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Khmer Translation Sprint 3

April 18th, 2019 von buergermeister

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An Awesome Week

April 16th, 2019 von buergermeister

Last week was one of the most awesome weeks, I ever had. Even the start was not so successful, I tried to get my bicycle repaired. Unfortunately as I came to the bike store in my area they was bringing out the furniture as it got closed. But on friday I got it repaired what was quiet an adventure and took the whole afternoon. I had to visit 5 shops to find the right size, but the ugly thing came later finding somebody who fixes the tire on the wheel. Normally you find here each ten meters somebody who fixes tires but nobody wanted to do it. 1.5 hours searching to find one, but now I can use my bicycle again, what saves me a lot of time and money.
The best day was by far the wednesday, first I got confirmed that Open Development Cambodia will host the next Translation Sprint and even more they would host us month for month. After a short consultation with the most active translators, we will do starting May bi-monthly Translation Sprints. I had 3 weeks ago a meeting at Open Development Cambodia and they just wanted me to note down what Fedora is and what we doing, just for their sponsors. The meeting took me the whole day, not the meeting itself but getting there was one hour for me without bike and of course one hour back. But now after 6 months searching and dozens of unsuccessful meetings I finished it and the next sprint can happen. I already made all the necessary tickets and after Khmer New Year we will announce it.


But the best what did happen, that my Moneypool for a new laptop got filled in not even 12 hours after I did blog about it. That really makes me happy, but since then I am not sure if I shall leave it open or close it. In case one I could try to get a better used one or even a new one, if some more donations get in. I did look what I could get, Thinkpads of the T-serie are over 1000US$ but some Edge seems to be in reachable distance. I would go for one even I had bad experiences with an Edge before. So far I decided to leave it open as I cant buy one right now during the New Year holidays anyway and to my birthday are 14 days left. So if you want to donate, you can do, you even can leave me a comment as I am not sure about it.

After I found a place for the next Translation Sprint and even for the following ones, I have now more time and energy again to work on the next “Different Release Party” together with PNC. I hope this works out.

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A new laptop is needed

April 9th, 2019 von buergermeister

In December the worst case did happen to me as I already did tell here, my laptop died during an event. Was really hard for me to deliver my talks and workshops at this event without one (luckily I had the slides already on my fp.o) Well he is back to life, but not really. He holds no power anymore and when I transport him I need several attempts to start him, he doesnt show then no BIOS so I need 5-10 attempts to start him. That he has no working battery anymore really hurts right now a lot, we have an drought wave here and the government switches the electricity off each day for 6 hours as they cant pay it. As I do not know when it comes, usually they change between starting morning and starting at lunch time, but on different times so I often loose what I am working on :( They plan to keep this power disconnections on until the end of the dry season in June.
I need a new working device, laptops are in Cambodia very expensive (even you have China around the corner) you get nothing really useful under 500$. I am aiming for a T440 which was availale for 530$. Why then 600EUR? Its simple Paypal wants always a small amount in fees already and at a certain point I have to make it to cash, means transferring it to my bank account which is in EUR and the conversion rates of Paypal are an impudence they have an around difference to the rate of 5 cents (means you get for each 100$ 5EUR less) thats why I collecting in EUR instead US$. So I get transferred it without furthermore loss and have to pay then only the fees the banks here want.

I thought that I can earn over the time a new one but that seems not the case, the electricity situation right now is a large setback and I already feel it in the pocket that I have lesser time to earn. The deficit is much higher as the “saved” costs for electricity, I have just a 2$ smaller electricity bill last month. Besides this there seems to be a conspiracy against me, my fan died to, also my phone just gave up to serve me and my bike needs a new tire after getting a nail into it, two weeks ago. So I never have a chance to save something. But I would like to continue with all my work but it becomes more and more harder, especially without an working laptop.

I did setup a while ago a moneypool on Paypal for collecting for my birthday gift. So maybe you can/want help me to finance my next working device. In case you want to use something else as Paypal contact me, I am sure we can work something out.

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Not posting here means not there is nothing done

März 22nd, 2019 von buergermeister

I looking with fears to this strange ideas Mindshare has for the future of the Ambassadors. You can not write reports if you not have an event, so I telling here now how hard it is in this country to organize an event.

