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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.

Modern photography is sitting inside and connecting to your camera via WiFi so you don't have to be cold.

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#Inkscape is proud to release versions 0.92.4 & 1.0 alpha of its free, professional vector graphics editor! Available now for Linux and Windows 32/64 here: #FLOSS #collaboration

I keep getting spam offering image processing services from a "Lena". Which I find humorous because of the old sexist test image in image processing:

I'm guessing the spammer has no idea about it, or the history, and it is just random. But a nice alignment of randomness.

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#UNICEF wants to invest in #FreeSoftware "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, #OpenSource technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative!

Have been futzing around with this code as I was trying to add a feature and it was harder than it should be. Finally untangled everything and got the architecture right.

It is simply amazing how much easier the right architecture makes the tests come together and increases coverage.

These are things I know, but still impress me every time it works out.

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#Inkscape devs will meet before California's #SCALE17x for 1st Hackfest of 2019! Play a role in advancing this free, professional vector graphics editor. Send your support here: (

Listening to Weird Al's "Frank's 2000 inch TV" from 1993.

Realizing that today Jerry actually built one at the Cowboy's Stadium.

Apparently ATSC 2.0 (over-the-air TV in the US) got dropped in favor of going directly to ATSC 3.0, because it allows targeted ads.

I understand why stations want this, but I'm befuddled that they think they can achieve it with an open standard. The devices are sold to consumers, so the features need to be consumer oriented.

It seems likely to result in disappointment.

There are also privacy concerns, but those have been punted to the FTC:

My wife got sent a box to return her headphones to Apple... Show more

Never have understood conferences with $2000 tickets, especially when they have companies sponsoring as well!

I'm looking at you O'Reilly and Linux Foundation.

Front page of the Dallas Morning News opinion section today.

Feels significant that a relatively conservative paper is now discussing the topic.

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Flat is a pure-Python 2D drawing library "for creating and manipulating digital forms of fine arts. [...] It grew out of the needs for generative design, architecture and art." exports to SVG and so easily embeds in a jupyter notebook (`display(SVG(page.svg())`). I have been looking for something like this forever, it's a little quirky but seems too good to be true

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Three years since the beginning of my Ubuntu Animal Illustration Series. Everything started with the first Ubuntu release (20. October 2004), Warty Warthog. Since then I've illustrated all Ubuntu releases, 29 artworks so far.

Thank you, #Ubuntu for being awesome.

#art #illustration #mastoart

Calling it now: We'll get tired of the 20/20 jokes before next year even starts.

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A server setup for the users of to connect to the greater ActivityPub network.