boost from birdsite, mental health
Doing ok/Not doing ok is not a binary. Know when it’s time to ask for help.
Infographic from these folks: https://cohcwcovidsupport.org
boost from birdsite, friend's name change announcement
Boosting an announcement from my friend Ee W. Durbin III
"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
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)
b) Research/research findings
when you make lesson plans.
I am ignorant. Please enlighten.
boost from birdsite, spamfighting
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: https://abuseat.org/cutover.html
boost from birdsite, human rights, homophobia
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
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:
boost from birdsite, nitter link to thread, new Google workers' union
boosting my friend Jed @`elysdir , short thread starting https://nitter.net/elysdir/status/1346221612685688833#m
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: https://nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion/google-union.html
Website for the new union: https://alphabetworkersunion.org
For a long time, I didn’t think we needed unions in the software industry. ...
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:
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:
boost from birdsite, indie perfume as cheap quarantine hobby
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.
boost from birdsite, ADHD and labor
boosting Christie Koehler https://twitter.com/christi3k/status/1358150737922953217
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"
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 https://twitter.com/LeeFlower/status/1348361105211535360 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
[animated gif of happy muppet Kermit]
boost from birdsite, funding for free/libre open source work
https://changeset.nyc/resources/quick-intro-to-grants.html has slides & transcript. This week: an expanded video https://vimeo.com/showcase/8165282/video/520887962 which also discusses common grant appl. components. Will blog about it soon.
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.
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: https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/03/16/0
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 https://pyfound.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-psf-is-hiring-python-packaging.html
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.
The PSF is hiring a Developer-in-Residence to support CPython! https://pyfound.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-psf-is-hiring-developer-in.html
boost from birdsite, Python, funding for free/libre open source work
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
"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."
boost from birdsite, Python, improving packaging security
* Further assess and improve pip’s dependency resolver
* Secure the PyPI-to-user pipeline by integrating TUF
Awesome news! So happy Python packaging is getting more (long overdue!) love recently.
boost from birdsite, nitter link, internet friends
boosting thread including https://nitter.cc/jentalleydesign/status/1382731297487994881
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
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?
boost from birdsite, nutrition
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
reviews of Leonard Richardson's Situation Normal (satirical military #sciencefiction) & Melissa Scott's Water Horse (epic adventure #fantasy, June 1 launch) in the context of worldbuilding. https://analogsf.com/current-issue/the-reference-library/
Thanku, Don Sakers! @`blueterraplane
boost from birdsite, request for referral, accessibility a11y
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.
This is our schedule: http://bangbangcon.com/program.html
Can you help?
Please DM me or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details! (We pay market rates, duh.)
boost from birdsite, diversity training
Announcing **DEI for Engineering Managers**
a 5-session (over 5 weeks) course designed for people who lead technical teams and are responsible for the well-being of direct reports. Scholarships available
boost from birdsite, talk by me on open source leadership
We are thrilled to have Sumana Harihareswara (@brainwane
) presenting at the @`pycon
#MaintainersSummit! Watch her talk “Researching the Leadership Gap for Legacy Projects” NOW.
boost from birdsite, me speaking today
Today, live from #MaintainersSummit at @`PyCon
US 2021! Let’s deep dive into the topic of funding open source work with @`foosel , @`eunicechendjou , @`wstein389 , @brainwane , @`aclark4life , and @`dcharbon . Tweet questions with #MaintainersSummit.
boost from birdsite, web analytics question
Q for a friend: what is the best recent book/guide/online course you know on web analytics suitable for medium-sized nonprofits (traffic is 1K-10K distinct visitors a week, site maintainer works 10 paid hr/week and has AP stats)?
boost from birdsite, sale on an ebook
Super sale! get FIRE LOGIC — first of Laurie J. Marks's series for $1.99:
cover photo of book: https://twitter.com/smallbeerpress/status/1393181222470356997
boost from birdsite, interactive fiction, inform
I just shared an alpha of a project to facilitate working with Inform 7 (an interactive fiction DSL) on the command-line.
It's a thing that'll be useful to something like 12 people, but I hope those 12 will find it _really useful_.
boost from birdsite, DigitalOcean
Hi, thanks for raising this. We have been actively working on it & put a short pause on posting jobs in CO as we assessed the impact of the new law. We have employees in CO & will continue to hire in CO. We will update our job posts in the next week to comply with the new law.
boost from birdsite, me performing at an event
The Otherwise Auction? In MY Visioning WisCon?
It's more likely than you think.
