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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.

IDEA: Grant proposals to the NSF should require an accounting of the Open Source software to be used and include a donation to the project in the budget.

Certainly this wouldn't solve all OSS funding woes, but it would build a culture of accounting for usage.

Looking at my Amazon order history and noticed my first purchase in 2001.

I keep my GPG Key in such a secure place I can't remember where I put it...

Learning about Linux Kernel Tracing libraries at presented by Steven Rostedt, 300 slides!

Gonna be certified to cause trouble.

Starting to find things and get ready for SCALE. Excited to learn things and see folks!

If you're gonna be in LA this weekend, make sure to reach out!

My son asked for help opening a banana. The stem side wasn't working so I opened it from the tip.

He looked at me, entirely seriously, and said: "You are a maniac. Never do that again."

Glad Google is making these changes. But, wait, Google knows how to delete people's data and not track them constantly? Perhaps we could do that *all* the time? Or make that the default?

All of the cannons that are in Open Street Maps, in case you were looking for this:

If you're in Phoenix here's a cool summer camp where you can learn Inkscape and other Open Source multimedia tools.

Oh, and you have to be in 6th-8th grade.

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We are sad to inform our community that Marina Zhurakhinskaya died on Saturday. Outreachy wouldn't exist without her dedication, which continued until her last day.

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Important notice:

There is a #bug in Inkscape 1.2 that could destroy gradients, clips/masks, symbols, swatches & clones in a drawing.

You'll only notice it happened after saving file & later opening it again.

To work around this bug DO NOT use copy-paste while the Export dialog is open!

For more details on the bug, head here:

The bug will be fixed in Inkscape 1.2.1 (a fix is already available in the development ('master') branch).

#inkscape #bugwarning

The delay was causes by the portals on 20.04 being slightly broken. But they now have gotten an SRU to fix them so it should work there as well (Ubuntu 20.04 is 60% of the Inkscape snap users).

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Promoted the Inkscape 1.2 snap to the main feed so most people should start getting it now.

This is the first Inkscape snap that is moving to full Freedesktop portals for file and printing access. That's exciting and makes for a more secure desktop.

With CarPlay taking over all the screens, it would seem they'd have to implement features considered safety features. And those are regulated for good reasons. Can't imagine Apple verifying every update to their phones with the vehicle manufacturers.

There are bad ideas, and then there are amazingly bad ideas. Abbott suggested that Texas should do unannounced shooter simulations, which I can only guess is with the goal of traumatizing children.

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Congratulations to #Inkscape 's Google Summer of Code Contributors Aadil, BasharAhmed, SUSHANT A.A., Vaibhav Malik!

We're looking forward to spending a fruitful summer with you working on OCR, tabbed windows, memory management and font selection!


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Inkscape 1.2 is available! Learn more about this major release and get the download link at Don’t forget to spread the news to friends and share gratitude to the supporters and contributors who have made this powerful software available to all. Draw Freely! :inkscape: 💓

Is there any practical documentation on using the XDG Portals?

It seems like everything is "hints" that implementors may or may not implement with no identification of the implementation so that apps can somewhat handle it.

Just awful.

Have a Canon R5 and a couple of manual lenses that I couldn't get to work with it at all. Turns out it is the setting "Release Shutter w/o Lens" -- works great now. Putting this out there for anyone else with the problem.

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