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Quite happy about +Bastien Nocera adding drag & drop back into GNOME Control Center's "Background" panel - curious if it still "saves" them into a config file, or if it's only meant for "setting the wallpaper just this once". The mention of "file chooser" kinda makes me hopeful about that.
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A chooser dialogue is necessarily a file chooser dialogue. Plenty of counter examples in GTK+ as well.
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A small technical status update, a big "thank you" note to those who have helped +Pitivi prepare its fundraiser, and a reminder of some events to come...
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Interesting anecdote about Red Hat's corporate engineering culture, where strong opinions and debates abound.
 
In a comment on Chris' blog story that I posted here the other day +Adam Williamson posted something that really needs to be said more often:

"It's actually funny to read all the stuff about red hat, as if we were some kind of borg. I wish I could post the archives of the red hat internal mailing lists from when Lennart first started pushing systemd internally. Do you really think everyone said 'oh, he's @redhat.com so t must be fine"? Heh, no. Red hat does not work that way. Lennart also doesn't work by getting some senior management type on board and then having them ram his idea down everyone else's throat; he works by going into the trenches and convincing people he's right. You think a tech company the size of red hat doesn't have a curmudgeonly sysadmin contingent? All the battles that are being fought now with Debian were fought before with Arch, and before that with fedora, and before THAT within red hat. I have like five strata of the same old 'sysv should be good enough for anyone'stuff in my archives of various mailing lists, and every time, once people actually went and looked with an open mind at what systemd does and why, the majority got behind it."

Yupp, Red Hat is not a single person with a single opinion. In reality most Red Hat engineers were opinionated community members before they joined Red Hat, and they didn't check their opinions at the door. In most cases the discussions on things like systemd internally of Red Hat aren't too distinct in volume, noise or topics from those in the public community...
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In addition to rewriting the newsbox code, I migrated Planet Pitivi to a new backend, so the syndication feed address has changed to pitivi.org/planet/atom.xml - if you were already subscribed, you will need to update the feed to that location.

Remember folks, G+ is proprietary and controlled by a single entity. If you haven't tried using a dedicated feed reader application, give #Liferea a try on your desktop - you can simply point it to pitivi.org and it will autodetect the Pitivi Planet feed.
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Out of curiosity, I looked up "Retina display" on Wikipedia which lead me to look at the "Pixel density" and "Resolution independence" articles again... and then realized that nobody had documented GNOME's efforts for hi-DPI support! So I did. I just hope it doesn't get assaulted by deletionists or something.

Oh, and Mediawiki's new (beta) WYSIWYG editor is absolutely delightful to use. So much less painful to link to other pages or to provide basic references.
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Someone should explain to Apple that "retina camera" would make sense, but "retina display" is total bogus. One of the absolute lows of their marketing dept.
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By the way, need your own YouTube alternative (and so much more)? Check this out.
 
The MediaGoblin crowdfunding campagin has gone LIVE!

http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html

Please, please donate and help spread the word!  We've been working like crazy on this campaign for the last month.  As many of you know, I quit my job at Creative Commons to focus on MediaGoblin development.

Also of interest: instead of going through something like Kickstarter, we're working directly with the Free Software Foundation to do the donations.  It's good to be backed directly by an organization that stands strongly for user freedom!

See also our blogpost here: http://mediagoblin.org/news/crowdfunding-campaign-launches.html

There's also an excellent article by Bruce Byfield about us: http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/Features/MediaGoblin-Saving-the-Internet-Through-Federation

Anything you can do to donate and help spread the word is appreciated!  Let's make the world's most beautiful media publishing future a reality!
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Aujourd'hui, Pitivi lance son appel aux donations/campagne de financement pour permettre à +Thibault Saunier et +Mathieu Duponchelle de travailler dessus à plein temps! Il est grand temps que l'on aie un logiciel de montage vidéo de qualité, solide comme le roc.
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Help us make a difference!

http://fundraiser.pitivi.org/
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I just stumbled upon this: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mailpile-taking-e-mail-back ...which tells me that if +Yorba attempted a Geary fundraiser again in the post-Snowden world, by focusing around security and privacy, they might succeed this time around.
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"What laptop should I buy?"
"A desktop, of course ;)"
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Pitivi's Wikipedia entry is a bit outdated. Besides the super old screenshot and logo, it doesn't really cover the story of the GES-based series (0.91+), it only mentions the name change. If someone has some time to kill, would be nice to add more juice in there. Release notes and blog posts are full of cool info!
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Pitivi contributor. Ruthless bug hunter. UI/UX specialist. Kite runner.
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    management, 2011 - 2011
  • Université de Montréal
    psychologie, 2007 - 2010
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