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Did you notice that G+ animates the focus-in of the comment box? Have they run out of useful features to implement? ;-)
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I think they figured that the webapp isn't heavy enough yet.
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(Since it's Friday and +Aaron Seigo featured Ylvis last week …)
Here's a shout out to everyone in Boston who couldn't make it to the lovely city of Edinburgh for one week of Linux conferencing.
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One of the best things I got out of G+ was the XMPP integration for all my G+ contacts. Now that this is gone, I wonder why I should keep bothering about G+.

I feel like deleting my profile, to be honest.
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Well, bad luck for them then. I explicitly close browsers to focus on work. So no more Google chats for me.
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How come a browser project gets 300.000.000 USD per year from Google but people complain that 100.000 USD as crowdfunding goal for an e-mail client is too much?
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I think 100K is actually way too little. In Europe, that's enough to pay 2, maybe 3 developers over the course of a year. That's hardly enough to write an email client (especially with the promises given in the project description). Its maintainance story is in that light, more than unclear (i.e. probably the idea is to have it community maintained, but there obviously can't be any guarantee.) 

Doing a project with such high requirements for quality and maintainance is a very hard problem. Crowdfunding a living project is a complex thing, having seen many projects being let linger as soon as the funding runs out, I have my doubts about this project, but I'd be glad to be proven wrong. Personal experience suggests that 100KUSD is maybe enough for maintainance for a year, but not much more.

So count me (and probably a few others) into the category of: That's way too little, what are they thinking? Can it be serious? Why not fix an existing client and save the costs of reinventing the wheel?
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Nice, Facebook is copying the Unity design :-)
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OK, I will admit that the FB screenshot is a bit misleading. I forgot that you have to imagine it with the browser's own chrome, too.
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If you write a blog post about "performance", comparing different projects, wouldn't it be an excellent idea to back up your claims with some benchmarks?

Bonus points if others can run your benchmarks, too …
Despite all the hype about Wayland or Canonical's plan to achieve "full convergence across the form factors" by 2014 with Mir, neither of these "next generation" display servers is going to replace X....
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i mentioned MESA in my comment on the blog :)
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Having worked together with both Murray and Quim I can only add that both of them have been great mentors for me, each in their own ways.
 
After... what... eight years? I'm still fully grateful for one line +Murray Cumming sent me in a brief email. It basically said "Go for it."  I considered the advice seriously and I went for it. And I got it. And lots of things happened after that. And here I am, absolutely happy about my involement in software freedom.

Today I sent a short email to a free software contributor that basically says "Go for it!" [1] Then I felt the urge to come here to say Thank You Murray.

[1] The only difference being that Murray, always in a higher league of seniority, can engage people without exclamation marks.
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Got my LinuxCon badge upgraded by Jonathan Riddell from Kubuntu fame, yay!
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\O/ So you can enter any of 101 backyards now?
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So how can I tell my browser to stop sending out all that metadata about my user agent, what plugins I have installed etc.? Try https://panopticlick.eff.org and be depressed about your uniqueness :-( 
Please wait... Learn about Panopticlick and web tracking. The Panopticlick Privacy Policy. Learn about the Electronic Frontier Foundation. EFF A research project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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Bah, I've been doing "web components" ever since I discovered XML + XSLT in 2003, full-blown with script support for Javascript and PHP.
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I love how he's not afraid of new things. Just like Captain Kirk.
 
For those on Reddit, I have opened up my new community subreddit.  I must warn those of you who are not on Reddit that it is not for the faint of heart.  MBB  
http://www.reddit.com/r/WilliamShatner
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Go home Jono, you're drunk.

Do you realize what your "witty" word games in a discussion that is taken very serious by others mean? Yeah exactly, you're pissing on your own community now! And you are the community manager …
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