Haha, in the time it took me to write that toot, it seems the printer was located and it printed.

So, to print on my Linux machine right now, the steps are:

1. Print document
2. Wait… get fed up waiting
3. Write a toot about it
4. Boom! Printout :)

Your print job is processing… unless you go to advanced settings and select your printer, in which case you might be able to see that it cannot be found.

One of the things I‘ve recently begun to appreciate is how, when I enter an event in GNOME Calendar, it moves to the day before. This gives me no end of delight. The workaround is to drag and drop it to the day you want. When you edit it again, it jumps back to the wrong date. How many of you have calendar apps that are also casual games?

in ~5 mins; they should be calling anytime now.

Looks like it’s going to be more 14:45-ish

I’ll be live on @AJEnglish news from Cork at around 14:25 Irish/British time today to talk about FaceApp and ask why it takes the Russians or Chinese to be involved before we take the threat of surveillance capitalism seriously.

You can watch live from: aljazeera.com/live/

When an app wants access to your location on elementary OS, it has to ask. We show a prompt telling which app and how precise it’s asking—and you can always revoke access later in Security & Privacy settings. Because your data belongs to you, and only you. buff.ly/2XIgbsF

extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot

Just realised I apparently hadn’t blocked gab.com. Fixed.

It’s 2019. Your Linux laptop running GNOME cannot tell the time properly. (But that’s an upstream problem, probably, so it’s OK.)

* I’m not in Stockholm but I did connect my VPN through Sweden recently so maybe that’s why (even though right now it was connected via the UK; disconnecting hasn’t made it update).

Adblocking, old man yells at cloud 

* Note: sarcasm ;) (Was demonstrating Mastodon.)

Having a great time practicing behavioural design on stage in Darmstadt :)

The lovely folks at @Framasoft translated – and wrote an introduction for – the article I wrote I for Kulturstiftung des Bundes (The German Federal Cultural Foundation) titled Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it: a practical guide for cyborgs:

Nous sommes déjà des cyborgs mais nous pouvons reprendre le contrôle: framablog.org/2019/07/09/nous-

In German: kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/d

Original: ar.al/2019/05/02/slavery-2.0-a

Microsoft loves open source like a tapeworm loves a healthy gut biome.

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