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My last was in 2018, so let's update it:

- I'm a free and open source software developer, mainly contributing to the ecosystem and software development platform
- I am, through no fault of my own, the maintainer of the GNOME developer documentation website
- I write the occasional app, like Amberol
- I stream my work on Twitch:
- I still plan on finishing the History of GNOME podcast
- I build plastic models
- trans rights are human rights

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As I've had a few new followers, by way of :

- I'm a free and open source software developer
- I contribute to , typically in the core platform libraries
- I mostly toot about my History of the GNOME project podcast (every week, on Thursday) and about my plastic models
- I try to keep my software development ranting to the bird site, but it may end up spilling over here

The results of the 2022 GNOME Foundation Board of Directors elections are in!
Congratulations to both our new and continuing members: Robert McQueen, Jeremy Allison, Regina Nkemchor Adejo, Sammy Fung, Philip Chimento, Martín Abente Lahye, Thibault Martin.

#GNOME #opensource

Rare work toot alert!

I wrote an article for Endless OS Foundation's blog about our approach for collaborating with #GNOME since becoming a non-profit, the work we did in late 2020 and 2021 on GNOME 40 and GNOME Software 41, and what's coming next.

(Dear reader, please be aware that by being on Mastodon you are almost certainly more technical and/or open-source-savvy than the primary target audience for the foundation's blog!)


I'm heartbroken. Marina Zhurakhinsakaya, founder of the Women's Summer Outreach Program for GNOME, which later became Outreachy, died on Saturday.

The new list view widget in GTK4, and the new model objects, are really nice for data-oriented applications; it makes writing UIs much more enjoyable

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The trick with performance optimisations is to have a working, easy to debug baseline as a point of comparison, instead of trying to write the cleverest, most unmaintainable code you can right from the start

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The "before" screenshot is the current Amberol from flathub; the "after" screenshot is Amberol from the development branch, using a per-album cache for the cover art

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Today we are welcoming Amberol into the GNOME Circle! Amberol just plays your music files and folders while looking nothing short of fabulous.

Amberol is maintained by no one else than

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