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Rather than post my updates on Google+, I've been writing them on my personal blog throughout the last few months. My blog mostly contains content in regards to Linux and programming, however, as that is my passion.

WordPress was supposed to share my content publicly, but apparently it was configured to share privately instead so my earlier content did not get posted on here.
Linux Enthusiast; FOSS Advocate; Anime Otaku
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One of the great things about Arch is how simple it is to manage your software, even to development releases. This video shows Arch Linux upgrading from GNOME 3.16 stable to 3.17 development and back, all without logging out or rebooting. Go ahead and try upgrading and downgrading without Windows in a minute.
 
I had GNOME 317.x from an unofficial repo in Arch, and I needed to downgrade to 316 to test an extension. So I just screencasted the process. In fact I re-upgraded and re-downgraded.

Not all packages, but the times should be the same ..And it only takes a minute. Literally!

#GNOME   #ArchLinux   #Pacman  
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Linus always stated that the day Microsoft starts releasing code for Linux is when Linux has won. Now they are releasing software for Linux, not just kernel code. What's funny though is that they are basing their software on free and open source software projects.
 
Notice on bottom right the 3 options to give feedback. You can either leave a short comment (a tweet actually!), or propose a new feature on VSC User Voice, or ofc submit a bug, on VSC bug trackers.

The editor is available for free at code.visualstudio.com, but it is not open source. It is based on Electron (Github Atom) and uses Blink engine for UI, and Chromium tools  ..that's a bit embarrassing MS!

#VisualStudio   #Microsoft   #Feedback   
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These graves, located near where I live, are locked out of their own cemetery. They are forever alone, even after death. One of the gravestones is for a man whose name was 'Buddy Luckey,' a World War I veteran who died in 1938. Apparently, Buddy Luckey wasn't so lucky after all.

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Awwh that's so sad :'(

If you can, Live a happy afterlife people who were locked out..
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I've also made some updated build/update scripts for the GTK3 version of Geany, in case you'd like to try it out. It will automatically download the dependencies that you need, git clone the three Geany repositories and compiles/installs each one.

#Geany   #GTK3   #Ubuntu   #Linux  
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Southwest Arkansas News Facelift

Note: This is an article that I’ve written for the website that is also being shared here. If you would like to see the new visuals for the website, you can find it here. Now that things have calmed down after the rush of trying to get the website online…
Note: This is an article that I've written for the website that is also being shared here. If you would like to see the new visuals for the website, you can find it here. Now that things have calme...
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GNOME's new Todo app currently in development for the release of GNOME 3.18, featuring cloud support for various services.
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Microsoft has more to worry about now.
 
Totally pressed from time here, so I'll go with a very quick overview on the things GNOME has done so far for 3.18 release in late September.

Wayland & Touch
First is the work towards Wayland and Touch (very related each other) support both on GTK and Shell. We can expect improved touch support, and GNOME to run smoothly on Wayland. Besides the plan here is for Fedora 23 to have Wayland as default session, while it may be possible to have a "somewhat ok" experience on tablets. 

Speaking of Wayland, we also have improvements on GTK support under MIR.

GTK+
Again, as the last 3 GNOME releases, GTK+ remains the most improved module. Lots of bug-fixes, performance improvements, theme improvements,  redesigned layouts, and things like Google Drive support (might) & faster search times that come to GTK apps through other modules on GNOME stack.

Also there are the two GSoC projects, for a GTK image editing widget, and the overlay help. But till they get into master..

Apps
From application side, I think the most interesting are: 

Gnome-Builder that is rapidly develop and on 318 will get the UI designer.

Gnome-Software will now support firmware updates from a centralized service than manufactures will upload their firmwares.
 
Gnome-Calendar that was available on 316 as tech preview, but in 318 will have complete functionality, like calendars editing.

Gnome-Files ofc has a very active development, and we can expect some redesigned things and faster search.

Nuntius for a synergy between GNOME and Android, with file transfers, read and write SMS etc. 

