Profile

Cover photo
Sebastian Kügler
Lived in Nijmegen
1,357 followers|1,217,917 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
<d_ed> it's been a good day for fixing all the things
<d_ed> plasmashell is down 16 bugs in just today

+David Edmundson is a hero!
27
Bhushan Shah's profile photo
 
Every fairytale needs a good old-fashioned villain..
/me opens https://bugs.kde.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=plasmashell

:P
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
I recently went on a vacation to Cuba. As I wanted to go scuba diving there, I researched a bit beforehand. The information I could dig up was spotty at times, so I decided to share my notes in order to add it as anecdotal information when planning their diving trips.
3
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
First signs of life of Plasma 5.3. This beta, released just past the feature freeze contains all the goodies that will be part of the spring release. (Plasma is released every 3 months, so one release for every season.) The main user interface idioms stay intact, but everything is made more complete, faster and more stable.

Also, we're sprinkling in some cool features and user experience goodies so it's not just a boring release focusing on quality. ;)

Help us testing and shake out the remaining bugs!
 
Plasma 5.3 beta released, lots of cool new stuff, including distraction free power management features, a new Bluetooth applet, touchpad config module, and much much more
*/ Tuesday, 14 April 2015. Today KDE releases a beta release of Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.95. Plasma 5.3 Beta
View original post
20
1
Fabrizio Sirianni (Lazy)'s profile photo
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Spring is just showing its first rays of sun, so we went diving today. We did a shallow dive in the morning in a lake close by, which is known for decent diving. The water was 4°C, so really chilly for a recreational dive, visibility under water about 5-7m, which is quite good for this kind of water. During our dive, we had really nice light as we didn't go very deep and it's been a really sunny day.

I've used Lycra undergarment and a 2mm neoprene bodywarmer under a 5mm wetsuit, 5mm neoprene gloves, hood and boots. My coldest dive so far was in 18 degrees water (in the same lake, late summer), so water that cold was quite something new. Richard, my buddy has a lot of experience also in these conditions, so I was in excellent hands.

After an initial bit of a shock when we entered the water, and a quick weighting / buoyancy check I gained back my serene diving breathing rhythm and started trusting the suit enough to become comfortable that it would keep me warm enough to take it for a swim. We went under for almost half an hour, but also took first signs of hypothermia seriously, in order to keep it safe and healthy. During the dive, we saw some fun fresh water lobsters, but also a fairly dormant ecosystem. I wanted to test out my new equipment, wireless integrated tank pressure gauge, jacket BCD, fins, regulator and an air tank I've borrowed from a neighbor, aside from the different layers of the suit.

I'm really happy with the new gear, everything functions perfectly, and there's nothing that doesn't have a clear purpose. I've taken a couple of notes for the next dive with this equipment, though those are only small adjustments, such as strapping on the tank a bit lower for a better weight distribution (which translates to a more hydrodynamic body position, meaning less exertion, lower air consumption and a more relaxed dive).

My next dive will be in 26°C water. Phew.
6
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
A proper low-tec McGyver solution!

My touchpad has been sticky for quite a while, often, when pressed, it would not spring back. It's easy to imagine how frustrating that can be on a daily basis... I had sent the notebook in to Asus, who replaced the touchpad (just before the warranty period ran out). I got it back, and it took two days until the same problem resurfaced. Meh.

Turns out that sticking a bit of paper underneath it makes it behave like it should. Not a beautiful solution, but it gets the job done. I guess I'll neaten it up a bit and hope that this solves my problems with the touchpad once and for all.

I'm not sure which color of paper I'm going to use, yet. Suggestions welcome. ;)
9
Romário Rios's profile photoSebastian Kügler's profile photoPascal d'Hermilly's profile photo
3 comments
 
In Denmark the guarantee is extended for whatever was fixed within the guarantee period. Are you sure its not the same where you live?
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
An excellent post by David Faure explaining how to do network transparent file operations in a Qt application.
Last week I visited a new customer who is making medical and industrial devices which have one thing in common: image and video capturing, and letting the user save these files onto a USB key. These devices run embedded Linux … Continue reading →
10
2
Filippo Cucchetto's profile photoNandan Vaidya's profile photo
Add a comment...
In his circles
548 people
Have him in circles
1,357 people
Andre Duffeck's profile photo
Thakar Lal Singh Jadhon's profile photo
Miguel Rodriguez's profile photo
Amin Rainmaker's profile photo
Sean W's profile photo
Heena Mahour's profile photo
abdel bakari's profile photo
Malay Das's profile photo
Leo Franchi's profile photo

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Plasma on Wayland.

