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Kyle R. Conway

@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.

@RussSharek @stuarttempleton Agreed. I think I saw this sometime last year and it reminds me of my favorite small quote from Samuel Beckett's work: "Fail better." I've always tried to take that to heart, because I've always found Beckett to be an optimist (some disagree), and that is the most succinct statement I've found for what productive process can look like. Both "get more comfortable with failing," and "fail so that you can learn what to fix" are both contained in that lovely statement.

@bleakgrey @Mastodon @elementary That's wonderful. Are there other native linux clients? Hopefully this will get packaged for some other distros as well. Anyone with packaging experience for interested in guiding me through the process?

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.

@mala Reminds me of the work of playwright Charles Mee:

a transvestite in a white pleated linen skirt,
combat boots,
an orange silk blouse or tunic,
a cut-off woman's nylon stocking on his head, knotted at the top,
a gold cigarette holder
five days' growth of beard
enters the stage at a dignified pace,
takes his place in the pool of light,
turns front,
holds for a moment.
Then he begins to whirl very slowly, like a dervish,
at center stage,
— in silence."

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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)?

I have a sneaking suspicion now that it's something to do with installing Anaconda (

$ which gsettings
returns ~/anaconda3/bin/gsettings

Any thoughts on how to repair what is currently broken and above my head?

Running 28 workstation.
Encrypted drive

Boot stalls/freezes at "Starting Switch Root..." for kernel 4.16.8-300 & 4.16.11-300"

Booting to rescue says the following upon boot: "Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked."

Trying to "startx" from on the working kernel 4.16.7-300 results in a couple things:

"xauth: file $HOME/.serverauth.2148 does not exist"

and others...