I'm catching up on the work of the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, e.g., http://blog.iftechfoundation.org/2017-09-28-twinecookbook.html , http://blog.iftechfoundation.org/2017-04-19-more-volunteer-seeking-the-accessibility-project.html , http://blog.iftechfoundation.org/2017-01-21-archive-all.html -- neat stuff!
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This tweet https://twitter.com/LaurenHerschel/status/946887540732149760 made me cry and helped me think about grief.
Man, god bless Recurse Center. I really am a dramatically better programmer than I was six months ago. It's hard to state how empowering that is.
https://mastodon.social/media/bbW6Mu5SvmpKA9dS_Wk For tonight's event https://www.meetup.com/mergesort/events/245649752/ … I got out some of my favorite lapel pins.
Compassion and caring even when you're told you shouldn't is punk.
I need to reread Ellen Ullman's suspenseful, evocative, emotionally accurate The Bug https://us.macmillan.com/thebug/ellenullman/9781250002495/ not least because it skewers the Reverend Casaubon who thinks he's Randy Waterhouse
@gaditb I just realized - you're the one who figured out the 17776 calendars were wrong, and who stepped through the frames to find out who the Presidents were! (I made https://www.metafilter.com/171102/Boisebration & https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eleven_Jones_Cave&diff=prev&oldid=790435698 .)
New blog posts:
https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2017/12/31/0 Some things I recommend frequently, e.g., clothes, software, comedy
https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/01/02/0 My 2017 in review: adventures, community service, work, talks/conferences, writing, public notice, habits, watched/listened, social
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RT Charles Worthington @cew821
If you know someone discharged from the military due to:
- sexual assault
- don’t ask don’t tell
please tell them about this new tool from @USDS and @DeptVetAffairs , designed to help veterans upgrade their discharge https://www.vets.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions/
The new year as a good time to stop, say no, let go, make room: http://maryannemohanraj.com/2018/01/02/lava/
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https://thehumaninthemachine.com/adrienne-porter-felt/2017-december-31 (https://twitter.com/__apf__/status/947553284654489600 for context) is no-joke inspiring.
https://www.inc.com/maria-aspan/tinyletter-going-away.html reminds me that FLOSS-loving freelancers/makers/small orgs would pay for hosted Mailman 3 installations, if such services were available.
In which a major financial institution's website, despite that padlock icon, promotes poor security practices. https://twitter.com/jasonaowen/status/946876279613284352