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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.

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Calling all Inkscape artists!

You're invited to enter our traditional About Screen Contest for the upcoming Inkscape version 1.1!

Find all information about how to join the drawing contest at

inkscape.org/en/community/abou

We're looking forward to seeing your art!

#inkscape #contest #drawing #ArtWithOpenSource

Online services in 2021: Don't tell me how you're going to preserve my data, tell me how you're going to destroy it.

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I have USB data pin blockers to use charging points I don't trust. But with USB-PD the data lines are needed to negotiate the amount of power. What are people using in this case? Is there some sort of PD proxy?

After reading this review of MyPillow stating it felt like sleeping on a pile of rocks:

nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/0

I was curious what the "patented fill technology" is:

patents.google.com/patent/US74

And that pretty much describes why.

Bought a water leak sensor for my hot water heaters. But it's sat on my desk.

So the current state is that if there is flooding to the point that the water is over my desk; the Internet connection is still working; my Home Assistant Server is still working; my phone is working; I'll get a notification.

Perhaps not as useful as it could be.

What I love about adding a new Zigbee device to my home is watching the mesh reform as everyone is introduced to their new friend.

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I just got a text from my 60-year-old dad asking for help using Inkscape to design and present acoustic treatments for his small business. 😍 He got really far all on his own after I suggested Inkscape to him yesterday, and just has a question about irregular shapes.

While I realize it is a conspiracy theory, doesn't a vaccine with a microchip in it sound kinda cool?

How much memory? Does it have an API?

Can I request the vaccines with microchips?

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I'm sunsetting Libre Graphics World to replace it with Libre Arts. Here is the why and how:

librearts.org/2021/01/introduc

I have 2600 bookmarks. Time to stop bookmarking.

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I've been sending a lot of my books that I've been removing from my collection to the Internet Archive for digitizing. You can too:

blog.archive.org/2021/01/05/do

Thanks to the pandemic and a few rainy days I finally got all my 2018 and 2019 tax documents filed with (checks watch) one day before the 2020 ones start arriving!

Feeling like boxes should have a warning label if they can't be wrapped with standard sized wrapping paper.

The most dangerous thing for computers is water. Both in its liquid form and its human form.

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Heads up!

Our latest Inkscope podcast edition is hot off the editing floor! Host Tim Jones interviews designer and Inkscape artist Chris Rogers.

Catch it on Inkscape's YouTube channel here: youtube.com/watch?v=_NRe30vKNs

An interesting side effect of Go (and other languages) adjusting their tool chains to basically forcing open code to handle including libraries. Which I thought would cement OSS values for developers.

But, nope.

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First project I've seen that has its source readable in Github, but requires a license to use.

github.com/unidoc/unipdf/blob/

It's source-readable but not legally compilable?

Went out to Lexington, TX to try Ms. Tootsie's BBQ at Snow's. Excellent.

Snow's has been ranked top in Texas BBQ and Ms. Tootsie is the only high level female pitmasters.

Feel like we should take the term "fake news" back.

Let's have it mean: something that is most definitely true.

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