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, Python
boosting Mariatta 🤦 @`mariatta
- What do you need from pip, PyPI, and packaging? by Sumana Harihareswara
- A Retrospective on My "Multi-Core Python" Project by Eric Snow
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]
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:
boost from birdsite, Portland, air quality
FYI Portland folks - As of yesterday lowes.com had furnace filters in stock and we just got a notification they'd shipped. Still gonna be a bit before they get here. But an option to consider, esp since this smoke is gonna stick around for a while yet.
boost from birdsite, request for installation help
I hate to say it but I think spaCy does better POS tagging (not to mention entity tagging) than nltk, but it is easier to install.
As in I'd like to install spacy but I'm having trouble if anyone wants to help me...
boost from birdsite, nitter link, fun in-browser game
A Skynet Simulator, by Ed Burnett. Seems harmless! skynetsimulator.com/
Source here if you want to confirm for yourself: https://github.com/edisgreat/skynet-simulator
boost from birdsite, nitter link, privacy/academia opportunity
boosting https://nitter.net/LeaKissner/status/1303707723142365191#m It's time to register for PEPR, you folks who want to do privacy engineering or bolding with respect. Because building better requires a deeply diverse group of us doing this work, there are grants available for students and those traditionally underrepresented.
boost from birdsite, nitter link, accessibility and tech
boosting thread https://nitter.net/whitecoatcapxg/status/1300610989445054464
Somebody needs to design a streaming platform that is designed to incorporate live captioning. @`youtube used to work, but it literally is useless now. They have abandoned and forsaken the idea of human-produced live captioning. @`zoom works...1/ But some events want a different sort of platform for their events. New platforms are springing up like mushrooms during the pandemic, but NOT ONE OF THEM
boost from birdsite, nitter link, Python packaging, interview video
What changes are coming to PIP, the most popular package installer on the @`pypi?
@`dsearls & @`aaronnewcomb talk with PIP project manager @`brainwane (who is also a comedian!) and release manager @`pradyunsg.
Listen & subscribe to FLOSS Weekly.
boost from birdsite, nitter link, conference prep for organizers
I don't know who needs to hear this, but captioners are in extraordinarily high demand right now. Chances of you getting something set up in one day, or same week, or often even same month, are slim. We'll try, but *please* start planning for your captioning needs far in advance!
...This brings up something that separates White Coat Captioning from some other companies:
boost from birdsite, nitter link, conference prep for organizers
... We don't take a job unless we are sure we have coverage and we know exactly who's covering it. As opposed to the way of doing business where a company takes every job that comes...
...through the door and then scrambles to find any old body to fill it. And often can't. And leaves the client hanging.
That is crappy, and we don't do that.
boost from birdsite, nitter link, danger and proprietary platforms
As someone who worked at FB for 8 years, I believe that drastic action is needed to stop FB from accelerating the coming global unrest. Drastic like shutting down link sharing in News Feed and Messenger.
[more in thread]
boost from birdsite, nitter link, open source and Python documentation
We've been working on a Sphinx extension that lets you write Sphinx docs in 💯 markdown (incl. roles and directives).
We call it "MyST Markdown" (for "Markedly Structured Text").
Give it a shot, and please give feedback!
boost from birdsite, nitter link, online meeting tips
Online meeting tips 💻
With more meetings moving online to prepare for #COVID19, I thought I'd share lessons we've learned running @`MozOpenLeaders (online cohort-based training & mentorship) over the years.
A thread 👇
boost from birdsite, occasional-sysadmin tips
Tip for running your own server/VPS - after you set it up for the first time, reboot it
If you don't you'll find yourself absolutely terrified to reboot it 12 months later because you won't know if it will come back up in working order or not!
boost from birdsite, job opportunity
boosting @`mmillions :
is looking for a part-time sustainability coordinator. Best part? Working with @`baconandcoconut
boost from birdsite, melancholy and Christmas songs
boosting Sarah Mackey
OKAY, 2020 is *bullshit*, I have a CHRISTMAS-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT.
