Valve has boosted their Linux ranks by hiring another developer to work on open source graphics https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-has-boosted-their-linux-ranks-by-hiring-another-developer-to-work-on-open-source-graphics.11195 #Editorial #Valve
This game, Red Eclipse looks pretty fun, it's an arena shooter a la Quake/Unreal. The thing that caught my eye is that it's released as an #AppImage.
This could be really useful for where you need to be running a specific version of a game in order to join a server. If a server's out of date, you can revert to an older AppImage with minimal fuss. It also allows more distros access to the latest version of the game.
I'm starting to like #AppImages the more I use them.
If I make an open source tool that is simple, easy to use and intuitive, soon I'm getting drowned in bug reports, feature requests and support questions.
If I make an open source tool that is powerful, complex and requires domain knowledge and experience to use, soon I'm receiving pull requests with improvements and bug fixes.
So, once upon a time I impulse ordered a 3d printer with absolutely 0 experience 3d modelling.
What would you (the plural you... you's) recommend for a newb?
details... I am using linux, and I prefer FOSS.
This small patch, to the Linux Kernel, is the most epic burn on Intel by AMD.
Paraphrased in English:
"If the CPU isn't AMD, assume it's not secure."
Considering pitching the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) Board on joining @Liberapay
Little concerned about not seeing other large US-based FOSS orgs on there like FSF, EFF, SF Conservancy
We'd need to check into accounting, legal, security, etc. before implementing anything, too
What do you think, Mastodon?
Just "Permanently Disabled" my patreon account. Moved my full donation to Liberapay for @matrix
The only reason I use any donation platform is for matrix (at this point) because matrix is trying to build an open source - distributed and federated, communication system that is similar to google hangouts or slack (complete with group video chat).
It's already working if anyone wants to check it out at https://riot.im
Can't know both the position and the velocity of a particle? Classic race condition. Particles sometimes behave like waves, sometimes like particles? Bad type coercion. etc