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Thursday, September 10, 2015

More social justice convergence in action

SJWs have all but killed Gnome:
Until July at the earliest, the foundation behind the GNOME desktop environment will be freezing all expenditure deemed not essential to its running will be frozen, as the foundation has run out of cash reserves.

"The issue has been caused by a number of factors," wrote GNOME Foundation board member, Ekaterina Gerasimova in a post to the foundation's mailing list.

"These include increased administrative overheads in the last few years due to the increased turnover which has been caused by to the Outreach Program for Women, and the associated payments going out while the associated income has been slow to come in."

To rectify the situation within a few months, the GNOME Foundation intends to invoice, and chase up, outstanding monies owed to it.

"By keeping expenditures to a minimum while some delayed revenue is regained, the board aims to have things back to normal within a few months," said a FAQ on the freeze.
It doesn't sound that bad, until you look at the numbers and realize that the Women's Outreach Program, which didn't exist in 2010, rapidly grew to soak up 45.8 percent of the foundation's entire budget by 2013.

Karen Sandler was, for three years, the foundation's executive director. She made Women's Outreach the open source software's top priority, and quickly turned what had been a financially healthy tech foundation into one that was $80,000 in the hole. In 2013, the most recently reported year, Gnome spent $275,000 of its $600,00 budget (and $512,000 revenue) on Women's Outreach.

In her outgoing statement as Gnome's Executive Director, Ms Sandler described the Outreach Program for Women as an "ongoing success". She was also elected to Gnome's Board of Directors.


"The more an institution converges towards the highest abstract standard of social and distributive justice, the less it is able to perform its primary function." 
- SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police

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142 Comments:

Anonymous Leonidas September 10, 2015 2:08 PM  

This explains a lot. We do Linux development at work, and when we upgraded to RedHat 7... man, Gnome 3 sucks. I hadn't paid much attention to the community, but we all went and found out that everybody agrees with us. I was trying to figure out how it happened. Now I know.

By the time they recover, if they do, everybody will have moved off of Gnome and they'll be dead anyway. Because Gnome 3 really is that bad.

Anonymous dh September 10, 2015 2:08 PM  

The code quality has also dramatically decreased during that period. More spending, less code, less good code. Plus, they've entirely missed the boat on most things going on in the tech world that are interesting.

Blogger Alexander September 10, 2015 2:09 PM  

SJWs always project, yes?

Then I have finally figured it out. SJWs are all Vox Sockpuppets.

It's the only thing that makes sense. Not only do they accuse us of being sockpuppets, but the create a society that behaves exactly as Vox says it will. Nobody is that good, dammit!

Blogger Pseudotsuga September 10, 2015 2:13 PM  

Gee,who could have predicted such things happening? Clearly what they needed to do was also increase their Programmers of Non-Whiteness budget, and Gnome would have exploded in popularity and quality!
And as an added note, "The more an institution converges towards the highest abstract standard of social and distributive justice, the less it is able to perform its primary function." <-- this applies DIRECTLY towards most college administrations today, as well.

Blogger AmyJ September 10, 2015 2:14 PM  

I will never understand their drive to put social justice ahead of results. What's the freaking point? What does it matter if there are more women in the company if the company ceases to exist because of it? Are they truly that shortsighted?

Anonymous LurkingPuppy September 10, 2015 2:15 PM  

@1: By the time they recover, if they do, everybody will have moved off of Gnome and they'll be dead anyway. Because Gnome 3 really is that bad.

Yep. It's so bad that two forks (MATE, based on GNOME 2's codebase, and Cinnamon, based on a stabilized version of GNOME 3's code but with a GNOME-2-like UI) have managed to get into Debian. (And they even went to the trouble of shipping MATE in wheezy-backports.)

Anonymous dh September 10, 2015 2:18 PM  

> have managed to get into Debian

The amount of shame this should cause Gnome is great, but the actual value is small. Gnome and debian are basically made for each other. The fact that Gnome-3 is such a disaster that debian basically goes to the trouble of maintaining the old branches is very troubling. Backporting is not easy to do and maintain.

Blogger Sheershaw September 10, 2015 2:19 PM  

OT: Walgreens is apparently sponsoring chief SJW Tim Wise. There's been a hashtag called #BoycottWalgreens launched, but I think an e-mail campaign would be more effective.

You can send an e-mail to corporate here:
https://www.walgreens.com/mktg/contactus/contact-us-forms.jsp?tier3Id=1075

I'm sorry if this is not the appropiate venue to post this.

Blogger Stilicho #0066 September 10, 2015 2:21 PM  

The solution is obvious: Vagicode- does half the work for twice the total cost and is unusable several days each month and may be unavailable for extended periods while it replicates. Post-replication, licensing agreements mandate that it be reinstalled into previous (or higher) functionality even if it is no longer compatible with the current operating system.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy September 10, 2015 2:22 PM  

@5: Are they truly that shortsighted?

Yes.

Some people do believe that all programmers are equally competent and should be treated accordingly, even when their noses are repeatedly rubbed in overwhelming evidence to the contrary. But yes, those people are also that shortsighted.

Anonymous Jasper September 10, 2015 2:23 PM  

My wife is a computer programmer. She works with a mix of open-source and closed-source software. When I told her that Gnome went broke because it spent all its money on a failed "women's outreach program", her reaction was:

"Oogh -- Gnome? That's ugly!"

Maybe Gnome would have had better luck at "women's outreach" if it had asked women what they wanted computers to look like, and tried to provide it?

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 10, 2015 2:25 PM  

This explains a lot. We do Linux development at work, and when we upgraded to RedHat 7... man, Gnome 3 sucks. I hadn't paid much attention to the community, but we all went and found out that everybody agrees with us. I was trying to figure out how it happened. Now I know.

Oh, is that what it is? I've had to deploy a few Redhat-based Linux machines recently, and I was wondering why the GUI sucks so much compared to what it was 5 years ago. It's about as bad as the Win7->Win8 transition. (But it's easier to choose not to use Win8)

Yeah, die faster. Thank goodness they can't do that to the CLI.

Anonymous Bz September 10, 2015 2:28 PM  

These fine specimens should be jailed for misappropriation of funds. I can only wonder where that money ended up. Also, those who donate to SJW-run organizations are fools. Utter fools.

Blogger Desiderius September 10, 2015 2:28 PM  

SJWism is a parasitical virus preying on the discrepancy between equalism and reality.

