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Corebird's UI is... weird.
https://i.imgur.com/ZIu9RCK.png

* What's up with these oversized icons?
* Why are retweets so subtle and look like tweets from people I follow? It took me a while to understand why I'm seeing tweets from people I don't follow
* Why is inline media so tiny and right aligned?
* Why is the tweet compose button so tiny? and why is it in color in the  headerbar? And that icon  doesn't really fit for "new tweet" in my opinion.
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That looks like something that should be in a bug report.
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Bought one of those cheap wifi usb dongles to have wifi on my laptop. It worked for about 10 seconds, and now it refuses to connect to my network.
Journal output shows it "times out" on the authentication after waiting less than a second, and then it tries to connect again...

Meanwhile,  the chip I ordered from ebay is still in transit. I hope it will get here before I fly to GUADEC, being in a conference with no wifi will sure suck.
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Heh, not a bad idea. Perhaps this will also convince someone to fix this bug

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=696793
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GUADEC, the highlight of the year for GNOME, is coming up. The conference starts on 26 July. As usual, the first four days will be talks, followed by three days of working sessions.

There's still time to book travel if you want to join us in beautiful Strasbourg. Conference registration will open really soon.
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Fuck.
So I thought I could just replace my crappy broadcom wireless card with an intel one. Turns out I was wrong. My thinkpad's bios apparently has a whitelist of allowed cards, and the one I bought is not one of them. I simply don't have the freedom to upgrade my own hardware.

Now, the solutions listed online will either break the card, or my motherboard. The problem is that, unfortunately:
1) I can't boot the thing, so I can't modify the card, and I don't want to find out if miniPCIe supports hotplugging the hard way
2) I don't want to break my laptop's firmware
3) I accidentally broke my original card when trying to disconnect the antenna cable.

So either way, I'm totally screwed :( any ideas?
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turns out i'm completely screwed indeed, this old code is useless on newer machines.
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I posted my Southeast Linuxfest talk. I had my phone sitting on the podium recording audio, and sync'd it up to the slides. The audio quality isn't as bad as I expected, but this wasn't the most professional recording method, of course. There was a professional video shot, too, but this might be useful until the conference publishes that copy. As an incentive, the real video features me in a full suit and tie with bright red chucks: business up above, party down below.

SELF2014: The Linux Game Industry

Be gentle, I had a cold and spent the prior week in crunch mode for two separate games, so I wasn't at the height of my powers here. Try to ignore when I say something obviously incorrect, like when I mention that the Humble Indie Bundle 5 was a week long (it was two)...I feel like there are a lot of flubs and other such nonsense in here.

Once I tell the story about Linus Torvalds saying "die, motherfucker!" I find myself cursing too much in this talk. The flood gates were open. Sorry.

This talk also has to ignore a lot of important stuff, like the arrival of Unity on the platform, or good work that other like +Edward Rudd and +Ethan Lee are doing to bring games to Linux, or Desura arriving long before Steam, etc. I decided to pick the biggest five events (Doom, Loki, Humble Bundle, Steam, and UE4) to illustrate the history and current status, but a lot of people did a lot of hard work to keep the ship afloat over the last 15 years.

Also, if I told a story about you that I shouldn't have: sorry!
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Starting to think maybe I should invest in a more expensive wifi dongle (maybe  55₪ is too cheap), or just buy a Thinkpad Yoga and be done with it.
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Finished watching "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" few minutes ago.
You should watch it too:  https://archive.org/details/TheInternetsOwnBoyTheStoryOfAaronSwartz

And if you're in Israel and want a faster download, a mirror for your convenience:
http://echo.eladalfassa.com/TheInternetsOwnBoyTheStoryOfAaronSwartz/
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Thanks for sharing dude.
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Ugh, Phoronix just posted a benchmark of Fedora Rawhide vs Fedora 20, but did it with debug kernel.
Dear phoronix: if you want to benchmark things, that's fine, but do it properly.
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Ended up ordering a cheaper intel wifi chip that is in the approved FRU list for the twist. I hope it will work, otherwise it will be a wifi-less laptop, which means I'd have to buy a different one. I will not reinstall a broadcom chip in that thing, I'm sick of broadcom causing me problems.

Would probably be Thinkpad Yoga or Ideapad Yoga Pro 2  -  whichever one that has a wifi chip that is supported by the mainline kernel without binary blobs.
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For some reason I don't think airport security (or, since I live in Israel, mall security, train security and such which checks bags too) would be happy to let me pass with a cantenna in my backpack :)

I will end up having to buy a wifi dongle tho, even if only so I won't remain wifi-less during GUADEC. Problem is, a cheap wifi dongle will probably be worse than the broadcom I had before (it didn't connect to any 802.11n or 5GHz networks)
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Is the new progressbar in GTK 3.13.3 final? I liked the old one much better
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Em, ... I kinda like the new one #chuckle. It matches the line emphasis on the tabs more but it might be more meaningful placing it below the buttons like with the tabs (perhaps with a little more thickness) :-)
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