Still hackish and a whole bunch of things are not set up correctly, but it starts, and it seems usable / useful.
52
1
Cole Mickens's profile photoDavid Edmundson's profile photoMarkus S.'s profile photoSwapnil Bhartiya's profile photo
11 comments
 
Fedora 22 will default to GDM-on-Wayland but – also by default – start Gnome in X11 to find problems easier.
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here's a report from our last meeting in Barcelona. We got a lot of work done. :)
 
Report from KDE Plasma sprint in Barcelona
In February 2015 the Plasma developers met in the Blue Systems office in Barcelona to discuss and plan out where we would take Plasma over the duration of the next year. The sprint consisted of active Plasma developers and visual designers from around the world, from Canada to India. The meeting consisted of equal parts hacking and group discussions about plans both in the near and far future in breakout sessions throughout the week.
1 comment on original post
7
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
"We can laugh at proprietary vendors engaging in dreadful security practices. We can feel smug about giving users the tools to choose their own level of security. But until we're actually making it straightforward for users to choose freedom without giving up security, we're not providing something meaningfully better - we're just providing the same shit sandwich on different bread.“

Nothing to add.
So blah blah Superfish blah blah trivial MITM everything's broken. Lenovo deserve criticism. The level of incompetence involved here is so staggering that it wouldn't be a gross injustice for the company to go under as a result[1]. But let's not pretend that this is some sort of isolated ...
8
1
Jasper Janssen's profile photoPéter Varga's profile photoStephan Fabel's profile photo
2 comments
 
amen..
'°,D
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Artificial reefs are usually objects sunk into the water to provide new ground for coral to cling to and to attract fish. They are a good way to increase biodiversity and to protect marine life by providing more space to live.

The marine conservation teams on Koh Tao have created artificial reefs for a different purpose: Training of new divers. While learning new skills, doing so outside of natural reefs on training sites (which still should be exciting), damage to coral by inexperienced divers can be reduced. Reefs are also for people! It's an interesting article shedding some light on how we can alleviate the pressure put by new divers on the environment. Also, it seems quite a fun playground to train buoyancy skills.
 
Teaching people to #SCUBA dive in coral reef areas is a practice which should be stopped. Instead, divers should learn to dive in an area where they won't harm the environment, and then head to the coral reef after they have proficient buoyancy and self awareness skills.
http://www.newheavendiveschool.com/articles/artificial-dive-sites/
When most people think of artificial reefs, they think of structures that will add habitat to attract corals, fish, and other reef animals. But what about creating artificial reefs to attract people? SCUBA diving has quickly become one of the most important marine based tourism industries in the world, with an estimated 30 million divers having been certified by 2012, and about 1 million people currently learning to dive each year (Lew 2013). The...
View original post
4
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cuttlefish is a small little tool for previewing icons, made for UI developers and designers.
One of the things I've been sorely missing when doing UI design and development was a good way to preview icons. The icon picker which is shipped with KDE Frameworks is quite nice, but for development purposes it lacks a couple of handy features that allow previewing and picking icons based on ...
20
5
Jens Reuterberg's profile photoFabrizio Sirianni (Lazy)'s profile photoPéter Varga's profile photoUri Herrera's profile photo
 
Very cool!
Add a comment...

Sebastian Kügler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here's a quick howto get rid of Plasma's toolbox, should you want to.
14
1
Simone Solinas's profile photoAlexandre Pereira's profile photoSebastian Kügler's profile photoFabrizio Sirianni (Lazy)'s profile photo
28 comments
 
+Simone Solinas I've looked into plasmapkg2 and why it doesn't work for you. I've found the bug and fixed it. The fix will be shipped with KDE Frameworks 5.8. The workaround (LC_ALL=C ...) is sufficient and safe in the meantime.

Thanks for helping to fix this bug!
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
548 people
Have him in circles
1,357 people
Andre Duffeck's profile photo
Thakar Lal Singh Jadhon's profile photo
Miguel Rodriguez's profile photo
Amin Rainmaker's profile photo
Sean W's profile photo
Heena Mahour's profile photo
abdel bakari's profile photo
Malay Das's profile photo
Leo Franchi's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Software Development, UI Design
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
KDE Plasma Hacker
Bragging rights
Also a diver.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Nijmegen - Kevelaer
Links
Other profiles
Sebastian Kügler's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Make·Play·Live
plus.google.com

Open technology that supports your making, playing and living.

Tagesschau
market.android.com

"Hier ist das Erste Deutsche Fernsehen mit der Tagesschau" - jetzt auch unterwegs! *** Gewinner des Grimme Online Award 2012 Publikumpreises

Oxygen Font 0.2 now available |
code.newtypography.co.uk

The second milestone release of Oxygen Regular, Bold, and Monospace is available from here. Italics and more weights due for upcoming 0.3 re

KDE 4.8 released, wants to sashay its way into your computer
www.engadget.com

Sure, it might not have the marketing flair, nor mindshare of another Linux-based project we know, but that doesn't mean the folks behind K