> I created flatpak because the Linux application desktop ecosystem is fundamentally broken. As a app developer you have no sane way to distribute the result of your work to users.

Alex Larsson on #Flatpak.

blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2018/08/

youtube.com/watch?v=jDVCITRWGg

 
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"What do you mean be 'hard coded' in the program?"

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Flatpak 1.0 is out! I did the video together with Simon who does amazing sound things.

youtube.com/watch?v=jDVCITRWGg

Many major desktop environments aren't just desktop environments now: they're platforms. They have their own guidlines, best practices, and toolkits, and so it's a little unreasonable to think that something crafted for one of these platforms will seamlessly fit into another. That takes work.

Programming is great because you can just take that huge messy chuck from the middle of your function and hide it away under a new name in a new function and feel good about how you "cleaned up" the original function by abstracting the internals.

This is exactly how I used to clean my room as a kid - I'd refactor all the junk on the floor to be under my bed. Boom - problem solved.

me when i had this made on cafepress in 2016: dumb, this will stop being funny in 6 months

me taking this out of the cupboard in 2018: haha BEEN

Is there something like ssh-agent but for gpg keys?

Or a way for git not ask me my gpg passphrase for each commit. It gets extremely annoying during rebases.

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Q: How do I explain Bitcoin to my grandfather?
A: imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin

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*reaches front paws at you*
pls pick up kitten! want to be tall

Dear aegean.gr

I don't like having to work for Google to unsubscribe.

Also I never subscribed.

#GDPRHallOfShame

At least their cookie opt-out is a two-click process

(Unfortunately I'm getting error 500 on image upload, but their unsubscribe page requires a re-captcha)

There are no good billionaires. You do not radically benefit from perpetuating a grossly unfair and unjust system by mistake.

Richard Stallman introduced the argument of the power balance between software users and producers

But that argument is not settled by the GPL

A GPL compliant software can be unfair in other ways.

And "I do this for free" is not enough to guarantee that your work is not harmful

I rage-quit Twitter at the end of November in 2016. As someone who has worked in online communities for close to 20 years, I couldn’t stand being a member of a community where the people in charge cared so very little for their users. We worked very hard at Flickr to make sure that people were safe. Your company isn’t the government and you can delete any account at any time for any reason. If you create a community, it’s your jobs to ensure that it’s safe for all.

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