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Ted Gould @ted@gould.cx

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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.

If I did punish him, should the punishment be: "proof of work"?

The kids aren't allowed to swear at home. As they were playing balloon baseball one missed and yelled out "Oh, bit.." as he caught himself. Next he said "I meant to say 'Oh, bitcoin!'"

I'm indecisive on whether bitcoin is a swear word and he should be punished.

Researching my family history and found out I have a relative named "Eula" born in the 1930's. My family was clearly ahead of its time. I hope she became a lawyer.

My seven year old was shoulder surfing as I was entering my 2FA code. He then turned to me:

"Now I know your password!"

I pointed him to the timer and told him to watch it count down. As it cycled the codes his face drooped in disappointment.

OH: "My escape key crashed!"

Reasons to not have a touchbar on your keyboard.

Changing city planning from historical models to predictive models is scary, but needed considering how fast our climate is changing. — fivethirtyeight.com/features/t

Wonder if anyone under 20 could tell why "YouTube" has the word "tube" in it.

Under President Trump kids are learning post-fact math.

The idea of giving separate levels of cities for pedestrians and automobiles seems nice, though I'd put the cars underground. — dallasnews.com/life/curious-te

Someone did something stupid. But what I find amazing is that during the class a journalist posted pictures of the pages, they got mocked online, and the pages were removed before the end of the class. — bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-ame

Had something go crazy and move all the files around in my home directory. The Nextcloud client dutifully replicated that to the cloud. Messed up everything easy to get to.

Now restoring from full backups and figuring out where some stuff went.

Who put all this junk in my backups?

Feel like my @nextcloud app is judging me.

Makes sense that everyone doesn't need their own AR-15, they should be able to just use one for the time they need it. — bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada

When I talk to many Republicans they talk about how they're not happy with Trumpism taking over their party. I think a middle right conservative party would gain traction more places than just California. — nytimes.com/2018/05/12/opinion

"So, we're going to have a narcissist duet in Singapore." I think "narcissist duet" is the grandest and best term that has ever been said in English. — nytimes.com/2018/05/10/us/poli

"So... we've noticed your restaurant doesn't use Google Bookings... and your Google Ads budget is down... how many robocalls per minute would change your mind? I'm not threatening, just asking."

-- Google Assistant in 2020

I hate robocalls. You hate robocalls. We all hate robocalls.

The new Google Assistant call out feature is basically the ability to do a DDoS attack with robocalls.

I'm sure the Internet will use this wisely.

Didn't expect Red Hat to shutter Atomic Host for CoreOS, thought it'd go the other way around.


Wondering how that effects OSTree as it seemed like it was becoming a core RH technology. On the way out?