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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.)

boost from birdsite, diversity training 

boosting @`nmsanchez
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

vayaconsulting.com/courses

boost from birdsite, talk by me on open source leadership 

boosting nitter.koyu.space/InessaPawson

We are thrilled to have Sumana Harihareswara (@brainwane
) presenting at the @`pycon
! Watch her talk “Researching the Leadership Gap for Legacy Projects” NOW.
youtu.be/RV19i8nXkTM

boost from birdsite, me speaking today 

boosting nitter.koyu.space/InessaPawson

Today, live from 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 .

boost from birdsite, web analytics question 

boosting twitter.com/gvwilson/status/13

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 

boosting @`smallbeerpress
Super sale! get FIRE LOGIC — first of Laurie J. Marks's series for $1.99:

kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fire-logi

cover photo of book: twitter.com/smallbeerpress/sta

boost from birdsite, interactive fiction, inform 

boosting @`zedlopez
I just shared an alpha of a project to facilitate working with Inform 7 (an interactive fiction DSL) on the command-line.

github.com/zedlopez/inf7

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, device recommendations 

boosting Andrew Gray @`generalising

Stuck in a morass of review websites: anyone have any recommendations for a decent *small* Android smartphone? I have an old Galaxy S5 mini (4.7") and the size range seems to have mostly disappeared from the market.

boost from birdsite, DigitalOcean 

boosting twitter.com/digitalocean/statu

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 

boosting @`WisConSF3
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:
wiscon.net/2021/05/23/visionin

boost from birdsite, housing available in Berkeley, Calif. 

boosting twitter.com/yuvipanda/status/1

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 yuvipanda@gmail.com for details. More pics in thread. Please RT?

boost from birdsite, my stand-up comedy performance 

boosting ÖzgürKon @`OzgurKonorg

Freedom is a serious topic but not necessarily boring. You are invited to stand-up of Sumana Harihareswara ( @brainwane ) Performing arts and to our free software talk with FOSS and Crafts ( @fossandcrafts ) ✨ , at .

ozgurkon.org/2021/schedule

boost from birdsite, my stand-up comedy performance, Turkish 

boosting @`oydorgtr

Özgürlük ciddi bir konu ancak sıkıcı olması gerekmiyor. Bu sene 'de Sumana Harihareswara'nın @brainwane
stand-upına hep birlikte gülmeye Performing arts ve FOSS and Crafts @fossandcrafts ile özgür yazılım sohbetlerimize davetlisiniz. ✨

boost from birdsite, me performing in a few hours 

boosting @`WisConSF3

How do I find the virtual door? Great question! We've got a new post on how to access Visioning WisCon:

wiscon.net/2021/05/29/how-do-i

boost from birdsite, police abolition question 

boosting thread

twitter.com/lexiatwork/status/
Are there any discussions of the role insurance companies play in opposition to police abolition?

boost from birdsite, US cable subscribers 

boosting twitter.com/NaomiKritzer/statu 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 twitter.com/di_codes/status/13

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 

boosting from twitter.com/lexiatwork/status/

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 

boosting @`omgjulia
Please tell anyone you know who might be interested! We are excited to create more space for BIPOC editors in SFWA pro-rate venues!

boosting @`MermaidsMonthly

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! mermaidsmonthly.moksha.io/publ

boost from birdsite, New York City, wage theft protection 

boosting @`heratylaw
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).

www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/workers/

boost from birdsite, writing opportunity 

boosting twitter.com/jacobian/status/14

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.

Follow

boost from birdsite, Leverage fandom 

boosting @`elysdir

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.

