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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

I’m currently looking for work. If anyone has any programming contracts available, please let me know.

At this point in time, if anyone can help me by supporting me on Patreon I’d greatly appreciate it while I persue a stable income.

We are no longer taking applications for Google Season of Docs. Thank you to all who submitted for our project!


A few GTK4 widgets, 3d transformations and css...

For some reason video uploading doesn't work right now, so see for a video.

Let's keep the #GNOME40 celebration going with a brand new release video!

We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!

See the release highlights at

Or view all the details in our release notes:

#GNOME40 #releaseday #OpenSource

Encouraging anyone involved in free and open source communities to sign


We've extended the #GUADEC2021 CfP for one more week! All proposals are now due by March 30.

The CfP is open to everyone so don't hesitate to submit your ideas:

#conference #OpenSource

GdkPixbuf's API reference is now built with gi-docgen:

I also took the chance to do some minimal spring cleaning here and there; this is an *old* library.

Did you know you could build and run #GTK4 applications with Visual Studio? Thanks to Xavier Claessens spending some time improving #Meson sub-project support, it's now possible! Here's how: #Windows #OpenSource #VisualStudio #Coding #HowTo

This list is by no means definitive, there are a great number of individuals behind @gnome keeping everything moving forwards

We often talk of programmers and designers, but what about the documenters and translators quietly working in the background?

There is no "gnome devs" - it's a bizarre group of talented people doing far more than just "dev" and often with conflicting visions yet all trying to make GNOME the best it can be

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Random shout out for @brainblasted who has done amazing work right across @gnome 40 adapting apps to new patterns and fixing longstanding UX bugs

This will be an amazing release and a lot of that is thanks to Chris


The GUADEC 2021 call for participation is now open! More details on this year's #GUADEC, topic ideas, and where to submit your proposal can be found here:

All submissions are due on March 22.

User research played a big part in GNOME 40 designs. It has helped guide specific choices that have improved the overall design and will make it a better experience for users.

Learn more about our user research in this update from the GNOME Shell & Mutter blog:

#opensource #FOSS #GNOME40

In case you missed it, this December GTK blog from Emmanuele reflects on the incredible amount of work hundreds of contributors put into GTK 4.0 over the last four years.

#GTK #opensource

Thank you Thursday! Thank you to all of our Friends of GNOME donors. Your monthly support helps sustain initiatives like Internships, projects like #GTK 4, and events like #GUADEC!

#ThankYouThursday #SupportFreeSoftware

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