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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!

twitter.com/ConstellaPress/sta

@`ConstellaPress
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.

amazon.com/dp/B084MNK72W

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
@AndrewM_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
@`recursecenter

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

joy.recurse.com/posts/690-book

github.com/mouse-reeve/fedirea

boost from birdsite, WisCon 

boosting thread about twitter.com/elysdir/status/126

Ever wanted to attend a feminist science fiction convention, for free, from your own home? Next weekend, you can! But you need to register by May 20.

wiscon.net/register/

boost from birdsite, paid remote gig 

boosting Free Law Project

@`FreeLawProject

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: free.law/hiring/ Questions: jobs@free.law

boost from birdsite, pandemic, usecon 

boosting twitter.com/lotormatic/status/

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 

boosting twitter.com/OtherwiseAward/sta

Register by tomorrow (May 20th) for @`wisconsf3 so you can watch our auction Saturday night! List of auction items, and a trailer, at otherwiseaward.org/2020/05/oth

boost from birdsite, WisCon 

boosting @`WisConSF3

Today is the LAST DAY to register for this year's virtual 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* convention before it was cancelled, your membership was rolled over to NEXT year's con ( in 2021). Double-check that you re-registered for !

boost from birdsite, WisCon 

boosting @`wisconSF3

Registration for is open through Wednesday May 20. The default cost is $10, but you can also register for $0, $25, or $55.
wiscon.net/register/

boost from birdsite, Python, request for help 

boosting Nicole Harris
@`nlhkabu
🐍

Python people!
🐍

The pip team needs your help!

Do you have complex project dependencies?
We want you to try to break pip's new dependency resolver...

Details here:
ei8fdb.org/thoughts/2020/05/te

Please RT!
💛
💙

cc @`bernardtyers
@`simplysecureorg
@`ThePyPA
@`ThePSF

boost from birdsite, education 

boosting twitter.com/gvwilson/status/12

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 

boosting twitter.com/andywingo/status/1

Andy Wingo
@`andywingo
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, Zoom, accessibility 

boosting Katie Cue @`ktquiet

Hey @`zoom_us
- any plans to offer support for your numerous ASL users on the platform? A way to “pin” the interpreters separately from the rest of the content would be awesome

boost from birdsite, scifi 

boosting Nisi Shawl @`NisiShawl

Contract signed, so I'm going ahead to tell you I'm a co-editor of the Library of America's first Octavia Butler volume. @`gerrycanavan
is my co-editor. My contribution's basically writing an intro. Coming out Spring 2021!

boost from birdsite, Python 

boosting Mariatta 🤦 @`mariatta

twitter.com/mariatta/status/12


Lightning Talks
- What do you need from pip, PyPI, and packaging? by Sumana Harihareswara
- A Retrospective on My "Multi-Core Python" Project by Eric Snow
pyfound.blogspot.com/2020/04/l

(7)
🧵

boost from birdsite, hiring 

boosting twitter.com/fureigh/status/126

.@`ColorOfChange
is hiring for a *ton* of positions, some tech-specific, others not. Building power for Black people and winning real change. colorofchange.org/careers/ Pass it on.

And if we know each other and you apply, lmk.

boost from birdsite, uspol 

boosting @`aishaismad
Drones being used on you. Riot gear first exported to authoritarian states being used on you. This is why you need to care about foreign policy. Those of us in the developing world--we are laboratory rats. It starts with us. It finds its way to you.

boost from birdsite, free pair programming offer 

boosting twitter.com/di_codes/status/12

Dustin Ingram
@`di_codes
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, GitHub UI 

boosting Yeray Diaz
@`yera_ee
Does anyone else feel bad when selecting "Request changes" in GitHub reviews?

In my mind it's more of a suggestion...

boost from birdsite, time humor 

boosting
Dustin Ingram
@`di_codes
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
@`evanpro
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
@`amyngyn
[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 

boosting Intersteno
@`Intersteno
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 tiro.intersteno.org

boost from birdsite, cybersecurity 

Great idea. Filed an issue for PyPI: github.com/pypa/warehouse/issu

Boosting Runa Sandvik
@`runasand
This is a great feature and I wish other services would add it.

who boosted Nathaniel Gleicher
@`ngleicher
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: facebook.com/settings?... [brainwane did not click through to figure out what this URL is]

boost from birdsite, uspol 

boosting John Dziurlaj
@`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.

boost from birdsite, FLOSS infrastructure 

boosting Frederike Kaltheuner
@`F_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
and @`zoom_us