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

· · Web · 1 · 0 · 1

boost from birdsite, feminist fiction 

boosting thread twitter.com/zenaldehyde/status

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 

boosting @`jacobian
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:
jacobian.org/2021/jun/8/incorr

boost from birdsite, survey for freelance writers 

boosting twitter.com/heratylaw/status/1

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:

surveymonkey.com/r/DSPCZ78

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 

boosting @`ag_dubs
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 💁

pubstruct.com/

boost from birdsite, indie newsletter 

boosting @`AlexandraErin
Launching my new, 100% less on Substack, newsletter.

buttondown.email/AlexandraErin

boost from birdsite, recommendation for inclusivity training 

boosting @`wiredferret

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 

boosting twitter.com/pbkalra/status/141

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 

boosting twitter.com/soapystrange/statu

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.

boost from birdsite, financial inclusion worldwide 

boosting twitter.com/CGDev/status/14196

When so many prefer cash, how do gov't's advance financial inclusion? 💰📵

Join for new evidence from Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, & Pakistan using the decision tree method: cgdev.org/event/branch-root-ne

w/ @`LRojasSuarez @`nandinish @`ujangw Imran Khan & Miguel Székely

boost from birdsite, social justice reminders 

boosting twitter.com/jessgrieser/status

I have been doing a practice for the last year or so where whenever I go "why is x this way" I look for Capitalism, Racism, or the Patriarchy.

I propose it be an acronym, like Overeaters' Anonymous's HALT: when you find yourself sad!mad about x, look for the CRaP.

boost from birdsite, computer-related education 

boosting @`gvwilson
Contribution guidelines for "Never Work in Theory" have been updated: neverworkintheory.org/contribu If you're teaching a senior/graduate software engineering course this year, please consider having your students write "popular science" summaries of papers aimed at practitioners.

boost from birdsite, nitter thread, New York, labor, government benefits 

New York (statewide), please spread the word!

boosting @THECITYNY
1/ Any workers — including undocumented immigrants — who weren’t eligible for unemployment benefits can now apply for New York’s Excluded Workers Fund. It’s first come, first served. The funds do not need to be paid back.

...and here’s what you need to know:

nitter.eu/thecityny/status/142

story: thecity.nyc/work/2021/8/5/2261

boost from birdsite, Facebook, disinformation, research 

boosting twitter.com/LauraEdelson2/stat

Julia asks great questions. It was great to sit down with her and have a just have an open conversation with her about what happened to us, why it might have happened, and what it means for our work and other researchers and journalists. Please have a read!

.....

boost from birdsite, Facebook, disinformation, research 

... boosting twitter.com/JuliaAngwin/status

"Facebook has a rational economic interest in controlling information about their ad marketplace” — @`LauraEdelson2
says about why she thinks FB shut down her research project this week.

More in this week’s newsletter: getrevue.co/profile/themarkup/

boost from birdsite, New York City, COVID 

boosting Mark D. Levine
@`MarkLevineNYC
Big covid news in NYC that's been lost in today's headlines:

==> NYC is now offering free *at-home* PCR testing for all NYers aged 65+ or immunocompromised. Trained clinician will come to your home. Available 7 days/week, 9am-7pm.

Call 929-298-9400 to sched an appt.

boost from birdsite, Inform, game programming 

boosting @`zedlopez
I've been tweeting daily-ish -related links at

@`inform7tips

Please signal boost as you see fit!

boost from birdsite, speculative fiction, gender 

boosting @`OtherwiseAward
We’re delighted to announce that Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki has won the 2020 Otherwise Award for his stunning novella “Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon”! Congratulations @`Penprince_
! Read the full announcement:

otherwiseaward.org/2021/09/ogh

boost from birdsite, social psychology 

boosting @`gvwilson twitter.com/gvwilson/status/14
As we've seen during COVID, many people are deeply uncomfortable with provisional truth. They get angry when advice is revised based on new evidence and lose confidence in research as a whole rather than seeing it as evidence of honesty. I don't know what to say to them :-(

boost from birdsite, gpg-agent 

boosting @kfogel

kfogel
If you're reasonably expert in GPG Agent, Debian GNU/Linux, other agent processes that might be interfering with my gpg-agent :-), and with passphrase caching in general, DM or email me. I'll pay your top consulting rate. I ain't got time to debug this all by my lonesome.

[more details: twitter.com/kfogel/status/1437 ]

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