On a more abstract level, it preys on the relative ascendance in value of the capacity for abstract thought over concrete. Those who possess the former tend to have certain blindspots which are open to exploitation.

Anonymous Leonidas September 10, 2015 2:30 PM  

Oh, is that what it is?

Yes, that's what it is. As Lurking Puppy noted above (@6), it's bad enough that some people are switching to alternatives. The problem is, those alternatives aren't really that great, either. MATE is based on Gnome 2 and really doesn't have much in the way of updates. Cinnamon has a lot of great new features but it isn't quite ready for prime time just yet, IMO. But my suspicion is that it's going to win out anyway as everybody gives up on Gnome.

Blogger Chiva September 10, 2015 2:32 PM  

Some people do believe that all programmers are equally competent

Those people are usually in upper management.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy September 10, 2015 2:38 PM  

@12: Thank goodness they can't do that to the CLI.

Don't say things like that! They'll take it as a challenge.

Blogger David-2 September 10, 2015 2:38 PM  

This happened in 2014. They seem to have recovered somewhat - apparently they solicited and received more donations. Anyway, from the quoted email: "increased administrative overheads in the last few years due to the increased turnover which has been caused by to the Outreach Program for Women" - I'm wondering what the "increased turnover" they're talking about is. Is it some kind of financial thing, or a personnel thing? If the latter ... what's the cause of that?

Blogger Salt September 10, 2015 2:40 PM  

"increased turnover"

The good being driven out by the bad?

Anonymous Will Best September 10, 2015 2:40 PM  

I will never understand their drive to put social justice ahead of results. What's the freaking point? What does it matter if there are more women in the company if the company ceases to exist because of it? Are they truly that shortsighted?

I tend to believe that the less socially aware a person is, the hard it is to resist rhetoric based arguments.

Anonymous Ostar September 10, 2015 2:43 PM  

I manage a half-dozen Linux servers, and the new version of Gnome drove me to use the CLI even more. I prefer looking up the (half-remembered) correct syntax rather than try to guess what odd place Gnome hid the procedure. But I love the poetic justice of the this story...

(Yes, I'm not a Linux Expert - I have more Windows servers and my Linux servers run without errors for months at a time so I don't get that much practice.)

Anonymous Curious September 10, 2015 2:53 PM  

In her outgoing statement as Gnome's Executive Director, Ms Sandler described the Outreach Program for Women as an "ongoing success".

What was the definition of "success"? Lots of feelgoods?

They should be pinned down on what "success" is,

Anonymous Dave September 10, 2015 2:54 PM  

The mistake the SJWs made here was in choosing a weak foundation with a minimal budget $600k really?

Usually they go after organizations they can milk for years and decades before the host becomes too rotten and weak to survive.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 10, 2015 2:57 PM  

This stuff makes you think twice about contributing to open source projects. Unless you're running the project yourself, or are very confident about the people who are, you never know when it's going to be infected with SJW. Sure, you can always fork the project if that happens, but if dividing the effort causes the project to fall behind and die, all your work is lost. And when projects get large enough to be backed by Foundations with hired employees and donation channels, it's that much harder to get people to split off to a fork.

It's hard to work up much desire to contribute to projects anymore -- even projects I use and like -- for that reason.

Anonymous Jeff Hendricks September 10, 2015 3:00 PM  

Thank goodness I ditched Gnome when v. 3 came out... I've been happy with XFCE, even though it's much lighter. I'd consider going back to Gnome if it had something to offer, but... not seeing it.

SJW's gotta ruin everything.

Anonymous MrGreenMan September 10, 2015 3:04 PM  

I liked reading some of the defenses when Gnome went into the ground last summer:

"Why are you focusing on this one thing with outreach to women programmers? Do you hate women?" No, it's half the budget... "Maybe they aren't allowed to send developers to conferences by the charter either, huh?" If they were spending half the budget on conferences, yes, they should stop that, too. "This is introducing so many more people to programming!" And then she smiles politely and slowly backs up before breaking into a run.

Blogger The Rev September 10, 2015 3:06 PM  

At least when the Capitalists try to manipulate the market, they make money.

Blogger Dexter September 10, 2015 3:09 PM  

Ms Sandler described the Outreach Program for Women as an "ongoing success".

For some values of "success"...

Anonymous Poli_Mis September 10, 2015 3:13 PM  

INTEL CUTS $300M IN JOBS, RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND TALENT… TO FUND FASHIONABLE FEMINIST NONSENSE

Does that $300m number sound familiar? It should: it’s the same amount Intel pledged “diversity” efforts, including the widely derided Feminist Frequency, just a few months ago.

Anonymous hausfrau September 10, 2015 3:18 PM  

In her outgoing statement as Gnome's Executive Director, Ms Sandler described the Outreach Program for Women as an "ongoing success".


I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure.

Blogger Salt September 10, 2015 3:23 PM  

I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure

Not enough SJW entryism?

Blogger Rabbi B September 10, 2015 3:23 PM  

@30 hausfrau

"I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure."

Oh, haven't you heard? Failure is the new success.

Anonymous Krul September 10, 2015 3:28 PM  

@30 hausfrau,

She identifies as successful. It's a trans-success.

"I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure."

That's easy. A failure is any profitable, productive enterprise... run by white men.

Blogger Jack Aubrey September 10, 2015 3:29 PM  

Meanwhile, Feds Spend $345,019 To Make Computers With ‘Gender Sensitive Designs.’

"A project led by a researcher at Drexel University theorizes that there are fewer women in computing fields because computers are made by men."

Blogger Danby September 10, 2015 3:30 PM  

The effort is a success because the Foundation was able to hire women. Since no actual coders are now involved in the management of the foundation, there's lots of made up work for women of questionable ability, and she and a few of her SJW friends get to suck at that teat for years to come.

I've been using Linux Mint with the MATE desktop at home and everything just works. It's pretty enough, but not aggressively modern. Basically it looks more or less like Windows 7.
At work, on the other hand, I've got about 1600 RedHat servers, but none of them run a desktop, so Gnome literally means nothing to us.

Blogger rycamor September 10, 2015 3:30 PM  

I have never, ever found a reason to use Gnome anyway, but this just ices the cake for me.