There are also improvements from indirect changes, like Gedit's minimap, smart backspaces etc, that come from GTKSourceView, or the improved opening files widget, that comes from GTKPlacesSidebar.

Shell
It may get MPRIS support, the weather widget, some improvements on notifications and multi-monitors systems, but I dont think we'll get major UI changes here. Most of development is toward wayland and touch.


So those are some of the things that GNOME developers are working at so far, and we are still early before 318 release. If I dont post so often about GNOME things, dont think that there isn't activity upstream. There is!  It is the activity downstream it sucks (ME!).

#GNOME   #GNOME318  
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Here's a question for Rust. Considering macros are more powerful than functions in most cases, and cause no call overhead as it's automatically translated into Rust before compiling, why use functions instead of macros? From what I see, functions are only useful when you need to write implementations, are exporting public functions in libraries or need to pass a function as an input variable to another external function. Beyond that, macros seem to pretty much encompass everything else. I suppose functions are easier to read than macros sometimes, so there's that.
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If something function-like causes no call overhead in this way, then it is inlining code at the callsite. That makes for larger binaries when used in the extreme. Also, a side effect of more code can negatively impact program performance as less of it fits into CPU caches.

Call overhead isn't a big deal in most cases, and the compiler can decide (or be requested) to inline when it's useful, without using macros to do it.

As I understand it, macros are intended to reduce boilerplate, so best just use them for that.
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GNOME Builder is looking quite amazing as a development environment for GNOME desktops. I've been playing around with GNOME Builder in GNOME 3.16 and I really like what I'm seeing. The interface is simple, clean and visually pleasing to the eyes. Furthermore, the developments on GNOME Builder is also feeding back into gedit which is great.

#GNOME   #Builder   #Linux  
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If anyone on Arch is annoyed by the touchpad tap and drag delay with libinput and GNOME 3.16, I've created a patched PKGBUILD of libinput which you can install to fix it. It simply lowers the delay value to something sane. https://www.copy.com/s/T0qpMEuF6xPdUAYj

To install, simply cd to the libinput directory and run makepkg -i. Of course, you're an Arch user so you already know that, right?

#libinput   #GNOME   #touchpad   #Arch    #Linux
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If anyone's interested in compiling a copy of ffmpeg with 10-bit HEVC encoding support in Ubuntu, I've made some build scripts available as a GitHub Gist. Not only will it build git versions of ffmpeg with 10-bit HEVC support, but it will also build libass-git, x265-git and bomi-git with VDPAU support. There's also an update script that will update everything to the latest version.

Along with the build scripts, there are some fish scripts to serve as an example of how to transcode videos with it. I have a sample script for transcoding with x265 and another for x264 that produces hardware-decodable videos.

https://gist.github.com/mmstick/987c5e73e615f6144066

#ubuntu   #linux   #ffmpeg   #HEVC   #10bit   #x265   #bomi  
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  • Howard Memorial Hospital
    IT Intern, 2010 - 2011
    Keeping records of all the available IP-connected devices, RDPing to Windows desktops and performing regular maintenance updates and upgrades, solving user errors, performing maintenance of printers, auditing computer and network equipment, installing new systems, computer repair, and managing networks.
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Graduated High School at age of 14; Graduated IT College at the age of 18 as Magna Cum Laude; Owns a personally encoded anime archive of 15,000+ anime episodes and 600+ series; Mastered nine programming languages
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Glovebox - Side launcher – Android-Apps auf Google Play
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Glovebox brings to android the best way of multi-tasking. Swipe without lifting the finger to select an application to open. You don't even

Text Mode
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Browse the web without distractions via simple text based pages.

GIMP
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Free application for serious image manipulation

Scribus
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Free cross-platform desktop publishing (DTP) solution

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Linux - doing it right

Apple: They Didn't Build That - Ideas Apple Bought, Borrowed and Stole
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A look at the ideas Apple bought, borrowed and stole to create their most popular products.