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What'd ya get for Xmas

Xbox 360
3% (5 votes)
New computer
9% (17 votes)
New video card
3% (6 votes)
New harddrive
7% (13 votes)
New mobo & cpu
3% (5 votes)
Other computer components
9% (17 votes)
Computer books or software
5% (9 votes)
Not computer related
22% (39 votes)
New console games
3% (5 votes)
Cash
10% (18 votes)
Lump of coal
26% (46 votes)
Total votes: 180

Wow, for the first time ever...

...it wasn't directly computer related! I got a really nice GUESS Analog Watch with leather wrist band, 4 DVDs (Brings my DVD movie collection to a grand total of 12), a cute little Tiger soft toy that purrs when you squeeze its tummy (I named him Rodger) and I bought myself a new Mobile Phone (a.k.a Cell Phone).

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Software: Liberation of Code, GNU Parallel, Devhelp

  • When should you open source your software?
    It’s 20 years this this since the term ‘Open Source’ was coined. In that time the movement for free and open software has gone from a niche to a common method of distribution and a normal way of operating for businesses. Major technology shifts are now driven by open source technologies: Big Data (Hadoop, Spark), AI (TensorFlow, Caffe), and Containers (Docker, Kubernetes) are all open projects. Massive companies including Google, Facebook, and even Lyft regularly release Open Source tools for the world to use. Microsoft – whose former CEO once described Linux as a cancer – now embraces the concept.
  • GNU Parallel 20180422 ('Tiangong-1') released
    Quote of the month: Today I discovered GNU Parallel, and I don’t know what to do with all this spare time. --Ryan Booker
  • Devhelp news
    For more context, I started to contribute to Devhelp in 2015 to fix some annoying bugs (it’s an application that I use almost every day). Then I got hooked, I contributed more, became a co-maintainer last year, etc. Devhelp is a nice little project, I would like it to be better known and used more outside of GNOME development, for example for the Linux kernel now that they have a good API documentation infrastructure (it’s just a matter of generating *.devhelp2 index files alongside the HTML pages).

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