22 Mar 2020, 21:42 p.m.

Some Useful Tools, Art, And Tips

Making note here of various threads and posts that have come to my attention recently: On lessons for the coronavirus crisis, from someone who lived through the start of the AIDS crisis. "I'm sitting here …

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20 Mar 2020, 12:02 p.m.

Responsibility And Blame

Humans have a really hard time dealing with problems that are partly under our control and partly not (and where we can't tell how much of it is inside or outside our locus of control). …

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19 Mar 2020, 10:18 a.m.

Another Burble

From a recent conference call: "... if [our project] even matters anymore." "Oh I'd argue that our project is MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER!! I'm about to write a Medium post saying so!" [peals of laughter]

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19 Mar 2020, 6:57 a.m.

Extremely Limited-Value Insight

The 20-second songs-to-wash-your-hands-by releases are to 2020 what ringtones were to, say, 2006.

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16 Mar 2020, 9:12 a.m.

Liminal Thoughts At An Inflection Point For The Pandemic

In January a writer I read started telling her readers to prepare for the pandemic. I am glad of the ways in which I followed her advice and I regret the ways in which I …

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11 Mar 2020, 12:04 p.m.

Videocall, Group Chat, and Information Tools

As large groups rapidly adapt to online learning/working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom/Google Meet and Slack are turning into unexamined defaults. I recommend these useful alternative online collaboration tools for groups: Indie …

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10 Feb 2020, 16:42 p.m.

Help Tell People About Outreachy

I'd like for you to consider doing something for me. Think about the people in your circles. Your cousins, your neighbors, your friends' kids. Do you know anyone who is trying to figure out how …

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10 Feb 2020, 11:13 a.m.

Recompiler is Hiring

The beloved indie feminist print and online magazine The Recompiler is back! New issues are up, and the mag is hiring for help with editing, design (print and ebook), and research. All positions are remote …

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06 Feb 2020, 9:27 a.m.

My First Exascale Computing Project Annual Meeting

Some interesting things about attending the Exascale Computing Project Annual Meeting for the first time, and stuff I have learned here so far! [Edited 1:10pm CT to add: By the way, here is a contextual …

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29 Jan 2020, 11:12 a.m.

MOSS Video, BSSw Honorable Mention, and The Maintainership Book I Am Writing

Video Mozilla interviewed me about the Python Package Index (PyPI), a USD$170,000 Mozilla Open Source Support award I helped the Python Software Foundation get in 2017, and how we used that money to revamp PyPI …

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