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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.

Russians figured out that it is easier to just pay people to do their disinformation work for them. We should have never taught them capitalism.

nytimes.com/2021/07/25/world/e

Glad they added electric charging stations, but the letter spacing on the sign is painful.

If you don't hear from me, you know the AI got me.

Having a more open handheld gaming device is exciting. Hoping most of the games I like are able to run on the device. Now I just need more time!

gamingonlinux.com/2021/07/valv

Noticed the All Contributors project which aims to recognize non-code contributors to OSS; that's something I can agree with. The way you add someone is with their Github or Gitlab account. 🤔

allcontributors.org/docs/en/cl

(NOTE: can only use the main Gitlab instance as well)

Censorship from folks who decry "Cancel Culture". But in this case it is actually a first amendment issue as the government is doing it.

dallasobserver.com/news/forget

Making it so that clinical trials are possible outside of pharmaceuticals could have other benefits of making it possible to target less profitable diseases.

nytimes.com/2021/07/12/busines

While it is stupid, I have a hard time getting upset about Fox News bashing the COVID vaccines, it is only going to reduce their own viewership.

nytimes.com/2021/07/11/busines

Bugs me that we're willing to talk about big funds to prevent flooding from climate change, but spending any money to prevent climate change itself is somehow verboten.

arstechnica.com/science/2021/0

A long time fan of Newsblur, but excited about this redesign to make it feel cleaner.

blog.newsblur.com/2021/07/01/r

When I first typed this post I wrote "crypo curries" — which makes sense, as a good curry is basically a "proof of work." 😂

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Mark Cuban looking at crypto currencies as a competitor in the financial services market, which seems like a more reasonable view than the hype that often gets written.

blogmaverick.com/2021/06/13/th

What I like about this article is how it looks at how technology improvements for criminals and law enforcement have always been in competition. Encoding communications isn't a new concept. Cryptocurrencies aren't making laws invalid.

nytimes.com/2021/06/12/technol

"Text STOP to stop" loses its credibility when I never text'd "SPAM to start."

Feel like this comic deals with one of the unexamined issues of the at-home virtual school that happened during the pandemic.

smbc-comics.com/comic/school-2

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Watch the videos from this year's Libre Graphics Meeting at

conf.tube/video-channels/lgm_2

and don't miss the three Inkscape-related talks by @doctormo , Rania Amina and @ryangorley !

#lgm #artwithopensource #inkscape

Since it has already caused some confusion I figured I needed to more widely announce that I got "ted" on @liberachat not the same nick I had on other IRC networks. That's me. That's the post.

Russia attacked American Democracy; that was annoying. Now they're going after our hamburgers! Time to take cyber security seriously.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

Love to see more parks all over the world, but hoping this in particular is a sign of growing environmentalist movement in China.

nytimes.com/2021/06/01/busines

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