We are going ALL IN on the MUDDLE THROUGH SOMEHOW version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas this year. GTFO with your bullshit highest bough. IF EVER THERE WAS A YEAR FOR MUDDLING. Tell your friends.
boost from birdsite, bike safety
Retweet if you got hit by a car.
Like if drivers threatened to kill you.
boost from birdsite, psychology and education
Phone numbers were such a handy example to use to introduce working memory (span, chunking, rehearsal). But not sure undergrads will find it relevant. What do you use? Or do they still "get it" even though they've never had to rehearse a # while walking from phonebook to phone?
boost from birdsite, starchy food
boosting @`jwbrockman https://twitter.com/jwbrockman/status/1310242710234767362
A place near me makes a spaghetti calzone, in case you need bread on top as well as bread underneath your spaghetti. Tried it once, regrettably pretty good.
boost from birdsite, narcissism assessment
@`jwbrockman Replying to
Really impressive to be able to tell an entire story from your own side, exactly the way you want to frame it, and still everyone can figure out you’re the asshole
boost from birdsite, research and scholarship access
Who has online access to OUP (and wants to help me out)?
boost from birdsite, HCI, music theory, lisp, nitter link to thread
boosting @mala from birdsite
do you know lisp and music theory and maybe have a soupçon of weirdo computer-human-interaction chops? i have a question!
boost from birdsite, alternatives to Slack
Hey if you’re defaulting to creating a new community on slack in 2020, I, a person who makes their living doing community consulting, will give you an entirely free consultation to weigh up the pros and cons and possibly find a better option for what you’re after
boost from birdsite, speculative fiction, crowdfunding
boosting Announcing Mermaids Monthly! by @`omgjulia
boost from birdsite, speculative fiction, giveaway
boosting Candlemark & Gleam
Giveaway: Leonard Richardson's Situation Normal, Nov 16 to Dec 13, w/ linked companion story Four Kinds of Cargo! https://candlemarkandgleam.com/2020/11/15/giveaway-situation-normal-by-leonard-richardson/
A satirical yet deeply poignant mil space opera, SN got high praise from @email@example.com & @`ALA_Booklist
. Launches Dec 14! #sciencefiction @leonardr
boost from birdsite, covid, digital literacy, sad
boosting thread https://nitter.net/grumpwitch/status/1328667603947167746
I got pulled up by my direct manager yesterday for contravening some of our COVID safety rules. I fully admit that I did do that and will probably continue to do it every now and again because the specific rule is, quite frankly, inhumane.
boost from birdsite, covid, help, NYC
boosting Mark D. Levine
An incredibly important tool in our fight against covid that too few NYers know about:
==> NYC will provide a free hotel room for those who test positive and need to isolate safely from other members of their household. Food, Rx, etc provided.
boost from birdsite, covid, sad
Content note: COVID, heartbreaking.
It's looking like we've turned the corner at my house, so I'm going to tell you a story about love and a pandemic. It starts two weeks ago Monday. I taught class that morning, but by lunch I knew something was up. By afternoon, I knew I was sick.
boost from birdsite, Signal
We don't know much about you (by design!), so UX research is essential to improve Signal for everyone. Learn more about our first user survey here:
boost from birdsite, tech hiring
boosting Luis Villa from Tidelift saying https://nitter.net/luis_in_brief/status/1324814569601081344
I’m hiring at @`tidelift! My team, Lifter Engagement and Success, has two fun roles open.
The first is devrel, with a twist—talk to devs about how they can get paid to work on the FOSS they’re already writing: https://tidelift.com/about/careers/current?gh_jid=4207207003
boost from birdsite, US jurisprudence
i think in some ways the purported goal of what originalism and textualism are *trying* to do makes sense. but the fundamental problem with both as actually practiced is that they ask judges to be amateur historians and linguists without any training in either discipline.
boost from birdsite, covid & "normalcy"
boosting @`JuliaLMarcus in the conversation https://twitter.com/JuliaLMarcus/status/1311742847570370571
To me, "normal" feels like a code word for joy, pleasure, ease, social connection. We should be helping people find those things now, not telling them they'll never have them again.
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