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Working on PDF.js

So last week I started working on a bug for PDF.js. I spoke to the developers of the library, on IRC, and they advised me to concentrate on a different bug because this particular one was an edge case and not easily implemented. 171 more words

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Venturing into new territories

For our release 0.4 in our open source class, we decided to keep it short and abstract as a consequence of our unfortunate but inevitable decision to abandon (at least for now) our pursuit of embedding XMP metadata into images in Android. 343 more words

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Federal open source software activities are growing

Patricia M. Loui-Smicker of Hawaii was confirmed by the Senate, just the other day, as a director of the Export-Import bank. Not the kind of routine confirmation that makes the news. 830 more words

Moving on to something new. First Step PDF.js

So XMP part of the image embedding library did not work after several attempts with several different technologies by several different people. Now that project is abandoned for a newer technology that will be used later on. 140 more words

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The History of Scrapinghub

Joanne O’Flynn meets with Pablo Hoffman and Shane Evans to find out what inspired them to set up web crawling company Scrapinghub.

Scrapinghub may be a very young company but it already has a great story to tell. 531 more words


The 10 Things Everyone does Wrong when Committing Pull Requests

So, you’ve found a nice Open Source project that has added great value to your own work and you want to give back.

Before we move on, let me stress that this isn’t anything personal. 1,637 more words

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Deleting Old Github Repos

The Purge

Today I did something I did not think I would ever do. I went through my Github account and deleted around 20 old repositories. 245 more words