Author Archives: Sam Thursfield

About Sam Thursfield

Who's that kid in the back of the room? He's setting all his papers on fire! Where did he get that crazy smile? We all think he's really weird.

Last month in Tracker

Here’s an incomplete report of some work done on Tracker during the last month! Bugs Jean Felder fixed a thorny issue that was causing wrong track durations for MP3s. Rasmus Thomsen has been testing on Alpine Linux, fixing one issue … Continue reading

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Into the Pyramid

November 2019 wasn’t an easy month, for various reasons, and it also rained every single day of the month. But there were some highlights! LibreTeo At the bus stop one day I saw a poster for a local Free Software … Continue reading

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What I did in October

October in Galicia has a weather surprise for every week. I like it because every time the sun appears you feel like you gotta enjoy it – there might be no more until March. I didn’t do much work on … Continue reading

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Tracker developer experience improvements

There have been lots of blog posts since I suggested we write more blog posts. Great! I’m going to write about what I’ve done this month. I’m excited that work started on Tracker 3.0, after we talked about it at … Continue reading

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Blog about what you do!

Am I the first to blog from GUADEC 2019? It has been a great conference: huge respect to the organization team for volunteering significant time and energy to make it all run smoothly. The most interesting thing at GUADEC is … Continue reading

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Twitter without Infinite Scroll

I like reading stuff on twitter.com because a lot of interesting people write things there which they don’t write anywhere else. But Twitter is designed to be addictive, and a key mechanism they use is the “infinite scroll” design. Infinite … Continue reading

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Tools I like for creating web apps

I used to dislike creating websites. CSS confused me and JavaScript annoyed me. In the last year I’ve grown to like web development again! The developer tools available in the web browsers of 2019 are incredible to work with. The … Continue reading

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