A note by @kfogel@twitter.com "(mini-thread on adjusting one's position in response to feedback)" -- worth checking out if you saw his tweet yesterday about Twitter suspension. twitter.com/kfogel/status/1277

"(mini-thread on adjusting one's position in response to feedback)

1/ I don't think it would be fair to delete my OT, but here's what I *should* have said:"

On nitter: nitter.net/kfogel/status/12775

privacy policies, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting @`OpenTechStrat nitter.net/OpenTechStrat/statu

Anyone out there have good prior art on internal organizational policies about access to user data?

(Like, if you're a tech company with users, who in the company has access to user data & under what circumstances? What's the written policy?)


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Any advice for inclusive video calls for people who are hard of hearing or deaf? Currently trying to secure funding for captioning and/or sign interpreters, but would be grateful for boosts, links to useful resources and signing/captioning services too.

Bonus if they have experience with open science domains and concepts, but I'm possibly asking for a bit too much there.

vegan diner name: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelettes

My main Audacity tip is to learn to use the multi-tool. It is a mode of interaction where you can hold down keyboard buttons to toggle what the mouse/trackpad does. Learning it took a few minutes, getting comfortable with it took a few hours, and it increased my working speed roughly 2X.


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Just want to give a shout-out to Audacity, which as far as I'm concerned is the open source creative tool that actually achieves the promise of open source creative tools. It gets significantly better every release and releases every few months, and the UI gets better and better (the key thing most open source tools don't achieve). If you tried Audacity a few years ago or more and decided it was unstable or clunky to use, download the latest version. You might be pleasantly surprised.

@darius are you still updating wordfilter github.com/dariusk/wordfilter/ ? Pull request #40 came to my attention today.

Do you remember when the iPhone came out and everyone said “wow this is amazing it’s so easy to use” and never once thought to themselves, “I’ve been bombarded with training videos for this disguised as commercials for the last six months, of course I know how to use it?” That's what Github has done to discussions about version control.

Gaming, Fallout-likes, non-violence 

I enjoy the Fallout series (at least 3 and up) and especially 4 and 76 which have settlement building mechanics that are fun.

But it might be nice to have a similar chill exploration and building experience that doesn't come with lots of combat and brutal violence.

Any recommendations? Xbox-friendly preferred but PC ok too.

I'm thinking also of my wife who likes to watch me play Fallout but doesn't like to play FPS shooters herself.

The only reason gif won't die is h.264's weird patent licensing status never being fully resolved

allyship, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting thread nitter.net/math_rachel/status/

List who you have written letters of recommendation for within the last 5 years. Does the diversity of this list reflect what you hope to see in the field?

How about who have you collaborated with?

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remote meetings, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting thread nitter.net/skamille/status/127

A great many meetings exist to force the possibility of real attention and communication ("you wouldn't have read the email") but at least real life meetings hold the possibility of the before/after side convo, shared look, mutual amusement. Humorless pundits seem to miss this.

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diversity in literature, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/usmantm/status/1275

Perhaps this has been observed and written by others before, but I've only thinking along these lines fairly recently, so will share, regardless:

Thread on non-western stories and western editors:

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giving away masc clothes; East Coast US offer; :boost_ok: 

thanks to @red for reminding me that just 6 months ago i was struggling HARD to afford clothes. so. ANYONE #onhere on the East Coast US will get free shipping from me of whatever Big Dude clothes you want.

Pants: 34 to 38 by 32 usually, tons of variance here
tshirts/polos/Business: 3XL or 2XLT
Belts: yes
Undies: yes

my style is best described as "shitfucktrashheap" but hey its free and cotton. i'll have some pics Soon, DM me bros

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It seems like "bizarre" is a reasonable replacement for many of the more ableist words/phrases for describing considered to be ill-concieved. I don't know of any problems with that term as it doesn't seem to imply any kind of mental impairment, but rather strange and out-there'ness?

programming, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

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I’m starting to write a fake in-process GitHub API implementation using requests-mock. Surely something like this must already exist? plz RT so I can find it!

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uspol, text analysis, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.nixnet.services/kfogel/

In case anyone wants to torture themselves, I've got 32 speeches -- that's right, 2^5 -- by Donald Trump in plain-text transcript form right here, ready to be analyzed by anyone looking to stretch their English to, and perhaps beyond, the breaking point:


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My sister might be moving to Minneopolis/St. Paul, MN area September-ish 2020 and is looking to find some good poetry &/or creative non-fiction writing groups. Anyone have any experience in that area recently?

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