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boost from birdsite, accessibility, offer 

boosting twitter.com/AAT_transcribes/st
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@`AAT_transcribes
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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?"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.
...

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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....

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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.

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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]

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boost from birdsite, wry humor 

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

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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.

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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?

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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 ]

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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

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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

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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/

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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-

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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.

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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/

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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, nonprofit in inclusion in sf/f seeking board members 

boosting thread twitter.com/katenepveu/status/

I was asked today if @`con_or_bust
is still dormant. Yes, it is; and I want to add something to my last boost of its call for volunteers.

Con or Bust's work to increase racial diversity in SFF doesn't have to look like what I describe below. It can be what YOU want it to be. 1/6

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I'm gonna try using nitter.net for a bit when linking to Twitter threads so that you can click through and read threads without having to visit Twitter.com - thanks for the tip @eloquence ! social.coop/@eloquence/1043521

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boost from birdsite, nitter link, reflection on openness to new ideas 

boosting nitter.net/di_codes/status/126

It's too easy to let past experience get in the way of embracing new ideas.

The more experience I gain, the harder it is to discern "it's a bad idea" from "I don't understand it".

Sometimes new ideas are just hard to understand if you've got a lifetime of bias already.

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boost from birdsite, nitter link, reflection on openness to new ideas 

boosting nitter.net/di_codes/status/126 thread

Of course, "understandability" is some part of what makes a good idea good.

But as experience gives me the ability to put in less and less effort to understand something...

...my tolerance for "just work on it until it makes sense" has definitely dropped.

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boost from birdsite, recorded live music 

boosting nitter.net/iasmelaion/status/1 A tragedy that i do not have a ruinously expensive sound system and no neighbors so that i could blast this at such volume that it would almost but not quite be like attending an actual concert invidio.us/watch?v=SkdHYTaEcsw

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boost from birdsite, nitter link, US history, slavery 

boosting thread nitter.net/TheViewFromLL2/stat

In honor of Juneteenth, a brief story about the America that almost was.

I was at the Federal Archives once, searching for a very different document, when I came across a stack of papers titled "Joint Resolutions Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States."

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boost from birdsite, nitter link, US history, slavery 

I enjoyed this set and you might too. jedimindtricks.xyz/posts/2020-

boosting nitter.net/mpirnat/status/1275

"For your listening pleasure, here’s my show that aired this morning."

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boost from birdsite, nitter link, fantasy book 

You can read the first chapter for free at us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn= .

One of the @`WisConSF3 Guests of Honor for -- new book out now!

boosting Zen Cho nitter.net/zenaldehyde/status/

THE ORDER OF THE PURE MOON REFLECTED IN WATER is out today!! Links to buy here: zencho.org/books/the-order-of-

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open source & diversity, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting

nitter.net/_sagesharp_/status/

Oh wow. Rails Girls Summer of Code is closing for good. :( I hope some of the people who applied will apply to @`outreachy's December 2020 or May 2021 rounds.
railsgirlssummerofcode.org/b…

7 years of supporting women in open source is pretty amazing!

railsgirlssummerofcode.org/blo

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ableism and disability, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting Mel Chua

nitter.net/mchua/status/127488

Blerp. Reminds me of (among other things) folks working on a music tech hackathon to "help deaf people" who could not fathom that I had run hackathons, was an engineer, a musician... and deaf. Or the dude who kept insisting I was either not deaf or not the course instructor.

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uspol, text analysis, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.nixnet.services/kfogel/

In case anyone wants to torture themselves, I've got 32 speeches -- that's right, 2^5 -- by Donald Trump in plain-text transcript form right here, ready to be analyzed by anyone looking to stretch their English to, and perhaps beyond, the breaking point:

github.com/kfogel/presidential

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programming, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.nixnet.services/nedbat/

I’m starting to write a fake in-process GitHub API implementation using requests-mock. Surely something like this must already exist? plz RT so I can find it!

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diversity in literature, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/usmantm/status/1275

Perhaps this has been observed and written by others before, but I've only thinking along these lines fairly recently, so will share, regardless:

Thread on non-western stories and western editors:

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remote meetings, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting thread nitter.net/skamille/status/127

A great many meetings exist to force the possibility of real attention and communication ("you wouldn't have read the email") but at least real life meetings hold the possibility of the before/after side convo, shared look, mutual amusement. Humorless pundits seem to miss this.

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allyship, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting thread nitter.net/math_rachel/status/

List who you have written letters of recommendation for within the last 5 years. Does the diversity of this list reflect what you hope to see in the field?

How about who have you collaborated with?

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privacy policies, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting @`OpenTechStrat nitter.net/OpenTechStrat/statu

Anyone out there have good prior art on internal organizational policies about access to user data?

