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  • Is there a civic hacker in you?

    There is a civic hacker in you! He or she is in there... I promise! Today, technology has evolved into a perfect storm of open source tools, code, social networks, and lots of data. Civic technologists thrive on all of these getting together with like-minded hackers and turning all these sources into useful applications, websites and visualizations.

  • DevOps is 90% change and 10% technology

    Jen Krieger used her first computer in the early 80s and maintained a strong interest in technology ever since. She started her career as a financial analyst and eventually moved into IT where she gained expertise in software development and releases. Jen has worked with many development methods, from waterfall to Agile.

  • Open Source Initiative & LibreItalia Partner to Raise Adoption of Free and Open Source Software

    The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) announced today that Associazione LibreItalia, a non-profit organization working to reduce the digital divide and tear down barriers to digital citizenship throughout Italy, has joined the internationally recognized steward of open source as an Affiliate Member.

  • Struggling With Facebook Organic Reach Decline? Try This New Open Source Social Networking App

    If you have been burnt by the decline of the organic reach of your Facebook pages, you may consider trying something different, although of course it’s hard to replace a website that has become such an integral part of our lives.

  • Deutsche OpenStack Tage 2015

    The presentations are conducted in German, so it's mainly interesting for German people. There are several OpenStack and also Ceph related talks on the schedule, including a work shop on Ceph. As far as I know there are still tickets available for the conference.

  • Nutanix: The Move From a VM to a Container is Unnatural, a Challenge of New Platforms

    If a new stack is to take root in the modern enterprise, then something has to give. Not only must an old infrastructure make room for a new way of work, but the new stack must open itself up to the prospect of interoperability and co-existence with something that, at least in our frame of reference, is no longer new.

  • Open Source No Threat To Oracle Corporation, Deutsche Bank Says

    Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) won't experience a risk any time soon from open-source software vendors, an analyst said Monday.

    Deutsche Bank's Karl Keirstead said vendors, like privately held MongoDB Inc., "don't represent a near-term threat" to Oracle, which is set to post results Wednesday.

  • How open source is eating into Oracle et al revenue pie

    Bloomberg recently reported how Oracle is heavily leaning on its existing customers as it sees a slump in new product sales. Not just the smaller companies, big players are also moving away from fancy products with big price tags and choosing open source software. As open source becomes increasingly reliable, the threat looms large for Oracle and the likes. The report shows that Oracle's sales of new software licenses have declined for seven straight quarters compared with the same period a year earlier. It heavily relies on revenue from update and maintenance contracts more than from new business.

  • Best practices to build bridges between tech teams

    Robyn Bergeron makes life awesome for people participating in the Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana communities. Passionate about improving ease of development and deployment of infrastructure and applications, she tirelessly advocates for end-users of open source projects, which why her current title is Operations Advocate at Elastic.

    She has been a sysadmin, program manager, and business analyst, and has an ongoing role as mother of two stellar kids. Her most recent gig was as the Fedora Project Leader at Red Hat, where she herded cats through several releases of the Linux distribution.

  • #BIO2015: Open-source biopharma R&D improves late-stage success

    The open-source model for biopharma R&D yields better results when it comes to late-stage success, according to a new report released by Deloitte at this week’s BIO convention in Philadelphia. Collaboration, even with competitors, helps usher a drug into successful development.

  • High hopes for open web portal for NY State

    On March 11, 2013 New York State launched open.ny.gov which is dedicated to increasing public access to data. The state hopes to spark innovation, foster research, provide economic opportunities, and increase public participation in state government. Officials hope this increase in transparency will better inform decision making throughout the state.

  • The latest disrupter: Open source hardware

    Facebook’s Open Compute Project (OCP) has upended the data-center computer-hardware in just four years. How did it get so far so quickly?

  • It's about forking time: Node.js, io.js to mend differences, remerge

    The Node.js open source project and its fork, io.js, have decided to kiss and make up, with the aid and support of the Linux Foundation.

    Node.js is an open-source, OS-agnostic runtime environment that allows developers to write server-side web applications using JavaScript.

  • It's 2015, writing a simple 6 screen application is still too hard

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Games: Torrent of Impurities, Shelter 3, GoD Unit, and Mail Mole

  • Torrent of Impurities is a brand new single-player and co-op Quake Episode

    Need more of the classic FPS Quake in your life? Check out the newly released Torrent of Impurities by a bunch of Finnish mappers which serves up another dose to blast through. In development for over 9 months it brings over 7 new maps with thousands of monsters spread throughout. Plenty of secrets to find for this will too with over 120 to scout out and find. Using Copper as the base of the pack, which is a "drop-in improvement to stock /id1/ gameplay and an equally suitable basis for new mods" but it tweaks plenty on top of all their unique additions.

  • Might and Delight confirm Shelter 3 to launch on March 30 | GamingOnLinux

    Get ready to become one with nature again, as Shelter 3 from Might and Delight now has an official release date and it's going up on March 30. The Shelter serious is all about exploring nature as an actual animal, Shelter 3 puts you in the shoes of an Elephant and so it's a bit different to the previous games since you're part of a bigger community. Might and Delight say it's their "most emotional journey yet". You'll be helping to protect the entire herd, while also trying to protect your own calf as a new mother. It's shaping up to be a thoroughly unique experience.

