Just learned of this cost-free online Workforce Essentials Workshop for early-career individuals
a free 12-hour course (3 hrs/day over 4 days) -- register now to attend in July, Aug, Sept, or Oct
more about it: https://www.wforce.org/certificate-in-workforce-essentials
on conceptual art - worth the read
Found on FB.
boost from birdsite, New York City, economics
Has there been any reporting on what happened to commercial rent prices in NYC this past year, mapped (e.g.) against residential rent prices, which by all accounts fell drastically?
boost from birdsite, Android tip
boosting thread https://twitter.com/di_codes/status/1384926691760517121
1/ Thinking today about how important it is to be able to record video instantly, how many steps it takes on most phones, and how precious those seconds could be.
I found an easy shortcut on Android that I hadn't seen elsewhere and thought I'd share.
boost from birdsite, US cable subscribers
boosting https://twitter.com/NaomiKritzer/status/1386862866242932741 thread including:
Key things the UnFox group points out:
* Every cable/satellite TV provider pays a subscriber fee to carry Fox News. A typical household pays Fox News almost $2 per month via their cable or satellite provider, regardless of whether they actually watch the channel.
* A whole lot of these contracts expire in 2021.
The time to pressure your cable company is NOW.
Boosting an obscure blender question -- https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/223742/setting-restrict-to-unvisited-false-isnt-working-as-i-expected-in-freestyle-typ
Happy Monday, everyone!
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So my brother-in-law's friend came out as a trans-man three years ago - he works in an after-school care centre. A family removed their kids from the entire school because of this.
Yesterday, out of the blue, he got a letter from the family, apologising for the hurt they caused him, and also acknowledging the harm they did their own kids by reacting this way. So that is positive.
I've been trying to wean myself off of all things Google for some time, but the one thing that keeps me crawling back?
colab.research.google.com: to easily bring up a Jupyter notebook with 12GB of RAM, 100GB of disk, and the ability to mount a Google Drive to share notebooks & data with collaborators.
Is there a good alternative out there?
boost from birdsite, police abolition question
Are there any discussions of the role insurance companies play in opposition to police abolition?
Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.
Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.
I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.
boost from birdsite, me performing in a few hours
How do I find the virtual door? Great question! We've got a new post on how to access Visioning WisCon:
fleenode, copy/paste from birdsite, bad actors
"PSA: "eskimo" now has staff rights on what's left of http://freenode.net - and given he once modified the hosted part of an irc client he wrote so that he could read users' private messages and share any he found funny, you should update your threat models accordingly."
New York City, Changeset Consulting, Recurse Center, WisCon, MetaFilter, Wikipedia, Geek Feminism, Dreamwidth, harihareswara.net
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