Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Tag
Open Source and Free Culture

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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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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01 Sep 2020, 13:45 p.m.

Remedial Skills In Open-To-The-Public Working Groups

I'm talking in this post about wikis, political clubs, open source projects, fanvidding exchanges -- any groups where people try to work together and are open to the public. "No, what's that?" Some people joining …

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28 Aug 2020, 16:20 p.m.

Apply For Grants To Fund Open Source Work, and Career Thoughts

Apply For Grants To Fund Open Source Work When I tell people about grants they could get to help fund work on open source software projects, sometimes they are surprised because they didn't know such …

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11 Aug 2020, 12:49 p.m.

Figuring Out Which Blogging Platform To Switch To

I'd like to pay someone to port my blog to a new platform, and create one for Changeset Consulting as well. So now I need to decide on the platform and the vendor. Background I've …

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11 Aug 2020, 8:16 a.m.

Three Useful Tools

Draw.io is open source web-based diagramming software that exports to and imports from a bunch of different formats -- and you can save your diagram as XML so someone else can import and edit it. …

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16 Jul 2020, 13:56 p.m.

Four Conferences In Three Days

I'm performing or speaking at, participating in or attending four different conferences/conventions online between July 24th and 26th. You can join me at no cost for all of them! Going chronologically: GUADEC: Friday, July 24th, …

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15 Jun 2020, 16:17 p.m.

Hosted Alternatives To Proprietary Monopolistic Services

Videoconfencing: Jitsi is free, open source, and you don't need to download anything -- it just works in the web browser. You can use their public instance for free. May First is hosting a Jitsi …

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04 May 2020, 12:01 p.m.

"Yes, Minister", Chesterton's Fence, And Wasteful Caution

Just now I was in a pretty grumpy mood and it threatened to spiral further. I decided to give myself a break, got a snack and the rest of my morning tea, set a timer, …

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