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About contributing to opensource projects...

Some evil journalist (+alex diavatis I'm looking at you :-)) was claiming that contributing to GNOME is hard since you need a lot of knowledge and time for it, which is kinda true, but that's not the point imho.

I started contributing to GNOME doing translation since I wanted to have some linux workstations at work and I was ashemed to give my users an half translated UI (italian in GNOME was 60% done at the time). I started doing icons since I can draw and there were a lot of not-so-good icons scattered around at the time (and I was drolling at +Jakub Steiner artworks); I did some packaging for Gentoo since I got a g3 macbook and Gentoo was the only linux working on the shiny thing, but lacked a lot of stuff on the powerpc front; I jumped on the tango project bandwagon since it was trying to bring some consistence to linux UIs in general which was something bugging me for ages; I started doing design for gnome3 since when I saw the very first buildable version of shell I thought that it was an "unholy mess" [well, not really, but something along those lines in italian :-)] and so on.
I didn't have all the needed knowledge at first for any of those tasks, so I read howtos, books, TheInternetTM. So everything basically started by scratching my own itches and I found the process FUN (well most of the times ;-)) while being quite a learning experience.

To summarize, yeah, probably whining on the various social networks is quicker and easier, but trying to "fix" things yourself is better, since you can actually enjoy the ride :-)
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So TWO sets of trained adult conflict managers, police officers and teachers, are so incapable of handling a five year old they shackle him. An entire school is obviously so incapable of dealing what I can only suppose be some kind of psychotic break... in a five year old... that they fail to spot and act in time.
I keep rereading the article to the part where it says "all involved where of course fired on the spot for gross incompetence and failure to meet the base requirements of their job"... it doesn't pop up in the text.

Its like a programmer not being able to write. A cab driver who sadly is not capable to drive a car. An financial advisor who doesn't believe in money.
Officers arrived after school reported boy was disruptive and uncontrollable: ‘Our concern was his safety’
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Spent a pair of hours tweaking a very subtle gradient (well two gradients, actually) on a 6bit per channel display... I need a laptop with a 10bit display wtf! Uhm does it exist?
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+Lapo Calamandrei I think HP did a DreamColor laptop at some stage; 10 bit IPS, HiDPI with some nvidia chipset. IIRC they weren't so popular as they were kinda pricey.

+Sam Hewitt Lapo means bits per channel, e.g. 256 shades of red is 8 bit. Most panels are a lot lower than that in reality, and use different interpolation methods (temporal being the most common) so it's quite rare to get anything more than a few hundred thousand colors on a typical display. A few vendors can provide a 10 bit bus from GPU to panel (with the right driver and X patches) but unless it's driving a fancy panel that's not interpolating it's a waste of power and money.
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About GNOME devs not listeing to users: this is just not true, I really try to read everything I find: bugs (clearly), reviews, blog posts, rants.
I'm pretty sure my fellow designers do the same. Lately I'm trying to give long and as accurate as possible (hence boring, I think :)) explanations in bug reports regarding design decisions, woot, this is time consuming, but I'd really like to debunk this false and damaging myth.
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+Juanjo Marín Best social network for that I believe is Github. There is a lot of explanations behind decisions on bugzilla.gnome.org, but it is hard to watch :/
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This looks awesome, hope it works as my good old MX Revolution, with the software driven, speed sensitive wheel unlock, ordered, on it's way to me, right now! #mousefetishism
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Package arrived, I can confirtm it's fscking awesome, the scrollwheel is magic as the old one (the wheel unlock is software driven once again, and if you scroll slowly it clicks if you accelerate it spins freely, exactly like my favourite mouse ever), the thumb wheel and buttons are actually usable, nice stuff!
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This guy knows how to vector-graphic.
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Bella boccia cicciooooo!! Più "ptishhh tish tish" o "chanka chan kachan"? 
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Sweet!
 
[Sorry, had to re-submit it]

+Endless is ready to announce its hardware and software product — something that I have been working on, among great people, including +GNOME rock star developers +Cosimo Cecchi and +Jasper St. Pierre. We're doing a Kickstarter campaign, so if you like what we're doing, you should consider donating — or, even better, getting an Endless computer! :-)
Endless Team is raising funds for Endless Computers on Kickstarter! The computer for the entire world.
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Hey hardware vendors out there! +Richard Hughes would love to help you get your hardware's firmware updates working on +Linux using fwupd (https://github.com/hughsie/fwupd).
For further details mail to richard AT hughsie DOT com
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I'm forcing myself to use windows 8.1 for some time and, frankly speaking, I still don't get why +Jasper St. Pierre likes it :-)
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+Roberto Sitzia​ ehm that reminds me something
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