Gnome was trying to be the Apple of Linux: bury everything important where the regular user isn't supposed to see or think of it, reduce your choices because your poor little head can't stand to think about more than 3 things at once. If you want a full-featured, well-engineered desktop, use KDE. If you want a minimal desktop, use XFCE or Windowmaker.

Anonymous Stingray September 10, 2015 3:31 PM  

Let's just use taxpayer money.

Blogger Russell (106) September 10, 2015 3:31 PM  

Gnome 2 was solid.

Gnome 3 took all that hard work, and drove it off a cliff. Then lit a bonfire with the wreckage. Then welded fishhooks on the charred remains. And served that up cold to users.

Can't manage money, can't manage developers, can't manage not to fubar something working.

Check out the latest report: https://www.gnome.org//wp-content/uploads/2014/09/GNOME-Annual-Report-2013.pdf

Page 10 shows the sordid details of their death.

Ah well, at least we still have KDE. *ducks*

Blogger Sjonnar September 10, 2015 3:31 PM  

@30 I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure.

A program that fails to allow worthless SJWs to leech $825K from productive workers.

Blogger Jay Lucas September 10, 2015 3:33 PM  

INTEL CUTS $300M IN JOBS, RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND TALENT… TO FUND FASHIONABLE FEMINIST NONSENSE

Oh please, how much money to you need to figure out your product needs to be small, faster, more reliable and cheaper? You've got forty-four billion dollars in revenue, Mr. Intel. Don't tell me you can't spare a few paltry (hunderds of) millions to balance the scales.

Blogger rycamor September 10, 2015 3:37 PM  

It would be interesting to track the major open source software projects to see when they embrace SJW-ism and when the code bloat, useless features, and performance decline begin to appear. Mozilla is a perfect example of this.

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 10, 2015 3:42 PM  

@29

I remember that one. Intel was coughing up mae culpa bakshish for the sin of having initially backed GamerGate.

All the usual shake down artists were present for that one, including Jesse Jackson who seemed a bit surprised that he had been remembered.

I suppose Intel viewed it as some form of hidden taxation.

OpenID basementhomebrewer September 10, 2015 3:43 PM  

@ 20

"I will never understand their drive to put social justice ahead of results. What's the freaking point? What does it matter if there are more women in the company if the company ceases to exist because of it? Are they truly that shortsighted?

I tend to believe that the less socially aware a person is, the hard it is to resist rhetoric based arguments."


It's actually a little more sinister than that. As Margarette Thatcher pointed out. They don't care if everyone is living in poverty so long as we are all equal.

Blogger Quadko September 10, 2015 3:44 PM  

@2 dh "Plus, [GNOME's] entirely missed the boat on most things going on in the tech world that are interesting."

I thought that's always been the reality of GNOME. "Old ideas implemented" - Global Network Of Mouldering Existentialists

Blogger James Dixon September 10, 2015 3:47 PM  

> ...man, Gnome 3 sucks.

What rock have you been hiding under?

Use Mate, the forked version of Gnome 2. Unless you're like me and prefer XFCE.

> Thank goodness they can't do that to the CLI.

For God's sake, don't give them any ideas. Though It's only a matter of time to the shell get subsumed into systemd at this point

> Ah well, at least we still have KDE. *ducks*

Do I really have to note the debacle that was KDE 4? Yeah, it's useable now, 8 years later.

Anonymous hausfrau September 10, 2015 3:48 PM  

I know, I know.....Ms Sandlers unabashed break with reality is comedic gold. By her standards the Spanish flu was a massive success. The infection rate is what matters, killing the host is just collateral damage.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 10, 2015 3:49 PM  

Are they truly that shortsighted?

Like leftist politicians who think factories will produce the same number of goods no matter what kind of people staff them and how much they are taxed, leftists in IT think software projects will produce the same number and quality of programs no matter who does the coding and how much you distract him.

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 10, 2015 3:50 PM  

@29

I remember that one. Intel was coughing up mae culpa bakshish for the sin of having initially backed GamerGate.

All the usual shake down artists were present for that one, including Jesse Jackson who seemed a bit surprised that he had been remembered.

I suppose Intel viewed it as some form of hidden taxation.

Anonymous REG September 10, 2015 3:53 PM  

Problem is not going to be solved either. She was put on the board, replacement is or will be her twin.

Blogger Quadko September 10, 2015 3:54 PM  

@30 hausfrau "I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure."

Having to stick around and clean up the mess! She's had her way, now she gets to stroll off with no consequences; success!

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 10, 2015 3:57 PM  

Do I really have to note the debacle that was KDE 4? Yeah, it's useable now, 8 years later.

This sounds entertaining. Pretty please?

Blogger Jay Lucas September 10, 2015 4:02 PM  

Meanwhile, Feds Spend $345,019 To Make Computers With ‘Gender Sensitive Designs.’

"A project led by a researcher at Drexel University theorizes that there are fewer women in computing fields because computers are made by men."


The amount is tiny, but consider the snippet at the end of the article.

Jennifer Rode, who teaches at Drexel University, is leading the project. Rode runs a “rainbow lab,” which seeks to “combat the gender disparity and encourage expressions of femininity in computing.”

Take any child and tell them there is such a thing as a Rainbow Lab. Then ask what they think what might happen there. I would be impressed if you found one that could think of a worse answer than “combat the gender disparity and encourage expressions of femininity in computing.”

Blogger David-2 September 10, 2015 4:03 PM  

@34, @37:

Joke:

“The PI believes the problem lies not only in who is excluded but in that the design processes inherently alienate women,” the grant said. “Her approach is to address the problem by bridging previously unrelated aspects of the learning sciences, human-computer interaction, and the science and technology studies of gender, which will be combined with findings from a multi-year ethnographic study to acquire a deep understanding of how girls co-construct their gender and technical identities, how technologies come to be associated with one gender or the other, and how this affects girls’ career choices.”

Punch line (you already noted):

The study has cost taxpayers $345,019 so far.

Burning question:

"the learning sciences"? WTF are "the learning sciences"?

Blogger Russell (106) September 10, 2015 4:03 PM  

@45 James Dixon "Though It's only a matter of time to the shell get subsumed into systemd at this point"

I laughed and shuddered in horror at the same time.

By St. Linus, stop giving them ideas!

Blogger David-2 September 10, 2015 4:05 PM  

P.S. For a good laugh, check out the rainbow lab where they aim to create "progressive and inclusive technology" (this is where they're spending the $350K).

