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Kyle R. Conway

One night a while ago #Medium annoyed me enough that I made a browser extension to fix all the "engagement" / nag UX.

Today I launched a little site for it:

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Like a dirt clod,
but moist.
A melted clod,
a melted clod of dirt
but sweet.
A sweet, melted clod of dirt
but not dirt.
The laughter of children.
A rag soaked in the laughter of children,
and squeezed out into a bowl
with an egg cracked on top,
and the wheat of the land,
and sugar,
pure sugar.
Sweet, sweet pure sugar.
And fire.
And time.
And you consume it with your mouth.

I. Love. Brownies.

Had a huddled conversation in the European Parliament with a colleague after the JURI vote trying to work out what would mean for federated/decentralized services like and . We’ll need to see the final text which may not be available until next week.

@mairin -- have you experienced this bug?

I'm crashing when interacting with the text tool on inkscape all the time now on Fedora 28. Happens with distro-packaged version, an alt-downloaded rpm, and a flatpak.

Reality Winner has been in jail for a year. Her prosecution is unfair and unprecedented.

Went to my first tech meetup today. Literally the 1st time in my life I've been around other people interested in databases and programming languages in-the-flesh. Very refreshing.

One wonders what will happen if I ever meet other open source desktop users (and use open tools, and do open art).

Mind explosion. Nice to not be the only one in a physical space for once.

In Firefox's addressbar, you can limit results by typing special characters before or after your term

^ for matches in your browsing history.
* for matches in your bookmarks.
% for matches in your currently open tabs.
# for matches in page titles.
@ for matches in web addresses.

We all need a free alternative to YouTube!

PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.

PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!


(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)

So, updating ~/.bashrc and removing the anaconda-added config for gsettings fixed the issue. Anyone know why that is a standard part of the setup when it breaks linux (or at least Fedora)?