I wish the GNOME community would embrace one of two viewpoints:
- Code formatting does not matter
- Code formatting matters, and is *entirely* maintained and enforced by a tool (cf go fmt, rustfmt, black)
It's heartbreaking to see code reviews which ask only that the authors change things which have no semantic meaning. What a waste of limited time that we could spend on making the software work well.
It looks like I am going to survive this FOSDEM as well, despite my feelings about the situation being much less optimistic just a day or so ago.
I've been dealing with the aftermath of FOSDEM at home for a few days now (at first I was taking care of another patient at home immediately after getting home, and at the same time as he got better, I started falling ill as well)
This is a view over a bridge in central Turku. Do you know what those things hanging off to the sides of the lamp poles are? They are remnants of the city's tram network, which was removed entirely in 1972. (Specifically, the hangers that the tram power lines used to hang from.)
Ever since the trams were removed, it has been considered a mistake, and there have been wishes and plans for a new tram system. During the 2010s there's been a new wave of plans, but we'll see how that goes.
I recently once again traveled with the Viking Grace, and it just impresses me every time. Being used to the older passenger/cruise ferries in the Baltic Sea, Grace just sails so absolutely quietly and smoothly it feels like riding a cloud across the sea. (LNG and wind powered, with electric motors)
A few days earlier I crossed the other way with the Baltic Princess (which is also relatively new), and... yeah. It literally feels like an earthquake at times, compared to Grace.
A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:
"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"
We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.
For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: https://tuxphones.com/yet-another-librem-5-and-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/
@Nezchan I'm a pizza delivery driver at Dominos. Every single job in my building could be done by robots. Of course if they replaced us all with machines, we'd all be out of jobs. In a just world, that would be viewed as a good thing, because oh look, more work that no longer needs to be done by humans so we can spend it on more worthwhile endeavors. But under capitalism that's seen as a bad thing, because hey I was using that job that I don't actually need to do, to prove I deserve food and shelter.
Capitalism stifles progress to continue justifying its own existence.
Enthusiast of memes, Rust, Matrix, Godot, maybe some other stuff as well. @vurpo:hacklab.fi
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