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Tomeu Vizoso
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  • Universitat de les Illes Balears
    Software Engineering, 1997 - 2001
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
    Software Engineering, 2001 - 2006
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  • Collabora Ltd.
    Principal Software Engineer, 2010 - present
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    Software Analyst, 2006 - 2008
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    Technical Lead, 2008 - 2010
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Should we start panicking already?

"Our model of the polls suggests Clinton is slightly leading. (In 64.66% of simulations, Clinton led Trump.)"
Polls and chart for 2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson. See the latest estimates and poll results at HuffPost Pollster.
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Post-convention bumps are typical. Fivethirtyeight's models for elections are usually well researched and explained: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-why-our-model-is-bullish-on-trump-for-now/?ex_cid=2016-forecast
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I think it could help with those as well, but that's a much more difficult problem to solve.
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That's a nice big step forward!
 
One less hack!

When Collabora's Gustavo Padovan's sync_file work, which is properly up-streaming Android's Sync/fence functionality, first landed upstream in 4.6-rc it caused some trouble for the mainline Nexus7 setup. This is because to properly get it upstream, the ABI needed to be tweaked, which means the existing libsync userspace code stopped working.

So since then, I've taken the cheap way out and just reverted those changes in mass to preserve the old ABI, and "look into it" has been on my todo.

But no more! Thanks to Gustavo, who after doing the heavy lifting on the the kernel side, also implemented fixes for Android's libsync logic as well!:
https://git.collabora.com/cgit/user/padovan/android-system-core.git/log/

I've just integrated this into the Nexus7 build, and it seems to be working great:
https://wiki.linaro.org/LMG/Kernel/FormFactorEnablement
(if you already have that build env set up, make sure you update the local manifest tree before resyncing)

Big thanks also to +Rob Herring who pointed me to Gustavo's work and had already sorted out some permission/integration issues for his generic multi-device Android build (and I feel like half my posts are about me doing something Rob has already done. :)
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“As time goes on … you’re just dealing relentlessly with the same wretched situation, whether you’re covering shipwrecks or seeing people being beaten up in Hungary. You’re seeing the same stupid responses from the EU and the same illogical policies that have no relation to what you’re seeing and people are telling you.”
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The Australian government has appointed Ian the Climate Denialist Potato to explain to the world what is really happening to the Great Barrier Reef
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What I find interesting is that we "solved" our local terrorism by engaging with their supporters and addressing their grievances. With Islamic terrorism, we seem to still think we can solve it with force.
 
note the dates that Islamic terrorism started being a problem - was there something that happened the year before perhaps that had something to do with it? funny but to listen to the Harrisites and Maherists - Islam is the problem but Islam has been around for longer than 2004 right? ;-/ ... sigh ... we really don't have any shred of self-reflection in this fucking country do we? ... not one
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Interested in open source? We have jobs open, it'd be great to have you on our team.
Come work for Collabora! We would love to have you on-board.
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Need some guidance for your #OpenSource projects? We're here to help! Come say hello, booth #N2666! #InfoComm16
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Though Linux is used in billions of devices, of those with displays relatively few are using the mainline graphics drivers. This is a pity and we are going to fix it.
Also, silly titles. Atomic has taken of for real, right now there's 17 drivers supporting atomic modesetting merged into the DRM subsystem. And still a pile of them each release pending for review&merging. But it's not just n...
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