boost from birdsite, cw police violence
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, 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
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
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 https://twitter.com/ericholscher/status/1194512479730229251 [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.
boost from birdsite, software feedback
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
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 https://twitter.com/_jjphillips/status/1216159316924723200 (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
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 https://twitter.com/SeanPerryman3/status/1227988707690545152
I want to speak less about Mayor Bloomberg and more about the program he misused and the people it impacted.
People often refer to #stopandfrisk 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 https://twitter.com/dianabutlerbass/status/1237917493055967232 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
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
This week I chatted with @`mpirnat
about #Python, @`PyOhio
boost from birdsite, Python, ACNH
Python friends who do Animal Crossing, enjoy…
(a Python tee design that users can get in-game)
boost from birdsite, Love Never Dies
“Beneath a moonless Sky” like girl it was cloudy, that’s not that special
boost from birdsite, plus-size clothing
boosting https://twitter.com/twwings/status/1254474162351071233 regarding https://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
boost from birdsite, managing remote workers
boosting thread https://twitter.com/ErinLThomasPhD/status/1256996152622415882
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
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
and I built an SSH CA for AWS: https://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 https://constellationpress.com/catalog/heavenly-breakfast/
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 https://twitter.com/iasmelaion/status/1245418443450404865 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 https://twitter.com/AndrewM_Webb/status/1245493805530451968
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: http://fedireads-test.glitch.me
boost from birdsite, WisCon
boost from birdsite, paid remote gig
boosting Free Law Project
We are urgently looking for a technical summer intern to work on our massive collection of judicial financial disclosure reports. Please help spread the word! All the details here: https://free.law/hiring/ Questions: email@example.com
boost from birdsite, pandemic, usecon
This crisis lays bare how much our economy depends on unpaid and underpaid labor. There's simply no functioning market without a foundation made up of things that markets can't provide on their own: healthcare, childcare, elder care, and all types of domestic labor.
boost from birdsite, WisCon
Register by tomorrow (May 20th) for @`wisconsf3 so you can watch our auction Saturday night! List of auction items, and a trailer, at https://otherwiseaward.org/2020/05/otherwise-auction-wisconline-may-23
boost from birdsite, WisCon
Today is the LAST DAY to register for this year's virtual #WisCONline convention! Sales will close at 7PM Central Time (GMT-5); be sure to get in before then!
A reminder that if you registered for the original *in-person* #WisCon44 convention before it was cancelled, your membership was rolled over to NEXT year's con (#WisCon45 in 2021). Double-check that you re-registered for #WisCONline!
boost from birdsite, Python, request for help
boosting Nicole Harris
The pip team needs your help!
Do you have complex project dependencies?
We want you to try to break pip's new dependency resolver...
boost from birdsite, education
Goal for 2020: figure out how to deliver instructor training effectively online when learners have unreliable internet connections. Zoom + Google Docs is great when connections are stable but unfair when they're not.
boost from birdsite, remote conventions
in-person confs are third places where you can think different things, you have no domestic responsibilities or interruptions, and you can catch up w colleagues & friends over backchannel beverages. single-threaded video calls have none of that 🤷
boost from birdsite, hiring
is hiring for a *ton* of positions, some tech-specific, others not. Building power for Black people and winning real change. https://colorofchange.org/careers/ Pass it on.
And if we know each other and you apply, lmk.
boost from birdsite, free pair programming offer
Going to pair with @`EWDurbin
this Friday again, but starting next week anyone is welcome to grab some time at https://di.codes/pairing
boost from birdsite, time humor
hey @pganssle now that you're "python time czar" or whatever, we should probably start a discussion about adding a few more hours to each day
feeling like this whole "days only have 24 hours" thing is definitely a bug
boost from birdsite, teleconferences
boosting Evan Prodromou
Our remote @`W3C
advisory committee meeting this week has been revolutionary in format. All the presentations were pre-recorded and available to watch at leisure (synchronized speaker, slides and transcripts) a week ago. The conference was 2 days of synchronous Q&A and discussion.
boost from birdsite, programming humor
boosting amy nguyen
[looking at a test failure]
brain: what is reality? what if logic cannot be trusted? what if I must accept the futility of the premise of software being something that can be reasoned about, what if some mysteries can never be solved... oh haha I made a typo test is passing now
boost from birdsite, stenography
We are happy to announce the launch of our new free online Intersteno journal: Tiro - The Journal of Professional Reporting and Transcription! Welcome to read and comment on our first issue at https://tiro.intersteno.org
boost from birdsite, cybersecurity
Great idea. Filed an issue for PyPI: https://github.com/pypa/warehouse/issues/7992
Boosting Runa Sandvik
This is a great feature and I wish other services would add it.
who boosted Nathaniel Gleicher
8/ To confirm whether an email claiming to be from Facebook is authentic, review recent emails we've sent in your Security and Login Settings: https://facebook.com/settings?... [brainwane did not click through to figure out what this URL is]
boost from birdsite, uspol
boosting John Dziurlaj
We’ve all heard about flattening the curve of COVID-19. This concept is also applicable to the election in November. In order for election officials to process an unprecedented amount of absentee requests, they need to come in little by little over time, not all at once....
boost from birdsite, uspol
... Civic groups can do their part by encouraging voters to request absentee ballots now, instead of waiting closer to the election. Getting your request in early also aids in the production and mailing of ballots, which can be more effectively managed by mail vendors. #BeReady2020
boost from birdsite, FLOSS infrastructure
boosting Frederike Kaltheuner
Now this is an exciting new possibility: a German town is running their own @`jitsinews
server so that schools and local choir groups don’t have to rely on @`Skype
Video conferencing as public infrastructure
boost from birdsite, COVID-19, poop
boosting @`JeremyKonyndyk thread at https://twitter.com/JeremyKonyndyk/status/1261131371189342208
Alright. There is a LOT of chatter on this website bashing those who are saying most of the country still isn't ready for a safe reopening.
