@sil wrote a nice piece talking about collecting machine data in Ubuntu: https://kryogenix.org/days/2018/02/20/collecting-user-data-while-protecting-user-privacy/
I have a very simple take from the perspective of previously helping make releases of Xubuntu. Without knowing who the users are yet getting machine date will allow targeting resources to the most common platforms and usage scenarios. We don't know what is "average" for an Ubuntu user in terms of hardware. Greater privacy is nice but developers need to know what they're building for.
Collecting useful user data without compromising our privacy: how carefully controlled lying could be the way forward.
Privacy could be the next big thing. My talk from @hackferencebrum about privacy, and how people are uneasy about what's being done with their data. And how to explain that it doesn't have to be this way.
Also includes chocolate for the audience.
There is no better way to make oneself feel heroic while eating a cheese sandwich than to play the Die Hard With A Vengeance version of When Johnny Comes Marching Home.
Fort Knox? Ha! It's for tourists.
Michael Kamen is a genius.
The tbh app basically has you add your friends and then asks you questions like: who's really good at being a friend? You choose someone, and it tells them someone said it about them, but not who did. Anonymous compliments. One of the few apps I know which actually tries to create a positive vibe. It has a network problem, though; most people aren't on it. I wonder if a similar thing could work where your friends are those you follow and are followed by on Mastodon? Could be lovely.
Random idea for an app: Tinder for cocktails. Show someone a cocktail -- nice picture, short description -- and then swipe left or right. Attempt to learn the sorts of things they like, and tune stuff you show so they'll like it more, and have a list of "stuff I swiped right" which you can try out in the next cocktail bar you're in.
@si hey! how have you got a little raining circle on your avatar? are animated gifs allowed?
Ported canute to Qt/QML, so I can make it look pretty. Quite pleased. Now I can launch stuff again. https://mastodon.social/media/pe0WneWqqpRACfE70zY
massively annoyed with Gtk. Why can't I put box-shadow on loads of things? ListBox: nope. EventBox: nope. TreeView: nope. Entry is fine. And CSS applies to these things; I can set borders and background colours, but if I set a box-shadow, it's just not there. There is no indication of why this is, or anything. I've got plenty of margin room for it to show up in.
I got interviewed on Destination Linux, who fatally failed to put a time limit in and so we chatted for two and a half hours. Covered lots of bits; Bad Voltage, Ubuntu, the changes in 17.10, revenue for software, loads. It was fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7gEllBgosk
yay. Moved my LXD containers to my slow old hard drive and got 108GB of space back on my SSD! Nice one https://askubuntu.com/questions/833267/lxd-moving-containers-snapshots-to-another-drive for explaining how, on Ubuntu 16.04, without using some mad enterprise version of LXD which sets up zfs storage pools and all that.
Glad to see you here, @poshaughnessy .
I told you, you can have an ice cream when we get there.
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