(Like, if you're a tech company with users, who in the company has access to user data & under what circumstances? What's the written policy?)

twitter.com/OpenTechStrat/stat

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privacy policies, boost from birdsite 

boosting
@`PyOhio
Announcing the PyOhio 2020 talk lineup! pyohio.org/2020/events/talks/

Free registration opening later this week! More details about schedule, sprints, and our t-shirt fundraiser Coming Soon.

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education, boost from birdsite 

boosting Greg Wilson third-bit.com/

I'm looking for research on the use of concept mapping in education: igi-global.com/book/handbook-r is mostly about exhortation and tooling - what else can people point me at? Thanks.

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research survey, open source, boost from birdsite 

boosting Greg Wilson

Survey: why do you take part in open source? bit.ly/2AErffA

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research survey, Python, boost from birdsite 

boosting Nicole Harris

🐍
Python people!
🐍

The pip team need your input on a *tricky* problem:

🤔
How should pip handle conflicts with already installed packages when updating other packages?
🤔

Give us your answer:
bit.ly/2ZqJijr

For help:
bit.ly/2ZmcdVy


RTs appreciated!

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burnout, boost from birdsite 

boosting Camille Fournier

If you're hitting the wall, you aren't alone. So many people in my world (incl me) are hitting the wall right now, due to pandemic, WFH, extreme sadness/despair about racism, all of the above, and more. Seriously, if you can, take a day (or a week!) off. This is a marathon.

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burnout, boost from birdsite 

boosting Camille Fournier

And yes, this includes those of you who are worried you aren't being/haven't been productive enough due to all of this. ESPECIALLY all of you. Pushing through it probably is not the answer.

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speech, restrictions, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting Danny O'Brien

nitter.net/mala/status/1280641

Look, I'm a free speech activist: but just because I'm a free speech activist doesn't mean that I don't factor in how what I say is going to land, and with whom.

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feminism, boost from birdsite 

boosting Melinda Byerly

IDK what women need to hear this, but raise your prices.

If you are busy, raise them even more.

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preventing zoombombing, boost from birdsite 

boosting the Palante Tech Coop @`palantetech

Check out our updated Zoombombing technical self-defense guide! Zoom has faced increased public pressure and criticism over privacy & security. They've made changes as a result, and so have we!

palantetech.coop/zoomboming-se

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online community, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/AlexandraErin/statu

So, here's a thread on a them I have spoken about before several times over the years, on other social networking sites as well on as here.

It's about scale, community, and the limits of knowledge.

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online community, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/AlexandraErin/statu

If you want to share something on this site, if you want to spread something far and wide on this site, the three things you absolutely have to do:

1. Make sure the subject/title/name is in the thread, not just in a QT or a LRT.
2. Thread it.
3. RT it and/or bump it at intervals

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virtual events, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/amyhoy/status/12357

since everybody (who's responsible) is canceling in-person events & subsequently The Vibe is all about making shit *virtual*

i thought i'd talk a little bit about how @`thomasfuchs, @`alexhillman and i ran full- and even MULTI-day live workshops 100% online since 2010

THREAD

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prejudiced misperceptions of populations, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/tressiemcphd/status

Here’s my analog: every semester I ask students how many black people there are in the U. S. They think it’s 50%. If they’re from a small town they’ll go as high as 70%. I think that tracks to political ideology.

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meritocracy and psychology, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/courtneymilan/statu

There is a strong tendency in hierarchical supposedly “merit” driven institutions for those who have managed to hit the “merit” points to believe that the merit points have actual value, simply because to believe otherwise would undercut your own self-worth.

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addiction, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/EWDurbin/status/127

can y'all do me a small favor?

check in on your folks with history of addiction

i'm 3+ years free of drugs and stronger every day, but my mind has wandered toward escape a thousand times since february

seeing my friend fall made me deeply realize how bad it must be for others

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mythic/popular stories and political resistance, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/xasymptote/status/1

I keep thinking about those tweets that went around a few weeks ago. The ones stating incredulity that fans of stories where plucky rebels beat oppressive regimes - Star Wars, Harry Potter, Hunger Games etc - could fail to support real life rebels like BLM.

I have a thread.

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antiracism work in academia, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/DavidBindel/status/

But I want to focus not on police violence, but on academic life in CS and applied mathematics, the areas where I am most concentrated. In particular, I want to focus on PhD students (current and prospective) at Cornell.

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antiracism work in academia, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting thread nitter.net/DavidBindel/status/

So, our department-level committee on diversity and inclusion issues (which includes me) sat down and planned. We identified four themes where things seemed to have gone wrong.

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dealing with criticism around social justice topics, personal psychology, boost from birdsite, nitter link 

boosting nitter.net/courtneymilan/statu

There must be a balance between being willing to grow, and allowing anyone to force you off-track.

These are boundaries that you draw between yourself and the world: who you let criticize you, what you’re willing to be certain about, what you’re allowed to care about.

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