19 Nov 2020, 10:45 a.m.

Thank You

Today I finally fiddled with the Universal Access settings in GNOME to: make the mouse cursor bigger, and add a contrasting outline, so it's easier to see where it is add a visible alert every …

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13 Nov 2020, 10:52 a.m.

It Goes On One At A Time

I want to tell you a story. It's about this year's election results, and it's about hope. Just a few days after Election Day last week, with only 58% of the vote total reported, the …

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13 Nov 2020, 10:05 a.m.

Inclines and Declinations

A while ago, a friend of mine who lives in Manhattan contacted me to say that she and her spouse would have some time off this week, and suggested that they come to visit us …

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13 Nov 2020, 8:18 a.m.

Stand-Up Comedy Today

I'll perform 20 minutes of stand-up comedy about open source software today (Friday), 3:30-3:50pm PT, 6:30-6:50pm ET, at SeaGL [as I did at GUADEC]. Watch for free, no registration.

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12 Nov 2020, 10:54 a.m.

Plain Language Choices

Pro Publica published a story in a few translations, including plain language, for accessibility reasons. It's interesting to read the default and plain language English versions of the stories, and to reflect on my own …

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09 Nov 2020, 10:06 a.m.

Quite A Weekend

All the news networks and newspapers have analyzed the ballots counted so far and predicted that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US Presidential election. We have so much work ahead, yes, but …

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01 Nov 2020, 0:05 a.m.

Nonfiction Book Writing in November, and Daily Wordcount Posting

I am writing a book about open source maintainership. I had planned to get the book to editors/agents by the end of this year; I have made very little progress on it this year so …

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28 Oct 2020, 17:29 p.m.

Short Story Recommendations, And Hobby Project Lessons

Recommending short fiction is important for discovery, and to help us talk about things we like (and not just criticize things we don't). Recently I've been posting to MetaFilter each day to recommend short stories, …

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19 Oct 2020, 12:25 p.m.

"Useful Music"

The content management platform Cargo makes Soundcloud mixes of "Useful Music": "Mixes to support your production(s)." These generally have no English lyrics and I've been finding them pretty chill and nice as work background. I …

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08 Oct 2020, 8:43 a.m.

Dappling

The light through the window is still beautiful.

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