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Just spent two hours in a Birds of a Feather session at Libre Graphics Meeting, about the state of color management. Holy crap, the amount of coordination work that needs to be done for us to get an ideal end-to-end pipeline+workflow & user experience! We need a Libre Color Conference/hackfest, involving everybody: graphic creation & viewing apps, video editing & viewing, web browsers, calibrating & management librairies/apps, vector & raster rendering librairies (hi, Cairo), UI toolkits, Wayland folks, etc. How about United Colors of FreeDesktop? ;)
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+Jeff Fortin Tam don't forget the blender, pitivi, krita, et al devs! they should be at the party too :)
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Also very happy to see +elementary coming out with a new release. Not only do they actively contribute to the GNOME & GTK ecosystem, they are winning the hearts of many people who were still using properietary platforms (more than half of elementary's new users are switching from Win/Mac, last I heard). Increasing adoption of Free & Open Source OSes helps everybody!
 
Congratulations from all of us at +GNOME to the +elementary team on the release of 'Freya'!  It looks like a great release and we wish you the best of success!
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Interesting read about Montréal possibly becoming a decent contender to the Silicon Valley. As one commenter wrote:

"Please! Not too loud. Do not let the secret out that Montreal is the best place to live and work in the world. The mix of american and european culture makes it a truly unique place. The only sad part is that many people who've lived here all their lives have not had the chance to travel and realise that."
LP Maurice, CEO and co-founder of Busbud: Having spent a few years in tech companies in Silicon Valley and previously at Harvard, I did apprehend that the same density of top-notch career opportunities would perhaps not be as readily available in Montreal. However, the last few years building a business in Montreal have taught me that it is fast becoming a world-class launching pad for startups...
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Wondering where the heck do week-ends go. Working 7 days a week and having a lot of difficulty draining the "todo list" swamp faster than it grows lately. And I'm saying that as a seasoned practitioner of GTD.
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Welcome to owning a business :)
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I'll be at  +Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 in Toronto at the end of April, representing +Pitivi and GNOME. Who else is attending? Oh yeah, I'll probably drop by Pycon in Montréal too.
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Homebank 5.0 is out, now with +GTK 3 support and a refined icon set. It looks fantastic. Very happy about this, as it is one of my favorite apps. Merci pour ce beau travail, +Maxime DOYEN!
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Tonight I saw a superb moon crescent, so I ran out to the rooftop and took a few pics in full manual mode with my point & shoot camera. Proof that you don't need pro gear to get good results (sure, I might get more clarity/less noise with a fancy DSLR, but you get the idea).
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MEANWHILE, IN THE LAND OF ENLIGHTENMENT:

- Guy: "Here's a diff."
- Maintainer: "Hi! I see you come here often. Please do a git-formatted patch for better and easier attribution of your work, we'd like to make this process more enjoyab—"
- Guy: "Oh hell no! "

GUY KILLS EVERYBODY, SETS THE VILLAGE ON FIRE, THEN LEAVES
Are you kidding me? It's completely trivial and you can credit yourself if you like. This patch is released into the public domain or MIT-licensed if you live somewhere that the public domain doesn't exist. Else: Conrad Meyer . zmike added a comment.Via Web · Tue, Apr 7, ...
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Considering the usual commit messages in the history of enlightenment repositories, missing authorship is pretty much par for the course.
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So today I quit my job to work on +elementary full time.

Massive shout out to everyone who has supported us financially over the years. This wouldn't have been possible without you all. I'm really looking forward to being able to devote more time to making elementary OS awesome :)

If you're interested in helping us financially support all the folks who make elementary possible, I'd highly encourage you to consider a small subscription on Patreon or to place bounties on BountySource.com 
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Over the last few hours, I had a very good friend open up and tell me about her previous life in Lebanon before the war. The kind of life where you have no electricity for months, sleep with a knife in your hand under your pillow, suddenly can't go back to your home for two years because the district has been taken over and the roads have been cut off, and where you keep your baby on your lap while driving to/from work because that's the only way to reduce the risk of it being shot by snipers. No jokes. If you ever hear me whining about hardships in life, remind me of this, and slap me hard.
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Booked my bus tickets for http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2015/
Bus tickets. This feels so weird.
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Like a stereotypical Canadian, I just showed up at my new neighbours' door and said, "Hello! I'd like to make sure I'm not disturbing you with my crazy sound system. This laptop here can route the sound through the wall (over WiFi) to my 5.1 speakers. Do you mind if we do a loudness test right now?" — +PulseAudio, empowering healthy neighbour relationships!
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