  • The GoD Unit is a brain-tickling first-person physics puzzle game out now

    With the recent updates to Portal 2 I got a needy feeling for more first-person puzzle goodness and thankfully The GoD Unit seems to deliver on that. Note: key provided by the developer. The idea here is that you're going to be playing with mass. Using the tried and tested weighted cubes from Portal and other puzzle games, you run around rooms moving cubes around to press down buttons. However, there's quite a bit more than meets the eye here. You're constantly messing around with the mass of these cubes, making them weigh more or less using the special tech in the facility. [...] Cat Floor Studio, the developer, is a solo studio too which is surprising given how much thought went into this i would have expected at least 3-4 people on it. Always surprises me what tiny teams and solo developers can do.

  • Super charming 3D burrowing platformer Mail Mole is out now

    Love 3D platformers? Mail Mole from Talpa Games and Undercoders is out now with its sweet family friendly setting that sees you fire a mole around various different lands. Note: key provided by the developer. In Mail Mole, someone has sabotaged and hacked into all the power stations and so it's your job to burrow through all these magical lands to deliver a special password to each of them and bring them all back online. Not a particularly challenging game but still a wonderful addition to the 3D platformer genre, one that a younger audience will definitely enjoy a lot.

Programming Leftovers

  • Perl weekly challenge 102
  • Perl is dead ... when I'm dead!

    Yes, I'm well on-trend, by a couple of months. As you see, lockdown has made a hot mess of my blogging schedule. I count myself very fortunate that is the worst effect it's had on me, alongside the gaining of some mass. WfH WARNING! Watch out for those caramel waffles! A single Stroopwaffle has enough calories to feed a hungry village for a day and are not a sustainable treatment for anxiety. Two kWh per packet, not a word of a lie.

  • Google released an exciting upgrade to a resource most people won’t even recognize

    When Google released Flutter a few years ago, I wondered whether Google was quietly laying the groundwork for Android’s demise. That’s because we already knew at the time that Google was quietly working on its next-gen operating system that would one day replace Android and Chrome OS. Called Fuchsia, the new OS would supposedly have many advantages over Android and Chrome, including a dynamic user interface that would adapt to any device, regardless of screen or interface. Fuchsia could power smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart gadgets, or that’s what we’ve been hearing. But forcing the jump from Android to Fuchsia required another key piece of software, and that’s Flutter comes in. Fuchsia would have to run all of the apps available in Google Play, so users and developers could easily transition to a new operating system. Flutter is Google’s own development kit that allows developers to code an app once and then release it across platforms, whether it’s Android, iPhone, or desktop operating system. And Google just made a significant upgrade to Flutter, releasing version 2.0 that targets developers across all possible platforms.

  • Commercial LTS Qt 5.15.3 Released

    We announced a bit over one year ago that the long-term supported releases of Qt 5.15 will be available only for commercial license holders. Today we have released Qt 5.15.3 LTS, the first commercial only patch release to Qt 5.15 LTS series. As a patch release, Qt 5.15.3 does not add any new functionality but provides bug fixes and other improvements.

  • Qt 5.15.3 LTS Released With 200+ Bug Fixes, But Only For Commercial Customers - Phoronix

    Qt 5.15.3 is out today with nearly 250 fixes as the latest point release for this last Qt5 long-term support series. However, as reported previously, new Qt 5.15 LTS point releases are restricted to The Qt Company's commercial customers. The Qt Company went ahead and released Qt 5.15.3 LTS today under their change where this and the future LTS point releases in this series are limited to their commercial customers whether it be for binaries or source form. While there was a lot of initial backlash from the community and threats of new "free" forks, The Qt Company has moved ahead with this commercial-only phase.

KDE’s Apps Update for March 2021 Improves Spectacle, Gwenview, and More

KDE Applications 20.12.3 comes a month after KDE’s Apps update for February 2021 to fix even more bugs in several of the included apps and components, most of which are needed or ship by default with the latest KDE Plasma desktop environment series. Among the improvements implemented in the KDE Applications 20.12.3 update, there’s the ability to set the compression quality in the Spectacle screenshot utility to 100%, support for a newer OpenGL drawing view to support hardware-accelerated transitions on Wayland and a working JPEG quality chooser in the Gwenview image viewer. Read more

LibreOffice 7.1 Office Suite Gets First Point Release, over 90 Bugs Were Fixed

Released a month ago, the LibreOffice 7.1 office suite introduces numerous new features and improvements, such as a new dialog that lets you select the User Interface flavor of your choice at first start, a new Additions Dialog that lets you search, download, and install extensions with a single click, and improved interoperability with proprietary documents formats like DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX. Now, LibreOffice 7.1.1 is here as the first point release in the series, addressing more than 90 bugs in all of the office suite’s core components. Read more