Since October 2018 I search for a place which would host the next Translation Sprint. We have tons of co-working spaces or NGO’s which have space available. But is always the same I asked e.g. Open Institute, answer we can host you just on Saturday. And I had actually to write there several times and even make calls because I got no answer for the first contact. The same on The Desk, we can host you only on Saturday. This makes no sense in Cambodia, it is a regular working day, because they have 28 holidays. So most people have to work until 2pm. What sucked on this one, I was working on it since end of January. So first meeting was setup for 11th March, I went there but nobbody there to meet me. This is normal cambodian working style I dont tell I am busy and cant meet you and give you an alternative time. Well the promised mail with an alternative time never arrived, so I had to ask for it again. Second meeting was then this Monday, I spent an hour with them with the useless result of “just Saturday”. But there is light on the horizon OpenDevelopment might host us but here just on Sunday, which is for us better then just Saturday. So six months, hundreds of mails and several meetings and achieved nothing. How easy is it to setup a Fedora Womans Day in the Pune office, compared to this and then just travel around the world to visit other events and this is then called “active”

 

Also for the “different Release Party” I have a lot of trouble, I contacted PNC back in October to repeat the event. The sad news for me after Benoit Pitet also John Munger left, leaves me with Cambodians to work so again explaining things the Europeans did realize without the need to tell them. I show you here the quote I got back in November:

Dear Gnokii,
It is very interesting, but Fedora is not the one which matches with our students studying.
Therefore, I was wondering if you could offer our CentOS, it will be the best for us.

Best regards,

 

I never signed a mail as gnokii to them, that shows their level of education. I will try it again, actually I try to contact their “External Relations Manager” which I have amongst my friends on facebook but no luck so far. So I might write again and try to setup a meeting with Maud Lhuillier as head of PN in Asia. I have a bit of a wild idea, so let’s see if this works out. So let’s see….

So as you can see, there is a lot going on even something doesnt happen, so how wants Mindshare measure if there is activity or not?

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  • Happy Open Data Day

    März 2nd, 2019 von buergermeister

    First of March is Open Data Day, at least it was here in Phnom Penh. So I did join the local event organized by Open Development Cambodia. Actually I decided to join because it was announced as a Hackathon unfortunately people in Asia or at least here in Cambodia understand with this always something else. So it was lesser a day on working with open data and help people processing them as a day full of talks, with an ending of a short hackathon.

    Except the first talk, about open source social media tools from John Weeks all talks been in khmer (thats why I stay away from such events) Johns talk can be easily summarized – https://deleteyourfacebook.today/. For me the only sad thing is tootle as desktop client isnt packaged for Fedora yet, but maybe saying this here changes it. Next talk was from Vimoil, she did gave an 101 about Open Data, following with the slides I would have only to add that interoperability and machine processability base on the use of Open Standards and Open Formats. Otherwise it was a good 101. It followed a panel discussion about “Tracking Public Money Flow” very boring for me, because in khmer and sorry the introductional slides been very uninformative.

    After the coffee break a talk about the Concept of Data Driven Journalism was following, not just that the speaker did mess up, what a statement is but to say that PDF is evil and you should use XLS instead, was to much for me. I really had to say that you can not compare a document format with a spreadsheet. And comparing an at least ISO normed file format with something proprietary like XLS is not funny anymore. Before the hackathon started there been two other talks. Punwaths talk been the important talk, he did show where you can get data from and how to process data. As it was more an demonstration as talk with slides I was totally off.

    Then the hackathon started, as I did not get Punwaths talk I needed an update from him what the task is, next handicap was that all the data we had must be translated for me to english which took a lot of time. So no chance to be the winning team. But all in all it was a day of fun and I moved also some Fedora things on, as the Opendevelopment community has some things with in common and is interested in FOSS. There are some things cooking.

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    Fedora 30 – Supplemental Wallpaper

    Februar 5th, 2019 von buergermeister

    The submission phase for the Fedora 30 Supplemental Wallpapers ended a few days ago, now the voting is open and is until 25th. You have 16 choices you can make and are allowed to vote when you have CLA + 1 membership. This time we have not to many choices, just a bit above 50.  Here are my 3 favorites:

     

    The voting process happens inside Nuancier so you can go now and vote, dont forget to claim the badge, its not given by hand.

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    Cambodia ICT Camp 2018

    Dezember 27th, 2018 von buergermeister

    Sunday – Day -1

    The day before the first day of ICT Camp Cambodia was mostly travel. I had to wake up early for going to the bus. I went through the city very fast, as it was sunday morning. But very often that doesnt mean anything, so to be on time you have to start early and sometimes that is right enough but sometimes you have then still time, especially the bus arrives later. So this time I was to early :D
    A bus ride from Phnom Penh takes 6-8 hrs, night bus is a bit shorter. It always depends on the traffic situation and what I figured out, its better to take the smaller buses with lesser people, then its lesser an issue to getting all back in the bus during the breaks.
    So I arrived at the hotel half past two, I unpacked my things and my room mate arrived, luckily the organizers picked Ar Arky as my room mate. I know him since a long time now but that doesnt mean we see each other regularly (thats the strange thing in this city) so we did catch up on a few things and planned to do some things to do some things together in near future (how near depends now for me, how fast I find funding for a new laptop) and we had even the chance to enjoy the pool before going to the welcome dinner.

