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boost from birdsite, HCI, music theory, lisp, nitter link to thread 

boosting @mala from birdsite

nitter.net/mala/status/1320911

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 

boosting twitter.com/jna_sh/status/1326

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

omgjulia.substack.com/p/announ

boost from birdsite, speculative fiction, giveaway 

boosting Candlemark & Gleam
@`CandlemarkGleam

Giveaway: Leonard Richardson's Situation Normal, Nov 16 to Dec 13, w/ linked companion story Four Kinds of Cargo! candlemarkandgleam.com/2020/11
A satirical yet deeply poignant mil space opera, SN got high praise from @doctorow@quitter.no & @`ALA_Booklist
. Launches Dec 14! @leonardr

boost from birdsite, covid, digital literacy, sad 

boosting thread nitter.net/grumpwitch/status/1

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
@`MarkLevineNYC

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.

Details: www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/g

boost from birdsite, covid, sad 

Content note: COVID, heartbreaking.

boosting:

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.

nitter.net/mattwaite/status/13

boost from birdsite, Signal 

boosting twitter.com/signalapp/status/1

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:

signal.org/blog/signal-researc

boost from birdsite, tech hiring 

boosting Luis Villa from Tidelift saying nitter.net/luis_in_brief/statu

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: tidelift.com/about/careers/cur

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 

boosting nitter.net/SamFromInternet/sta

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 twitter.com/JuliaLMarcus/statu

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.

realpython.com/podcasts/rpp/29

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

devjourney.info/Guests/120-Sum

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
❤️

youtube.com/watch?v=B4GQCBBsuN

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:

emacssurvey.org

boost from birdsite, user experience, Discourse 

Boosting thread nitter.net/mairin/status/13274

At least I'm not crazy, but I am also so sad discuss.python.org/t/disappoin

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”

@`NavaPBC
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. blog.navapbc.com/announcing-th

boost from birdsite, seeking contacts in US 

boosting twitter.com/ConnieRourke/statu

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
@`communityboard3
Do you prefer working from home?

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

@`NYCComptroller
@`scottmstringer
wants to help NYC prepare for the future: comptroller.nyc.gov/2020-work-

boost from birdsite, worker exploitation 

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

@`Austen
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. lambdaschool.com/lambda-fellow

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!
opensource.org/executive_direc

boost from birdsite, speculative fiction book 

boosting Candlemark & Gleam
@`CandlemarkGleam

Pre-order active: Leonard Richardson's Situation Normal, satirical yet deeply poignant mil space opera. Paperback & ebook at Amazon, B&N, Kobo. Ongoing giveaway, candlemarkandgleam.com/2020/11
. SN got high praise from @doctorow@quitter.no & @`ALA_Booklist
. Launches Dec 14! @leonardr

boost from birdsite, Python, packaging 

boosting @`ThePyPA

pyfound.blogspot.com/2020/11/pip-20-3-new-resolver.html pip 20.3 is out. See pip.pypa.io/en/latest/user_gui for what's new (including the dependency resolver) and how to migrate. Thanks @`ChanZuckerberg and @`mozilla for funding!

boost from birdsite, Python, packaging 

boosting @`ThePyPA

Using the new pip 20.3 pyfound.blogspot.com/2020/11/p
and find it's taking a lot longer?

* read our guide to reducing backtracking pip.pypa.io/en/latest/user_gui

* report it to us at
github.com/pypa/pip/issues/918

* temp switch to old resolver behavior: use flag `--use-deprecated=legacy-resolver`

boost from birdsite, international shipping and shopping 

boosting Tobie Langel
@`tobie
I feel like I ask this every 6 months, but what's an alternative to bookshop.org that would actually ship to Switzerland?

boost from birdsite, crowdfunding, speculative fiction, comedy 

boosting Julia Rios

nitter.net/MermaidsMonthly/sta This says “poetry reading” and we WILL have award-winning undersea poetry performed by a professional audiobook narrator, but there’s SO MUCH MORE!!! You may know @brainwane
as the host of the Otherwise auction at WisCon. She’s going to do some comedy for us!

boost from birdsite, crowdfunding, speculative fiction, comedy 

"As of right now, there are 5 people who have backed at levels that include this party—plenty of room for more! We’re capping it at 40, though, so no matter what you’ll have a great chance at those giveaways!"

kickstarter.com/projects/merma

boost from birdsite, calming social videocall practices 

boosting

@`keepcalmlogon
Holiday family video calls without "Zoom burnout": my "pandacam" solution

keepcalmlogon.com/pub/video-ca

boost from birdsite, calming social videocall practices 

boosting @`omgjulia

32 hours left to back Mermaids Monthly! The Pin and Poetry level gets you a ticket to our FABULOUS zoom party with performances by @brainwane , @`csecooney , and @`gaileyfrey PLUS two attendees will win handmade bracelets by @`LionessElise and @`debragoelz !

kickstarter.com/projects/merma

boost from birdsite, memoir, tech and policy 

boosting Andy Oram @`praxagora

Andy Oram
@praxagora
My years as policy activist, writer, editor, organizer, community developer, and journalist in the digital age - take a look and let me know what you think praxagora.com/backtraces/

boost from birdsite, witticism, diversity 

boosting @`braveenk
If we’re calling people “diversity hires” then I would like to also coin the term “homogeneity hire”:

A person who is hired, not because they were the best, but because they were the same.

