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Did you enjoy the stickers included in last year’s T-Shirt orders? Do you have ideas for what the stickers could look like this year? Submit a new KDE sticker design to be included with sales of the Akademy 2021 T-Shirts. For more details visit

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Have you heard about our Community Challenges yet?

These bi-weekly challenges are for you to learn and have fun while making art. Each time, there will be a new topic!

The current challenge's topic is:
(it's on April 22!)

Create a picture and share your work with us.
No prizes, just fun!

Deadline: April 26

More info in our forums at

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what's your favorite shell parameter?

I think mine is bash's $_

love me some mkdir -p ~/foo/bar/baz/bat && cd $_ and end up in ~/foo/bar/baz/bat

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10 years ago I released this show on @hpr to celebrate 50 Years of space flight.

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Here comes libadwaita! Read about our plans to make GNOME apps and GTK 4 even better, and about the future of libhandy:

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Almost ready for another #hpr #rpgclub session, playing #starfinder. I enjoy SciFi TTRPGs a lot more than fantasy ones...
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For #GIMP users on #Flatpak : if you lost your flatpak extensions (@gmic and others) after last update, reinstall them with the //2-40 branch. For instance to reinstall G'MIC on latest GIMP flatpak :

flatpak install --user org.gimp.GIMP.Plugin.GMic//2-40

P.S.: --user is not necessarily needed. This might work fine too:

flatpak install org.gimp.GIMP.Plugin.GMic//2-40

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I think there is a need for a new copyleft license (which is compatible with the GPL) that doesn't require trusting the FSF to update it in the future to address new challenges.

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Another daily news paper migrated to #scribus. Happy to see the share of free software is increasing in print media sector.❤❤

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The Catalyst Open Source Academy (introducing highschool-aged kids to #FOSS!) is a NZ FOSS institution. So cool to see this tangible effort to increase diversity and knowledge in the FOSS community:

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Mailing lists just got RSS support: #hyperkitty, the modern GNU #mailman successor, just merged #RSS feeds for every list. Monitoring news just got a lot easier, inboxes will get smaller, and a 5 year wish has been fulfilled

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Today I’m exploring black and white fills/strokes at . Right now it’s an inconsistent mess because we have no code automatically inverting colors; I just exported a few inverted ones to see how they’d look. Ideally you get a nice mix of black and white, like these.

@amolith Do you plan on running mobilizon on Nixnet? I know almost nothing about it yet but somebody mentioned it to me, and I figured I'd ask.

I just got asked by my local museum, which I volunteer at, to pick a lock on an empty display case so they could start using it. I was careful to make no promises because i havent practiced in 5 years.... picked it in under a minute. Eveybody was duly impressed and I tried not to let on that I was just as suprised as everybody else was.

Thank you, hacker conferences! Turns out that hours of sitting in lockpick villages has finally paid off!

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Yes, I did just install #Ardour on my #PinePhone running Mobian.

Yes, it DOES work.

No, the phone didn't crash.

No, it's not really that usable.

Yes, I'm a nerd and I absolutely love this phone. 🤓 😅

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Just finished my discussion of Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut over at #AnarchoBookClub . Give it a listen and tell me what you think.

Also, you can subscribe at:

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How do we make Free Software more approachable, easier to use and more effective? That is the discipline of User Experience design.

@emacsen and @cwebber interview UX expert Máirín Duffy about Free Software interfaces and more.

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