Just learned of this cost-free online Workforce Essentials Workshop for early-career individuals


a free 12-hour course (3 hrs/day over 4 days) -- register now to attend in July, Aug, Sept, or Oct

more about it: wforce.org/certificate-in-work

People hiring for developer relations, business analyst, trainer, or team manager roles might be particularly interested in @K_REY_C who is available now kylerconway.com/about-me/work- for full-time remote work

boost from birdsite, New York City, economics 

boosting from twitter.com/lexiatwork/status/

Has there been any reporting on what happened to commercial rent prices in NYC this past year, mapped (e.g.) against residential rent prices, which by all accounts fell drastically?

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boost from birdsite, Android tip 

boosting thread twitter.com/di_codes/status/13

1/ Thinking today about how important it is to be able to record video instantly, how many steps it takes on most phones, and how precious those seconds could be.

I found an easy shortcut on Android that I hadn't seen elsewhere and thought I'd share.

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boost from birdsite, US cable subscribers 

boosting twitter.com/NaomiKritzer/statu thread including:

Key things the UnFox group points out:

* Every cable/satellite TV provider pays a subscriber fee to carry Fox News. A typical household pays Fox News almost $2 per month via their cable or satellite provider, regardless of whether they actually watch the channel.

* A whole lot of these contracts expire in 2021.

The time to pressure your cable company is NOW.

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Boosting an obscure blender question -- blender.stackexchange.com/ques

Has to do with in which is something I'd never used before, but is obviously very useful.

Happy Monday, everyone!


So my brother-in-law's friend came out as a trans-man three years ago - he works in an after-school care centre. A family removed their kids from the entire school because of this.

Yesterday, out of the blue, he got a letter from the family, apologising for the hurt they caused him, and also acknowledging the harm they did their own kids by reacting this way. So that is positive.

Remember extras in DVDs? Director's commentary, deleted scenes, etc. Where did it all go in the age of streaming?

I've been trying to wean myself off of all things Google for some time, but the one thing that keeps me crawling back?

colab.research.google.com: to easily bring up a Jupyter notebook with 12GB of RAM, 100GB of disk, and the ability to mount a Google Drive to share notebooks & data with collaborators.

Is there a good alternative out there?

wiscon.dreamwidth.org/153598.h links I shared during the @`OtherwiseAward auction on Saturday night at @`WisConSF3, such as 2 fanvids about 1980s commercials, the podcast guessing game, and where you can recommend works for the Otherwise jury to consider

boost from birdsite, police abolition question 

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Are there any discussions of the role insurance companies play in opposition to police abolition?

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anyone know about plant/botany-related instances? retoots appreciated :BoostOK:

Pssst anyone who does a direct donation to the #wiscon #otherwiseaward this weekend, I'll give you a free ebook copy -- America Inc. or Lucy Smokeheart, your choice!

Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.

Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.

I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.

Boosts appreciated!!

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boost from birdsite, me performing in a few hours 

boosting @`WisConSF3

How do I find the virtual door? Great question! We've got a new post on how to access Visioning WisCon:


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Everybody get an upwards-facing Moebius strip! There's literally no down side.

fleenode, copy/paste from birdsite, bad actors 

"PSA: "eskimo" now has staff rights on what's left of freenode.net - and given he once modified the hosted part of an irc client he wrote so that he could read users' private messages and share any he found funny, you should update your threat models accordingly."

- twitter.com/shadowcat_mst/stat

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