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"Chatting with @brainwane and @joshsimmons today on Free as in Friday, 1pm Pacific, over at Back episodes with awesome folks like @`kirstie_j @`melissawm @baconandcoconut and others available at "

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I'm giving 5 talks + speaking in panels in May/June
on starting an open source "Repair Shop", renewing legacy projects, researching the leadership gap, tools to teach project mgmt & "Sidestepping the PR Bottleneck: 4 Non-Dev Ways To Support Your Upstreams" You can now register for free for MenderCon , where I'll be speaking on the idea of starting an open source "repair shop" for legacy software.

: Thursday, May 13th, virtual

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I'll be on a livestream tomorrow. As

Josh Simmons @joshsimmons says,

"Looking forward to the next edition of Free as in Friday tomorrow at 1pm PDT! @`luis_in_brief and I will be joined by the inimitable @`brainwane. I hope you'll join us 🎉 "

Video & transcript now up for my March talk "What Would Open Source Look Like If It Were Healthy?" which suggests:

twice-a-year open source Responsibility Amnesty Day (the solstices)
tax reform
maintainer peer-teaching tools
& more

I’m currently looking for work. If anyone has any programming contracts available, please let me know.

At this point in time, if anyone can help me by supporting me on Patreon I’d greatly appreciate it while I persue a stable income.

and @`bellmar notes: "Want to hear me chat about the role formal verification can play in legacy modernization work? ( ✨ 💥 WORLDS COLLIDING 💥 ✨ ) As a speaker I can get you in for free 😉 "

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hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning:

it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here: You can now register for free for MenderCon , where I'll be speaking on the idea of starting an open source "repair shop" for legacy software.

: Thursday, May 13th, virtual

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Cheese (my webcam recording program) records as WebM. PyCon wanted another format. Thanks to ffmpeg & (thanks @ablwr !) I did the conversion on the command line with no errors, worked first time

via MetaFilter : this set of lab reports on how to make stuff like grease, a solar cell, paint, a telephone, etc. is riveting. For all I know they've also made rivets. And now I've learned the word "thixotropic" - "solid at rest, but liquid under pressure"

a few recent blog posts:

on competing access needs & safe spaces:

recent books I've read:

fatigue & adaptability and the "eye of the storm" for vaccinated folks:

discovery versus context:

wondering about effects of physical absence on our shared projects:

Today I had to research what “glass transition point” means and what its value is for PLA, because one person in Egypt received their stand with parts that were completely warped, and my current theory is that during shipping the box sat in the sun and heated up to 63°C

Hello. I need some #research #help.

In the 1980s (1990s?), there was at least one TV show (I believe in the UK) where part of the programme was dedicated to transmitting #games via audio to viewers, to be recorded (to cassette, I suppose) locally and then could be played at home on their computers.

If you know the name of the show I'm talking about, or any TV show that experimented with data transmission, please let me know!

Boosts appreciated.

one day, there will be a certain age group of people who are old enough to fondly remember the sentence "please like and subscribe"

I'm not terribly well investen in #scifi, so, question to the hive-mind: Is there any well-know SciFi media thing that features cyborgs and includes people chosing cyborg bodies that are not humanoid?
Besides Battle Angel Alita?

reblogs for reach would be nice :)

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