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.
The section on Pascal's wager at the end of this article is a good way to understand the choices of dealing with Climate Change. Hopefully more companies start to realize they shouldn't wait for regulations to be written before getting started on planning for them. Governments move slow, but if you're not ready you'll be in an impossible situation. And, for the case of Climate Change, on an unlivable planet. — https://www.npr.org/2019/07/15/736565697/giant-shipper-bets-big-on-ending-its-carbon-emissions-will-it-pay-off?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news
Yes! I didn't realize the straight ticket ballots in Texas got removed, excited about this. More opportunities for candidates that don't fit in little presized boxes. — https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/15/straight-ticket-voting-gone-texas-house-ballot-races-hang-balance
Have some videos that I had purchased on Amazon that I'd like to download. The easiest way to get around DRM is just to play the video and record what is being played. I could do that, but not sure I want to set it all up.
Turns out that someone has done that as a cloud service. Basically for about $0.20 per video they'll spin up a cloud instance, play the video, turn it into an MPEG4 and give you a download link.
Seems to work pretty well.
Biblobus, food truck meets book store.
Wonder if that can bring books to more people. I could see it being great at school events or festivals especially.
Doing a brainstorming for the Texas Linux Fest 2020 designs and I just found out that for the Dallas conference the program was done in the font Oswald.
Playing around with Raph Levien's new curve type that he presented at the last LGM, converted to C++. Also comparing to his old spiro type. The blue dots are after conversion to cubic beziers. Where the old spiro is more like having to keep up with a higgs boson gone mad, the new type is much more stable. These curves potentially help a lot to cut down on bezier handle clutter when working with paths.
My bucket list is quite simply all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites — https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-48894642
Not sure how we'd compare, but it seems to me that Fuchsia is the most money spent by any company to avoid the GPL. — https://lwn.net/Articles/792465/rss
I expect "Marginal Violence Theory" to gain prominence, the ability to convince governments to over react will become a key protesting tactic. — https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/30/opinion/hong-kong-protests-police-violence.html?emc=rss&partner=rss
I've now come full circle on this.
I realize that the real value is that they've set up a system that is basically a trap to get other VC's login details to their email. And a plausible reason to download and parse all of their email.
They've basically made an very efficient fishing attack on VCs by using "exclusivity" and a high price.
I think that I support this?
Hey 'ers, in August an official Inkscape forum will replace a couple older forums. Come register, look around and join in some vector-filled conversations: https://inkscape.org/forums/
A few statistics on days over 100˚F in Dallas 🌞
Silicon valley has now given a $250M valuation to an email client with keyboard shortcuts.
And it is so much fast because... wait for it... it caches things locally and isn't delivered as a webpage.
Pragmatic idealist. Building a company Axiom. Worked on Ubuntu Phone. Inkscape co-founder. Probably human.
A server setup for the users of gould.cx to connect to the greater ActivityPub network.