Video conferencing as public infrastructure

Cc @`thenewpossible

boost from birdsite, COVID-19, poop 

boosting @`JeremyKonyndyk thread at twitter.com/JeremyKonyndyk/sta
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 twitter.com/DavidSpinks/status ]
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 twitter.com/jidk1187/status/12 by John Kaminar
@`jidk1187
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
@`nmsanchez twitter.com/nmsanchez/status/1
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 

boosting @`scottros
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

axios.com/reopening-debate-ope

boost from birdsite, econ 

boosting thread twitter.com/rahaeli/status/122 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 

boosting twitter.com/AAT_transcribes/st
Academic Audio Transcription
@`AAT_transcribes
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 twitter.com/gvwilson/status/12

"Greg Wilson
@`gvwilson
What's the best book on Linux systems administration for people with data science backgrounds? Nemeth et al (amazon.ca/UNIX-Linux-System-Ad
) is too much, Ray & Ray (amazon.ca/Unix-Linux-Visual-Qu) is more user-oriented than admin-oriented. Pointers?"

boost from birdsite, slightly obsolete USpol 

boosting thread twitter.com/PeterClines/status

Okay, look, I know I've ranted about Michael Bloomberg a few times because he’s an out of touch billionaire idiot.

And he absolutely is, don’t get me wrong.

But I wanted to take a moment to explain why I think that’s a very bad thing for you and me and everyone you know.

boost from birdsite, danger of solar storms 

boosting twitter.com/BadAstronomer/stat thread

Normally when it comes to cosmic dangers to Earth, I’m in the role of debunking people who overstate the danger.

Now I find myself trying to convince people that some dangers are real, and we need to take them very seriously.

Like, say, solar storms.

Follow

boost from birdsite, marshmallow experiment and precarity 

boosting thread twitter.com/LeeFlower/status/1

This principle also applies to things like budgeting: a lot of people assume that poor people just need to be taught how to budget/save money, and nope. Folks who've lived lives where their liquid assets are insecure often make the smart decision not to amass liquid assets.

· · Web · 1 · 1 · 2

boost from birdsite, marshmallow experiment and precarity, child abuse 

boosting twitter.com/LeeFlower/status/1

Also whenever I hear about the marshmallow study I think about a friend I had growing up whose mom was constantly lying to her face. "you can have a brownie if you clean the kitchen," so she'd clean it and her mom would say "no, I'm angry at you, you don't deserve a brownie."

boost from birdsite, AIDS activists, pandemic 

boosting thread twitter.com/shananaomi/status/

I have been thinking, even more often than I usually do, about the folks on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic. The doctors and nurses and researchers who brought epidemiology (and the CDC) into a new era. The public health officials who did (and didn’t) push science over fear.
...

boost from birdsite, AIDS activists, pandemic 

...
If you are self-quarantined with roommates or a “cousin but not really a cousin” or someone from your family’s hometown - or your partner or boyfriend or anyone you are not (or could not in the 1980s be) legally married to - you are continuing this reinvention of family....

boost from birdsite, copyright abolition 

I'm reflecting on this. Thread from birdsite is twitter.com/AlexandraErin/stat

Throw out copyright as a concept and the big money fight goes from who controls the content to who controls the platforms.

Can't really see that being the downfall of something like the House of Mouse, personally. Money still wins, and they still have the infrastructure.

boost from birdsite, police oversight 

boosting twitter.com/thieman/status/100 from June 2018

Travis Thieman
@`thieman
I'm in rural Pennsylvania and can't stop thinking about the middle story in this local newspaper [image of a news story regarding a mysterious Project X relating to a rural police station]

boost from birdsite, wry humor 

boosting @`johnnemann
Heist movies are popular because they offer a fantasy of being incredibly organized and detail-oriented

boost from birdsite, political organizing advice 

boosting twitter.com/jonathansmucker/st part of thread by Jonathan Smucker @`jonathansmucker

80/20 rule:

80% of your time doing work that engages a broader base and creates strategic forward momentum

20% of your time doing damage control / curbing other people's dumb shit and toxicity

I was a political organizer for 12 years before I realized I had the ratio flipped.

boost from birdsite, double standards around reproductive rights 

boosting twitter.com/shutupsmalls/statu - thread starts with:

The doctor said wait a year and we’ll talk again about a tubal ligation, because it’s permanent and I don’t know you I just met you, and I was being a brat and I said do you tell the women trying to get pregnant to first wait a year to make sure they’re like, definitely sure?

boost from birdsite, USpol, antiracism arguments 

boosting twitter.com/amandawgolden/stat

A poignant moment at @`SenGillibrand's Youngstown, OH roundtable occurred when a white woman holding her baby asked her about how Dems talk about white privilege while she is still struggling. Gillibrand took a beat, and then answered the woman’s question.