The auction to benefit @`OtherwiseAward starts at 7pm Central on Sat. night (5/29), and will end when our fabulous auctioneer @brainwane says it's over.
More info & tix:
boost from birdsite, housing available in Berkeley, Calif.
Sublet my gorgeous, well lit 2bed apartment 10min walk from downtown berkeley bart and berkeley bowl? Landlord approved, 1875+ utilities. Available for upto 6 months, starting June 1. Respond here, or email email@example.com for details. More pics in thread. Please RT?
boost from birdsite, my stand-up comedy performance
boost from birdsite, my stand-up comedy performance, Turkish
boost from birdsite, police abolition question
Are there any discussions of the role insurance companies play in opposition to police abolition?
boost from birdsite, US cable subscribers
boosting https://twitter.com/NaomiKritzer/status/1386862866242932741 thread including:
Key things the UnFox group points out:
* Every cable/satellite TV provider pays a subscriber fee to carry Fox News. A typical household pays Fox News almost $2 per month via their cable or satellite provider, regardless of whether they actually watch the channel.
* A whole lot of these contracts expire in 2021.
The time to pressure your cable company is NOW.
boost from birdsite, Android tip
boosting thread https://twitter.com/di_codes/status/1384926691760517121
1/ Thinking today about how important it is to be able to record video instantly, how many steps it takes on most phones, and how precious those seconds could be.
I found an easy shortcut on Android that I hadn't seen elsewhere and thought I'd share.
boost from birdsite, New York City, economics
Has there been any reporting on what happened to commercial rent prices in NYC this past year, mapped (e.g.) against residential rent prices, which by all accounts fell drastically?
boost from birdsite, scifi/fantasy opportunity
Please tell anyone you know who might be interested! We are excited to create more space for BIPOC editors in SFWA pro-rate venues!
Mermaids Monthly is seeking a new captain and crew! We want a BIPOC-led team to take over in 2022! Is this you? Apply here through July 15th! https://mermaidsmonthly.moksha.io/publication/1
boost from birdsite, New York City, wage theft protection
hi, reminder that if you're a freelancer and you're doing business with a company in NYC, under the Freelance Isn't Free Act, they have to pay you for your work within 30 days (unless you've agreed in writing to a longer payment period).
boost from birdsite, writing opportunity
And more generally, I've really enjoyed the couple of articles I've written with co-authors and would enjoy doing this more. If you have something you think would be a fun article to write with me, hit me up.
boost from birdsite, Leverage fandom
From 2008 to 2012, Leverage showrunner @`jonrog1
wrote fascinating posts about the show and answered zillions of fan questions in his blog.
I’ve now created a table of contents linking to all of his Leverage posts, mostly organized by episode.
boost from birdsite, feminist fiction
boosting thread https://twitter.com/zenaldehyde/status/1388988856591163395
Recent realisation: in every single one of my published books, the female lead does something towards the end that is really, really bad. Something that is, on some views, unforgivable. The narrative never punishes them for it, but it (hopefully) doesn't play it down either
boost from birdsite, collaboration advice
One of the worst mistakes in my career was letting a project run late and not communicating about the problems until it was far too late. Don't do what I did; if you've messed up an estimate, here's what to do:
boost from birdsite, survey for freelance writers
hi, if you are a writer (especially a freelance writer) or an an independent who produces through other media, will you please take this survey? 🙏🙏🙏
The survey will be open for the next four weeks, many thanks:
I called it "Pretty Standard" because so many people have sent me contracts and have said "it looks pretty standard to me"
boost from birdsite, new consultancy available for open source strategy
excited to spend this summer doing some consulting work. if your project or company is looking to grow/refine/overhaul its open source strategy, consider working with me 💁
boost from birdsite, indie newsletter
Launching my new, 100% less on Substack, newsletter.
boost from birdsite, recommendation for inclusivity training
I just took a Behaviors of Inclusion training from @`LifeLabsLearn , and would recommend it to anyone who is ready to be doing inclusivity training.
I was hoping for “not hateable” and I got “enjoyable and informative”.
(Be real, a lot of corporate training is hateable.)
boost from birdsite, request for e-reader recommendations
Anyone out there use an e-reader for reading papers in PDF? If so, what kind and do you like/recommend? Have been thinking it would be nice to have an eye-friendly and sunlight-friendly option other than printing. Color e-ink now exists--have you tried it? (please RT)
boost from birdsite, US, trans health care
If any trans person reading this is in the US and needs a letter from a therapist to get some kind of gender-affirming care, I was given a list of therapists who have agreed to write such a letter after a single session. Please feel free to DM me for it.
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