     

    Monday – Day 0

    Before I talk about, what did happen on the first day of this event, I should tell you what it is and what is the idea behind it. The ICT Camp Cambodia, is definitely not an FOSS event, like we know it. Literally there are no such events in the region. The idea behind the camp is to solve problems, it is about getting people to new ways of thinking and teach them basic things about certain areas. This camp concentrated on Open Data, Cybersecurity and Open Source. At a certain point the participants was called to find problems which they could solve and one of the points for a possible solution was, that the solution will be Open Source.

     

    So the first day was opened with an welcome speech by Thy Try, Executive Director of the hosting organization Open Development Cambodia. It was followed  what I calling keynote marathon, participants of the FUDCon APAC 2016 here in Phnom Penh might know what I mean. Keynote means here kind of opening talk, so in this case just 3 related to the topic plus one hold by Mok Khemera, Director of e-Government department, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

     

    Since I living in Cambodia I am not that much interested in listening to such talks, its totally different to what I am used to. I had already enough of one of the opening “keynote” speeches at FOSSASIA where someone just did talk because his embassy was one of the sponsors, well Skype is so far from opensource, it was like a slap into the face. So I skipped most of these opening talks. Except the one of Norbert Klein, which was the part of “Open Source for Good” I already did ask Nobert the day before what he will talking about and I was already angry back then, Nobert sells Free Software/Open Source as free in kind of free beer, lesser as in kind of freedom. He has the typical end-user thinking of free and unpaid download, which never fits to the needs of government or business institutions. This kind of thinking is absolute poison and shows the wrong picture.

    I only can hope that my talk which was the follow up in the track of “Open Source for Good” made this more clear. My talk was entitled “Free as in Freedom, not as in Free Beer” so I showed the definitions of Free Software as this ones of OSI as well and made clear that in neither the one or the other does contain any restriction according to money or does it not allow to SELL the software. My biggest problem at this point was, that 15 minutes before my talk my laptop did die. So I had no slides to present with, for me no problem I can speak about this topic freely. During the time I could upload my slides and shared them with the participants, a thing I would have done anyway. But before I presented another thing did happen, the morning circle on the first day of course with an introduction of everybody on this point I have to say, its planned always and nobody seems to calculate the time before, when 100 or more people introduce themself its not done in the 20 minutes which was planned. So coffee break was a bit shorter as planned but this had also a short calculated time, 10 minutes. I am opposed on such “breaks” during working events anyway there is a pro and a con and the con, that you never get back everybody into the tracks/talks seems to be a big problem in SEA. So I hope there will be some format changes for the next event. But I like the idea behind, getting to know new people and their views on problems/things. But I never figured out who my “secret buddy” was I mean who dragged me out of the pot. My secret buddy was Lov Hongthakvika, we had some conversations to each other (actually I like the secret buddy idea but some bug fixes must be done to it to make it 100% working) he had some questions to me anyway as he is one of the few already using Linux (ubuntu) and had interest in switching to Fedora as it seems to be the better solution for him as a developer. And we shared also our “Smallworld” experiences.

     

    Tuesday – Day 1

    This day I had no talk by myself and time to join others (as long they been in english, made me a bit sad most had titles in english and was hold in khmer) I joined John Weeks talk about “ICT4D in Cambodia” thats an attempt to connect different NGO’s together to work more closely together. I heard in this talk about a funny solution, you know what a WIFI-Moto is, yes its a moto bike which brings you for a few hours a day connection to the internet. Sounds crazy or? I also joined Arky’s talk about “Internet in a Box” which is related to us, as this project started on our Fedora Summer of Open Hardware and Fun! Wow that was a long time ago. From the software perspective every problem is solved, except that the GUI would need some rework to get it more attractive. From the hardware side, the current solution Raspi + Wifi dongle is not the optimum. There will be a deployment of this boxes in some schools here in Cambodia. Sure hardware solution could be better but thats a bit of chicken-egg problem, surly not without funding and an larger deployment.
    Later that day, the pitch session did happen. So the participants had to come up with problems and ideas how to address them. There been 14 problems/ideas. First I was happy to see that none of them was about make a new business and all of them addressed social problems. If you would been strict to the regulations, some had more a solution and searched for a problem where they can be used for. Some been really interesting, like a dictionary for the indiginous language kuy (Cambodia has 19 languages, kuy is one of them). Unfortunately they felt back to “App” instead of really bringing their idea to that what later “Apps” can use. But there will be light, the people who had this problem/idea already joined our translation team, so lets see if we can offer Fedora in kuy. I have starting to work to figure out, how to do it in the best way. Two ideas was related to OSM, one group wanted to better the data of it and searched for ways how to build an OSM community in Cambodia and one wanted to use it to promote the Battambang region amongst tourists. Two projects wanted the trash problem Cambodia faces, so all in all a lot of interesting things.
    After the pitching the mentoring session did start, opposite to others speakers I did not choose a team to mentor as one of the the rules was to make the solution open source, I felt responsible for all (the only FOSS person left was Arky and he was one of the judges). This sessions went until the dinner and after dinner another session did happen.

