I’ve just created an official fediverse account for Geary announcements: @geary

Feel free to follow that if you're just looking for Geary news and not my cool links and commentary. ;)


What kind of crazy times we live in?! @gnome@twitter.com gets demonstrated in a Apple keynote.

I wrote about some of the ongoing GNOME Shell UX work: blogs.gnome.org/shell-dev/2020

There's some very cool stuff cooking in GNOME Shell land, stay tuned!

Thanks to Neville Antony, Games now has nicer game covers, filling the previously empty parts with a heavily blurred version of the cover.

➡️ My appeal to all beginners / newcomers:

Everyone starts small. Take small steps. It takes time to learn a completely new programming language / technology stack. If you stay motivated, you will be rewarded in the end. It is worth it. 😉

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After that Gradio was getting more popular. More and more people began to use it daily. It was an incredible feeling as a beginner to know that your application is actually being used productively by people.

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At some point a small test project became a useful application. As a beginner I was very suprised that the well known news site @omgubuntu made an article about Gradio:


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At that time I was still an absolute beginner, and knew very little about programming. I used Gradio as a "project" to learn Vala. Over time, I have improved the source code over and over again, and added new features.

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❗️Gradio is EOL. The required API servers will be shut down in August, so Gradio will no longer work.

❗️You should migrate to Shortwave NOW. Until the end of July it will be possible to migrate the data from Gradio to Shortwave.

RIP Gradio 🪦😢


Some users were unable to record / to play stations in Shortwave. I just published a small bugfix update 1.1.1 which should fix those issues.

Hey #Rust devs out there,

I'm looking for a library idea to work on for learning purposes

I'm open to any suggestions if I feel comfortable to try implementing them :)


So there is no database to retrieve elements from, and there is no API actually called, but at least all the plumbing is done!

This short video shows a simulation of Parcel handling the return call of an API for the tracking of three parcels.

Let's dig into the API calls now!

#parcel a delivery tracker for #GNOME (maybe someday)

I have built a little Web site that makes removing the unnecessary apps permissions or long forgetten sessions a bit easier
It's built using Hugo and published with Github Pages. Feel free to contribute to it :)

I have released App Icon Preview 2.0.0, which consists mostly of a Vala -> Rust port along with a bunch of fixes! You can finally use it to create a nightly variant of any 128px SVG icon :)

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