Anonymous Tom September 10, 2015 4:10 PM  

VD, can you link your Theory of Social Justice Convergence to the Curie-Hultgreen Syndrome?

I think that there is a case to be made that Curie-Hultgreen is just the micro version of your macro SJ Convergence.

As a side bar, why isn't it Amelia Earhart instead of Hultgreen? Earhart is pretty much the same but much more famous. Although, I think I'd rather replace Curie in the name. I don't think she did anything more stupid or less competent that all the rest of her male contemporaries.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 10, 2015 4:10 PM  

I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure

She might respond with the words of US Army chief of staff General George Casey, regarding the murder of 13 Americans by a Muslim Army psychiatrist:

"Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse."

If 13 lives have less value than diversity, then how much less a cost is one software suite? To her, that outreach program to women was a success because it existed. (To the extent that it had no visible success, that is of course the fault of endemic sexism and only proves the need for moar efforts like it.)

To end it -- to give up that quest for "diversity" -- would have been far worse than seeing the whole project die, even though it'll take the outreach program with it. She can always find another company or foundation that can be suckered into running an outreach program, but to keep working for a foundation that didn't have one? That would be intolerable.

Anonymous physics geek September 10, 2015 4:11 PM  

I've always been more of a KDE guy, but I will be sorry to see GNOME die. Especially since it's due entirely to suicidal stupidity.

Anonymous WaterBoy September 10, 2015 4:12 PM  

From the article:

""The issue has been caused by a number of factors," wrote GNOME Foundation board member, Ekaterina Gerasimova in a post to the foundation's mailing list.

"These include increased administrative overheads in the last few years due to the increased turnover which has been caused by to the Outreach Program for Women, and the associated payments going out while the associated income has been slow to come in."
"


Nevermind all that financial mumbo-jumbo. Of far more import is...

...does it have a Code of Conduct???

Blogger Cail Corishev September 10, 2015 4:18 PM  

...does it have a Code of Conduct???

Given that it has an Outreach Program for Women, I would bet everything I own, plus some of my neighbor's stuff, that it does.

Anonymous FP September 10, 2015 4:18 PM  

I'm shocked, just shocked after all the bad things I've heard about gnome3 in the past year. Just shocked I say.


@26

"And then she smiles politely and slowly backs up before breaking into a run."

Much like the guy last night at my door trying to get me to switch my electric power to be provided by only renewable resources like solar and wind power. It'll only cost me $3 more a month to go green! All done through his company Green Mountain Energy of course. Who I see sells carbon offsets. How nice.

After my second "bullshit" response to him over a subsidies argument (he ignored my question on solar and battery production costs) he responded with "Sir you need to get educated and have a nice evening." Running away as I remarked how nice it is that his company gets to access my power usage data from PGE without my permission.

Anonymous Curious September 10, 2015 4:30 PM  

Do I really have to note the debacle that was KDE 4?

Was that because of SJWs? Would be good to know.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 10, 2015 4:31 PM  

"the learning sciences"? WTF are "the learning sciences"?

A long term social science experiment to answer the question, "How long can we grift grant money until they learn to stop wasting it?"

Anonymous WaterBoy September 10, 2015 4:35 PM  

Cail Corishev @60: "I would bet everything I own, plus some of my neighbor's stuff, that it does."

So would I...which means it could also be a contributing factor to all that "turnover", n'est-ce pas?

Blogger Jonathan Bennett September 10, 2015 4:43 PM  

KDE is pretty nice now. It's not quite true that it took 8 years to get it right. I seem to remember that the KDE guys released v4.0 and told everybody it wasn't finished yet. Fedora shipped the bleeding edge because that's what Fedora does. I remember pulling the whole KDE system from rawhide because the half finished 4.1 code was already much better than what shipped as 4.0.

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Blogger rho September 10, 2015 4:45 PM  

Thank goodness they can't do that to the CLI.

Let me introduce you to systemd.

Anonymous bgs September 10, 2015 4:47 PM  

Ms Sandler described the Outreach Program for Women as an "ongoing success".

Our outreach program was so successful we found lots of women to liked to drink coffee & attend meetings. Coding not so much.

@30 I would love to know what Ms Sandler considers a failure.

A space program that only lets white men walk on the moon.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 10, 2015 4:47 PM  

Success for them is not the success of the organization they infect, it never is and never was, it is their success in co-opting that organization for SJW purposes, including feeding money, symbolic show work, and feelgoods to fellow SJWs. And if the organization dies in the process? Well, omelets and eggs.

So by that measure, sure, she was quite successful.

Anonymous Curious September 10, 2015 4:49 PM  

Let me introduce you to systemd.

That has to be the most stupid fsking stupid asshole fsking *** thing ever done!

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 10, 2015 4:57 PM  

This kind of thing may be new in open source projects, but big corps have been donating to bad causes for decades. Long before the term SJW came into use, enviros and other lefty activist groups were 'successful' at shaking money out of their supposed enemies.

Granted, the infection is a lot more advanced now. The older generation of corporate bosses may have seen donations as a cynical form of marketing, or have been thinking along (dumb) 'keep your friends close but your enemies closer' lines. The newer generation includes actual SJWs in their ranks. I'm sure it will go well.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 10, 2015 5:02 PM  

Slightly OT, but speaking of 'keep your friends close, but your enemies closer', I really have always thought that was a dumb motto. Unless you're some sort of Machiavellian mastermind who can co-opt your enemies into allies (good luck with that with SJWs) the best way to keep your enemies is dead.

If that is not possible, second best is utterly defeated and demoralized. Third best is powerless, ignored and far out of your way.

If none of those are possible, then you've got a fight on your hands, in which case the only way you want to be 'close' to your enemies is to have your hand firmly on their throat as you go for the killing blow.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 10, 2015 5:07 PM  

"Gnome spent $275,000 of its $600,00 budget (and $512,000 revenue) "

Without the SJW's this effort was in the black! Oh, that's racist.

Blogger CarpeOro September 10, 2015 5:26 PM  

"I'm wondering what the "increased turnover" they're talking about is. Is it some kind of financial thing, or a personnel thing? If the latter ... what's the cause of that?"

Please. The obvious answer is that the outreach program was attracting unsuitable candidates that got bored and left... only to be replaced by more unsuitable candidates,

Blogger Josh September 10, 2015 5:27 PM  

"I'm wondering what the "increased turnover" they're talking about is. Is it some kind of financial thing, or a personnel thing? If the latter ... what's the cause of that?"