    Last session of this very long day (until 11pm) was John Weeks with “Sketch Noting” this session was mainly there for showing the participants that everybody can draw (not a thing you have to show me) and how to use such drawings for recording sessions and talks or present ideas. I met John several times already and he has done comics about FOSS already, we had since a plan to produce a Fedora related one, lets see we can do it this time. I would need some for Barcamp PP 2019 and this graphical stories are really the best way to explain Khmer people what it is about. We used some time during the event to speak about this kind of project.

     

    Wednesday – Day 2

    This day was only a half day filled with talks, after lunch an trip was planned. The organizers gave the choice between Angkor Wat and Kampong Phluk, the floating village. I been to Angkor already, yes I find it a great place but 30$ for a day ticket and paying this for just a few hours (not the whole day) is simple to much especially the money wents in the pockets of a private company. So I did choose the floating village and it was the right choice, its not that it is impressive like Angkor Wat and the engineering behind it, its a village build on piles on a river. There are all in all 3 of this villages left, with 900 family living in all three of them. Its not so tourist crowed like Angkor (half China is there) just a few tourist. The only thing what made me sad that day, was that my session chair said to the participants of the talk, they shall get into a bus with me and then continue there and the organizer packed all speakers, facilitators and organizers in one bus. So they had no chance to continue their exploring of our huge world.
    But before we went for the trip, I had my second talk on this event, it was about the Fedora Security Lab but it was more concentrating on Flavors, Labs and Spins and show the different things we offer. It is hard for the most to understand that an operating system has nothing to do with an graphical user interface/desktop environment and that on Linux you have the choice to find one that fits your needs. I already had this last year at PNC, but they did understand that during the week we had.
    The tour did end with an self-organized dinner in Siem Reap, so for me been already in SR but never seen the famous Pub-Street before, but the time was to short as some projects wanted to work on their idea, I had to go back with the bus at 8pm. I mentored after that the OSM-Battambang idea a bit and went around 12pm to my room, so a long time again.

     

    Thursday – Day 3

    This day did open with the presentations of last years winner projects. This was also the big day for me as the first slots being my “Start your Life as Fedora Contributor” workshop, this workshop I always divide in two parts. In part one I show that there are many things to do and you not rely on any programming language to contributing to an FOSS project. I dont know why a “Mindshare guy” wants to see my material for this workshop, I do it since years and the slides are shared on my fpo account and the rest of the workshop is helping the people creating their FAS account and understand the ways we use, its explaining why we use IRC and not do video conferences, its some basics about how to use mailing lists and similar things. There is no kind of material, because it depends on the knowledge of the audience. As material always serves me apps.fedoraproject.org which gives a nice overview on Fedoras infrastructure and how huge our project is. This time I was a bit troubled as my laptop died on the first day, I managed to show my slides but showing IRC and so on was a bit hard but this was with the audience I had this time also lesser an issue. Over the days before the right people crystallized out and so 5 new FAS accounts being created and 5 new translators being added to Zanata, and I am sure 3 will definitely show up for the next translation sprint. Besides that the khmer-community mailing list found some new subscribers and the facebook page some new subscribers to. We used also some time during my session to talk about translation topics, there is a strong need now for it, MoEYs has made a policy to deploy increased FOSS but only when it is available in khmer. Guess what next to LibreOffice, GNOME (which been translated several years back paid by SUSE) Fedora is ahead.

     

    Friday – Day 4

    This day had lesser talks, as the projects had to finish their presentation for the marketplace as well presenting them. I joined that day “FOSS and Khmer Application in Education – How community can contribute!” presented by Phel Phearoun from the Ministery of Eduction, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). Again time to discuss, how FOSS projects get translated and what the ministry can do for this. The hierarchical thing the ministry has in mind their will not work, the encourage and facilitating points will be more helpful. However I will have with Phel Phearoun a meeting during the next weeks as we developed together some ideas already how we can improve the situation. So far we agreed to connect the different translation teams together, an idea I had a long time ago but never got it running. So lets see if with the help of MoEYS this will happen. The first meeting, is now nearly a week after the event set up.