Used in a sentence: “Mike hired another Mike - he’s probably a homogeneity hire [emoji of Face with hand over mouth]”

boost from birdsite, mental health 

boosting nitter.net/TheRaDR/status/1331

Doing ok/Not doing ok is not a binary. Know when it’s time to ask for help.

Infographic from these folks: cohcwcovidsupport.org

boost from birdsite, friend's name change announcement 

Boosting an announcement from my friend Ee W. Durbin III

nitter.net/EWDurbin/status/133

"a small, but important ask for all of you.

i’d like you to call me Ee, pronounced like the english letter.

take your time, i’ll remind you when it’s past time."

boost from birdsite, academia, curriculum 

boosting nitter.net/pbkalra/status/1339

Hello, academic twitter! I would like to hear from teachers, curriculum developers, C&I researchers about whether/how you interact with:
a) Standards (such as Common Core standards)
and/or
b) Research/research findings
when you make lesson plans.
I am ignorant. Please enlighten.

boost from birdsite, spamfighting 

boosting Spamhaus/CBL
@`Spamhaus_CBL
After almost 20 years of operation, changes are being made at the CBL that may affect those using the CBL for filtering. Changes are minor, but administrators will eventually need to make some small changes. See the following for further information: abuseat.org/cutover.html

boost from birdsite, human rights, homophobia 

boosting nitter.net/stenoknight/status/

Being a non-biological parent means helping to make your kid with your own hands, spending a year, a home study, and thousands of dollars adopting him, and still never losing the fear that your parental rights might be stripped from you.

[link to news story on Hungarian news about banning adoption by same-sex couples]

boost from birdsite, speculative fiction 

boosting @`carlbrandon
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Carl Brandon Awards: Akwaeke Emezi has won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award for their novel Pet. Michele Tracy Berger has won the Carl Brandon Kindred Award for her story “Doll Seed.” Full details:

carlbrandon.org/awards/

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boost from birdsite, nitter link to thread, new Google workers' union 

boosting my friend Jed @`elysdir , short thread starting nitter.net/elysdir/status/1346

Alphabet/Google workers have formed a union.

I will probably be joining soon.

Op-Ed by the executive chair and vice-chair of the new union: nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion

Website for the new union: alphabetworkersunion.org

For a long time, I didn’t think we needed unions in the software industry. ...

· · Web · 1 · 0 · 2

boost from birdsite, hiring and tech 

boosting Jacob Kaplan-Moss (@`jacobian):

Each day this week, I'm sharing a question I use when interviewing for technical roles. I'll unpack the question, when to ask it, and how to evaluate answers.

Today: measuring managers' ability to lead projects, and how to screen out micromanagers:

jacobian.org/2021/feb/9/interv

boost from birdsite, vaccine enthusiasm 

boosting Jacob Kaplan-Moss (@'jacobian):

The COVID vaccine is this generation's moonshot: a scientific achievement that seemed impossible until we came together and made it happen.

I wrote about why I'm excited — not just willing, but actively excited — to get mine:

jacobian.org/2021/jan/13/covid

boost from birdsite, indie perfume as cheap quarantine hobby 

boosting twitter.com/add_hawk/status/13

If you're looking for some weird aesthetic exploration to fight off the COVID boredom blues, can I recommend: avant-garde perfume. No, really. First:

1. Not all perfume is cloying mall crap. There's world of indie, experimental weird-ass perfume.
2. It's cheap.

Thread:

boost from birdsite, ADHD and labor 

boosting Christie Koehler twitter.com/christi3k/status/1

Not speaking for all ADHDers of course, but my hourly jobs, the ones I had the least autonomy in, were the ones least affected by my dopamine deficient brain.

boost from birdsite, modernizing "The Music Man" 

boosting @`jcravens42

Yes, please, someone, make this movie.

boosting me [brainwane]:

also a remake of The Music Man where Harold Hill comes to town promising a code school that will make your kids upstanding and hireable
Marian, who runs a makerspace and classes out of the local library, is very suspicious

boost from birdsite, discussion of self-harm, community management 

boosting twitter.com/LeeFlower/status/1 thread:

