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Did you know πŸ’‘ that you can run 🐧 packages πŸ“¦ in on ? I've done a lot of hard work πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ enabling support. I've been documenting ✍ on the Forum at I want to make this easier via a click-n-go system πŸ”œ

I say this while sat in my car, in a car park, waiting for one of the child units to complete training. Tethering to my cellphone, ssh'ed back to home, running jobs on a machine back there saves my battery here, and gets stuff done there. Double whammy :)

ssh is probably the most underrated tool I use every day. The capability for me to sit basically anywhere on the planet with an internet connection and remotely get stuff done over a secure connection is a boon. I don't think any other tool comes close to the usefulness of ssh.

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Not always, but with GNU Image Manipulation Program, there’s a better chance of making that idiom true. GIMP comes with sophisticated editing tools, filters, scripts, and plugins.
snap install gimp

Bit bored, so I ran gource against GNOME Shell, Mutter and GTK. Everyone needs a hobby, I guess.

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Congratulations to our friends on the release of Fedora 31! Head on over, download an ISO and help celebrate with the Fedora project community! πŸŽ‰

This is a delightful "unboxing" from the early 1980's. It features a BBC Micro, Sinclair QL and Amstrad CPC 464. Happy days.

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"The Book of Inkscape" is part of this Humble Bundle where the money goes to a charity of your choice.

Highly recommended book. DRM free. For charity.

Live in ~5. Join us with a cup of tea and some biscuits for some noodling on 19.10.

I'm going to do another informal live stream on YouTube this afternoon.
Today, a bit of noodling around in 19.10 and seeing how to file bugs (if we find any) ;)

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#xubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" (and of course, the other flavors), is now available! With #xfce 4.14, #zfs on root, and the new Xfce Screensaver, it's an awesome release!

Release notes:


Next up: 20.04 "Focal Fossa"!

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Snaptastic is a graphical snap manager utility, available in the elementary AppCenter, offering software that might not be available through standard elementary OS repository channels. We tested.

Another quick live stream coming up in 5 mins from me. More 19.10 testing, and some behind the scenes information.

The 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Release Candidate images are out. It's only 4 days until release. Join me on YouTube in 5 minutes where we're going to give them a test drive.

T-5 days until 19.10 is released. So today I'm doing some more testing of the various flavour images. I'll be live streaming in about 30 mins. Join me over on YouTube for a bit if you can. πŸ‘‹

Less than a week until 19.10 is released. Join me over on the YouTubes again for a little more noodling around on the new release. Bring a drink and some chat. See you at half past πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ / 30 after πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Doing a spot of testing of the upcoming 19.10 (Eoan Ermine). Join me for some testing and informal chatter. Bring questions, tea and biscuits (UK kind). We might learn something together!

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Excellent blog post, let's work together to get our software out to as broad of an audience as possible!

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On this day in 1989, Jordan Mechner released Prince of Persia on the Apple II. 30 years on, a dozen games, graphic novels and films keep the Princess's hopes alive. Play the open source port, 'SDLPop' on today.

Recently discovered the Car Throttle channel on YouTube. If you like the old challenges on Top Gear years ago, you'll like these guys. They're jolly good fun.

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