LibreOffice Writer prints text in black

I was updating my resume and ran into a weird issue where Writer would print everything in black, no matter the destination printer (physical or PDF).

A quick search pointed me to this Ask LibreOffice page where someone had run into this issue, but here’s the procedure to fix it:

Go to Menu/Tools/Options/Print, then make sure “Convert colors to grayscale” is not checked:

LibreOffice Writer dialog

Then go to Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOfficeWriter/Print, then make sure “Print text in black” is not checked:

LibreOffice Writer dialog

This started happening after I updated to LibreOffice 5.0.2, so I’m thinking this a regression in the defaults.

Truly, a citizen of the electronic world

Having a citizenship means that you have a place in the world, an allegiance to a state. That state is supposed to guarantee you certain rights, like freedom from arrest, imprisonment, torture, or surveillance – depending on which state you belong to. Hannah Arendt famously said that “citizenship is the right to have rights”. To tamper with ones citizenship is to endanger ones most fundamental rights. Without citizenship, we have no rights at all.

Algorithmic Citizenship is a form of citizenship which is not assigned at birth, or through complex legal documents, but through data. Like other computerised processes, it can happen at the speed of light, and it can happen over and over again, constantly revising and recalculating. It can split a single citizenship into an infinite number of sub-citizenships, and count and weight them over time to produce combinations of affiliations to different states.

Source: Algorithmic Citizenship | Citizen Ex

DNA/Dongly Things

Now why is this? Well, there’s one possible theory, which is that just as Xerox is really in the business of selling toner cartridges, Sony is really in the little dongly power-supply business.

Source: DNA/Dongly Things

USB 3.0 Type C cables for everything.

Never underestimate the power of the chancla.

Me: BECAUSE I’M THE GROWN-UP AND I SAID SO NOW QUIT ASKING ME AND GO DO SOMETHING ELSE BESIDES TALK TO ME FOR THE LOVE OF GOD OR I WILL LITERALLY BLOW UP FROM SITTING ON MY ANGER AND IMAGINING HOW MUCH TROUBLE I WOULD BE IN IF I PULLED THIS SHIT WITH MY PARENTS IN 1978!!!!

Child: Why are you yelling?

Me: I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, I’m really sorry. I’ll order pizza.

Source: Every conversation between a parent and a child, in four conversations.

Parenthood in the United States is very, very very different than in Mexico.

I just happen to be in the market for a new phone

Before, buying a Nexus meant you had to deal with a bad camera or poor battery life, but the Nexus 5X and 6P are the first Android devices built with few to no compromises. The one thing you could complain about is the lack of wireless charging, but we can deal with that. The camera on a Nexus is finally good. The 12.3 MP cameras can hang with phones that are nearly twice the price of the 5X.

Source: Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P review: The true flagships of the Android ecosystem | Ars Technica

I broke the screen on my Canon S100 and the camera on my Nexus 5 is not the best. So by all appearances either phone is a worthy upgrade.

Being Poor Is Too Expensive

Some think that being poor is simple. You don’t have enough money to buy a lot of stuff, so you’re forced to buy less stuff. But that’s not really how it works. When you’re broke, you can’t do all the little things that will improve your budget over the long run. It actually costs more to be poor.

Source: Being Poor Is Too Expensive

It’s been a long, long time for me to dig out of the hole I was in. While it was never that deep, you’re always uncomfortably aware how much you can fall in a really short amount of time.

Raising the minimum wage won’t solve this, no matter how much politicians assure everyone it is the magic silver bullet needed.

Tryna implement a state religion, is all

Of course, all of this ignores questions that start nagging in young minds, like: Is this really sincere? Is this really what Jesus meant by fellowship? Are these really the biggest problems in my country? What if America just isn’t meant to be that special? Shouldn’t I be feeling more? Shouldn’t my elders set a better example? What if this just isn’t me? Why can’t I be myself here? Do I have to be so smug about this? And then, if a kid dares to speak up, the consequences can be…rather unfriendly as he or

Real words written by Sarah: Sorry I Didn’t See You at the Pole! | Meh, it’s Sarah.

“What if America just isn’t meant to be that special?” is a question that makes a lot of mis/uninformed people in the United States panic.

We have to keep both sides on the line

Here’s a great read from a chef: Where Are All the Women Chefs? | The Feed

The loving, nurturing side of the trade, the instinctive side—and, I would say, the feminine side—is being forgotten.

Here in Minneapolis a few months ago the Mpls St Paul magazine ran a front page article about the 12 best restaurants in the state and the chefs who run them.

Except all of them were male:

The Best Restaurants
Mpls St. Paul Magazine cover

Obviously, people were not happy. It even brought about a non-apology from the magazine. And these are just the top results from a cursory search.

For cooking to retain its soul, we need both men and women to be in the kitchen. And wh