A thread of some boosts from birdsite - in this thread I use ` to break up the @-mentions to indicate they're from Twitter.

boost from birdsite 

boosting Lexi Beach
If you are putting the institution above the people, you are doing it wrong. (This is a subtweet.)

boost from birdsite, cw racist violence 

boosting @`lotormatic
Complete Streets aren't complete unless everyone can safely and comfortably use them. We talk about safer infrastructure all the time but all the traffic diverters and hi-viz crosswalks in the world can't protect you from an aggressive racist with a gun.

boost from birdsite, Python 

boosting @`di_codes twitter.com/di_codes/status/12
Today we merged support on @`pypi
for PEP 592, adding the ability to "yank" releases, and for installers to determine which releases have been "yanked"! Nice!

...but, uh, what is a "yanked" release, you might ask?


boost from birdsite, Python 

boosting @`di_codes
The yanked status of a release is exposed to installers via the API. If they support PEP 592, they'll automatically respect this flag.

Support already exists in pip (since 19.2, released last year) so chances are you can already take advantage of yanked releases!


boost from birdsite, volunteering 

boosting Karsten Wade
Ready for writers!

The Open Source Way 2.0 call for writers is now open:


Yes dear friends, it's really happening.

boost from birdsite, availability 

boosting Jen Myers
@`antiheroine twitter.com/antiheroine/status
Twitter friends, I have reactivated my full-time job search. Please spread the word and reach out if you would like to chat! hello@jenmyers.net Links to more info in the thread.

I also have some availability in the near future for some small gigs, so if you have a discrete writing project or would like a bit of website/newsletter/remote work consulting, we can set that up.

boost from birdsite, sexism 

boosting Elizabeth Barron
Bonus benefit to mask wearing is nobody tellin us to smile more

boost from birdsite, remote gig 

boosting Steven J. Cooke twitter.com/SJC_fishy/status/1
I have $ for recent grads/post docs to analyze/write up interesting datasets related to env sociology / human dimensions of resource mgmt on a contractual basis. Does not require moving and cud be from anywhere. steven.cooke@carleton.ca @`SCB_SSWG

boost from birdsite, online event this weekend 

boosting !!Con
!!Con 2020 is just five days away!

Check out our schedule of events at bangbangcon.com/program

We'll be posting our public livestream link here when we have it ready.

2:54 PM · May 4, 2020

boost from birdsite, Python 

boosting twitter.com/di_codes/status/12 from Dustin Ingram

Going to pair with @`EWDurbin
this Friday again, but starting next week anyone is welcome to grab some time at di.codes/pairing

Details below

boost from birdsite, sf/f 

boosting Jed
The online magazine _Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show_ ran from 2005 through 2019.

Reading it required a paid subscription at the time, but now all 69 issues have been made freely available.


boost from birdsite, cw police violence 

boosting twitter.com/nick_w_estes/statu

My neighbor didn’t show up for work. His boss called the cops to do a “welfare check.” They shot and killed him.

It’s 2020. Everything is canceled except for police terror.

boost from birdsite, cute sheep 

boosting Sami Abdul Aziz
This sheep escaped a farm and spent 6 years in the mountains, during which time he grew 60 pounds of wool. Wolves tried to eat him, but their teeth could not penetrate the floof. You don't have to turn hard to survive the wolves, just be really, really soft and fluffy.

boost from birdsite, food, shopping 

boosting *** @`platformpapi
FYI Xian Famous Food is trying to keep the lights on and is selling their chili oil to raise funds


boost from birdsite, humor 

boosting Ben Rosen @`ben_rosen

3) fight club
2) the sixth sense
1) the song “row row row your boat”

boost from birdsite, zoom, tips 

boosting Palante Tech Coop @`palantetech

Stressed about Zoombombing? Organizers and activists can apply the principles and practices of community safety and security that we've been using for years in our physical spaces to keep our communities safe as our work and gatherings move online.


boost from birdsite, cw gov't violence 

boosting twitter.com/SamFromInternet/st

In the wake of the killings, student protests erupted across the country. Students at NYU famously hung a banner out of a dorm window, reading: They can't kill us all.

I can't get that phrase out of my head. 3/3

boost from birdsite, Python governance 

boosting twitter.com/ericholscher/statu

Eric Holscher @`ericholscher
I've been on @`ThePSF
board for the past 3 years and I'm stepping down at the end of my term. It's a critical time for the PSF with the loss of PyCon funding, so I encourage you to run for the board if you can. Nominations are open:


boost from birdsite, Python governance 

boosting twitter.com/ericholscher/statu [on important things the PSF board should discuss]

Packaging is definitely a big one. We've been getting a good bit of grant funding to improve pypi and pip, which should hopefully start showing gains, but there's certainly a lot in the packaging space, and a lot of legacy stuff to consider.

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boost from birdsite, software feedback 

boosting twitter.com/zooba/status/12171

It's actually a huge issue for most software - happy users rarely talk to you.

This is why developers add telemetry, or push surveys at you. Those who can afford focus groups and user research do them extensively.

