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The Death of Instant Messaging in 2013

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nekohayo

We kinda failed at freeing/opening up telecommunications for the the public, though it wasn’t really our fault.

ICQ 2000 for Dummies

Unity and the post-Snowden world

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nekohayo

I typically don’t listen to podcasts or watch talk shows, but the 29nd episode of the 2nd season of the Linux Action Show was referred to me and it does have a very interesting part where they discuss the usability and privacy issues around the latest iteration of Canonical’s “Unity” interface.

Wanted: documentation specialist

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nekohayo

The Pitivi project is looking for someone who loves teaching/writing, to fill the position of “documentation specialist” among our team! The documentation specialist will be responsible for updating our fantastic user manual (online version here) based on release notes of 0.91 and 0.92 as well as your own imagination/ideas for improvement.

Escape from Stockholm — getting to Arlanda with night bus 592 or 593

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nekohayo

Rule number one: trust Google Maps. Rule number two: do not believe the locals’ knowledge of their own transportation system.

Stockholm is this big city that prides itself on having a great public transportation system. It sounds great. Until you find out at 1AM that everything shuts down at night. So here you are, in central station, with SL employees telling you “It’s closed, sorry. Get to the airport tomorrow”. That obviously won’t work with a flight that leaves at 6.

Available for hire

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nekohayo

October marked the end of my work at Collabora, doing marketing and business development. I am quite sad to part ways with many talented and enjoyable people I’ve grown fond of, but that’s life and I’m sure our paths will cross again.

Need a passionate open-source project manager, interaction designer or business developer with great insight of open-source technologies and communities? Hit me up as nekohayo on IRC (FreeNode or GIMPnet) or by mail at nekohayo at gmail dot com.

Pitivi 0.92 and the wandering opensourcerer

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nekohayo

The past few weeks have been pretty crazy.

Pitivi 0.91 “Charming Defects”

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nekohayo

And so it has come to this.

2013-10-05

Privacy does not exist — it never did

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nekohayo

Warning: this is certainly a depressing post.

The NSA/PRISM/big brother scandal of late didn’t surprise nor shock me. The discovery that “the NSA probably silently circumvents/broke all our crypto and hid backdoors everywhere” is not really a discovery to geeks who have given the whole system a bit of thought — spies are spying on us, and they’re not telling us that our GPG keys or disk encryption are not sufficient to guard against them? No sh**, Sherlock!

Fix it thrice

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nekohayo

Some of you may be familiar with the good old “fix it twice” adage: fix the problem and then ensure it never happens again.

Prague, Brno, London, GNOME + Pitivi

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nekohayo

Guess where I am going?

2013-07-25--22.30.51

That moment when you think “jeez, I wish I could bring less equipment with me for once”…