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Got this email today. Not 100% sure its legit, but it seems to be. Can anyone spot the problem?

Borderline miss at SIGMETRICS (A x2, WA, WR x2) with a paper on the difficulties of measuring database performance on smartphones. Admissions were tight: ~15% accept rate. Could make a good ICDE paper, maybe.

No luck with DAMON this year. It's a little bit sad, since we hit some surprises from the Android governor while benchmarking SQLite on mobile phones, and it would have been nice to share those. Most of the feedback seemed to suggest that the work was incidental to other stuff we were doing, which is not entirely off-base.

But that opens the question: If you can't publish surprising one-off findings at workshops, what do you do with them? Blog posts?

@rss Up and running! Thanks feed2toot!

Eventually I need to write a version of this that just grabs content out of ownCloud's news reader.

2 accepts (HILDA, TKDE), 1 reject (HILDA) in the last few days. Let's see how that compares to next week (DAMON, SIGMETRICS).

Phew. submissions in. Thanks for the multiple extensions 😀

@Purism Any updates on the Librem 11? My current laptop's on the verge of dying, and the 11 has a really nifty feature set. I'd love to put in an order for one, but not without some sort of ETA.

6) The tabbed interface sucks, particularly when you've got an app that tries to do as much as TBird. I like having separate windows for calendars, contacs, chat, and messages.
7) Creating calendar entries is really really awkward. Selecting times by dragging is way faster.

3) Preferences live in at least 3 entirely disconnected places (server settings, app settings, extension settings).
4) 2 search bars. One is super slow, and the other opens up a new search window instead of filtering the current view.
5) Searching defaults to "relevance" rather than "date". Ok, except that Thunderbird's relevance measure is garbage.

1) You get threads *or* unified mailboxes. Not both... or at least not as far as I was able to tell.
2) Threading support is awkward: (a) threads are shown top-to-bottom in time (no way to reverse that as far as I can tell), (b) There doesn't seem to be a thread view that shows all messages in a thread in a single window (i.e., what and Google do).

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Oliver's connection to the fediverse. Mostly a personal site... so nothing to see here. Move along, or go to Oliver's Feed