     

    Saturday – Going home

    Getting home, this can be described in a few words, hurry up to get breakfast, checking out and then wait for the rest joining the bus and take their seats in it. The ride back was a lot of fun, forget about Karaoke hour at Flock, khmer do karaoke whenever they can. In a bus it means there are microphones, the driver/owner shares with you the phone connection via bluetooth and you can search in youtube or other such platforms and sing the song you like, he they even got me singing (people who know me what that means), so the 7 hours what it took us to reach Phnom Penh went fast.

    Output

    So all in all it was a successful event, personally for me as well for Fedora. Not that we just won new contributors and more people did hear about it. There are also some contacts are made and ideas developed how to bring FOSS (and therefore also Fedora) forward in Cambodia. I have now a full agenda again and have to catch up with all of this contacts to move on. But if half of it does happen, Fedora will make a big step forward in Cambodia again.

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    How Fedora’s Wallpaper Are Made

    Dezember 7th, 2018 von buergermeister

    I am now member of the Design Team more then 10 years and had my hands in, in many off the fedora wallpaper. Over the years the Design Team developed a way to be creative and come up with a unique design for each release. This way was build around the release names, yes it became harder, how funnier the release names became. For Fedora 20 aka Heisenbug, there was no idea how this name could be represented. So this wallpaper was build with the number of the release 20 and his latin representation XX. Then the council disabled the code names, what put the Design Team into a little crisis, we tried to work furthermore with the numbers but except for Fedora 24 (which represents 24 hours of a day) not work. So a solution was needed.
    Since Fedora 25 I running a small voting among the Design Team, giving a few names of inventors/discoverer. This is not the same as code names, as we use it only as an creative starting point. Nevertheless there are always people outside the team taking the vote (and they vote mostly just because they find the name cool and have no eye what can be done with)

     

    Archimedes

    Archimedes, Al-Battani and Armstrong been the choices for this version, and Archimedes won very clear. And so the wallpaper bases on a design of an archimedian spiral, maybe you can see it now.

     

    Alexander Graham Bell

    For Fedora 26 Charles Babagge, George Beauchamp and Alexander Graham Bell as inventor of the telephone been the choices and Bell won the voting. But how do you come from telephone to a line of trees? Take a closer look, the line of trees is nothing else as a waveform of a spoken word, here Fedora. Isnt that genius?

     

    Jaques Cousteau

    Jaques Cousteau came out as the favorite for Fedora 27, the other choices been Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot and Vladimir Nikolayevich Chelomey. And so the beautiful jellyfish design was created.

     

    Emily C. Duncan

    For Fedora 28, Mo requested the change one of the person shall be a woman (thats a bit problematic as there are lesser woman inventors outside. Since then we have 4 options to choose from. Giovanni de Dondi, Arvid Gerhard Damm, Georges Darrieus and Emily C. Duncan. Emily C. Duncan did win, the concept of the artwork bases of “information travelling down/up wires”.

     

    Gertrude B. Elion

    As I was not available for wrangling the Fedora 29 inspiration, Mo suggusted relative late to go with Gertrude B. Elion and so the wallpaper was made on a concept of hexagons representing cells.

     

    Augustin-Jean Fresnel

    For the upcoming Fedora version 30, we held the voting and there been Federico Faggin, Rosalind Franklin, Sandford Fleming and Augustin-Jean Fresnel the options. The team decided to go with Fresnel, so you can be curious with what we come up.

    Some closing words, as I said before there are always people who read the mail on the list and vote, even they are not member of the team. That would be fine, but there is one thing, they always vote because they find the invention cool or the name but this doesnt help the Design Team. This is a two-sided thing I have spoken about this a while ago with Mo, the people have interest to “contribute” into such a voting but as said, its not helpful in this way for the team itself. I have an idea how to solve this problem, maybe there is room to hack the needed thing together during next GSoC.

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    Science Glyphs

    Juni 15th, 2018 von buergermeister

    Its a while ago since the last update here. What not means I dont do anything. Some months ago Martin Owens aka doctormo (from the Inkscape team) came to me and asked me if I could help to rework and extend a project he started, called science icons.https://gitlab.com/doctormo/glyphicons-science

    I started working on it a while ago. First I added the missing glyphs for microscope, atom, robot, telescope, satrun, radioactive and replaced the rocket one. Now I added also antenna (radio astronomy), galaxy, orbit, asteroid and observatory.

    On the end a font set with glyph icons for science shall be developed from it, a font set like fontawesome which you can use in apps around science projects. I think there is a lot in it.

