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Jukka Pietilä
Don't walk behind me - I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Don't walk behind me - I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Walk beside me and be my friend.

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At last, after months of inactivity, new version of #gogonlinux released.

Please be sure to download it, it's patched to support the latest - DRM-Free PC Games API, previous versions now are broken and cannot download games anymore (everything else should still work, but don't indulge with old software!)

There's much more features and bugfixes that I wanted to release but I didn't have the time, it's been a busy period for me so... this is all I can do for now, starting from next week there should be a new batch of games released so be sure to stay updated! :)

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I haven't bothered to mention the whole sad Aaron Swartz saga, because it's been covered elsewhere. 

But having the involved US attorney then basically lie about it all in a very public statement is something that I find particularly offensive. Compare these two statements - one from July 2011, one from yesterday, and tell me Carmen Ortiz isn't lying..

Yesterday (as reported by the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere):

 "At no time did this office ever seek – or ever tell Mr. Swartz’s attorneys that it intended to seek – maximum penalties under the law."

And July 2011 (as posted by itself):

 "SWARTZ faces up to 35 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture and a fine of up to $1 million"

Maybe that official and very public PR thing wasn't "telling Mr. Swartz’s attorneys", right?  Because in private, Ms Ortiz was probably talking about how she wanted to pay Aaron for his services, and just hug him. Right?  Anybody?

Ms Ortiz, just admit you were an ass-hat, and apologize. Instead of this kind of crap. Weasel-wording and misleading about your actions is not making your office look any better.

Here are the sources, so that people can compare them for themselves.

(Post edited: it's 2013 now, so "July 2011" isn't "last July". Oops.)

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Ported ttm_unpack to Python in collaboration with +Morgawr Havenlost for #GogOnLinux. Let's just say it was a horrible experience that taught surprisingly lot about Python.

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Do you want to participate to some awesome alpha software testing?
I just disclosed my new project, I'd be glad if someone wanted to help ironing out bugs and maybe submitting new features.
Here it is! Gog on Linux!
Trying to port videogames to the Linux platform.
Please share around :D

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Editorial: is Engadget really that stupid? Or just corrupt? Or trolling us all?

Here is another "race to the bottom is bad" article, this time in the form of an "editorial" from Engadget. It's even more idiotic than usual.

The whole "race to the bottom" concept is odd to me: people complaining about how technology gets less outrageously expensive, and more available to everybody, and more commoditized.  Like that would be a bad thing? So the whole argument is fundamentally flawed to begin with - any time I see some pundit or CEO complaining about how the competition is making things cheaper, I go "Uhhuh, crybaby".

But when it comes to cellphones, it's not just a flawed argument, it's doubly stupid. Because in that market, particularly in the US, the alternative is the whole broken carrier subsidy model, with all that entails. None of which is good, and all of which is much worse than any (hypothetical) "race to the bottom" arguments.

And at no point did that deeply flawed editorial even mention carrier lock-in issues. What crock.

I have many reasons to like the google nexus phones: I just think that the plain android experience is generally cleaner than most of the skinned ones, and even when there is superior hardware (Samsung Galaxy SIII) I tend to prefer the Nexus model (honesty in advertizing: I've gotten free phones from both google and Samsung, but I actually bought my own Nexus One and Galaxy Nexus on google play store. And I installed CyanogenMod on the SIII Samsung gave me, because I wanted the JellyBean experience).

So I like the Nexus phones just because I think they have a nicer interface.

But I like the Nexus phones even more because they are clearly pushing the whole "no carrier lock-in" model. And price is absolutely part of it. 

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Quick and short impressions on MvM update for TF2.

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Made a "small" blogpost about code evaluation, and what is the result of the set of following statements:

i = 5;
i = ++i + ++i;

Go read it!

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