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 Ω shape.

El escritorio Plasma y otro software de la comunidad #KDE corriendo en un sistema #Debian en las instalaciones científicas del sincrotrón de Barcelona

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

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. #freeCulture #culture #books

This take on Gnome Shell looks really interesting, material design meets Tiling, check the video on

Iain Lane: Canonical’s Desktop Team is hiring

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

More details in the job description, but if you’re 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 – you’ll 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 ( / Telegram (@lan3y) if you’re considering an application and you’d 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.

Building apps for foreign architectures need not be hard 🤔 On Snapcraft Live this week, we preview our remote build service, which builds your apps for x86, x86_64, armhf, arm64 and more 🛠 Join us on YouTube in an hour!

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

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!

Remember ICQ? 🌸 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’s 1996!

snap install icq-im

@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

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 ❤

On my way to Bogotá 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

#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

Sharing 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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