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Some musings about mtrack and dragging windows with three fingers.

I wonder - can this also be done using synaptics? Haven't used synaptics in a long time...
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Oh sure, it has its own uses, it just is a waste of fingers if you want to use the 4-fingers-swipe for moving windows/any dragging :)
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"...and again, all you need is only one Spreedbox, your Czech friends don't need to own one".

So, everyone, get a Spreedbox, I won't be needing one, the lady says. Interesting project nonetheless.
struktur AG is raising funds for Spreedbox : The most private video chat and file exchange on Kickstarter! The Spreedbox is your private video conferencing and file sharing server that puts the control of your data into your own hands.
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Looks like Google+ won't be staying for very long :<
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+John Layt But it the geeks some sense that all successful social networks were built off. Non geeks in my circle of friends took ages to sign up to Facebook. 
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Three new Digital Clock features, the most requested ones, up for review for Plasma 5.4 release:
 * much much improved layout for slim panels (all in one row now)
 * ISO date support
 * simple 24h clock format checkbox (no more Locales hasseling)

...and a 1000 words below :)
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On the roadmap, we just need some PIM on kf5 first ^_-
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In other noteworthy news, the new Android will feature a whole 1 density-independent pixel shorter status bar. The crowds go wild.

Also reminds me of http://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-17
 
The status bar height in the Android M developer preview is changing. It is now 24dp tall in order to match Material Design quidelines (previously 25dp). From what I remember, it is also the first change in height since Android 1.0.

#AndroidDev   #Android   #gde   #blogpost  
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Interesting thoughts.
 
I've been thinking about Slack a lot lately.
As both a service and a communication platform, it's really fantastic. Rich formatting, plugins and integrations, channel history/archiving, easy bots etc.
The recent announcement of Gitlab + Mattermost (http://www.mattermost.org/) is really good news. Communications should never be closed source. I hope it picks up steam.

In concept, these services are IRC. Multi-user real time chat in topic-centered channels or direct messaging.

Now, there are hundreds of different IRC clients out there. Thousands of IRC networks as well. Hundreds of thousands of channels. IRC is free, open source, distributed. If you don't want all the bells and whistles that Slack brings and just want a multi-user, topic-centered communication platform, IRC is perfect - a much better solution than a web-based service.

But why is it so hard? Why don't networks themselves adapt? 
Why is it that, in order to do anything interesting with the channel (such as github integration), I have to create bot instead of, for example, scripting the channel?
And I don't even mean very advanced features - something as simple as channel archiving isn't possible without creating your own bot. 

Integration/scripting is one thing. But how about security?
Why is it that someone can completely destroy a channel by having hundreds of bots constantly join/leave? Why aren't networks doing any spam filtering? Why aren't projects such as Watchtower (https://github.com/watchtower/reports) sponsored by the IRC networks?

This is the problem with IRC. Just today, a channel with hundreds of users got wiped out and took hours to recover. The culprit? Someone set auto-OP (mod rights) on a nickname instead of an account, years ago. That meant that you could join the channel with the nickname in question and kick everybody.
Why is this possible? Why did the network allow something so blatantly insecure?

I'm speaking about Freenode, by the way. Maybe there are networks that do spam filter, and do allow scripting. I haven't heard of them. Now don't take this wrong - I absolutely love Freenode. But it baffles me that these problems have clear solutions which aren't being applied.

I find it really odd that IRC hasn't really evolved. Compare it to the web, which has constantly changed, gained scripting, styling, better browsers, protocol improvements... It's understandable IRC wouldn't gain all that. But why has it completely stalled? It's not like nobody uses it - there's a lot of really smart, really dedicated people that both use IRC and work on IRC clients and servers.

So why are the basic problems not getting fixed?
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Never google for an emoticon again (つ°ヮ°)つ
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Developers, developers, developers....are we.
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I was expecting Steve Ballmer to jump into the frame at the end :(
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KWallet5 being automatically unlocked with login is now back \o/
I've just pushed a patch to KWallet5 allowing you to have your wallet unlocked automagically during login. This patch was originally done by Alex Fiestas for KWallet4, so all credits and free beers go to him; I've merely just forward-ported it. You'll also require kde:kwallet-pam repo and pass "-DKWALLET5=1" to cmake. This will generate pam_kwallet5.so which then can be coinstalled with the same module for KWallet4 (plus it also enables some ifde...
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Oooooooh, so awesome!
This is one of the things in the Phoronix article, so it will be part of our awesome promo campaign and it would be perfect if it got into Plasma 5.4! You da guys, +Martin Klapetek and +Àlex Fiestas 
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A little something we've been keeping ourselves busy with ^_^
 
Wayland? Check. Fully free rather than corporate controlled? Check. Open for your contributions? Check. Find out more about what KDE is announcing today.
Plasma Mobile offers a Free (as in freedom and beer), user-friendly, privacy-enabling, customizable platform for mobile devices. Plasma Mobile is Free software, and is now developed via an open process. Plasma Mobile is currently under development with a prototype available providing basic functions to run on a smartphone. Plasma Mobile offers... Freedom. Plasma Mobile is Free and Open Source software. It can be acquired free of charge, with the ...
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If you're into chess and especially into fancy chess with actual real-world figurines, then my friends are making these.

Please help support and spread!
Matthias Weichert, Furry Leaves Design is raising funds for OXBRIDGE CHESS: The Bespoke Cambridge vs Oxford Chess Set on Kickstarter! The atmosphere of Cambridge and Oxford captured in an elegant, highly detailed chess set.
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