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Donna Benjamin
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The call for proposals for linux.conf.au (LCA) just opened.
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They've already reached their goal - but this is an awesome project, so I've chipped in.  

Guns germs and steel is one of my fave books, but this story totally busts the myth that Australia had no candidate grains for domestication.

So interesting.  Wish them all the best, and can't wait to try murnong (yam daisy)
An Aborignal farm project based on recovering traditional food plants of their culture.
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Computerworld's +Rohan Pearce reports "Drupal 8 Released" with significant re-architecture
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Drupal8 Accelerate program has raised $234,462. Just $15,538 to go to reach our target of $250,000.  So close, and the campaign ends soon!

https://www.crowdrise.com/d8accelerate
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The Drupal Association is running it's annual mid year Membership Campaign.

https://assoc.drupal.org/become-certified-drupal-association-member

Do you use Drupal? Do you know people who use Drupal? Please consider supporting our work at the association by becoming a certified member. It's incredibly affordable, and we want keep it that way, to help ensure that people everywhere can make this simple contribution.

But if you can pay more? Please do, our sliding scale is designed to make it super easy to give more if you want to.

PS. When you join or renew, say I sent you :-) and Thank you!!
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+Josh Stewart only $103 to go to reach his funding goal. 
I kicked in $25 - maybe you could too, and he'd be across the line in no-time.  Here's some more info - and the link to his "Go Fund Me" campaign page.

Josh has made a Freedom of Information request to NBN for data on missed appointments by technicians and installers. 

"After recently going through the process to have NBN connected at my house, only to have the technician fail to show up in the 4 hour appointment window, I began to wonder just how common this was. In my instance, I was not contacted at all prior to the booking and my ISP could only advise that the NBN system reported the missed appointment was cuased by 'Technician shortfall', aka a lack of installers. 

I have spoken with a number of people in the time since then and have heard the same story many times over. Indeed, my own single no-show seems to pale in comparison to many people who have seen this occur for months on end with multiple appintments not being attended."
After recently going through the process to have NBN connected at my house, only to have the technician fail to show up in the 4 hour appointment window, I began to wonder just how common this was. In my instance, I was not contacted at all prior to the booking and my ISP could only advise that t...
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Thanks so much for the support Donna! Like you said, not far to go now :)
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Tav's work with inkscape and SVG is really important. Happy and proud to support his engagement in the standards process. We all benefit. If you use Inkscape OR SVG, please consider a donation to the travel fund.
 
Inkscape developer Tavmjong Bah has been representing Inkscape in the SVG standardization process. SVG is Inkscape's native file format and is now well supported by all the major web browsers. The SVG working group is working hard on the next version of the standard which will bring significant improvements of interest to Inkscape (proper text in a shape, arrowheads that are automatically colored correctly, etc.). We've started a dedicated fund to support Tav's travel to the group's "face-to-face" meetings. Please consider helping out. Follow the link to find out the work Tav has been doing!
Funding for Inkscape's SVG Standards Work
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Are you a member of the +Drupal  Association? 
https://assoc.drupal.org/support-project-you-love 
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I am :-)
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