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"Next, on Jeff's Hardware Guide…"
Here are some findings I've been meaning to post for a while. A bit over a year ago, I fulfilled a decade-long dream of owning a good projector for movies, instead of some silly monitor with a diagonal measured in “inches”. My lifestyle very rarely allows me to watch movies (or series*), ...
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And now comes the most difficult question for Final Fantasy VII fans: which logo should I use in my final canvas transfer?
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I can only see the left one, my brain is probably filtering the other option.
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Draft for the title of my upcoming Tintin parody artwork (yeah, still working on that in my spare time, sometimes!)… which title do you like best?
Also wondering if the depiction of Meteor/Neo-Midgar—ripped from the FFVII AC logo*—behind the title text is a good idea (seems to only work if I break the title on two lines, due to the circle shape). Let me know if you have any thoughts about the text background in general. For reference: http://www.images-booknode.com/book_cover/161/full/les-aventures-de-tintin---au-pays-des-soviets-161279.jpg

*: and then you have to decide whether it's nicer to use the original FFVII logo or the FFVII:AC one ;)
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Interesting idea. Meteor in the "Advent Children" version is fairly complex visually, so I'm wondering if it'd actually work in small sizes like that. Notice that in Tintin covers where the O's were hacked, it's usually when there's only one "O" in the title (except Les bijoux de la Castafiore, but then there's more than one bijou… Les bijoux de la Castafiore is also the only one where a letterhack uses colors). And finally, 8 out of 24 covers have a "backdrop" behind the title lettering, which I thought could be achieved with Meteor.
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News at 6: Microsoft just acquired #Xamarin , a company created by two geeks from the old days of +GNOME.

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Are there some rumours going around about some being millionaires or billionaires?
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Yes, I've been eagerly waiting for this! The redesigned menus are a big improvement.
Immediately available for Linux, MacOS X and Windows Berlin, February 10, 2016 - The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.1, a full featured open source office suite which compares head-to-head with every product in the same category, while standing out with superior interoperability features. LibreOffice 5.1 offers a completely reorganized user interface, and several improved feature ...
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A select few pics from the conference I helped organize yesterday. I didn't take too many shots as I had to help with technical operation of a workshop outside the main track, and I only had my S95 (not a fancy portrait lens)
 
Quelques clichés de cet événement que nous avons organisé à l'ÉTS...
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If you’re attending any conferences this week, don't forget to take pictures and submit them to photosofgnome@gmail.com!

We'd like to collect photos and use them in publications like our Annual Report, and in other projects that will help us grow the GNOME community. Remember to add a note in your email that states that your pictures are your own and are CC-BY-SA so that we can use them.
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Allez-y, faites tout péter!
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Got some spare time this Easter week-end? Tired of the egg hunt? Why not do a bug hunt? 😉 Please try out our current daily bundle and report issues you find, this will help a lot towards making 0.96 a great release!
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Lovely to hear +gtk+ solving real world problems for modern graphical application development! Check out Daniel's impressive list of long-term improvements made possible by this:
 
Gtk+ Conversations View has now landed in Mail trunk! Woo.

You can see that means that we now have RTL layout support in this view. Animations are now hardware accelerated by Gtk and respect the Gtk disable animations setting. Keyboard navigation is better now too. Oh and this view is now themable by gtk.css, so that's good for 3rd party stylesheet makers too.

It also sets the stage for more work in the conversations view by making it much more hackable. This view is a full 1,000 lines of code less than the old one. We'll now be able to port to Webkit2, as well.

Overall it is a huge win! Thank you very much to everyone who added on to the bounty to fund this work. You rock :)
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One of my best remedies against gloominess is sunlight. shadow of the colossus sword of light beams. I have a fairly luminous apartment in theory: a big window, lightly-colored floors and white walls. Therefore, when strong direct sunlight hits the floor, the difference is striking: the whole ...
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I'd like to stop carrying+synching my laptop to/from work, and simply connect to my workstation remotely with a thin client over the Internet. Basically, I want a fast "VNC". FreeRDP+remmina is pretty fast but it creates a new graphical session instead of reusing the existing one—I want to just unlock my screen and use the computer as I left it the last time I was physically in front of it. Is this possible in 2016 (only with open-source software)?

Interesting (and depressing) read: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9498877/how-is-teamviewer-so-fast
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+Jeff Fortin Tam​ much worse, I expect. It's RDP client → xrdp server → x11vnc → your session.

Weston supposedly has an RDP backend, and I think you're supposed to be able to use it to do what you want (and what I wanted) but I tried and failed to make it work at all.

RDP supports tunneling sound, but I don't think any of the Linux servers can do it. 
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It occurred to me that it would be pretty fun to make a video show focused on interviewing various GNOME developers to give visibility to the work they do behind the scenes. There are three problems I can see:

- Finding the time to do research (ex: keeping on top of the firehose that is Planet GNOME)
- Having a bulletproof free software video conferencing system with recording capability. Like Hangouts/Skype/etc., but without being dependent on a proprietary infrastructure. Know any? Anyone else doing it?
- Most people have horrible (built-in, analog) microphones, fairly bad webcams/lighting, and probably not great upload speeds. For podcasting this would be less of an issue, but for videocasting, those problems would get amplified.
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Ultra High Definition Blue-ray format?
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