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Alan Pope
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I ♥ +Ubuntu Podcast team, past and present.
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Only one machine left running Ubuntu (as a secondary partition to openSUSE), and I am still subscribed to the podcast. I do so enjoy the witty banter.
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It’s Episode Eleven of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain. [powerpress] We’re here again, but one of us is not! In this week’s show: We discuss the news Linux is the…
It’s Episode Eleven of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain. We’re here again, but one of us is not! In…
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Must leave Hollywood maximised on the laptop for my next interview. Wouldn't impress at a Canonical interview obviously :)
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+Seth Johnson Yea, I was pretty sure that I'd seen them before. :)
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Holy cow. Pebble has hit $2M (double target) already, in just a couple of hours. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-2-time-2-and-core-an-entirely-new-3g-ultra
Two new heart-rate enabled smartwatches. Plus an entirely new 3G ultra-wearable. Go for a run and ditch the phone!
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+Luís de Sousa: I am not sure which wrist based heart rate monitor tech they are using in the Pebble 2 and Time 2, but if it's anything like Garmins Elevate sensor, I can attest to it being pretty comparable in accuracy to a chest strap for endurance sports. It does fall flat on it's face for any sort of strength training with lots of muscle inflection though. So if you are tracking that kind of stuff and want accurate HR data, you'll still need a chest strap. But if you only run and/or bike, the wrist one is very suitable!
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Two new heart-rate enabled smartwatches. Plus an entirely new 3G ultra-wearable. Go for a run and ditch the phone!
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The existing watches have Ubuntu Touch support. It's possible the new ones will too.
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I made another little video of my Meizu Pro 5 running #ubuntu with wireless display & bluetooth kb/mouse/audio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUh7ZjVy66w
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+Folmer Fredslund Yes, I was speaking about Raspberry Pi.
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Is it my imagination or did Chrome 51 make the tab bar bigger vertically? Kinda jumps off the screen at me now.
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It might, but that's a good rough tab count for me.
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I like Shotwell, good to see development continue. Would be nice if this was packaged as a snap, so upstream could deliver updates to 16.04 users without having to add a ppa..
 
When non-profit software development company Yorba shut down last year a cloud of uncertainty was left hanging over many of its applications, including desktop e-mail app Geary and digital photo manager Shotwell. Thankfully it didn’t take long for the…
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+Stuart Langridge: we definitely need to work out better ways of handling big frameworks like GTK, X11, Mir, etc with Snappy.

It's going to be a big issue when moving the phone over to snaps: we don't want every app shipping its own Qt, but we also don't want to add Qt to the minimal "core" system shared with non-graphical embedded systems. And even if you ignore the space issues, how do you know your private copy of GTK or Qt contains enough for your app to be themed in a way that matches the rest of the user's desktop?

The answer will probably be framework snaps that provide libraries, but I'm not sure how well the system handles that at the moment.
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Made this "One-Pot Pasta Primavera" for tea tonight. It was, uh, "Tasty" :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G77zU-uSA4
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I'm italian, this is not a pasta! It's a fist in the eye!!
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We're live in ~30 mins, right here. http://ubuntuonair.com/
 
Join Community Managers Alan Pope and Michael Hall for this week's Ubuntu Community Q&A. We will be talking about new phones, snappy packaging, OSCON and more. Bring your questions to the chat channel and we will be answering them live on the air.
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Testing out the wireless display feature on my Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QmUk2mFaCU
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+Simon Fels Thanks! ;)
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Loved the teriyaki chicken. Friendly staff and efficient service.
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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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