Please. The obvious answer is that the outreach program was attracting unsuitable candidates that got bored and left... only to be replaced by more unsuitable candidates,


Maybe they were talking about apple turnovers.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) September 10, 2015 5:29 PM  

The moment you decide the purpose of your business decisions is to advance a political agenda is the moment you've initiated the doom timer.

Anonymous Amok Time September 10, 2015 5:33 PM  

Should have named it GNOMODOUGH. It is truly amazing, like the Fed Gov, can waste money on non-productive things. That is another thing SJWs are good for,,,,lack of productivity!!! They produce nothing of use for society.


And in the background little Scalzi says......"But my huge asshat grass lawn produces oxygen!!!"

Anonymous Tim the Enchanter September 10, 2015 5:36 PM  

This is worse than just the demise of a desktop. The Gnome foundation has lots of core and not so core apps that people such as myself use all the time, e.g., Gedit, Gnumeric. I switched to Xubuntu and XFCE years ago, because Ubuntu screwed the pooch with Unity and the Gnome desktop got bad about the same time. Sure hate to see Gnome go down. From this image, it doesn't look like female outreach worked too well. Maybe there's hope now that Ms. (Xs.?) Sandler is "outgoing".

Blogger JACIII September 10, 2015 5:46 PM  

@69 "Success for them is not the success of the organization they infect,"

Correct. They are uber Cargo Cultists; superficially imitating productive men and deflecting responsibility all at the same time!

Blogger James Dixon September 10, 2015 5:46 PM  

> This sounds entertaining. Pretty please?

Well, I'll try to keep it short. Keep in mind that this is one person's biased view, and many people may disagree strongly with my take on it.

KDE 4.0 was released as ready for distribution when it was still really alpha code. The distro's (with certain notable exceptions) dutifully took the dev team's word for it and pushed it out. The devs essentially dropped support for KDE 3 at the same time.

It wasn't even close to being ready. Way to many things were broken. Way too many features didn't work as expected by the exisiting KDE community, and the documentation for the changes was essentially non-existent. Lots of complaints to the dev's resulted. The dev team's response: Ignore the complaints, tell the users they didn't know what they were doing, and finally call the complainers toxic users who didn't deserve their wonderful software. The result was that a lot of users left KDE, never to return.

It wasn't really until KDE 4.5 that the problems were resolved well enough that KDE 4 was as fully usable as KDE 3 had been. KDE 4.0 was released on January 11th, 2008. KDE 4.5 was released on August 31st. 2010.

> Was that because of SJWs? Would be good to know.

As far as I can tell, no. Simply pure arrogance on the part of developers who weren't used to managing the migration of a popular existing project.

Anonymous BGS September 10, 2015 5:55 PM  

More bad equity news: girl marine performance study.
http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=61784

Please. The obvious answer is that the outreach program was attracting unsuitable candidates that got bored and left

Does that ever happen? I think they would just keep drinking coffee and sitting there collecting paychecks as other people covered for their lack of work, I guess if its unqualified women they wont be downloading porn viruses while being unfireable.

Blogger James Dixon September 10, 2015 5:56 PM  

> It's not quite true that it took 8 years to get it right.

I didn't say it did. Re-read my sentence. It's been 8 years since it was released.

> I seem to remember that the KDE guys released v4.0 and told everybody it wasn't finished yet.

Releasing it as 4.0 meant they considered it ready for production use. It wasn't. It wasn't even close. It wasn't even beta level code. It was still alpha level.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 10, 2015 5:56 PM  

Anthony - speaking of 'keep your friends close, but your enemies closer', I really have always thought that was a dumb motto

It is a dumb motto. To be fair to Michael Corleone, he got it from Marlon Brando, who could easily have been mumbling something about sandwiches.

Here's some better places to keep your enemies than "closer":

* Inside the Phantom Zone
* Buried alive with scorpions
* Down an inescapable pit, with a gigantic axe-pendulum slowly slicing its way towards their terrified bodies
* Immured
* The Yucatan Suite in Hell, where the only films available on pay per view are "Highlander 2", "Biodome", and "Xanadu"
* In a cage of living metal suspended within the Darkest Tower
* Charon
* Phil Sandifer's parents' basement

Anonymous Tim the Enchanter September 10, 2015 5:57 PM  

@12 @17 Bash is probably the most used CLI shell on Linux today. I think it's a GNU project. RMS has always used "she" for the pronoun that applies to either (oops, I mean all) sexes, but I've not seen GNU overrun with SJW ism. Maybe when it comes to the CLI, it conjures an "Ew, ick" reaction to the female feelzings.

Blogger Michael Maier September 10, 2015 6:03 PM  

"...rapidly grew to soak up 45.8 percent of the foundation's entire budget by 2013."

This is one of the most shockingly moronic things I've ever read.

WTFF?

Anonymous Curious September 10, 2015 6:05 PM  

Well, what do you expect when you employ Ekaterina Gerasimova?

Blogger ScuzzaMan September 10, 2015 6:06 PM  

@72 & @83

I believe it is a relatively modern paraphrase of a quote from Ieyasu Tokugawa:

"To come to know your enemy, first you must become his friend,
and once you become his friend, all his defences come down.
Then you can choose the most fitting method for his demise."

As with many such, it has a superficial cleverness but lacks the power and subtlety of the original.

Anonymous Ain September 10, 2015 6:08 PM  

AmyJ: "I will never understand their drive to put social justice ahead of results. What's the freaking point? What does it matter if there are more women in the company if the company ceases to exist because of it? Are they truly that shortsighted?"

They don't have the same goals as normal people. Everything they see is a potential vehicle to further their agenda, and they will ride it until they break it down. There's always a new organism for the parasites to latch on to after they've killed their host. They really don't care what they ruin.

Anonymous Krul September 10, 2015 6:08 PM  

@72 and @83 Re: "friends close enemies closer",

It's good to look critically at common sayings. Our culture has been off the rails for so long that a lot of what passes for "received wisdom" is either misapplied irrelevancies or plain nonsense - bad advice in either case.

Dilbert pointed this out about "Measure twice, cut once".

There are probably loads of oft-repeated quotes and sayings floating around that don't stand up to critical scrutiny.

Blogger ScuzzaMan September 10, 2015 6:12 PM  

@89

No, Adams just demonstrated he's a numbskull.