So, as we approach what would normally be summer pool season, here's a short analogy about pooping and accountability.
boost from birdsite, empowering users
boosting @`DavidSpinks [conversation ensues at https://twitter.com/DavidSpinks/status/1259854525558652928 ]
What value can you offer to power-users / ambassadors?
Love the SNAP framework from @`hollygfirestone :
Status - badges, titles, reputation
Networking - connections with curated peers
Access - to product managers, execs, beta testing
Perks - trainings, tickets to events, swag
boost from birdsite, guns in US
boosting thread https://twitter.com/jidk1187/status/1228326139283824640 by John Kaminar
THREAD. Folks, bear with me for a minute, please. I want to address a point that is often made by gun rights advocates, but which is a fallacy that civilians may not realize. In the interest of full disclosure, I served 30 years in the Army and Army Reserve, I’ve taught
boost from birdsite, USpol
boosting Nicole Sanchez
A thought for this Monday, for ppl with white collar jobs and are still employed... That feeling that you have, “How can I just act like everything is normal?” Pay attention to it. It is your conscience talking to you
boost from birdsite, US and COVID-19
Debating "reopening" in tech is less a straight red/blue, D/R sort of thing than a technocrats vs. libertarians schism. My latest for @`axios
boost from birdsite, econ
boosting thread https://twitter.com/rahaeli/status/1229140137826713603 that ends with
An educated workforce is necessary for economic prosperity, but educated or not, a workforce carrying punishing debt from doing exactly what we told them to do cannot drive a prosperous economy.
boost from birdsite, accessibility, offer
Academic Audio Transcription
Are you an anti-racist organisation mobilising urgently against racism in its various forms and who is creating video or audio content with no budget for transcription or closed captioning?
We will do this for you for free until further notice.
boost from birdsite, request for advice
boosting request for advice from Greg Wilson (not me) from https://twitter.com/gvwilson/status/1268178876884299777/
What's the best book on Linux systems administration for people with data science backgrounds? Nemeth et al (https://amazon.ca/UNIX-Linux-System-Administration-Handbook/dp/0134277554/
) is too much, Ray & Ray (https://amazon.ca/Unix-Linux-Visual-QuickStart-Guide/dp/0321997549/) is more user-oriented than admin-oriented. Pointers?"
Neel Patel has now implemented https://github.com/pypa/warehouse/pull/8170#issue-440366108 on http://PyPI.org to help protect Python package maintainers (and, thus, users). Thanks, Neel, and thanks @`di_codes
for the reviews!
boost from birdsite, nitter link, existential thoughts
boosting Karen Healey @`kehealey
The universe doesn't care about us, so we need to care about each other. Justice doesn't exist as a substance, but as a process we engage in.
boost from birdsite, nitter link, humorous short video, pandemic
boosting https://nitter.net/EssayMnktl/status/1296252961509855232#m [humorous threats of violence but no onscreen violence]
This is how all my fights go
"THAT'S CONSIDERATE OF YOU"
"AND YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT SMALL BUSINESSES!"
How school bullies are expected to act now.
boost from birdsite, nitter link, PyPI scraping
boosting Dustin Ingram @`di_codes
[see charts at https://nitter.net/di_codes/status/1298754797529694209#m ]
Hello! If you are the proud owner of a Golang script currently scraping the hell out of @`pypi, you might notice that it has stopped working!
@`EWDurbin and I would like to have a chat with you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org k thx!
boost from birdsite, nitter link, sustainability in open source, maintainership
boosting thread https://nitter.net/luis_in_brief/status/1298122482549833728#m by Luis Villa:
If you're an individual developer who wants to have an independent community whose voice is heard at the decision-making table, figure out how to get paid by many companies, not just one. We're here to help you with that @`tidelift .
boost from birdsite, call for talks and performances
Did you know that this year's @`seagl CFP is looking for "Performance ART?" We are, or it is! If performance art for FOSS audience is the invitation you've been waiting for to be your best self, this is 100% your moment. https://seagl.org/news/2020/07/14/CFP-open.html
boost from birdsite, nitter link to thread, platforms and harassment
boosting Luis Villa
Thread. Kudos to James for having the guts to shut it down. (This didn't start as a subtweet of all the enablers at Facebook, but 🤷♂️)
boost from birdsite, nitter link to thread, changes in Python packaging
👉 Important thread for Python users:
The Pip team is shipping a new dependency resolver and needs *your* help to find issues. Everyone who tries it will know their projects are future-proof and issues can be fixed before they're shipped. That's a win-win!
So how can you help?
boost from birdsite, advice for creators
boosting Zen Cho @`zenaldehyde
Are you an aspiring creator/freelancer? As someone who's occasionally in the position to make recommendations, let me BEG you to make a website. All you want is a simple professional place on the internet that shows
- what you've done
- what you can do
- how to contact you
boost from birdsite, advice for creators
boosting Zen Cho some more:
I know people are like "I haven't done anything worthy of putting up a website yet", but it is most helpful if you're just starting out. I can't tell you how annoying it is when I'm like "commission this brilliant short story writer" and all they have is a defunct Tumblr
boost from birdsite, python
Do you have to deal with dependencies? What about conflicting dependencies?
If so, the pip UX Team want to hear from you: fill out this survey:
and sign-up to our UX studies:
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