

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