Blogger Penrose September 10, 2015 6:14 PM  

Sick of this world

Anonymous Tim the Enchanter September 10, 2015 6:20 PM  

@59 @60 Of course Gnome has a code of conduct.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 10, 2015 6:21 PM  

Army needed a 9-month experiment to tell them something this oobvious...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/09/10/marine-experiment-finds-women-get-injured-more-frequently-shoot-less-accurately-than-men/?tid=sm_fb

Blogger Cail Corishev September 10, 2015 6:24 PM  

Maybe when it comes to the CLI, it conjures an "Ew, ick" reaction to the female feelzings.

Yep. Writing programs like bash and emacs (Stallman's main claim to fame) is extremely dry work; there's no way to pretty it up at all. Emacs developed some GUI aspects, but it's still basically a text editor, and it's written in a dialect of Lisp, a demanding, logic-heavy language. There's absolutely nothing about any of it to attract anyone who thinks more about feelings than code.

I've actually had occasion to communicate with a couple of real women programmers lately. They're both real programmers committing real code, and amazingly enough, they appear to be real women, with nary a Y chromosome between them. But since they're real coders, they spend their time in the project working on code, not doing "outreach." If someone's doing outreach, you can probably figure she's not capable or desirous of contributing anything else.

Anonymous Tim the Enchanter September 10, 2015 6:24 PM  

Gnome also has a list of anti-signers to the code of conduct who refuse to sign for some of the right reasons, too.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 10, 2015 6:30 PM  

I'm surprised their Code of Conduct isn't more progressive. It doesn't say anything about fighting racism or welcoming people of all gender choices. It's almost old-school netiquette, compared to a lot of them these days. How'd that happen?

Of course, as we keep talking about, that doesn't matter. If SJWs are enforcing the code, then as soon as a SJW says a non-SJW wasn't "respectful and considerate," it's a done deal.

Anonymous Curious September 10, 2015 6:40 PM  

You can see details up to 2013 in their report.

While it claims that the Women's Outreach was highly successful, there does not seem to be any statement of what was achieved.

Blogger Salt September 10, 2015 6:52 PM  

there does not seem to be any statement of what was achieved.

That's in the financial report, under expenditures.

Blogger Danby September 10, 2015 6:57 PM  

there does not seem to be any statement of what was achieved.

Obviously, the objective of an outreach program is to reach out, in this case to women.
They reached out. The spent half the f'ing budget reaching out. So, SUCCESS!
And two or three useless women got salaries, and a couple dozen useless women and affirmative-action types got stipends for a few months, to produce worse code than the male volunteers, so there's that too.

Anonymous Curious September 10, 2015 6:57 PM  

That's in the financial report, under expenditures.

You mean spending $275K is an achievement?

I was thinking of bug fixes, programs written, etc.

Someone should ask the board where the report is for 2014 and what was achieve with that $275K.

Blogger automatthew September 10, 2015 6:59 PM  

If a woman is talking, she's not coding.

Blogger Unknown September 10, 2015 7:25 PM  

What was her annual salary? My guess? About 300K per year.

Blogger Salt September 10, 2015 7:30 PM  

Maybe she'll go to work for Intel?

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 10, 2015 7:36 PM  

@83

It is a dumb motto. To be fair to Michael Corleone, he got it from Marlon Brando, who could easily have been mumbling something about sandwiches.

And that, good sir, is why you are the Ninja of Mockery!

And also * Phil Sandifer's parents' basement
Bwa ha ha!

Blogger David-2 September 10, 2015 7:38 PM  

@74 actually the quote, in the context of the 2014 annual report (in preparation, apparently not yet done) could have referred to turnover of donors, or turnover of accounts receivable, or some other financial thing, it was ambiguous.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 10, 2015 7:38 PM  

@101

If a woman is talking, she's not coding.

Probably not much coding going on, then.

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Blogger David-2 September 10, 2015 7:41 PM  

"'keep your friends close, but your enemies closer'"

Yeah, sounds like something from the evil overlord list: "I will not keep my enemies closer, I will kill them all as soon as I can reach them, preferably far away from me."

Blogger David-2 September 10, 2015 7:47 PM  

@95 I like the anti-signer's list - intelligent people: they got the "toe the line" idiom right, which is rare these days.

Anonymous Curious September 10, 2015 7:59 PM  

What was her annual salary? My guess? About 300K per year.

Nope. The Salaries line item in the 2013 finacials was around 220K and includes some gophers.

In other news, perhaps this where the $275K really went.

Anonymous Winston September 10, 2015 8:05 PM  

@93 As much as I hate the SJW way of thinking, there are times when I honestly feel sorry for SJWs. This is because their perception of the world is hopelessly divided from the reality of the world.

This is something that this blog repeatedly makes clear. I've long suspected that some of the more forceful egalitarian arguments out there weren't entirely correct. But I have to admit I never thought they were *this* far off.

If there's any combat area where I'd think that maybe, just maybe, women were truly equal (or superior) to men, it would be in the area of sniping and/or shooting accuracy. You don't have to be particularly strong to carry most guns, including most (all?) sniper rifles. I'm also not aware of any significant vision strength differences between men and women, generally speaking. So if there's any combat area where I could have bought that women really are equal to men, it would be in sniping/shooting accuracy.

But nope, even this is to be denied the SJW. For the more aware SJWs, it must be immensely frustrating. Truthfully, the main enemy of SJWs is reality itself. The SJW drive for absolute total equality across-the-board seems increasingly hopeless to me. You'd have to be a conspiracy theorist on a level that would make Alex Jones blush in order to think that *all* inequalities are due purely to racism or sexism or some other ism.

And yet SJWs have left themselves without any other option but to believe that... or to inwardly accept the bitter truth (as they see it), and lie constantly to support their worldview. Nether of these can be good for a person's state of mind, or sense of contentment.

So when something somewhat plausible like "Women are as good at men at sniping/shooting accuracy" is denied SJWs, I honestly feel slightly sorry for them. But then I remember that this problem is all of the SJWs own making, and then I stop feeling sorry for them.

I'm old enough to remember when egalitarianism was less "feels before reals", when reality was given some respect at least. The old egalitarian line on men vs. women, on people of different ethnicities, was "equal, but different".

