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.

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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.

octo.github.com/speakerseries/

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.

To non-librarians, “world cat” probably sounds like a much fluffier concept than it really is

Hey folks! My grandma is dying. You can help me right now by reminding communities to sign up to participate in Outreachy. I'm about 2/3 of the way through my list of communities to contact to be mentors, and it's just not going to happen this week.

I've gotta say I am pumped as HECK to watch this person create a social platform, this is SO my jam of a perspective.

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! sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/fe

Learning vim every now and then. Is the equivalent to Emacs's M-q really gqip?

Jan - Bean Dad
Feb - Cat Lawyer
Mar - Sushi Sister
Apr - Robot Teacher
May - Chainsaw Bride
Jun - Suspenders Dog
Jul - Zucchini Senator
Aug - Hacker Princess
Oct - Yodeling Judge
Nov - Lawyer Cat
Dec - Shaved Santa

I believe what I said was that it would cause a f***in' revolution ;-)

boosting @`attacus_au
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: harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/

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 twitter.com/LeeFlower/status/1 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. >

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boost from birdsite, modernizing "The Music Man" 

boosting @`jcravens42

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

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boost from birdsite, ADHD and labor 

boosting Christie Koehler twitter.com/christi3k/status/1

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.

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boost from birdsite, indie perfume as cheap quarantine hobby 

boosting twitter.com/add_hawk/status/13

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.

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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:

jacobian.org/2021/jan/13/covid

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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:

jacobian.org/2021/feb/9/interv

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A little more of the story of Sandra Lindsay queenseagle.com/all/roots-jama , 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) simpletools.info/doku.php/non-
* 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: simpletools.info/doku.php/stil that someone feels responsible in case a security bug is found someday

Do I know anyone set up to 3D print and sell things retail within the EU? Please get in touch, I am launching a product in the US and UK and would like to distribute to the EU as well!
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