    Lets see what I can do next. Next to the drawing and tiring node cleaning (what has to be done for glyphs) there is also a bit of organizational work behind.

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  • Update on Supplemental Wallpaper for Fedora 28

    Februar 11th, 2018 von buergermeister

    I used the weekend to moderate the supplemental wallpapers for Fedora 28. I did already check from time to time the sumissions and rejected the ones who break the guidelines, and started checking the legality of the ones with given references of the license.
    So far we have 124 submissions, but I rejected a lot (so far 18) this time for wrong aspect ration, some never will get that we dont accept submissions with the Fedora logo on it and unclear licenses, this time I rejected all who was not licensed with the same license as on Flickr or any other given reference. Before I always informed the submitter about this inconsistency, but there is to many of them now and it is very time consuming (some really think its just hitting a button inside Nuancier, I can assure you its not). 61 badges are so far awarded
    There might come some more submission as there is some time until 13th left. But dont think I can moderate you last minute submission, Pingou already added now finally the feature that we can have deadline for submission and the begin of the voting phase on different dates.

    some of my personal favorites so far:

    The contest is a time and resourcen devouring thing for me, I spend an average of 160-200 hours working time with it. I have to mention this also now, I have to live with just a mobile connection and this costs me serious traffic. I had to add volume on Sunday just to finishing it and that after spending already on saturday a lot of traffic for it. Ok mobile traffic is in Cambodia (for western view) very cheap, to add 500MB costs me just 0.30$ but there is a downside, if you topup here the money is only valid for usage during next 7 days, so using 30 cents from a dollar means, 70 cents stay and normally I just have 1$ a week costs for my subscription, so this money will be not used and on the end I paid 1$ for the add, except I use it for adding more. Currently a dollar, is a lot for me I also get a good meal for it but unfortunately a coffee (at least not a good one)

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    Freelancer.com – Let’s blow the whistle

    Januar 4th, 2018 von buergermeister

    As I am allways in need of money, I looking fro freelance jobs. So therefore I am member of freelancer.com. From time to time they send me “interesting” projects in my area in kind of newsletter, so I got yesterday also this newsletter with an bid I should look at. It was like to often something, where you dont see how much work it is but you shall give a bi for how much you doing it, so nothing for me. Around 2 hrs later I got an email again from freelancer.com directly addressed to me and written from a person. I took the freedom to answer to this person, how in gods name he figured out that this job offer would fit to me as there is nothing written what shall be to do. I got no answer, but this time I said to myself ok, lets bid and I did. So now I got a clearer job description what I shall do and its this:

    I took the freedom and asked the guy when he will pay, after he got the information. Quiet funny to me I shall work for nothing also ^^. But I was already planning to publish this and blow the whistle, but as civilized person I gave freelancer.com the opportunity to give me an answer if they find this is morally right and belongs to their projects. So I contacted the support. After explaining what happen I got a link to foundations why projects get rejected. So if I am seeing that right, freelancer has nothing against being used for such kind of “jobs”. Well the first support employee wanted to have the link to the project so that the “admins” can have a look. She got it and after several minutes she closed the chat, she would have not heard from me. Ok next attempt, after again explaining the support employee contacted the legal team and the project got deleted but for what reason?

    Why took this soooooooooo long, 1,5 hours communicating with support of freelancer but the end is interesting, its morally totally ok but it got deleted for being wrong described. The funny thing to me is also they deleted the project (indeed they did) but they kept the “customer” (but under observation hahaa) . Ok judge this all by yourself. For myself I find it not morally right, that such platforms can be used for this and that there is nothing clear written in the rules for the projects about such kind of stuff. I also find it funny that the guy is not deleted, that gives him the chance to communicate with bidders, so on the end oppositional groups and persons might get reported to him. Ok judge that by yourself. And to sad is just, I still need some work to do :D

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  • Inkscape Workshop for the Young Eco Ambassadors

    September 28th, 2017 von buergermeister

     

    After a long time it is time for another Inkscape Workshop here in Phnom Penh. This time the audience are young “ecopreneurs”. The environmental situation in Cambodia isnt the best, especially the situation with the trash. It is really a problem, if you drive trough the city, you seeing that Khmer always have a coffee or sugar can juice on their motobike hanging, that is a ot of plastic which ends up directly on the street. The effect of that is it flowing around when the rain comes, the channels are full of them it stinks and it always ends in the chain if you drive with the bicycle during the rain. So not nice!
    This young people, want to change that. They do events educating people, what they can do better and founding businesses with an higher ecological impact and sometimes they just going on the street and collect the trash by them self. So a good thing to do.
    This workshop shall help them to reach more people. We will do it for two days, the first day will be an introduction to Inkscape, with an practical part where we draw an trash bin. The second day will an introduction to poster design, where we work out the principles for it and design with Inkscape a few posters.