"Equal but different" had at least some plausibility to it. I mean, you didn't have to suspend your disbelief *too much* to buy into it. "Men may be stronger than women, but women are better at multitasking", and so on and so forth. If the politically correct had settled for that, they'd have a much better and more convincing hand to play today. As it is, they're forced to peddle massive amounts of BS in support of a narrative that is discredited daily on many alt-right sites like this one.

It's going to be interesting to see how much longer this can go on, if a sustained backlash against SJWism takes off as the BS just gets too much for everyday normal people to tolerate any more. I honestly think that Trump's success has as much to do with this as it has to do with the immigration issue.

More and more people really are learning that certain PC beliefs are simply not reflected in reality; that these PC types might as well be promoting unicorns as the new revolutionary transportation method, and leprechauns as our new way of fighting deficits.

It could be said that every society has certain noble lies, or at least less-than-certain beliefs, that people are expected to adhere to for the greater good of society. But has any society been rooted so heavily in beliefs that are regularly falsified as the modern west has been? Even if you're an atheist that rejects Christianity, history shows that a people can hold Christian beliefs while still accepting material reality for what it is, at least in most matters. But to be a SJW, you have to reject numerous central aspects of material reality. There's all sorts of important matters that you will be totally wrong on if you truly adhere to all SJW viewpoints.

Anonymous Mr. Rational September 10, 2015 8:17 PM  

There's all sorts of important matters that you will be totally wrong on if you truly adhere to all SJW viewpoints.

This is precisely why I have no truck with social, racial, or other qualified "justice".  By definition they involve doing injustice to the smallest minority, the individual.

Anonymous Winston September 10, 2015 8:37 PM  

@112 - Agreed. Telling people honeyed lies, and spreading misinformation, is one of the worst things you can do to other people. Because it can be like a medical Doctor misdiagnosing a patient - The results can be devastating, as the cancer goes untreated while useless treatments with harsh side-effects are taken.

SJW thinking is setting countless people up for devastating failure and disappointment. What they're doing truly is evil, even putting aside their often deplorable tactics as this site has shined a bright light on.

Anonymous The other robot September 10, 2015 9:28 PM  

We should treat this as a natural experiment.

Can $275K of outreach and internships for women make a difference?

The answer, clearly, is no. It failed.

If it had produced even one open-source coder from among the women that were paid under this program you can be sure that Karen Sandler would have shouted it from the rooftops.

Anonymous Satan's Hamster September 10, 2015 9:40 PM  

@93: Obviously the solution is to break a few male marine's arms, then they'll be injured more, and shoot less accurately, making them equal with the women.

BTW, apparently Amazon now has a 'director of social responsibility', so I guess Scalzi parodies will be banned within a week:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2981838/amid-criticism-amazon-appoints-director-of-social-responsibility.html

Anonymous zen0 the Diminishing September 10, 2015 9:41 PM  

I am the most evil person on the internet.

I have just been expelled from Zerohedge, for reasons unbeknownst to me, as I comment there maybe once a month.

I am being systematically scrubbed from the collective memory of mankind.

If anyone sees this message, let it be known that someday, somehow, it could happen to you. I hope it is not because I switched to Pale Moon.

Blogger SciVo September 10, 2015 9:46 PM  

Steve @83: "* The Yucatan Suite in Hell, where the only films available on pay per view are "Highlander 2", "Biodome", and "Xanadu""

Hahaha! I have an imagination of my own, so I am immune to your story deprivation!

. . .

Hmm. That was not as authoritative as I'd like. I think I need to work on my gloating.

Anonymous Quintus Fabius Maximus September 10, 2015 9:54 PM  

@111 M82 Sniper rifle (aka Barret) is right around 30 pounds, without ammo. Not exactly lightweight.

Anonymous samtor September 10, 2015 10:03 PM  

"It's a dumb quote."
No. In the world of organized crime, it's in fact an excellent piece of advice.

Anonymous The other robot September 10, 2015 10:11 PM  

@111: So if there's any combat area where I could have bought that women really are equal to men, it would be in sniping/shooting accuracy.

As @118 says, those sniper rifles are heavy.

Some women do have very good trigger control, perhaps because generally, women have better fine-motor skills.

I have seen a woman hit a target with a 9mm semi-auto when none of us guys could. However, she took so long to shoot that she would likely be dead if she was facing a guy, because he would blaze away and miss with a few but likely get her and spoil her aim as well.

Anonymous The other robot September 10, 2015 10:12 PM  

At 45 yards, that was, as well.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 10, 2015 11:23 PM  

Here is a 13-year old girl who knows how to pull a trigger. (2 years ago)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZE-EDGw2vo

Anonymous Whitey McWhite September 11, 2015 12:34 AM  

122. Floyd Looney: "Here is a 13-year old girl who knows how to pull a trigger. (2 years ago)"

That was a pleasure to see.

Well done those unseen parents.

And that's a lot better than telling their girl: "don't worry about guns, baby; a woman can beat up a man with her bare hands, just like in the movies."

Blogger Danby September 11, 2015 1:04 AM  

The women I know who are good shots are very good shots. Which makes sense, because women tend to do well at methodical tasks, and defined procedures.
But most women i know either don't shoot, or are afraid of guns, or flinch, or have no bodily awareness, or fail to adjust, or won't shut up. All of which will bring the average down.

Blogger The_Mad_Pirate September 11, 2015 1:57 AM  

I guess that what happens when someone rejects meritocracy and trades logic and reason with empathy and sensibility.

Anonymous Chris September 11, 2015 2:01 AM  

Gnome has some good underlying tech, but the raw desktop needs a lot of work. Much of the geek energy is going into lightweight managers such as openbox (Crunchbangplusplus, Archbang) or cinnamon/mate. There is a competition for geek coding time as well for users/eyeballs.

And if you do not keep up on usability and coding in open source, you die. The Gnome foundation has lost a sense of what they are about -- and it is not about progressive politics. Sack the CEO, and sack the entryists.

Blogger Eric September 11, 2015 2:40 AM  

Lyudmila_Pavlichenko: 309 kills. Women can snipe.

But they make terrible infantry. They just don't have the strength to carry a full pack.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 11, 2015 2:43 AM  

@5. AmyJ
I will never understand their drive to put social justice ahead of results. What's the freaking point? What does it matter if there are more women in the company if the company ceases to exist because of it? Are they truly that shortsighted?

Short answer: Yes. It's not driven by reasoning. The key concept is "Host"-

@23. Dave
The mistake the SJWs made here was in choosing a weak foundation with a minimal budget $600k really?

