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Valorie Zimmerman
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Weeeee, Kubuntu 14.04 is out! and already looking to the future
The past week has been exhilarating and exhausting for our Kubuntu crew. I'm sure the other *buntu teams were working just as hard. Not just packaging, because that goes on all the time, though not at this intense pace. But the attention to detail, the test...
The past week has been exhilarating and exhausting for our Kubuntu crew. I'm sure the other *buntu teams were working just as hard. Not just packaging, because that goes on all the time, though not at this intense pace. But t...
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They need to provide more control for people who "do-release-upgrade " or even for those just installing from scratch.

kdm vs gdm, lightdm
pulseaudio .
Network options.
default Time required for installation after retrieval of packages is rather high (needs better optimization)
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Send a student to Armenia!
My beloved country used to believe in education, in supporting students, in funding science education and research. In recent years, that has changed, sadly. Now my son Colin wants to attend Archaeology Field School this summer in Armenia. He's been accepte...
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Books, books, books
Our days like our food have the main ingredients (protein, vegetables, fruit / work, sleep), but what gives us joy is the seasonings and the sweet. In my life, that is time with friends and family, news & politics, and reading and movies. If I were younger,...
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Just as an update: now I use a nut bag for the grounds, which means that the toddy only has to filter the fines, so the process of filtering is much faster. And I got a coffee grinder for Christmas, so now I can make it with fresh-ground beans! As the final bit of wonderfulness, I made my first batch with locally-roasted beans tonight, from JavaJava ( http://www.javajavacoffee.com/ ).
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Does your volume keep resetting to zero?
I see this question occasionally in #kde, #kubuntu, and #amarok. Tonight I saw the first answer that seems to shed light on it. Cousin_luigi said in #kde tonight: "I expect the volume to be at the same level I left it." Which is perfectly reasonable! And ye...
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+Rickey Moore Actually KDE is using PulseAudio (perfectly well IMO), if it's available during compile time. The issues arise when there is a broken pulse installation on the host system that's not integrated well enough with the rest of the components.
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Thinking about thinking
Since I last wrote about this , I've done more reading and thinking about how we humans perceive, interpret, judge, learn, think and communicate about the world. Perhaps this started with Proust was a Neuroscientist , but there are loads of interesting book...
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Hi folks. My country has cut funds to students, for education, and science research. However, we can step up and support our values with our dollars. I hope you will do so; Colin is deserving of your help.
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Prospective GSoC Students: Now is the time to submit proposals
Greetings to all you students we've been talking with in IRC (#kde-soc and your chosen team's channel(s)) and on the mailing lists. By now, hopefully you have met and talked with your teams, and begun formulating your plan for GSoC, with advice from your pr...
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The Forgetting, and remembering
My mother died of Alzheimer's disease, and my dad is disappearing in a similar way. He's not been diagnosed with Alz., but what's the difference? His memory and personality are both diminishing, just as hers did. Looking at all the literature, it seems that...
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It is difficult to see him go while he is still here. Last night he was in bed when I got there at 7:00, so I just let him lay and watch TV.  We visited a little, but I realize that he will become more tired as time goes on and will want to go to bed more, "Its the Way OF Things" as he always said. I choose not to impose my will on him but comfort and help him on his journey.....
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Spread the word!
 
Over the last couple of days, I have worked with PyLadies and the Python Software Foundation to make a special grant available to give a PyLady from a developing country a fully paid trip to PyCon 2014 in Montreal, Canada.

To learn more about this, see if you qualify, and what the application deadline is, please see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FL1yeWHzKclKQpALodeaqkbtTnwDd3BEEp4LnoXJ70s/edit#
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Black Diamond, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington - Seattle, Washington - Kent, Washington
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Citizen of the world, loving life
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My kids have taught me most of what I know, which is persistance, patience, and hope for the future.
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http://userbase.kde.org/Amarok/Manual
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  • Green River Community College
  • University of Washington
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Val Cowan