@gaditb I am so deeply grateful for your inventive, kind, liberatory presence. One of the best things about 17776 fandom is that it led me to you. I hope you are doing great.
We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.
You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.
Help spreading the word is much appreciated:
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blast from the past: governor-elect of Connecticut Ned Lamont starred in this 2006 ad when he ran for the Senate. It breaks causality (as he is filming the ad, volunteers who "saw the commercial" come in to his living room and tell him how eager they are to get him elected) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE7VV_ePzfo
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boosting Roan Kattouw, @firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in California, you can register and vote same-day! You can also vote early on Monday, and in SF you can vote on the weekend too.
As a non-citizen, I can't vote, but here's how I would vote if I could: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KgIF0YhaL3R5D7DdRv4ZNCtSucgR4ZxsbZSgoDixJPQ/
Whatever you do, please VOTE!
My new MetaFilter post about a strange edge case in the San Francisco school board election next week: what does it mean to you for a candidate to actually withdraw? http://mefi.us/w/177427
She got heavy criticism for her past statements, and says she's withdrawn. But her name's still on the ballot and her supporters are still campaigning for her. What if she wins anyway?
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boosting Google Walkout For Real Change, @GoogleWalkout@twitter.com
We, Google employees and contractors, will walkout on November 1 at 11:10am to demand these five real changes. #googlewalkout https://twitter.com/GoogleWalkout/status/1057804203895283712
boosting Keenan Szulik, @email@example.com
I'm super excited for RubyConf http://rubyconf.org/ next month, but couldn't get a ticket in time! Looking for 1 if anyone has extra 🙂
@zwol About 15-20 minutes into your talk, in the list of providers, you mentioned one who was doing something involving a (claimed?) US location that seemed scary and not economically rational. I didn't catch the specifics - is this in the paper?
New blog post https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/10/29/0 about miscellaneous reading, listening, watching, volunteering, Python packaging, Git, mourning, and so on
Activist communities, large companies, hobby groups -- if you've ever heard folks say "I wish it were easier to get the word out/find out about events", consider whether you should have a Calagator. http://calagator.org/about It aggregates existing calendar feeds AND lets individuals add one-off events.
We can crowdfund work to make it easier to run, improve security, and get more momentum: http://lifeofaudrey.com/2018/10/24/calagator.html
Yesterday I officially launched my Patreon to support work on Calagator, an open source community calendar platform. Details here: http://lifeofaudrey.com/2018/10/24/calagator.html
just woke up from a horrible dream in which a well-meaning 10-year-old wizard had stolen the word "fuck" from the world
i was working with a loose coalition of sailors, cooks, and software people to rediscover it, or create an alternative, because we all needed to yell it frequently to do our jobs
"bazt" and "corm" just weren't working but nobody at the meeting wanted to say it because that's the best we had after a week
AW YEAHHH. The New York State Assembly is looking at improving voting access, including early voting & no-excuse absentee ballots. https://nyassembly.gov/write/upload/publichearing/20181026b.pdf
New blog post: https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/10/25/0 "The Concision-Nuance Tradeoff In One-To-Many Documents" with examples from news stories, job descriptions, and the ballot proposals info in the NYC voter guide
signal-boosting Gretchening https://twitter.com/gretchening/status/1042117636681854976
"FYI if you want to make the switch from Amazon‘s Audible to a nearly identical service that plays well with indie bookstores, try http://Libro.fm ! They have a gr8 membership program. Here’s a referral link that signs you up through me/my bookstore https://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm56373 "
I add: https://www.astoriabookshop.com/?q=p.audiobooks if you want to use Libro.fm and listen to audiobooks while benefiting Astoria Bookshop, my local indie bookstore in western Queens
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I’m getting ready to do more work on Calagator, a platform for community event listings. When we started, we were an alternate to Upcoming (around the time of its sale to Yahoo) and more locally relevant than Meetup. Now many communities share what they're up to on Facebook and have even less control over their data. A lot of my passion for sustainability in FLOSS comes from this project. So — I’m giving Patreon a shot https://www.patreon.com/calagator
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signal-boosting SecureDrop & Freedom of the Press Foundation:
We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the SecureDrop team! Want to work for a nonprofit & write open source code that's used by 60+ news organizations to communicate with whistleblowers? Here's your chance: https://freedom.press/jobs/job-opening-senior-software-engineer-securedrop/
New York City, Changeset Consulting, Recurse Center, WisCon, MetaFilter, Wikipedia, Geek Feminism, Dreamwidth, harihareswara.net
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