Usually they go after organizations they can milk for years and decades before the host becomes too rotten and weak to survive.



They go after any organization they can; it's only more noticeable in cases where the organization is larger. The destruction then takes longer and leaves a larger signature in the fossil record.

Think of it in strictly biological terms.

1) A new parasite species (a virus, an SJW, etc.) begins its life as a strict predator, in a predator-prey relationship with its host (cf the non-linear predator-prey equation). It has not evolved to the point at which it can live in equilibrium, let alone symbiosis, with its established host. So the two populations (predator and prey) oscillate in numbers, fist one ascendant, then then the other, then back to the first. This is one of the dynamics that underlies the cycles of history. When one becomes too prevalent, the other population crashes, even to the point where both population go extinct.

2) The relationship is asymmetric. Notice the host has to exist before the parasite can come into existence. The parasite needs its host but the host does not need its parasite. So a host can survive by exiting the relationship but a parasite cannot. Hence the parasite is fanatically driven.

3) As the parasite 'evolves', or 'learns', it becomes less toxic to it host while still receiving nourishment from it. The peaks and valleys of the respective population crashes are smoothed out, muted.This "micro-evolutionary" process takes lots of time, measured as cycles of alternating population crashes.

4) There has not been nearly enough cycle-time for the SJW-as-parasite to micro-evolve into the SJW-as-symbiont. It's only been one-half of a single predator-prey cycle. This is why we see such remarkable extremes in the behavior of the parasite- it has no prior experience to guide it.

Blogger Shimshon September 11, 2015 3:41 AM  

I used to use KDE, but hard-core geek I am, soured on Desktop Environments years ago. They are simply too heavy for me. It's been a simple OpenBox environment for me for over 10 years, with lots of console action.

Blogger Shimshon September 11, 2015 3:44 AM  

Re GNU and Stallman, I suspect that while he may have SJW tendencies, his overarching goal and target is Free Software, and since SJW crusades are incompatible with high quality code, even if he sympathizes with them, doesn't really open GNU to too much influence by them. He does share the crazed look with many SJWs, but I don't think he has the "children buried in the backyard" pedophile look of certain SJWs.

Blogger camperbot September 11, 2015 5:23 AM  

@winston Being a sniper is not just about accuracy. It's also about crawling miles undetected with a heavy weapon, living in a hole for days without moving, taking the shot and then crawling back while people search for you.

Blogger dlw September 11, 2015 6:48 AM  

I have suited up and engaged the windmills of middle management and Accounting in order to get some donations for open source software projects.

I guess if I'm ever in the position of being able to get a check cut again, I'll be sure to investigate to see if the project is pissing away any of that money for "women's" or "minority" causes. And I'll just laugh at them.

OpenID basementhomebrewer September 11, 2015 6:56 AM  

@ 131 Not to mention the limited social contact during that time.

Blogger Aeoli Pera September 11, 2015 11:17 AM  

Every now and then I think I should do the Linux from Scratch project. Thanks to SJWs, I may soon have no choice. They are destroying all public and private infrastructure with surprising alacrity. An air campaign would have failed to soften up the US so effectively.

It is almost like they are a fire-and-forget biological weapon. Nah, forget I said anything.

Blogger Aeoli Pera September 11, 2015 11:20 AM  

Stallman can't be a proper SJW because being an SJW requires high sensitivity to subtext. He can be an endpoint for the virus, but he can't propagate it.

Blogger camperbot September 11, 2015 12:32 PM  

@basementhomebrewer Yep. Texting and catchup cappuccinos with friends tend to be frowned upon in the field.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 11, 2015 1:03 PM  

@123 @124 @127

Totally agree with all three posts. "Women can snipe", yes, but can do all the rest that comes along with it?

Anonymous That Would Be Telling September 11, 2015 4:16 PM  

Shimshon @130: Stallman cares about his definition of freedom, and much less about quality. The latest example is GCC, it is internally crippled to make it harder to be used in "unfree" ways, and LLVM with a "permissive" licence and sane management has 99% of the free compiler mind-share and is rapidly eclipsing GCC.

Blogger Taylor September 11, 2015 8:49 PM  

Karen Sandler took over in June 2011 and left in March 2014[1].

GNOME3 was released in April 2011[2].

I do not see how Sandler was responsible in any way for the initial quality of GNOME 3. She is responsible for mismanaging funds from the GNOME Foundation (how hard can it be to keep *outflow* the same as *inflow*?)

For those that don't like GNOME's user interface, it was not meant for you. Its meant for people who:
(a) Have never used a computer
(b) Don't want to change configuration settings
Use KDE in this case
(c) Like to use the meta (windows) key
(d) Like using an overview
(e) Sees no use in minimizing windows (still can, but needs keyboard shortcut/additional mouse clicks)


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Sandler
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME#GNOME_3

Supplemental:
https://www.gnome.org/foundation/reports/ (needs updating)

Blogger automatthew September 11, 2015 9:04 PM  

Taylor @139,

There used to be a regular commenter here named Taylor who was regularly involved in pyrotechnics of the most entertaining variety. Assuming you're not her, you may wish to use a different handle when commenting, to avoid repetitive questions.

Anonymous Sarcophilus September 11, 2015 9:38 PM  

Faster, please.
Gnome became an atrocious, bloated, useless UI long ago.
I didn't know the github anti-meritocracy had infected it, but that was probably after it was weakened.
This might be the best thing to happen to Linux in the last two or three decades.
Let the flames of the Raspberry Pyre burn long, hot, and high.
"You don't Gno me, I'm not just one of your little toys" might be its swan-song.
(I gave up when I couldn't convince them they could not possibly create a static database of bluetooth devices so as to not ask for PINs).
But isn't it wonderful that opensource is a true meritocracy with a strict Darwinism?
Speaking of which, is there even one example of something out of Randi Harper (she has been out of the news lately) that is not Kinder[garten] code? Supposedly she contributed something to FreeBSD, which might be sufficient to use Linux, or OpenBSD. Her buggy (buggery?) block bot is ... is there a term that is to code what rhetoric is to dialectic?

Blogger Cail Corishev September 11, 2015 10:36 PM  

Speaking of which, is there even one example of something out of Randi Harper (she has been out of the news lately) that is not Kinder[garten] code?

I was unable to find any.

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