However, it also pops up a file manager which seems to involve re-setting the desktop background.
If thats nautilus then if you run it before hand with 'nautilus --no-desktop . &' it will behave it's self.
You can use an xmpp client with facebook chat. You can also use an XMPP client with MSN messenger (if you implement microsoft's auth goop). unfortunatly neither facebook or microsoft have enabled federation with there xmpp servers so they are still walled gardens, just walled gardens you can bring your own client to.
XMPP is the way to go, run your own server with ejabberd, prosody or openfire.
That means eschewing privacy-stripping "app stores" on locked down platforms for sideloaded FOSS.
In that case, who will finance the production of video games as free software and free cultural works?
We will, via Kickstarter and it's ilk...
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The F's are quite square, but the E's are rouned.
note that it starts and ends with AOAKN to tell whoever is decoding it how to generate the key.
SOE used "Poem codes":
The DISR movies made from data from the Huygens probe landing on Titan:
"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson