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boost from birdsite, cybersecurity 

Great idea. Filed an issue for PyPI:

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: [brainwane did not click through to figure out what this URL is]


Neel Patel has now implemented on 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 [humorous threats of violence but no onscreen violence]

This is how all my fights go


How school bullies are expected to act now.

boost from birdsite, nitter link, PyPI scraping 

boosting Dustin Ingram @`di_codes

[see charts at ]

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 k thx!

boost from birdsite, nitter link, sustainability in open source, maintainership 

boosting thread 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 

boosting @`baconandcoconut

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.

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 

Boosting @`bernardtyers

Are you a user?

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 

boosting Christie Koehler @`christi3k 1h ago @christi3k

FYI Portland folks - As of yesterday 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!

Source here if you want to confirm for yourself:

boost from birdsite, nitter link, privacy/academia opportunity 

boosting 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

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 , 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 

boosting @`simonw

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, accessibility, tech events 

boosting @`PyGotham
We’re reallyn excited to announce that all PyGotham talks will include captions and ASL interpretations for the second year in a row!

boost from birdsite, nitter link, question about jobseeking experiences 

boosting Christie Ghouler

Those of you who have taken automated technical assessments as part of hiring: Which platforms have you been asked to use and what was your experience like? I'm particularly interested to hear from neurodivergent / disabled folks.

boost from birdsite, job opportunity 

boosting @`mmillions :

The @`OpenSourceOrg
is looking for a part-time sustainability coordinator. Best part? Working with @`baconandcoconut

boost from birdsite, melancholy and Christmas songs 

boosting Sarah Mackey
@`sarahjanet :

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 

boosting @`pbkalra

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, GMail 

boosting @`jwbrockman

Hey did you know Gmail actually has a storage limit and stops working when you hit it unless you delete stuff or pay them? Because I know that now.

boost from birdsite, starchy food 

boosting @`jwbrockman

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
@`AITA_reddit :

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!
A satirical yet deeply poignant mil space opera, SN got high praise from & @`ALA_Booklist
. Launches Dec 14! @leonardr

boost from birdsite, covid, digital literacy, sad 

boosting thread

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.


· · Web · 1 · 0 · 0

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

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:

boost from birdsite, speculative fiction 

boosting @`singlecrow

You know what I want? More happy Star-Trek-ish space opera. enough w/ the ~gritty critique of IDEALISM~ why can't we have good people doing their best in space.

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

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.

boost from birdsite, I was on a podcast 

boosting @`realpython

The Real Python Podcast (Episode 29) — Resolving Package Dependencies With the New Version of Pip

This week on the show, we have @`georgiamoon and @`brainwane, who have been working on the recent releases of pip.

boost from birdsite, I was on a podcast 

boosting @`timothep
Listen to Episode #120 with @brainwane. Sumana told us about her parents, computer- & social-sciences, the "no big deal theory", luck, OSS, studies, & the very unique and fascinating story of how her consulting business came to be! Listen here

boost from birdsite, upcoming pip release 

boosting @`di_codes

My favorite thing about this video isn't that it's a reminder that pip is changing in the next release.

(although that's super important too! test your systems!)

It's that it puts a face to so many folks that build the tools you use on a daily basis

boost from birdsite, request for book recommendations 

boosting @`lexiatwork

I'm so glad I just reread Bitterblue.
What other novels do you recommend about societies recovering from the trauma and lies of fascism?

boost from birdsite, emacs survey 

boosting @`kfogel
Oh, hey, there’s an Emacs User Survey happening! I just filled it out. If you use Emacs, please consider taking ten minutes to help developers better understand how people use Emacs:

boost from birdsite, user experience, Discourse 

Boosting thread

At least I'm not crazy, but I am also so sad

Like.... Discourse has a fatal flaw that Hyperkitty was explicitly designed to avoid. Yet somehow it's getting unleashed on people and causing alienation all over the place.

It caters to new users at the cost of the ones who are already there....

boost from birdsite, apprenticeship job opportunity 

bsting @`fureigh This is an *excellent* opportunity to get started in .

Attn people "who are starting their careers or transitioning to new careers, in software engineering or frontend design”

We are excited to announce the kick-off of our engineering and frontend design apprenticeship program! Apply for a full-time, 4-month program w/ training, salary, and a clear path towards full-time employment.

boost from birdsite, seeking contacts in US 


I don’t have many followers, so if you see this, please boost. I am looking to talk to people who have either sued or considered suing their elementary/middle/high school district over abuse & neglect. If this is you, please DM me. Especially New York State cases. Thanks!

boost from birdsite, NYC 

boosting Queens Community Board 3
Do you prefer working from home?

Maybe you'd prefer a flexible schedule that allows you to mix remote and office work?

wants to help NYC prepare for the future:

boost from birdsite, worker exploitation 

boosting @`ElizabethN
Not only is it not a paid position, students paid *them* for the "opportunity"

This may be the most important thing we've ever done at Lambda School: Introducing Lambda School Fellows.

Bring an engineer onto your team for four weeks *at no cost to your company.*

We onboard them quickly and show you how much (and fast) they ship.

boost from birdsite, job in free and open source software 

boosting @`OpenSourceOrg
OSI is hiring an Executive Director who will work with the board to build a bridge to a stronger future for OSI and the open source ecosystem. Please share widely!

boost from birdsite, speculative fiction book 

boosting Candlemark & Gleam

Pre-order active: Leonard Richardson's Situation Normal, satirical yet deeply poignant mil space opera. Paperback & ebook at Amazon, B&N, Kobo. Ongoing giveaway,
. SN got high praise from & @`ALA_Booklist
. Launches Dec 14! @leonardr

boost from birdsite, Python, packaging 

boosting @`ThePyPA pip 20.3 is out. See for what's new (including the dependency resolver) and how to migrate. Thanks @`ChanZuckerberg and @`mozilla for funding!

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