Open Letter to Apache OpenOffice: Today marks 20 years since the source code to OpenOffice was released. And today we say, LibreOffice is clearly the future of the suite (see the timeline). Let's all get behind it, for the benefit of all users: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/10/12/open-letter-to-apache-openoffice/
#WWPCarryForward 5k - me plus 20 lbs
Thanks to everyone who supported wounded warriors today.
I'm happy to announce a project I've been working on for a while now:
#OpenCuts, the open crowdsourced user testing suite
OPEN-CUTS is a web-tool to help #OpenSource communities with user testing! The goal is to allow even inexperienced users to easily report test results for new software releases. OPEN-CUTS then aggregates and compares the metadata across versions to identify regressions.
Some of the concerns addressed here are the same met by the EU #GDPR. It's time for some better privacy protection in the US. If this is actually a problem it is broader than these two Chinese companies.
I liked The Spy Who Loved Me too, Chris Nolan.
I read Stars and Stripes in our shipping container in Iraq, and checked it regularly states-side too... It's one of the best sources for explaining policy and standards changes, and for breaking down issues important to the military.
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
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Computer science guy, electrical engineer, likes teaching programming, aka KC0BFV.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
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