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TIL that you can adopt a unicode character and that Catalyst IT is a gold sponsor of the copyleft symbol 🄯 unicode.org/consortium/adopted

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talking to kids who are genuinely interested in how linux works is really cool. i just had one ask me about what the output of ls -l means and we wound up talking about filesystem permissions and privilege escalation :bunthink:
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The FSF is announcing a funded call for white papers to address Copilot, copyright, machine learning, and free software. Submit yours by Monday, August 23: u.fsf.org/3fi

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This is why I love #freesoftware: you can go beyond being a user, and actually try (at least try!) to improve it.

First, I saw a possible improvement, reported it, and discovered that someone had already started working on it (gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/-/is)

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@doctormo @lightweight @alcinnz This is exactly the philosophy that has me convinced of Inkscape‘s bright future.

I’ve seen the excellent leaps forward recently. The software has improved considerably even in just the few years I’ve been using it.

On that trajectory, if each of us who is able contributes what we can, Inkscape will consistently remove roadblocks to adoption and facilitate so many people in finding greater freedom in their creative work.

Which, of course, is lucky for me, as I wouldn't class myself as a code wizard - I know many far more clever devs.

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I've come to realise that projects don't need to be run by brilliant code wizards. Great FOSS can be written by workaday developers - if what they write works and fills a need others have. And, FOSS highlights that there're many valuable skills beyond technical wizardry. Community management, maintaining ancillary systems (e.g. community collab tools, code control, issue tracking, etc.), thoughtful communication, detail focus, and expectation setting are all at least as important.

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From #Android developers to e-commerce sales manager, /e/ is recruiting a lot of profiles at the moment!
We are an international team, full remote, cool people... and we build a great pro-privacy mobile operating system for all.

Join us! -> doc.e.foundation/jobs

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Ok - looks like that hasn't fixed it... so reverting the setting.

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Ok, some more searching has turned up this: reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/ - I've set gfx.webrender.force-disabled to 'true'... will see if that has any effect.

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I'm wondering if it's some obscure setting I changed in FF ages ago for some unrelated issue (e.g. to try to get hardware acceleration) that's now got this as a side-effect. I've been through the config settings, but nothing obvious...

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I'm not seeing reports from other of the problem. Also, the issue is fixed (temporarily) with a FF restart - it gets worse over time, and starts to show up sometimes within minutes of the restart.

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Quick question: is anyone else out there with a Radeon 5500 XT graphics card seeing font rendering corruption (e.g. missing and corrupted characters) *only affecting Firefox versions from 85ish-90* and no other apps? I'm trying to figure out what's happening. Fwiw, I'm running Linux Mint 20.2 and a 5.12.x kernel (due to the amdgpu support).

Wow, that's somewhat weird but cool. Just finished edits on a peer reviewed paper (that's been accepted for publication with these edits) I co-authored for a journal in a field in which I have no formal training...

I'm not a fan of the platform - the *only* thing they have going for them is the Network Effect... Aand despite being one of the richest (most exploitative and generally risible) corporations in history, their software is still pretty unusable.

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Wow, I gotta say Facebook's comment threading is incredibly poorly implemented. It's impossible to see who's said what if you get a notification of a reply to a comment - you have to do a serial search through every nested conversation despite some of one's own comments being preferentially shown (ostensibly to compel one's friends to join the convo).

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@lightweight @alcinnz Lastly, a practical example, for anyone reading that may be interested, of contributing to UX without being a programmer:

The maintainers at Inkscape are very warm and welcoming people. I see @doctormo out on socials daily helping people off his own back and encouraging others to get involved in the project.

And they have an open invitation to people to give feedback and suggestions on UX via their team_ux chat:

chat.inkscape.org/channel/team

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