07 Oct 2020, 18:55 p.m.

Autumn and Reckoning

In late September, I took a one-week vacation. Which is to say, I took several days off from my client work, and I did a lot of biking around to different New York City parks. …

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30 Sep 2020, 12:24 p.m.

Changes Coming To Pip In October 2020

People who deal with Python: Changes are coming to pip, Python's package installation tool, in October 2020. Please share this migration guide and our video with your circles. SHORT VERSION: I'm working on improving the …

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20 Sep 2020, 16:22 p.m.

Availability This Week

Heads-up about availability: I'm attempting to take this week (Sept 21-25) off from client/Changeset work, doing lots of biking and reading and writing. Letting you know in case you email me about anything.

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17 Sep 2020, 12:36 p.m.

Some Followups From LibrePlanet 2017

I see that back in March 2017, I made a draft of some followup notes for my LibrePlanet 2017 keynote "Lessons, Myths, and Lenses: What I Wish I'd Known in 1998" (schedule description, video, in-progress …

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17 Sep 2020, 11:13 a.m.

Guitars And Rock Climbing, But As Analogies For Less Glamorous And Immediately Appealing Actitivies

I was explaining to a friend a few days ago the thing I mention in my RC & MetaFilter post, about how I'm trying to avoid saying "community" when I might mean "constituency" or "group" …

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16 Sep 2020, 7:13 a.m.

I Miss You, Friends And Strangers

I met you in a storytelling workshop taught by someone later discredited. I met you in the front-row fandom for a now-defunct sketch comedy troupe. I met you at a women's networking event where you …

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09 Sep 2020, 20:37 p.m.

Cool Music Rec: Abundance

Last year, via a BBC Gaelic and Celtic music show, I discovered a rockin' instrumental tune with horns and strings. It is so rockin' that I wanted to know more! Despite not knowing Scottish Gaelic, …

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08 Sep 2020, 22:13 p.m.

Breaking Release Bottlenecks -- What Changeset Can Do

I did some volunteer work earlier this year, helping rejuvenate pipenv (a command-line tool that some people use to help handle Python packages they make and use). Here's what I did, how long it took, …

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03 Sep 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Making Groups, Leading Them, Treating Others Well

Some writing I've appreciated in the past year, on leadership, and on understanding others and treating them well: synecdochic's "dreamwidth as vindication of a few cherished theories": His decision to take energy away from his …

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03 Sep 2020, 11:27 a.m.

On Accepting Nonzero Criticism, Even Hate

I'm thinking about how acceptance is not the same as resignation. I was talking with a friend many, many months ago, and race stuff came up. He and I talked about a shared experience of …

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