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Heading out to see my first comedy gig of the year. This evening, Stewart Lee in Reading with +Andy Smith​​ and not +Dave Wickham​​ . Yay.
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"Handy"-brake.
 
I've created a new PPA where I'll stick the latest upstream version of HandBrake, but with a few changes for better Ubuntu integration.

The package names match the package names in the Ubuntu archive, for easy upgrades. I've also added patches to fix the black widgets issue caused by overlay scrollbars, and also add a Unity launcher progress bar.

The PPA is here:

https://launchpad.net/~mdeslaur/+archive/ubuntu/handbrake
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That name would be great for a U-touch version in Germany.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WIscxut_ak
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Myself, +Mark Johnson and +Martin Wimpress made a little podcast episode while +Laura Cowen was away. http://ubuntupodcast.org/2015/03/26/s08e03-disaster-movie/
It's Episode Three of Season Eight of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress, and no Laura Cowen are connected and speaking to your brain. In this week's show: We look at w...
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I thought it worked really well with the three of you, especially given the circumstances. 
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This is delightful.
 
Raspberry Pi 2 inside a mechanical keyboard
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/03/26/raspberry-pi-2-inside-a-mechanical-keyboard/

This was the beginning for my mechanical keyboard that has a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B inside. It has two modes, it works as a regular keyboard when Pi is powered off, or as a Raspberry Pi computer, similiar to a C64.
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+Mehdi Zakaria Benadel​: An asymettrically processing microcomputer like the Amiga 500 can probably do more too.
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I've put Perpetually Against Humanity in ##pah on Freenode now; please feel free to join in.
https://github.com/grifferz/pah-irc
pah-irc - Perpetually Against Humanity, IRC Edition
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Sorely tempted to steal the bot's nick and pretend to be it but hand out cards of my choice ;-)
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Come and ask us your Ubuntu questions starting in 10 minutes! http://ubuntuonair.com/ !
 
Alan and Daniel are going to be there for you today. They will talk about Ubuntu and answer all the questions you might have. Join us, bring your friends and all your questions!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ubuntu OnAir. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Well this looks like fun, and I'm told it was developed on Linux. Neat! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxhKp3rAK2k
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Ooh! New Dekko has hit the store.  Thanks to +Daniel Chapman and +boren zhang !
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+Jasper Nalbach it's very early days. We're iterating on the design all the time based on usability testing, user feedback and design pixies. The pixies are quite clever but sometimes we need people like you to point out when we go wrong. 

See, this is one of the things I love about the way we develop Ubuntu Phone. It's not like Apple or Google where there's this big event you have to pay hundreds of dollars to attend to be the first to find out what's going on. We iterate in the open, so everyone sees every version, warts and all. The best part is people can get involved. You, yes you, can help make this a better platform.

It's exciting! I love it.
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Today is a Daddy Freddy kinda day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yki9Wp1xBrY
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Wrote a little #ubuntu blog post..
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This is exactly what I've been wanting to do.  The live-usb with persistence wasn't cutting it for me because I wanted to be able to update the base packages.
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That's the spirit! I think the fact that people can now have a relatively inexpensive mid-range device to test their apps on should make development much easier. It also means if your app works on the bq e4.5 then it should fly on later devices ;)
 
Just wanted to say using real device for testing apps is a pure joy :-)
Soon something from me in the Ubuntu store (hopefully).

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Great to see Ubuntu app development schools happening around the world. Especially so in China where the upcoming Meizu phone will soon be released.
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Well the Meizu MX4 hasn't shipped yet, but it will. Note that many of the core apps on the phone were developed by people who had no device initially. We then sent them Nexus 4's to help them which made things easier for them.
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Went to the Kingfisher last night (Tuesday) for the first time since the refit. First waiter we had didn't know what some things on the menu were, offloaded us to another waitress. Starters arrived with no cutlery. My starter (squid) was on the 'special' list but was far from special. Overcooked to the point of being burned in places, hard, dry and not like any other squid I've ever had. I complained and it was taken away and struck off the bill. Main course some time later. Waitress ignored us for ages when we were trying to order a bottle of wine. Eventually took the order and then took ages to bring it. We were half way through our meals before the wine arrived. This is yet another crappy meal I've had in that place, each under successive new management. Worst wedding anniversary ever. Not going again.
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