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Jos Poortvliet
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People person, technology enthusiast and all-things-open evangelist
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People person, technology enthusiast and all-things-open evangelist. After studying organizational psychology, dabbled with buzzwords like 'lean', 'six sigma' and 'open innovation' in business consulting until spare time obsession turned into a full-time job as community manager. First at SUSE, now ownCloud and continuing an decade long involvement in the KDE community. Enjoys avoiding traffic and public transport on bike through Berlin, but only when the weather is good. Loves cooking for friends and family and playing with our dog.

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My hair is longer than my wifes'
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ownCloud Community Manager
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  • ownCloud Inc
    Community Manager, 2014 - present
    Grow the ownCloud community
  • SUSE
    openSUSE community manager, 2011 - 2014
    Grow the openSUSE community
  • Novell
    openSUSE community manager, 2010 - 2011
    Grow the openSUSE community
  • Dutch
    2007 - 2010
  • KPN
    2007 - 2009
  • TNO
    2007 - 2008
  • DUO
    2008 - 2010
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Utrecht - Dirksland - Amersfoort - Zeist - Porto Alegre
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I would expect that most people realize this by now - politics need to catch up. But maybe I'm too optimistic and this talk needs to be seen by more people first. Just to be sure: share it!
 
Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution.
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The 'what's hot on Google+' thing is really annoying now. I see Republican and Democrat propaganda, anti-vaxine and GMO conspiracy nonsense... what's next, neo-nazi crap and alien abductions? An anti-crazy filter would be nice, google.
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That's why I disabled what's hot. Just get the stuff that's important to me then. Makes me wonder how crazy the world is.....
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Congrats for getting rid of #iCloud and moving to #ownCloud ;-)
 
Der Tag der #iCloud-Unabhängigkeit. Mein Weg zur eigenen #owncloud und vor allem warum! Fühlt sich gut an. Jeden Tag. http://www.rakekniven.de/content/der-tag-der-icloud-unabh%C3%A4ngigkeit
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Heute wurde es wahr, ich habe auf allen Apple-Geräten die Abmeldung an der iCloud vollzogen. Es ist ein "saugutes" Gefühl! Es fühlt sich gut an und macht frei! Das war ein langer Weg und warum ich diesen gehen musste? Wen es interessiert, bitte weiterlesen. Apple kommt langsam in Dein Haus, ...
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Thanks to Google translate, I could read this! Great work pulling the iCloud plug.
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#SCALE13x was absolutely awesome - here are my impressions!
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Points for +Swapnil Bhartiya​ and +The KDE Community​ 😋
 
KDE is, in my opinion, the most advanced desktop environment around; and I am going to uncover why in this article. There are so many features hidden behind the plain sight which can expand the functionality of the KDE manifold. Let’s get started.
KDE is, in my opinion, the most advanced desktop environment around; and I am going to uncover why in this article.
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Will miss being referred to as 'sweety' and 'love' by random waitresses... They don't exactly do that in Berlin 😃
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I'm missing Lori's Diner (the shakes are fabulous!) and especially San Francisco. Well, maybe back next year.
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Today's NSA actions will end up on Wikipedia like MKUltra did - as an example of a massive failure of oversight and lack of moral awareness at a US secret service. It would be great if more of those involved would step up, like Snowden already did and some back then (at an admittedly heavy price), and help bring this thing to a stop sooner rather than later.
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So nice to know you don't have 'purchase Better Window Manager' on Linux... The Better Window Manager is named 'kwin' and beats the heck of of this paid shill ;-)

Hugs for +Martin Gräßlin for being awesome!

Dude, isn't it time for a 'donate to KWin' in every window menu? :D
 
Snap your windows into place every time.
Mac: We've seen a lot of apps that mimic Windows' snapping feature where open windows are automatically opened in different positions, but Better Window Manager manages to combine a lot of features into a small package. It allows you to save window states, manage shortcuts, and more.
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Please don't get me started with Mac's pathetic Windows Manager. It makes me tear my hear everytime I use it and wish KDE was more stable on Macs...
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What I find most awesome about this is not how positive they are (rightly so), nor how nice it looks (except for Firefox, the default look of Dolphin (left sidebar is too small!) and the default size of Systemsettings) but... they got the branding all right ;-)

I conclude that, finally, it all makes sense.
Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing. It's the first Kubuntu with the new KDE Plasma 5 desktop and it's one of the biggest enhancements in a long time.
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One of the examples I always give when talking about the dangers of privacy violations is how medical corporations could abuse it. They are gathering the data. How do they use it? For sure in a way that makes their investments in tracking us pay off. And it probably doesn't help our health...
 
Today's WTF moment in greed and ineptitude above all else. Think WebMD is your friend, and a safe and educational medical information experience? Maybe, but at a pretty step price, apparently. User beware. 
The vast majority of the internet's health sites are sending troves of data about your medical searches to corporations.
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SIM cards are compromised - more than we thought...
 
#nsaspying   #simcard   #gemalto  
May also involve bank cards and more
Recent days have been marked by a record number of news stories regarding the US and its allies trying to establish total control over Internet users.
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Not even scared.
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Which compensates for which?
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I detect tomatoes in both. Must be healthy!
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A pleasant surprise - the place and service are neither good nor bad but the food is really nice and the prices are low. One of those places with good sushi: the shrimp actually tastes like shrimp and the squid won't be confused with a piece of rubber... The Vietnamese dishes like Duck with rice and such are also excellent. Most of the Vietnamese dishes are between 5 and 7 euros and drinks aren't expensive either so good value for money. Am Deutsch: Gestern hier Sushi gegessen. Die Lage und Service sind nichts Besonderes, aber das Essen ist sehr gut. Die Garnelen schmeckt wie Garnelen, Tintenfisch ist kein Gum mi und das Vietnamesischen essen ist auch excellent und die Preisen sind sehr gut.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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Grandma's place - our favorite. A large selection of great schnitzels but also lots of other German food. Costs a bit extra but the ambiance is real nice. I'd actually say that this place is an experience in itself - comfy chairs and couches to sit on, no place on the walls which doesn't have something weird to look at and no two plates or pieces of silverware are the same... Rings true to the 'unique' in 'Englers' Unique'. Certainly worth a visit.
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