Full exchange below:

[image. transcript at saraacarter.com/in-ohio-a-whit ]

boost from birdsite, Python, deadline in next 10 hrs 

boosting @`PyOhio
Reminder: The PyOhio CFP is open until 2020-06-14 11:59:59 PM (US/Eastern)!

Have something to share with the PyOhio community? Submit your 5- and 10-min talk ideas!

pyohio.org/cfp

boost from birdsite, Python, deadline in ~90 min 

boosting @`mpirnat

Hello from your friendly neighborhood PyOhio program chair! There’s still a little bit of time to get your talk proposals submitted! I’d especially love to see some more in the 5-minute category.

boosting
Reminder: The PyOhio CFP is open until 2020-06-14 11:59:59 PM (US/Eastern)! ⏱

Have something to share with the PyOhio community? Submit your 5- and 10-min talk ideas!

pyohio.org/cfp

boost from birdsite, decentralization, #decentpatterns 

boosting @`simplysecureorg

We’re excited to announce the launch of our report, Decentralization Off the Shelf: 7 Maxims. We’ll be introducing one maxim a day for the next 7 days. Stay tuned on how decentralization can achieve wider adoption and better usability

decentpatterns.xyz/

boost from birdsite, Zen Cho, fantasy fiction 

boosting thread twitter.com/zenaldehyde/status

One complaint I've seen in ORDER OF THE PURE MOON reviews is it doesn't have much fighting for wuxia. This is because the truth is ORDER doesn't belong to the wuxia genre. What it actually is is the fanfic of a(n imaginary) 50-episode wuxia TV series

zencho.org/books/the-order-of-

boost from birdsite, selfcare 

boosting @`Ada_Palmer
“No one’s helped by you sinking” is a GREAT way to frame the importance of only engaging in politics as much as you can handle, & doing the self care you need. You can’t be an ally if you’ve sunk.
re:
@`SkrivaFel
I doomscrolled myself into a minor panic attack yesterday (I'm fine now), and that's my privileged pink cis ass.

Don't feel guilty for seeking out joy, relief and escapism. You need and deserve those. No one's helped by you sinking.

boost from birdsite, coding education materials 

boosting Jen Myers
@`antiheroine
A few years ago, I created and taught a series of beginner coding workshops designed for mothers and daughters called Code and Cupcakes. I've now packaged up the workshop curriculum with some new guides and made it all freely available for others to use.

codeandcupcakes.net/

boost from birdsite, Python, public speaking 

boosting

@`PyGotham
The CFP for PyGotham TV is open! We encourage fun and creativity playing with the TV theme. Anyone and everyone should propose a talk. The CFP is open through July 5, Anywhere on Earth. See cfp.pygotham.tv for full details and to propose a talk today!

boost from birdsite, personal growth 

boosting Cris Beasley
@`crystaldbeasley
When I feel "this is so easy, it's like cheating" I know I'm *finally* playing with all the tools in my toolbox.

boost from birdsite, collaboration rhythms and making vs maintaining 

boosting thread twitter.com/yvonnezlam/status/
My small-scale observation is that shiny-chasing comes from very different places: 1/n

responding to @`sigje:

Maybe instead of discounting folks interest of chasing the latest shiny we start thinking about the signaling that there’s a tough unsolved problem that’s ripe for change?

boost from birdsite, journalism hiring 

boosting Scott Rosenberg
@`scottros
Here at @`axios
we are hiring a tech policy reporter for a four-month time span. Work with me, @`inafried
, @`dalykyle
, @`imkialikethecar
, @`sarafischer
, @`khart
and many other fine folks! more info at boards.greenhouse.io/axios/job

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boost from birdsite, copyright abolition 

@brainwane

Yeah, this is, as the line goes, about who controls the infrastructure.

boost from birdsite, copyright abolition 

@brainwane It was a copyright abolitionist who convinced me not to be one. He was convinced that if copyright were abolished private actors would contract for the rights they really needed. And I thought of all of the awful platform terms of service I've read (even that I'd read ~10 years ago when I heard this), and... nope.

boost from birdsite, copyright abolition 

@mindspillage That is a very interesting point.

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