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I now have four different "team chat" platform apps open on my machine ... if it bursts into flames, you know why.

The next version release from the Uyuni Project
will be coming soon - (link: uyuni-project.org) uyuni-project.org Uyuni 4.0.2 will have some pretty cool new features that differ from ! @opensuse giphy.com/gifs/7XsgvwaJvwJknPL

Introducing my new #podcast! A show about desktop #Linux, open source sofware, and the people creating it!
linuxforeveryone.fireside.fm/0

... I guess that means I need to find the best way to host @nextcloud somewhere and give that a shot.

So today's experiment with using was a success. I have a much better look at the coming year and the ebbs and flows of our family budget.

Yes! The @opensuse Leap 15 package direct from RStudio works on the latest Tumbleweed snapshot! Boom!

Also probably time to reach out to Amazon again for the course I am teaching this fall. Need to start working on automating the setup the students will be using.

Right now the big stumbling block for me when it comes to @opensuse Tumbleweed and my PhD work is the lack of RStudio. I’m going to try out Leap 15.1 soon to see if that is better and then also take a look at how I may be able to help package RStudio in the future.

First I would need time.

I have in mind to spend some time looking at GnuCash for budgeting purposes this weekend. Sometime soon I’ll dig into NextCloud as well and maybe look at email providers. This will be a long process, but sometimes you need more sophisticated tools.

I’ve been seeing the same arguments for the expansion of Google/Chromebooks in education as I did with the Microsoft ecosystem in the past ... and it disheartens me. We are seemingly incapable of learning from the mistakes in the past.

RStudio still won't install successfully on @opensuse Tumbleweed. I am saddened by this.

I dislike seeing potential be roadblocked by past, uninformed decisions. There is an opportunity to do something innovative and groundbreaking, but we've already set sail on a closed approach.

Like Pavlov's dog I check to see if Google has released multi-account support for the Hangouts Chat client and I am always, ALWAYS, disappointed because having a feature that Hangouts had years ago is too much for them.

The little bit of work I did in R and RStudio yesterday was some of the most fun I have had with any computing device in a good long while. SO fun.

RStudio is not available in the @opensuse repositories. That makes me pretty sad. The downloads straight from RStudio support Leap 15 ... which is old now. Darn.

I really want the idea of USB-C to take off and work as well as they sound. The idea that I could charge a MacBook, ThinkPad, and Surface all with the same adapter is very tempting.

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

publiccode.eu/

So this is a thing that happened today. She legitimately won third in her age group (runs multiple times a week, is all around amazing) ... and I somehow took second in my age group. I think the thunderstorm scared off a good number of male competitors this morning.

The changelog for @opensuse Tumbleweed is back up after the server upgrade the script is running on from Leap 15 to Leap 15.1. Take a look on what packages updated in the rolling release this past week - bit.ly/2M1uz8f @kde @gnome @mozilla & more.

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