For the last four hours I have been configuring the #XFCE desktop environment to fit my preferences. I am highly considering to ditch the Gnome 3 Shell because of its complexity, instabilities and my reliance on several extensions.
XFCE is super fast and highly configurable. I am surprised by how great it runs and how easy it is to add shortcuts. Furthermore, I don’t seem to need any non-standard extensions. 🎉
I have the problem the activity visibility setting. It updates sometimes but takes several attempts or so. I am not sure what the issue is.
1. Go to the settings page
2. Change it to public / private
3. Refresh the page
Most often the setting did not get applied even though all REST calls were successful.
Is that a bug you can reproduce / we can file?
The Shipyards in North Vancouver are a great location for the regular markets and to eat dinner.
The area has changed a lot in the last year. Today I took the time to update the area on #OpenStreetMap (OSM).
Thanks to all OSM contributors of the area!
Facebook has a handy list of screen readers which they expect people to use.
They list JAWS, NVDA, TalkBack, Voice Assistant, VoiceOver, Window-Eyes, and Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
The #Steam client starts slowly on my laptop and steals the focus two times while starting. It pushes a new window to the front, interrupting me while I type or select text in other applications.
I am using the Gnome 3 desktop environment, which is the standard on Ubuntu. Applications stealing the focus is not the common UI pattern and I find it to be annoying.
Every time I install update Gnome 3, I fear that some essential extensions won’t work anymore.
Unmaintained extensions and a slow review process in the official store are huge issues.
I like Gnome 3, however, I rely on a handful extensions for it to be usable.
I am looking forward to Glow In the Garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC. This year the light decorations have have the theme of the classic tale Hänsel and Grete. #VanDusenGlow
Steam’s Proton compatibility tool is bringing Windows-only video games to Linux. Those titles can be identified by a "Runs on this computer via Steam Play" notice.
You can enable the experimental support for all your games. If a game does not run out of the box but you get it working, please write a guide for it.
Here is a guide I wrote for Iron Grip: Warlord:
Check out the list of historic monuments in your town on #Wikipedia! They are looking for contributions and everyone is welcome to document the history of their town.
This is what a Mozilla Things Gateway can look like:
A Raspberry Pi running the gateway and a laptop or phone to control your devices via a web browser.
Click here to access the SD card image and the documentation:
Just updated my #MozillaThings gateway to version 0.5. The new capabilities feature allows rules to have multiple inputs and outputs. 🍾
At the #OpenStreetMap we’ve been wondering whether the fire hydrants in Vancouver’s Downtown start with the digit 0 or the letter O.
It’s the letter and they seem to be assigned from West to East.
Map from OpenStreetMap contributors; Hydrant locations from Vancouver’s open data catalogue.
F and T are not rendered as Mapbox understood F as False and T as True.
A map of all 6504 fire hydrants in #Vancouver, BC.
Map data from #OpenStreetMap contributors
Hydrant locations from Vancouver’s open data catalogue:
The weather is gorgeous and two heats of dog already raced. It’s super cute and suitable for children.
🇪🇺🇩🇪 web dev living in Vancouver 🇨🇦.
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