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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.

People often diminish the possibility of an electric car future because of a lack of infrastructure. But, where is the gasoline infrastructure?

Today I have to drive to a small dingy store to buy gasoline, it isn't even delivered to my house!

Gasoline cars will never catch on, there's a lack of infrastructure.

Wondering whether this little guy has enough GPU power to do voice recognition for my Mycrofts. — feedproxy.google.com/~r/d0od/~

The clear case for treating White Supremacy Terror with as much attention that we give to terrorism from International groups. — emptywheel.net/2019/03/20/the-

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“We, by way of our platforms, give agency and credence to these acts of violence, then pilfer profits from them. Tech is a money-making accomplice to these hate crimes.”

@Tatianamac writes so clearly and powerfully, also giving us real guidance for action. Stop what you’re doing and read this:

alistapart.com/article/canary-

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Your testing strategy should be an onion.

Unit tests won't catch all your bugs.
Integration tests won't catch all your bugs.
Acceptance tests won't catch all your bugs.
Field testing won't catch all your bugs.

They all catch a portion and make it harder for bugs to make it all the way through.

Very confused at which direction the USB cable goes in here.

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If you want to know how Open Source is really built, you'll notice this mic stand built with gaffer's tape.

Filming Inkscape Q&A videos at the Inkscape hack fest by @ryangorley

Managed to cut my nose shaving.

No, not by my nose, my actual nose.

I was going to shave my upper lip, got distracted and cut my actual nose. Felling pretty stupid right now.

As Dallas wants to increase the value of its name internationally, this is a great way to do it. No one expects Dallas to lead on tackling Climate Change, so by taking it on they get people to reevaluate Dallas as a whole. — dallasnews.com/news/dallas-cit

OH: "Warnings grow up to be errors"

Talking with the director of IT for my town. He was talking about how they're moving to service based solutions, and one reason is that finance likes the predictable budgets.

It strikes me that we've never made this argument for OSS. Since you don't pay for versions, and only support in most cases, you'd have even and predictable payments.

Free Software isn't zero cost, but it is consistent and competitive, something finance departments everywhere can understand and love.

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