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I needed to scan and submit a calculus quiz today. It was really easy to set up my printer on -- HP printer tools are preinstalled, and GNOME's Document Scanner app was really easy to use. Many thanks to the people who make all this possible!

Imagine needing a license to use your operating system.

This meme was brought to you by free software.

Almost forgot about ! It's a project by to create a freely available dataset for training voice tech. With the data free, hopefully we'll see more people innovating in the field.

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If I missed anything (and I'm sure I did), comment below!

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If you're a programmer and you're not involved in , you should be! Find something you use that's open source. Many projects label their easy bugs so newcomers can get their feet wet.

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If you enjoy researching new topics and writing about them, there's always Wikipedia. People often say Wikipedia is bad because anyone can edit it. On the contrary, I think that's what makes it good, and you can make it even better.

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could always use manpower. They provide maps for humanitarian/disaster relief organizations, again using OpenStreetMap. hotosm.org

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You could map the buildings in your community in : openstreetmap.org

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If you love volunteering but you're stuck inside, there's a surprising number of remote volunteering opportunities!

Ate an Impossible Whopper for the first time today. I'm impressed.

Writing software isn't about being good at a language. It's about using computers to solve problems, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution to the problems we need to solve.

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GDScript is the same. It's a scripting language purpose-made for Godot Engine games. I think it's very good at what it does--integrating with the engine so you can prototype very quickly.

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Vala is a language I really like, but I wouldn't use it outside the GNOME stack because that's what it's intended for and built around.

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Python, for example, is great for scripts and small programs that won't need much maintenance. It's fast to write but can be a pain when your program gets bigger.

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We all have a favorite (and maybe least favorite) programming language, but it's important to know the strengths and weaknesses of different languages, and to use the right tool for each task.

The Hourglass team wants your feedback! We're making a project manager for . What features do you want to see in Hourglass? What do you think of our new mockups?

Hourglass, my project/version manager for , has been updated!
flyingpimonster.gitlab.io/hour

New features:
- You can "favorite" projects so they show up at the top of the list
- You can now sort your projects by engine version

Bug fixes:
- Version search is no longer case sensitive
- The version list is sorted now
- Fixed a crash when creating a new project with a custom version

Also, huge thanks to reddit user u/BlueCannonBall for the icon!

"I have no idea what I did and it still doesn't work"--me the other half of the time

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