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    FOSSOGRAPHY 2015

    Juli 7th, 2015 von buergermeister

    I will do in November a new event about Free Software graphic tools – FOSSOGRAPHY. This event plans to bring developer and user of this software together. Its thought of a kind of showcase about the newest developments in this areas and what can be done with free software. The projects shall win this way new users as even more contributors.
    But it shall be also a place where the various programmers of the different projects can meet and connect to work on stuff where the programs should be working together. But also a place where you can come and tell people about an idea you have that might get software in this area improved.

    The Call for Papers as well the registration for the event is open now and closes on 30th September. We search for talks, handout sessions, workshops, hackfest from the following areas:

    • Open Source and photographics
    • Free Software tools for image manipulation and raw development
    • 3D graphics and renderer
    • Free Software for vector graphics
    • Font design with Open Source
    • Free Software tools for 2D & 3D animation
    • Video editing and production with Open Source
    • Game development and asset creation with Open Source
    • UX design in/for and with Open Source
    • Desktop publishing and print design with FreeSoftware
    • Open Source 3D printing soft- and hardware
    • Open Source Color Management
    • Aerial photography and video with Open Source
    • DIY (open source) dolly systems
    • File formats for free graphic software

    The idea to this evnet, was born a long time ago as another event who looks wants the same doesnt become what it should be.
    After the decision was made to do it was open the place where it should be and there was a lot of thinking if it is a good idea to go first time to Asia. Yeah there are some disadvantages, like working style of Asians or the most Europeans/Americans think flying there would be more expensive as travelling inside Europe or the the amount of FOSS contributors isnt that high on this continent. But at a certain point we as free software movement have to go to Asia to get them involved and not always saying, we dont have contributors there!

    But there is something else, we have to carry the costs for the event, where is actually a positive thing doing it in Asia as that gets amazingly cheap as well we want to support speakers and projects with there travel costs. We try to collect most of this money from the community, so if you believe in the goal of the event and/or using this tools, you can help us. We made a pledgie for that purpose and an indiegogo campaign will follow. But watch we want to give you something in return!

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    Vienna Calling

    April 29th, 2015 von buergermeister

    Next week there will be the austrian road show called Linuxwochen make its station in Vienna and Fedora will be present. We will have of course an booth there and I will deliver also 2 workshops, one for Inkscape and one for Blender. You find the full schedule with all talks and workshops here.

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    Winner Wallpaper for Fedora 22

    März 26th, 2015 von buergermeister

    The 5 days the Fedora contributors had to choose there favorites amongst the submissions for Fedora 22 Supplemental Wallpaper are over and here is the result:

    Congratulation to all winners, and for the not chosen one, there will be definitely a Fedora 23 contest. Where your picture ended up and also some statistics you can find at nuancier.

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    Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2015

    März 24th, 2015 von buergermeister

    Last weekend there was Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, after the dead of LinuxTag in Berlin, Germany’s largest event around Linux and Open Source. I got to this event since the begin and it was like always a lot of visitors, even it was a little bit lsser this year as the years before. I had this year als only one talk, together with Robert Scheck.

    So I had more time for conversations and the booth, which was as always good vistited. We did as the last 3 years also present an 3D printer but we was not the only ones, s time for a new idea. But the people have still interest in it. So we had a lot of conversations an handed out a lot of DVD and stickers.

    P.S. if another Fedora Ambassador needs the slides, they can be found here

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    Fedora 22 wallpaper – voting open!

    März 20th, 2015 von buergermeister

    The submission phase for Fedora 22 Supplemenal Wallpaper is now over and the voting is open. You can vote, if yu have an Fedora account cla +1 until 25th of March. Dont forget to claim the badge, the link for the claim will be showed after the voting. But nw is als time to say something to the submissions, we received this time not a lot, that might be because of the shortage of the submission phase. We got 69 submissions thats half of the last one. Unfortunately I had to deny a lot of them because persons or trademarks on them or wrong format. The quality of the submissions is this time als not that good, a lot of our good photographers did nt submit something. Personally I find it hard to find 16 amngst the submissions, tht would be worthy to gt packaged. But this are my personally favorites:

    But now go and look for yourself and vote.

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    Make Fedora 22 Beautiful !

    Februar 23rd, 2015 von buergermeister

    Time is flying, Fedora 21 is there just 2 months and Fedora 22 alpha is before the door. So it is time to open the Supplemental Wallpaper Contest. We will use again Nuancier Fedoras application fr the submission and the voting. There are also this time some changes, there is now a team of mentors, who look over the submissions and make suggestions how it can be improved. The submission phase is this time much much shorter, you have only until 19th of March to make your submission.

