@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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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? 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She got heavy criticism for her past statements, and says she's withdrawn.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 Keenan Szulik, @kmszu@twitter.com

I'm super excited for RubyConf 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 harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/ 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. 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: lifeofaudrey.com/2018/10/24/ca

Yesterday I officially launched my Patreon to support work on Calagator, an open source community calendar platform. Details here: lifeofaudrey.com/2018/10/24/ca

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. nyassembly.gov/write/upload/pu

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New blog post: harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/ "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 twitter.com/gretchening/status

"FYI if you want to make the switch from Amazon‘s Audible to a nearly identical service that plays well with indie bookstores, try Libro.fm ! They have a gr8 membership program. Here’s a referral link that signs you up through me/my bookstore libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm5 "
I add: astoriabookshop.com/?q=p.audio 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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