That confused feeling when you copy some text in an application on your computer and for some reason it won't paste into your paper notebook ...
Got some good news in the email today: I'll be speaking at FSOSS in Toronto at the end of October.
The title of my talk is Adventures in the terminal: a command-line driven (computing) life. Details to come
My latest for Opensource.com looks at 3 alternatives to #emacs and #vim https://opensource.com/article/17/9/3-alternatives-emacs-and-vim https://mastodon.social/media/xHww45KZXUU_q_WWx_0
Documentation, not just of the #opensource variety, needs usability too http://opensource-usability.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/documentation-needs-usability-too.html #techcomm
Over at Opensource.com, I look at some essential #opensource software for running your small business https://opensource.com/article/17/9/small-business-software https://mastodon.social/media/p3fNlXCKpWVUCfZPilw
Today, someone had a go at me for not speaking (or trying to learn) a certain language. I told them it's not because I'm discriminating against that language - I don't speak anything other than English.
It's not for lack of trying over the years, but I now have no time, no interest, no ability (something I've always lacked), and most importantly no compelling reason to jump back on the language learning horse
5 reasons Facebook's React license was a mistake https://opensource.com/article/17/9/5-reasons-facebooks-react-license-was-mistake https://mastodon.social/media/uHuLUDiEKjJMeuhcafY
LIBERAPAY: an open source & free donations platform. Similar to Patreon yet the only fees are (minor) bank charges.
For also tight budget: Liberapay minimum donation is 0.01 euro compared to Patreon at a minimum of $1.
Are you a creator of commons? Do you make free art, spread free knowledge, write free software for Linux etc? Yes? Then Liberapay is for you!
European Libraries’ 5 Principles For #openaccess Negotiations With Publishers https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/09/07/european-libraries-five-principles-open-access-negotiations-publishers/
Open educational resources can offer relief from high textbook prices http://statenews.com/article/2017/09/open-educational-resources-can-offer-relief-from-high-textbook-prices #OER #openedu
Google publishes its #documentation style guide for developers https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/google-publishes-its-documentation-style-guide-for-developers/ #techcomm
Just walked away from my computer and when I came back an error message was staring me in the face. My reaction? "WTF???" Then I realized it was a screen capture I took.
Yep, it's one of those mornings ...
Thanks to everyone who suggested Mastodon apps for Android. I'll be giving them a look (in some cases, a second look)
Any suggestions for a good Android Mastodon app? I'm using Pawoo at the moment and it's not bad, but ...
Thanks in advance!
San Francisco could become first local government to use #opensource voting system http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/San-Francisco-could-become-first-local-government-12170869.php
I published a little something about why you should write your drafts in a text editor https://plaintextproject.online/2017/09/04/drafts.html #writing #plaintext
That moment of confusion when you instictively use Emacs key combos with another editor and they don't work ...
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