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Some discussion about software being packaged in has happened recently. This comment by dkg on the bug report is a good summary of the problems and the current state of the discussion. bugs.debian.org/945542#94

Viele Menschen sind der Meinung, früher sei alles besser gewesen. Na klar, schließlich heißt die Vergangenheitsform ja nicht umsonst "Perfekt".

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@eldaking @alcinnz That's why I say "Office XML" instead of "Office Open XML;" Office doesn't properly implement the OOXML standard because of Microsoft's extensions and general shenanigans.

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Merkt euch diese Namen, für den Fall, dass Ihr mal hochkarätige Expertinnen zu digitalen Technologien sucht:

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The magazine c't has a 6 pages article about the different kinds of registration codes to activate Windows.
Serious question, why is someone going through this pain? Having to pay for the OS, and being spied on are further "features".
Are there "can't miss this" games which are Windows only?

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Two Christians knocked on my door and we had a pleasant conversation. They then asked me to keep an open mind about God, and I offered them my book and they refused saying they won't read it because it's against God.

So much for the open mind working both ways.

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For those interested, these are the CSS media queries I mentioned:

- developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do
- developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do

Because of these, a website can automatically infer whether a user prefers fewer animations (e.g. due to vestibular disorders) or whether they prefer dark mode, based on an OS-wide setting. The "reduced motion" one is especially impressive, as it works across a wide variety of OSes – Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, even Ubuntu! developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do

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Good writeup: Error Handling Survey. The discussien around the topic seems to gain momentum recently, and judging from previous pain points in Rust, I expect a good outcome, even if it takes some time.

blog.yoshuawuyts.com/error-han

Hmmm, das ist jetzt schon mehr als 13 Monate her. Asphaltiert ist schon lange, und die Leerverrohrung wartet noch immer darauf, dass Glas eingeblasen wird. :(

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This is the hill I will die on. Started a bug/branch to remove libcroco from gnome-shell.

gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-s

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ich glaub, das hier könnte für viele Podcaster/innen interessant sein. @funkwhale veranstaltet ein erstes Online-Meeting via #Matrix, in dem es um die Implementierung von Podcast-Features in #Funkwhale geht. Beginn ist in gut 2 Stunden. Jede/r kann/darf/soll mitmachen.

governance.funkwhale.audio/d/Z

#Podcast #Podcasting

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#introductions

Minetest is an open-source voxel game engine. Play one of our many games, mod a game to your liking, make your own game, or play on a multiplayer server. minetest.net/

Minetest has a very active community of players, modders, and game designers, and a large amount of content available: content.minetest.net/

This account is managed by @rubenwardy, a core developer.

#minetest #opensource #gamedev

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Heute ist also „Buß- und Bettag“.

Soso.

Also für die anderen Menschen.
Für Informatiker ist das ja jeder Tag.

Man büßt jeden Tag für die Hinterlassenschaften des Vortages und betet jeden Tag dafür dass das keinem auffällt.

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if your Linux "cat" command gets stuck and you need to cancel it, you must run "killall -9 cat" because the process has 9 lives

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You know how one of the crucial features of Free Software is that if you don't like something about it, you can modify it and run a modified version?

I think it's important that doing so is as easy as possible.

It's pretty easy for things written in scripting languages, like Python or Ruby - worst case you just sudoedit /usr/lib/python*/site-packages/whatever/app.py or sth, restart it and see if it works.

With compiled languages it's a bit harder, but distros do a lot of heavy lifting here: on many of them you can easily download a source package, modify the source code, and build a binary package that you can install with your package manager, without getting into the details of build dependencies and buildsystem of particular software.

Eg. on Debian there's `apt source`, then edit, then `dpkg-buildpackage`, on Arch it's `asp export` then `makepkg -o` then edit, then `makepkg -e`.

The worst situation is with JS.
Like... how do you even patch a JS that's coming to you from a website? The jump from casual user to casual developer is huge here.

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