Films we watched: Total Recall, Point Break, Sister Act, Sleepless in Seattle, The Shawshank Redemption, Friday, Twister, Air Force One, Pleasantville, Notting Hill, Mo' Better Blues.
On March 30th, I'll imagine "What Would Open Source Look Like If It Were Healthy?" as my entry in GitHub’s Office of the CTO speaker series.
My (ridiculously ambitious?) talk will be livestreamed on Twitch.
Is there a linux distribution focused on being a gaming platform? Like it sets up all your stuff and handholds you on performance and video card rendering or whatever? And maybe it manages your retrogaming images and puts a nice interface on it? And helps setup joysticks? And sound? And makes sure Steam does a good job?
Disclaimer: I know nothing about gaming, but maybe want to try a modern game just to see what that's like.
If you weren't among the 33,600 people 😮 at online #FOSDEM this weekend, be advised: 100% #FOSS for online conferences is production ready *today*. Say NO to any Zoom (or other proprietary software) online events from now on. Demand software freedom! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/feb/08/just-say-no-to-zoom/
I believe what I said was that it would cause a f***in' revolution ;-)
virtual co-working with friends this morning, we got around to talking about Jitsi's Speaker Stats feature, which shows how long each participant in a meeting has been speaking
@brainwane: "imagine what would happen if someone snuck this feature into Zoom - there would be riots!"
New blog post: https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/02/08/0
I've been having a hard time finding resources on a few particular topics:
* mental health-specific analysis and advice on common dynamics in open source (such as volunteer overcommitment, lack of clarity who has power over whom, and public criticism from strangers)
* supporting an ADHD teammate
* supporting an anxious teammate
Suggestions on articles, books, videos, or people to consult, or even better keywords to use when searching?
boost from birdsite, discussion of self-harm, community management
boosting https://twitter.com/LeeFlower/status/1348361105211535360 thread:
[CW: self-harm] a friend just had to kick someone off a discord server for repeatedly discussing self-harm (which is against the server rules). I've seen this come up before in other spaces and want to talk about it for a sec. >
boost from birdsite, modernizing "The Music Man"
Yes, please, someone, make this movie.
boosting me [brainwane]:
also a remake of The Music Man where Harold Hill comes to town promising a code school that will make your kids upstanding and hireable
Marian, who runs a makerspace and classes out of the local library, is very suspicious
boost from birdsite, ADHD and labor
boosting Christie Koehler https://twitter.com/christi3k/status/1358150737922953217
Not speaking for all ADHDers of course, but my hourly jobs, the ones I had the least autonomy in, were the ones least affected by my dopamine deficient brain.
boost from birdsite, indie perfume as cheap quarantine hobby
If you're looking for some weird aesthetic exploration to fight off the COVID boredom blues, can I recommend: avant-garde perfume. No, really. First:
1. Not all perfume is cloying mall crap. There's world of indie, experimental weird-ass perfume.
2. It's cheap.
boost from birdsite, vaccine enthusiasm
boosting Jacob Kaplan-Moss (@'jacobian):
The COVID vaccine is this generation's moonshot: a scientific achievement that seemed impossible until we came together and made it happen.
I wrote about why I'm excited — not just willing, but actively excited — to get mine:
boost from birdsite, hiring and tech
boosting Jacob Kaplan-Moss (@`jacobian):
Each day this week, I'm sharing a question I use when interviewing for technical roles. I'll unpack the question, when to ask it, and how to evaluate answers.
Today: measuring managers' ability to lead projects, and how to screen out micromanagers:
A little more of the story of Sandra Lindsay https://queenseagle.com/all/roots-jamaica-first-covid-vaccine-sandra-lindsay-wayne-chambers-2cjdb , the nurse and immigrant from Jamaica who "became the first person in the United States to receive the COVID-19 vaccine outside of clinical trials".
Some interesting things @simpletools is doing:
* suggesting a set of criteria for "non-elitist" software, including how users' questions get answered (or don't) https://simpletools.info/doku.php/non-elitist
* suggesting that "maintained" does not necessarily mean a consistent release cadence in the case of feature-complete software, but something a bit harder to assess: https://simpletools.info/doku.php/still_maintained that someone feels responsible in case a security bug is found someday
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