Help out your favourite projects: tell them why you like them.

boost from birdsite, greed 

boosting twitter.com/AlexandraErin/stat

Every day, in every way, The People Who Are Corporations look at the geese that lay their golden eggs and sharpen their axes because that goose might lay an egg today but there could be two inside it.

boost from birdsite, tips on working remote 

boosting twitter.com/_jjphillips/status (thread from January 11, 2020)

1) have an activity that signals the start of your work day and the end of your work day.

You work remote/at home/sometimes commute-less. You need something that signals your brain that test is over, play is paused, and work is commencing. Showers, walks, breakfast, whatever.

boost from birdsite, Python 

boosting @`chris_swenson

Free Python course materials!

I put in a FOIA request to the NSA for their Python training materials and got back a 400-page printout of their COMP 3321 training course.

So, I scanned and OCR'd it. Here is a PDF (warning: 118 MB)


boost from birdsite, cw: police misconduct 

boosting Sean Perryman
@`SeanPerryman3 thread twitter.com/SeanPerryman3/stat

I want to speak less about Mayor Bloomberg and more about the program he misused and the people it impacted.

People often refer to as if it were simply a misguided police tactic. I believe they envision it as an unpleasant but brief encounter with the police.

boost from birdsite, privacy 

boosting Bernard Tyers @`bernardtyers

Interesting development - Whimsical removes Google Analytics from their web service, citing":

"100% of our product decisions over the past year were based on strategy, qualitative feedback and our own needs."



boost from birdsite, pandemic and love 

boosting twitter.com/dianabutlerbass/st thread

We're going to have to take care of one another. Period. Not because we're great. Not because of a leader inspiring us.

But because we can be a people who love each other, who care for our neighbors.

boost from birdsite, cute inspiring comic 

boosting twitter.com/korimichele/status

The weird bunny avatar is back for an illustrated version of a tweet thread I made three years ago about comics insecurity. I've luckily internalized most of this now, but maybe someone else might like to hear it. <3 I love you. Keep making.

(see link for several comic panel images)

boost from birdsite, Python 

boosting @`mousevspython

This week I chatted with @`mpirnat
about , @`PyOhio
and more!


boost from birdsite, Python, ACNH 

boosting twitter.com/mpirnat/status/124

Python friends who do Animal Crossing, enjoy…


(a Python tee design that users can get in-game)

boost from birdsite, Love Never Dies 

boosting twitter.com/clewisreviews/stat

“Beneath a moonless Sky” like girl it was cloudy, that’s not that special

boost from birdsite, plus-size clothing 

boosting twitter.com/twwings/status/125 regarding snagtights.com/

I bought some today, because these are literally THE BEST tights I've ever gotten and I want this company to live. No one else I've found does this level of quality with this colour range for fat people. plus chub rub shorts in cute colours for summer! sizes up to ~US 32

twitter.com/PoppyCocktails/sta with more info

boost from birdsite, managing remote workers 

boosting thread twitter.com/ErinLThomasPhD/sta

Dr. Erin L Thomas
Employees are burning out. Concerned leaders are encouraging time off but folks aren’t taking it. Here’s my take on what’s going on (beyond typical flexibility stigma) and what empathetic managers can do about it./1

boost from birdsite, WisCon book 

boosting twitter.com/GeekMelange/status

I'm very, very proud to share that the WisCon Chronicles Volume 12: Boundaries and Bridges, coedited w/@`MsUppityness
is forthcoming from @`AqueductPress
later this month! It's at the printers & will be available to order soon!


[see links for cover, list of authors, and excerpt]

boost from birdsite, tooling for certs 

boosting Alex Gaynor @`alex_gaynor

. @`paultag
and I built an SSH CA for AWS: github.com/hallowauth/hallow

It's written in Go and comes with a terraform module to deploy it and a CLI tool. You can use it to get MFA and short lived certs for SSH incredibly easily.

Try it out and give us feedback (issues/PRs)!

boost from birdsite, Delany book 

boosting Jed @`elysdir . more info constellationpress.com/catalog

The first book from my small press is now available for preorder!


The ebook of Samuel R. Delany’s essay/memoir _Heavenly Breakfast_, about his time in a commune/rock band in NYC in 1967-1968, is now available for preorder on Amazon.

Will be published this Friday, February 14.

Coming soon to Apple Books.


boost from birdsite, funerals 

boosting thread twitter.com/iasmelaion/status/ about a socially distanced funeral

i hope very much that i will not have to attend any more funerals like this in the coming year.

boost from birdsite, absurd advertising materials 

boosting thread twitter.com/AndrewM_Webb/statu

Andrew M. Webb
I'm having trouble concentrating on science animations right now, so instead here are some screenshots from my favourite document on the planet.

These are taken from a 'work in progress' document from Pepsi's 2008 rebrand. Every figure is as incomprehensible as this one. 1/23

boost from birdsite, GoodReads alternative 

boosting Recurse Center

This weekend's Joy of Computing:

Book Wyrm, a federated alternative to Goodreads that lets you track what you're reading and share it with friends. By @`tripofmice .

Try it out here: fedireads-test.glitch.me



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@brainwane "how to build analytics into your own backend and get those sweet clicks for free!"

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