    There are some rules of technical nature:

    • Submitted wallpapers must use a format that can be read by software available in Fedora Package Collection. Preferred image formats include SVG and PNG.
    • Master files, which may be further edited, should be maintained in non-lossy formats. Preserving vector graphics, raster layers, and channels is important for such materials.
    • Originals for landscape formats must be a minimum of 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The larger the better. Photographic submissions should be made at the highest resolution the camera is capable of.
    • Submitted wallpapers should be provided in a 16 x 9 aspect ratio when possible.
    • No watermarks, signatures, photographer/creator names, or messages may be included in any part of the work. However if the license allows, and the photo is compelling enough, we could remove watermarks.

    and some of organizational nature:

    • Submissions must not contain material that violates or infringes anothers rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. If your submissions include or derive from artwork created by other people, please make sure the license of the original work you incorporate is compatible with Fedora and that you are not violating any of the provisions of its license. Just because a work is licensed with a Creative Commons license does not mean it is free to use (make sure you provide attribution to artists that license their work with a CC Attribution clause.)
    • Submission should have the consent and approval of the author or creator
    • Submissions re thereby licensed to the public for reuse under CC-BY-SA unless specifically identified as being licensed by another approved liberal open source license. See a list of approved licenses for Fedora. Note that we can not accept NC or ND submissions.

    To get inspiration, you can always look on former submissions, that are my personal favorites from the last contest:

    The deadline until you can submit your artwork is the March 19 2015 at 23:59 UTC. The voting will open automatically after this deadline and as many said the period for the voting shall be longer it will be this time open until 25th of March

    For the badges hunters, yes there will be badges for it. There will be a badge for submissions, it will be awarded after the examination of the picture if it fits the rules, which you can see above. Another one will be awarded if your submission is chosen and also for the voting process there will be one. So successful submission makes 2 badges ;) For further questions, you can send me a mail and don’t hesitate to ask me for assistance just write me a mail gnokii@fedoraproject.org.

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    Back 2 work

    Februar 11th, 2015 von buergermeister

    It’s some time now that I was in Westford for the Design Team FAD, it was great and we achieved a lot during this weekend. We came down to 17 open  tickets for the Design Team and discussed how we will work in the future.  The only thing what wasnt that nice is the flying time, I was really jetlagged after the return and additionally I fetched a nice cold which brought me down for more then a week. So I was a little bit down for nearly 3 weeks, but now I am back but I have so many mails to read and answer that it will be my work for the next 3 days.

    Next station will be the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, where I will have together with Robert Scheck an talk. Next to that I have to arrange the Linuxwochen in Vienna, which have also started their CfP. So if somebody wants to help me on the booth…. and there is also some work to do for Fossography in November. So a lot of work waits for me.

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    Inkscape-Weekend Oktober 2014

    September 20th, 2014 von buergermeister

    Ich habe von verschiedenen Seiten Anfragen erhalten, ob ich denn nicht noch einen Inkscape-Wochenendworkshop anbieten könnte. Momentan ist meine Zeit allerdings begrenzt und es gibt nur eine Möglichkeit und zwar am Wochende vom 24.-26. Oktober 2014

    Der Workshop beginnt am Freitag Abend mit einigen Dingen rund um SVG, der Oberfläche von Inkscape, den Verzeichnissen, Zooming und Panning und setzt sich dann am Samstag morgen fort mit den Zeichenwerkzeugen. Nach meinen Erfahrungen schaffen wir in bestimmte Themen, wie Live Pfadeffekte, Gekachelte Klone und vor allem Filter nur Einblicke aber die reichen aus, um im Selbststudium sich damit beschäftigen zu können. Wann immer es geht schieben wir auch praktische Teile ein, bist Sonntag Abend sollten wir auf diese Art und Weise alle Funktionen von Inkscape kennengelernt haben.

    Neu dieses Mal ist, das wir verstärkt auf die neuen Funktionen von Inkscape eingehen, denn unter Umständen ist die Version 0.91 von Inkscape dann bereits erschienen. Diese bringt eine große Anzahl Neuerungen mit.

    Wie bei allen anderen Workshops vorher auch gibt es wieder ein Formular zur Anmeldung, auch dieses Mal gilt ich mach mir nur die Mühe, wenn mindestens 3 Leute zusammen kommen. Ich gebe spätestens eine Woche vor Veranstaltung per Mail Bescheid, ob die Veranstaltung stattfindet.

    Ansonsten bleibt alles beim alten Teilnahme frei, es sei denn ihr wollt mir etwas zustecken aber das bleibt euch überlassen.

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