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Plastic surgery Discussed

2014-08-27 05:02 UTC  by  rcadden

header_plastic-surgeryThere are people who wonder why they have impairments in life. These impairments or dysfunctions results to a varied negative impacts to several people. These includes traumas, burns, congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, infections and diseases, and tumors and cancer. These cases leads many people having these a great alteration n their life. With this condition they might not be able to perform normal activities of daily living. In addition to that, emotional effects are a huge factor on their inability to continue life normally. One may be embarrassed, bullied, or even abused of their condition by some people. Low self-confidence and self-esteem would result in cases like these. As time passed and technology grows, fortunately, there are several discoveries which lead to make a solution to these problems.

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Categories: Uncategorized

Let's build a browser engine! Part 4: Style

2014-08-23 22:45 UTC  by  Unknown author
Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 4: Style - August 23 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like

Let's build a browser engine! Part 3: CSS

2014-08-13 19:30 UTC  by  Unknown author
Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 3: CSS - August 13 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
Robin Burchell

sailing in search of fresh waters

2014-08-13 11:55 UTC  by  Robin Burchell
I've had a long, quiet time on this blog over the past few years while I've been frantically helping Jolla to launch their self-named product: the Jolla. I've enjoyed (almost) every day I've been there: they really are a great bunch of people and the work has been plentiful and challenging.

But as the saying goes, "this too shall pass". Nothing lasts forever, and it's time for a change: after this week, I will be taking a break from Jolla to get some fresh perspective.

On the bright side, maybe I'll have some more time for writing now :)

If anyone is interested in getting a hold of a C++/Qt/QML/Linux expert with a focus on performance, expertise on mobile, and a wide range of knowledge across other areas who loves open source, please let me know.
Categories: coding

Let's build a browser engine! Part 2: HTML

2014-08-11 15:00 UTC  by  Unknown author
Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 2: HTML - August 11 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 1: Getting started - August 8 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
Raul Herbster
This week, I tried to compile a simple NDK application and link it with the OpenSSL library. Most of libraries (including OpenSSL) are not supported by the NDK, what makes it a bit more complicated to use. So, in this post, I describe what I usually do to properly compile applications that need external libs.
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Categories: android
Raul Herbster
This week, I had to go through the process of Android OS/Kernel building/installation. And it was a lot much better and 6 months ago (maybe, because I built it for a device and not for the emulator?). I compiled the images in Ubuntu 12.04 and I used a Samsung Galaxy Nexus device (maguro with tuna as kernel). Therefore, I decided to summarize the steps that I took. This mini-tutorial is a lot shorter and simpler (and really works!!).
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Categories: android
Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Android: Collecting and Using Telemetry - July 24 from Mark Finkle's Weblog » Mozilla - Comment - Like
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-07-15 Meeting Minutes

2014-07-19 13:58 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Philippe Coval (rZr), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Paul Healy (sixwheeledbeast), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Niel Nielsen (nieldk), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Inaugural meeting of the new Maemo Council 2Q/2014
- Discussion on Council work media
- Comments by DocScrutinizer05>

Topic (Inaugural meeting of the new Maemo Council 2Q/2014):

  • The meeting started at 20:01 UTC. The new council assembled, and juiceme welcomed the new members.
  • The election results can be seen on the voting page. There was discussion on the vote counting algorithm (STV) and the number of ballots cast in the election.
  • The council decided to continue the present practice of having weekly meetings on tuesdays at 20:00 UTC. All council members live on UTC, UTC+1, UTC+2 zones.
  • There was some discussion of the roles in the Council. After discussion nieldk proposed peterleinchen as Chair & Secretary and juiceme seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous (4/4) and peterleinchen accepted the position.

Topic (Discussion on Council work media):

  • There was discussion on how to handle the tasks and documents during council work; possibilities are to use piratepad or wikipage on Maemo for collaboration. The advantage of piratepad would be easy multiediting capabilities, on the other hand wiki is more secure.
  • The council voted to use a wiki page as work medium but as wiki cannot be set up as private, email ans piratepad are kept as alternative for in-progress/confidental work.
  • Sixwheeledbeast set up a wiki page for Council agenda.

Topic (Comments by DocScrutinizer05):

  • Joerg came on the IRC channel later when the meeting was over, having been taken ill, but he had the following comments;
    • The Council has only one set of rules which define what the council is and what the council does.
    • The Council is not subject to directives from any other body.
    • Council work is generally done in the public, unless mandated by specific necessity. For confidental work there is the council members mailing list.
    • Since Hildon Foundation has accepted the Maemo Council as its Council, the Maemo Council is also the Council of the new unified Maemo e.V. that is going to take over the responsibilities of Hildon Foundation.
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council

Updates on the Hildon Foundation

2014-07-15 22:37 UTC  by  hildonfound

Discussion started last year about moving the US-based Hildon Foundation non-profit operations to Europe. After a positive reception to the initial proposal, some further planning by the community, and a lot of foot work, work is progressing on setting up a German e.V. (which was selected due to limited options available in Europe).
The move serves several purposes:

  • It gets us out from under the cost and regulatory burdens of operating in the US. The US is expensive and difficult to operate in for small non-profits. Taxes and regulations from two major entities: the US Federal Government and the State of Pennsylvania (where the Hildon Foundation is registered), which both require annual paperwork be submitted on the fiscal operations of the entity, are expensive and time-consuming for an all-volunteer operation funded by donations.
  • It brings the major operations of all within a single regulatory environment. The operations of are almost exclusively hosted at IPHH in Germany, bringing the organizational stewardship into the Euro-zone reduces the number of regulator issues which must be understood and dealt with by the foundation.
  • Finally, it eliminates the large overhead involved with international money transfers. The hardware for is hosted at IPHH (many thanks to them) in Germany, and with the billing currency in Euros, each transfer of the annual hosting-fee costs about $40 instead of the few cents it would cost wiring it from within the SEPA-Zone. Payments for hardware purchases, and other invoices are almost all going to entities in Europe, so eliminating the currency exchange overhead will significantly reduce costs for the continued operation of

The Hildon Foundation assets will need to be transferred to the new e.V. once its legal registration is completed. The Hildon Foundation will then be dissolved. This is slightly complicated by the aforementioned regulatory burdens in the US, but will hopefully be finalized by the end of the third quarter of this year. In terms of obligations, responsibilities and relationship to the community, this move has no effect: it is purely a technical measure to allow the Foundation to better manage the community’s assets.

Categories: News
Jussi Ohenoja

Meet the new Q2 2014 Maemo Community Council

2014-07-15 05:38 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja

Dear Maemo community, I have the great honor of introducing the new Community Council for the upcoming Q2/2014 period.

The members of the new council are:

  • Joerg Reisenweber (joerg_rw)
  • Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme)
  • Niel Nielsen (nieldk)
  • Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen)
  • Philippe Coval (rzr)

The voting results can be seen on the voting page

I want to thank warmly all the members of the community who participated in this most important action of choosing a new council for us!

The new council shall meet on the #maemo-meeting IRC channel today at 20:00 UTC for the formal handover with the passing council.

Jussi Ohenoja, Council Chair Q1/2014

On behalf of the outgoing Maemo Community Council

Categories: council