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Jeff Fortin Tam
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Business and branding strategist. GNOME/Pitivi contributor. Ruthless bug hunter. Interaction designer.
Business and branding strategist. GNOME/Pitivi contributor. Ruthless bug hunter. Interaction designer.

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I am planning to be in the silicon valley (San Francisco in particular) a few days at the end of June for business. If you'd like to meet (or know someone I should meet), feel free to send me a message or (preferrably) email within the next few days.
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In 2015, I bought a "new" desktop computer.
I spent 21 months figuring out how to make it work reliably.
It took me 10 months and 37 revisions to write the tale.
You are allowed to mock my stubbornness.
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Fantastic graphics tech writeup by +Lin Clark on the staggering complexity of painting & compositing a web page. #Firefox will unite painting+compositing into GPU space to get consistently smooth 60fps even at 4K+ resolutions
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The +Purism Computers Librem 5 "not friggin Android" smartphone is now less than a thousand dollars from reaching 1.3 million dollars in crowdfunding, out of a $1.5 M goal. This is getting interesting...
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If you ever saw an old bug and thought, "Why have GNOME developers not fixed it yet? How hard can it be, really?" then see this epic patch Milan Crha made for Evolution: it "only" took 47 thousand new lines of code (and 12 thousand removed) across 128 files.

So now you will be able to make changes to your online calendars, tasks, memos, etc. while offline, with Evolution, GNOME Calendar, GNOME ToDo, or anything that uses the Evolution Data Server backend.

It kinda sucks Milan is not on social networks, because he doesn't know how much of a fan of his work I am.
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I finally blogged about my completed multi-month painting project, made entirely with Free & Open-Source Software (MyPaint, +GIMP, +Scribus, +Fedora Project). You can read about the whole process here:
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I made a super short tutorial on how to make GNOME-style "linked" toggle buttons using the +GTK Inspector:
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Should planets align in the coming year or so, I'm thinking I may be able to provide the "Goldilocks Zone" for GNOME OS' birth—lifeforms not included. Just solving the historically missing part of the equation to be able to kickstart things. This has been on my mind for a very long time. The question is whether most contributors of the GNOME community still dream of this happening (the "lifeforms" part). Am I alone? Discuss.
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GNOME Calendar 3.22.1 is shaping into a beautiful app, thanks +Georges Basile Stavracas Neto! The wishlist of "things I need before I can use it fulltime" is getting thinner ;)
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