[CW: self-harm] a friend just had to kick someone off a discord server for repeatedly discussing self-harm (which is against the server rules). I've seen this come up before in other spaces and want to talk about it for a sec. >

boost from birdsite, praise for me 

boosting twitter.com/sigmavirus24/statu

On a , @brainwane
has been doing a FANTASTIC job working on Twine and the PyPA. Y'all should hire @`ChangesetLLC
because they're AMAZING

[animated gif of happy muppet Kermit]

boost from birdsite, funding for free/libre open source work 

changeset.nyc/resources/quick- has slides & transcript. This week: an expanded video vimeo.com/showcase/8165282/vid which also discusses common grant appl. components. Will blog about it soon.

boosting @`EWDurbin

do you work in open source?

do you wish you had money to do that work, take on a big project, or accelerate existing projects?

do you have ten minutes?

this @`PyOhio talk from @brainwane could be the first step.

youtube.com/watch?v=EyhosW2Zea

funding for free/libre open source work 

Slides, rough script, and followup links from the MozFest "Apply for Grants to Fund Open Source Work" talk and discussion are up: harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/

boost from birdsite, job, funding for free/libre open source work 

boosting @`ThePSF With the support of our newest Visionary sponsor, @`TechAtBloomberg
, we are excited to be hiring a Project Manager for the Python packaging ecosystem.

Read more about position, it's goals, and how it came to fruition at pyfound.blogspot.com/2021/04/t

boost from birdsite, job, funding for free/libre open source work 

boosting T. Wouters @`Yhg1s

I'm super duper excited about this. We've been thinking and talking (and talking, and talking...) about this for many years, and we were hoping to get it out there a year ago. Now, with funding from @`Google for the first year, we can actually get this started.

boosting @`ThePSF
The PSF is hiring a Developer-in-Residence to support CPython! pyfound.blogspot.com/2021/04/t

boost from birdsite, Python, funding for free/libre open source work 

boosting @`ericholscher

Super excited about this. Great work by @brainwane
and others to get this funding into the Python community. The drumbeat of grants and corporate sponsorships to @`ThePSF
are a really bright spot in the last year. 🌞 💓
.....

boost from birdsite, Python, funding for free/libre open source work 

...
boosting nitter.cc/chriswilcox47/status

"The NSF is awarding NYU $800,000 over two years – from mid-2021 to mid-2023 – to further improve the pip dependency resolver and to integrate The Update Framework further into the packaging toolchain."

discuss.python.org/t/new-packa

boost from birdsite, Python, improving packaging security 

boosting @`uranusjr
* Further assess and improve pip’s dependency resolver
* Secure the PyPI-to-user pipeline by integrating TUF

discuss.python.org/t/7792

Awesome news! So happy Python packaging is getting more (long overdue!) love recently.

discuss.python.org/t/new-packa

boost from birdsite, nitter link, internet friends 

boosting thread including nitter.cc/jentalleydesign/stat

ANYWAY. This is just to say. I love you, my friends in the computer, both old & new. You helped me get to this place where I am so so happy to be, after such a long time of struggle & angst. You helped me see myself & -- oh, shit, I'm making myself cry! --

boost from birdsite, religion, call for scifi/fantasy stories 

boosting Ron Hogan
@`RonHogan

I know a bunch of F/SF people follow me on this bird site, and maybe a few Quakers, and here's where the Venn diagram comes together: @`LeeFlower & @`HBBisenieks are doing "speculative fiction" issue of @`FriendsJournal (my day gig) for the fall. Got a story?

friendsjournal.submittable.com

boost from birdsite, nutrition 

boosting twitter.com/christi3k/status/1

Long shot but if anyone happens to have the nutritional info for glorybee nutritional yeast (WinCo's supplier, I think) I would love a photo!

boost from birdsite, book review 

boosting Candlemark & Gleam
@`CandlemarkGleam
Wonderful @`Analog_SF
reviews of Leonard Richardson's Situation Normal (satirical military ) & Melissa Scott's Water Horse (epic adventure , June 1 launch) in the context of worldbuilding. analogsf.com/current-issue/the
Thanku, Don Sakers! @`blueterraplane
@leonardr

boost from birdsite, request for referral, accessibility a11y 

boosting @`lindsey
Hey, friends -- @`bangbangcon
needs help finding an expert tech talk CART captioner for our conference next month. We screwed up, and our usual faves (@`stenoknight and the @`whitecoatcapxg crew) are mostly booked.
[Crying face]

This is our schedule: bangbangcon.com/program.html

Can you help?
[Purple heart]

Please DM me or email 2021-organizers@exclamation.foundation to discuss details! (We pay market rates, duh.)

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boost from birdsite, job, funding for free/libre open source work 

@brainwane @palomakop maybe up your alley?

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