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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.

Hot take: Robin Hood is a story about the only successful implementation of trickle down economics.

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The Meson build system has a manual now! It can be purchased at meson-manual.com/

Jussi ran a crowdfunding campaign for the manual last year, which unfortunately did not reach its goals. Please show your support for good documentation by getting the manual at that website.

This could also describe the stages you go through when reading and understanding the GDPR requirements on user data retention. — xkcd.com/2257/

Bought WiFi on this flight so that I could play Civilization VI with my son. It doesn't seem to want to connect.

So, what we learned is that Civilization doesn't work at 30,000 feet. Doesn't bode well for humans on other planets.

Had breakfast tacos this morning, iced tea for lunch, preparing to leave Texas for a trip.

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The Software Freedom @conservancy , which helps manage funds and provides a legal home for the Inkscape project, is seeking your help for its donation match!

There are 6 days left to raise about $30K. Consider donating for software freedom today & have your donation count double!

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Feels like computers shouldn't have a trash can or a recycle bin, but instead a compost heap.

Returning the bits to an unallocated state to be eventually used in new forms.

Logged into Twitter and apparently my post about AppImage went crazy over there! The Linux packaging debates aren't dead!

Gonna have to go find some of my deb vs. rpm threads and recycle them.

Forgot to start my mail client this morning.

If I go to the page that adds a machine to the CI cluster, then hitting reload really does make the tests run faster!

Someone needs to pay for the overhead of academic journals, and I think that professional societies are the best place to do that. In theory, their goal is to advance the profession, what better way than to make it easier to become an informed practitioner of it? — arstechnica.com/?p=1636917

Never thought about an IoT device leaking my wireless SSID and password. Guess I need to rotate that more. — nytimes.com/2019/12/30/busines

Not sure how much you can tie pop music trends to societal wellness, but I do like the narrative that we've grown tired of cheap and are moving to care about values and inclusion. — nytimes.com/2019/12/25/arts/mu

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