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Sriram Ramkrishna (sri)
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A blog post I wrote regarding the OPW program.  Don't be put off by the title.  That was a bit of lyrics regarding earlier in the week. :-)
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No worries, Sri!
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I have spent a lot of time today trying to manage the various forums regarding the Foundation financials.  Very exhausting.  But there seems to be some schaudenfreude from some people who seem to think that this means the end of the GNOME project.  Um no.

People who do not like GNOME have come out and are using this as a vehicle to speak truth to power.  Of course, those same people have also gone out and made it about systemd as well.  Even more amusing, is that some of those haters now wish the same to happen to KDE.  Where THAT came from I have no idea.  Eventually of course, Linux will be the next target cuz you know, you're not doing it the Unix/POSIX way and they plan on taking their toys and move to BSD.

If there are replies to this post, I might not be able to completely respond because I'll be at OSTS for the next couple of days.
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+Sriram Ramkrishna It's called "Schadenfreude" btw :)
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Tomorrow starts the GNOME West Coast Hackfest!  We have soem community events coming up.  I think this is one of the first where we have everyone out in public that you can meet during a happy hour.
 
Join us at Noisebridge - where GNOME community members will be doing presentations on the latest technology from GNOME!

Details on getting in is here:
https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Getting_In

Please join us!
GNOME at Noisebridge
Thu, April 10, 7:00 PM PDT
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Now that the supreme court allows individuals to spend unlimited amounts of money on politicians, I'm hoping that people like Sheldon will back some horse and wastes all his money.  Just like last time when the guy spent millions.

Ultimately, money isn't enough to  move elections.  You need money + charisma + good ground game.  You can't use money to motivate people to go door to door.  I'm not sure how much this decision is going to affect politics.  But it is a double edged sword.

This year is going to be a crazy season with wall to wall ads.  :(
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The NRA said it was unlimited, but it still has limits.
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+Bruce Byfield I'm very curious to see what your article on GNOME 3.12 is going to be like.  It's usually a mixed bag with you.
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Hah, okay.  It is only a curiosity, so no need to do it on my account!
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I will now refer to GNU/Linux systems as "systemd enabled systems".  Mwahahaha!
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"Attack on Linux"? That sounds like a bad translation of a dark fantasy anime. Now that's an idea. We should make a web show called "Shingeki no Linux" ;)
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Timely as I'm now looking for something to cut commercials out of TV shows I wish to keep.
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Do I follow Felipe Conteras?  Do I? 
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I do now. :-)
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You know every once in awhile, I run into racial issues.  My neighborhood is a upper middle class area.  But there is some asshole here who likes to call the cops whenever there is someone who isn't white in this area.  If I find out who it is, there will be some shouting involved.

A black american gentleman has been going door to door trying to sell some magazines in order to improve his own life.  Great speaker, and I took an instant liking to him.  So while I'm having this nice conversation, I see a squad car cruising the area.  They never cruise around here.  We both took note.  It's hard to forget that crestfallen look on the guys face when he sees that.  The man tried really hard not to look intimidating, keeping a fair distance and so forth.  It just made me feel ashamed.  Ashamed of my neighbors, ashamed of my society, that we can't treat people of color without thinking they are some kind of crooks.

The last time I saw a cop in the neighborhood was when I had a african friend of mine and his friend come over and help me move a fridge from one house to another.  Now, these guys aren't remotely street.  They are Intel engineers making an upper middle class income.  But of course that doesn't matter does it?  You can be whatever end of the income scale and you're still treated like some hoodlum.  There was no end to my rage after seeing my friends treated like this.  of course their reaction is dismay, but they also shrug and move on while I sputter at the injustice.

My friend who is single usually willl house sit for me.  Because he's black, I had to tell my neighbors that he's coming over to babysit so nobody calls the cops on him or something.  I'm ashamed I had to do that.  But I don't trust these people in my neighborhood to be adult.

Race in the U.S. is a complex conversation.  But a lot of time we ask these people to get over the past and make something of themselves.  It might also help if we also get over it and stop treating them as criminals.  It's a two way street.
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That's just Portland stayin' weird, buddy!

(I kid because otherwise I rage.)
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I'd like to say I was born in a log cabin, but clearly that would be wrong.  Instead I will say that I'm this guy who came across the pond at 4 years old.  Landed on these united states of america and been here ever since.  I'd like to believe that I'm a perfect mix of eastern and western.  Indian culture merging with western culture and I mean a lot of different kinds of western cultures. :-)

I'm active in American politics.  I'm still looking for my towel.
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