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Alfredo Hernández
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Open Source enthusiast. Physics student.
Open Source enthusiast. Physics student.

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https://blogs.gnome.org/mclasen/2017/08/18/post-guadec-distractions/

I don't use emojis too often (at least not in traditional desktop apps), but this is definitely a welcome addition!

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Funny thing I realised today. The URL for Google Docs is https://docs.google.com/document, while the one for Google Sheets is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets

A classic case of Google consistency.

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Really cool story by Jim Hall. I find fascinating how the reasons to stick with FLOSS are still the same today. As a Physicist, I too found throughout my studies that Open Source Software not only is more accessible, but in most cases it's more powerful and flexible (probably the only exception that comes to mind is Mathematica).

This is specially important when doing science or in public services. As a son and brother of doctors (yeah, the black sheep :P) it really infuriates me the stupid shit hospitals will do with their databases. Just recently, the hospital where my sister works (one of the biggest hospitals in the country) switched to a new database system for patient records. And guess what? the DBs are not compatible, meaning they (the doctors) have to manually copy the records to the new system, and they probably won't be able to access the old onee in a near future.

So yeah, this is funny story of how easy it is for a government/institution to play with lives by not owning their own data. Things like this make you think that RMS may not be as crazy as it seems...

https://opensource.com/article/17/5/how-i-got-started-linux-jim-hall-freedos

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Have been using FileManager-Actions (formerly Nautilus Actions) for a while now, but never realised you could apply mimetype and selection count conditions. This is gold!

https://www.linux.com/learn/using-nautilus-actions-extend-file-manager-functionality-linux

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Jono gets it. I myself have not used elementary for long periods of time (I always end up setting up a virtual machine to see what the guys have been up to), but +elementary​ is a project that has got pretty much everything right, specially community growth and interest from developers.

As always, I wish the folks at elementary the best. You are one of the best things the GNU/Linux community has witnessed this last decade.
I just chucked in $300 to support the +elementary team with their AppCenter initiative. While I don't use Elementary myself, I love the innovation and energy the team have. We should support this kind of open source development - go and support them too: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/appcenter-the-pay-what-you-want-app-store#/

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Finally got my Stash.ai invite. Let's see how it compares to Pocket :)

PS. Import/Export options are love. It's cool to see devs implementing it in their services; some motherfuckers will make your life impossible if you try to move your data to your new preferred service.
Started using Stash.ai this week and already moved away from Xmarks, Pushbulet, Save to Google, and Raindrop; as well as traditional browser bookmarks, which were a little cumbersome and useless to begin with.

Not sure how many people I can invite but hit me up if you want to test it out.

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Even when you let the community choose between a limited number of design proposals (or asking for feedback for an already solid design), a John Doe will come and tell you they're all shit and come up with his own design (made in Paint, of course). /rant

Anyway, what the Bash community have accomplished here is brilliant example of the bright side of the collaboration process within GNU/Linux and Open Source communities; and an even better example of how design-wise choices MUST be handled in the Open Source world.
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