So the heatwave in Europe right now is caused by a phenomenon called a heat dome. It's a huge area of high atmospheric pressure, which has enough influence that it forces the Jet Stream to divert around it. The unusual Jet Stream behaviour is drawing hot air North from the Sahara, which is making Europe so abnormally hot.

Apparently, some meteorologists nickname this an omega block, because it blocks off the Jet Stream and pulls it into kind of a 惟 shape.

El escritorio Plasma y otro software de la comunidad #KDE corriendo en un sistema #Debian en las instalaciones cient铆ficas del sincrotr贸n de Barcelona

victorhckinthefreeworld.com/20

"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"

reddit.com/r/javascript/commen

This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.

The day has come, #Microsoft will shutdown their #DRM servers which means that all #ebook bought in their store will be gone. Books bought by people under the impression that they will own them like they own their physical books, forever. That's why I only buy DRM-free or watermarked books where I really own the epub files. wired.com/story/microsoft-eboo #freeCulture #culture #books

This take on Gnome Shell looks really interesting, material design meets Tiling, check the video on reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments

Iain Lane: Canonical鈥檚 Desktop Team is hiring

Some good news for anyone who might read this. In the Canonical desktop team we鈥檙e hiring a new Software Engineer.

More details in the job description, but if you鈥檙e looking for an opportunity that lets you:

work remotely work on GNOME and related desktop technologies (both upstream and downstream!) help to ship a solid Ubuntu every 6 months work with smart people have the opportunity to travel to, and present at, conferences and internal events

then please apply. You do not need to already be a GNOME or a Ubuntu/Debian expert to apply for this position 鈥 you鈥檒l be given a mentor and plenty of time and support to learn the ropes.

Please feel free to contact me on IRC (Laney on all the best networks) / email (iain.lane@canonical.com) / Telegram (@lan3y) if you鈥檙e considering an application and you鈥檇 like to chat about it.

Going to bed late as I got distracted setting up openbox

Snaps. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the OSS Snapcraft. Its continuing mission, to provide snap users with simple, effective tips and tricks. In this tutorial, we'll talk about confinement and interfaces.

bit.ly/2Iv6Rh1

Building apps for foreign architectures need not be hard 馃 On Snapcraft Live this week, we preview our remote build service, which builds your apps for x86, x86_64, armhf, arm64 and more 馃洜 Join us on YouTube in an hour! bit.ly/2Mk5vLy

Raindrops keep falling on my desktop. Ktorrent is a fast, configurable BitTorrent, with UDP tracker support, protocol encryption, IP filtering, DHT, and more. Now available as a snap.

snap install ktorrent

bit.ly/2HVL1TR

Happy Friday! It's Snapcraft Live day again! Grab a drink and bring your questions in about an hour over on YouTube. This week we'll have an electron tutorial and some time for Q&A. Join us! bit.ly/2HxvCKi

Remember ICQ? 馃尭 We do! The latest release of the popular chat application is available for as an official snap!
Dust off your ID and password, and get chatting like it鈥檚 1996!

snap install icq-im

bit.ly/2VF6BAK

@purism Thx for this blog post. I would really appreciate it if you put a notice into Librem social that it is a fork of Tusky. Here is our opencollective in case you want to support the Tusky team opencollective.com/tusky

FluffyChat 11.6 is out with a better readable design for chat bubbles, minor bug fixes and new translations. Thanks to all contributors and supporters on Patreon and Liberapay 鉂

On my way to Bogot谩 to present at FLISOL tomorrow.

After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn't block open source implementations, Google says it won't support open source implementations
boingboing.net/2019/04/03/i-ha

#DRM #EME #Google

The KDE Community have worked hard to deliver updates to their popular application suite. Over 50 of the freshest, high quality Free Software apps for are now available in the Snap Store

mastodon.technology/@kde/10194

snapcraft.io/publisher/kde

Sharing ubuntu-co.com/2019/04/18/ubunt in case you happen to find yourself in the Bogota (Colombia) area the following Saturday (27/04) and want to listen to me speak in front of an audience.

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