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Eilidh McAdam
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I wrote a #LibreOffice conference wrap up for my work blog:
Highlights of what's been happening in the LibreOffice project recently at the annual LibreOffice Conference held in Milano this year.
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I played "Where's Eilidh?" with the group photo and found your face poking out in a way that would make Wally proud :)
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Happy programmers' day - may the code run freely and your builds be successful :)
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+Alejandro Martinis You're very welcome - and maybe I'm a bit biased, but LibreOffice is backed by an absolutely fantastic community. It's great to hear from happy users, makes it all worthwhile.
+Fridrich Strba :P That is all.
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So this is happening in Japan, and it's way more bad-ass than planking. 

"There is a massive internet photo trend brewing amongst youths in Japan right now that involves taking pictures of teens who appear to be releasing invisible energy that sends their peers flying. The photo mania is especially popular amongst schoolgirls who started the trend by uploading images on Twitter and labeling them as "Makankosappo", a reference to a special attack in the popular manga-turned-anime Dragon Ball series."
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/dragon-ball-z-makankosappo-kamehameha/  
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Do any of you have Microsoft Word on a tablet device?

I'm looking for some test Word documents, specifically with ink annotations. These are drawn annotations, usually inputted via a stylus. I'm looking for some .docx files I could use to improve ink annotation support in LibreOffice, but the feature's only available on Word's tablet edition (which I don't have).

Anyone able to help out? :)
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+Eilidh McAdam I've got it... Now sending. Sorry for the non-authorized advertising, as an MSP he couldn't help but make some advert for Microsoft on the first page only ;-)
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Phew, arrived home from the #LibreOffice Conference in Milan late last night. Despite a series of serious mishaps, I had a fantastic time catching up with the community, as ever. Thank you so much to the organisers, especially Italo and Florian, for making it happen.

On that note, a massive happy birthday to the LibreOffice project, which is three today! I'm so proud of how it has grown and improved and can't wait to see how it will continue to do so in the future. Here's to many more years of trying new things and cutting swathes through the codebase!
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Thast's so cute, thanks a lot for the nice words! Kudos to +Italo Vignoli and his team who did most of the work, I just jumped in at the end to help out a little bit -:-) 
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While I'm very upset at those disney f*ckers for letting lucasarts down, I must say the release of JK2 and JA may lead to many interesting mods... GO GO COMMUNITY!
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Call for #testing : The new #libreoffice #feature making it print on #tuesday s is available as an extension. Support for #printing on other weekdays is intended to be added later.
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My favourite part is right at the end:

"The most important point of all was right at the start. Meeks emphasized that an open source project may seem to be about code, but is actually about people.

Developers and end-users gather in an open source community because of their own interests and needs. To succeed, any community must focus on this: on ethos, on reciprocity rather than exploitation, on licensing as a constitution for the community, on friendship, and especially on keeping everything fun.

LibreOffice succeeds not because of the code but because of the way the people who work on it self-organize and treat one another, starting each involvement with assumed trust and empowerment. That's a lesson every open source community needs to take away."
 
Dealing with the huge legacy codebase from which LibreOffice is built has produced some interesting techniques. Read about some of them in my InfoWorld column today.
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So, while I was on vacation, LibreOffice got a shiny new frontpage, and you are dressing up to still steal it the show! I hope one there were still people at FOSDEM taking a look at LibreOffice itself despite this amazing distraction! ;P
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  • Lanedo
    Engineer, 2012 - 2014
  • University of Abertay Dundee
    Student Demonstrator, 2008 - 2011
  • LibreOffice (Google administrating)
    Student Developer (GSoC '11), 2011 - 2011
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I'm a programmer who finds open source software the ideal fit.

In no particular order, some of the things I like are coding, melodic death metal, reading, sci-fi, Bach's cello suites, writing, drawing, seeing the good in people, playing music, old Bioware RPGs and pondering life's greater mysteries.
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