harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/ ~12 novel tools in package making, distribution, inspection, metadata aggregation, dependency computing, installation, etc., mostly beyond @`ThePyPA

And, for completeness, here's the temporary logo I drew in Krita before Areaweb provided a polished one.

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That logo was for dark mode I think (text in white); here's one with text in black.

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New blog post: harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/ Monday Will Be Volunteer Responsibility Amnesty Day

Monday is the solstice, and a chance to pause, rotate, or sunset a task or chore you volunteer on. volunteeramnestyday.net/

Short book review: harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/ "Black Water Sister" zencho.org/books/black-water-s by Zen Cho, her skill at characterization, and how it builds on themes in her past work

(+ a reread of Connie Willis's Doomsday Book)

me, comparing your product's features to your roadmap

[still is from "Speed" (1994)]

a feeling familiar to those of us in fandom

(still is from the British reality show "Money for Nothing" about refurbishing stuff people throw away)

Because this ad aired AFTER the 1981 ruling from the 9th Circuit Court, but BEFORE the 1984 Supreme Court ruling in the Betamax case, which found that home taping for timeshifting is permitted! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Cor.

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To relax, sometimes @leonardr and I watch old TV ads. And sometimes we find interesting stuff

like: here's a 1983 ad for Panasonic youtube.com/watch?v=pPUJI8OwU4

39 seconds in, a notice: "Warning: a court held that taping copyrighted programs is infringement. They should not be taped"

perhaps Lucia's assessment is the answer to this question from an old "Murder, She Wrote" that I also find hilarious

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in celebration of "Starting an Open Source 'Repair Shop'", the talk I'm delivering tomorrow mendercon.com/schedule/#sessio

here's one of my favorite moments from the show, starring Lucia, the Repair Shop's art restorer

In case you are now freshly ready to take a look at novels published in 2020: "Situation Normal" by Leonard Richardson is a gallows-humor multispecies space opera romp on the edge of war.


The protagonists in this ensemble story include two lesbians of color, including one who has a romantic and sexual relationship with a bi woman, and an agender character.

New blog post: harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/

2 exciting bits of news re: massively improving how we package, distribute, & install Python software!

1: a new grant to further improve Python packaging security

2: the PSF is hiring a full-time project manager/community manager for 's packaging toolchain

I'm excited to get to work with this person and teach them what I know!

I just dug up a screenshot I evidently took in March 2018: the "please test the new PyPI (now in beta)" thread from python-list. mail.python.org/pipermail/pyth

Thinking about the outreach and communication work it takes to roll out big changes to critical infrastructure.


On Saturday night I received my first vaccination dose against COVID-19. I've had minimal side effects and the appointment went very smoothly. Here's a longish post about eligibility in New York, booking the appointment, and how the process went.

I believe what I said was that it would cause a f***in' revolution ;-)

boosting @`attacus_au
virtual co-working with friends this morning, we got around to talking about Jitsi's Speaker Stats feature, which shows how long each participant in a meeting has been speaking
@brainwane: "imagine what would happen if someone snuck this feature into Zoom - there would be riots!"

youtube.com/watch?v=p9CdZOLb2u 47-minute video for "How To Get A Project Unstuck -- And Fixing The Skill Gaps That Got Us Here" Linux.conf.au talk (including questions-&-answers) now up.

Outline & links: harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/

My free 3-chapter sampler ebook: changeset.nyc/resources/gettin

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harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/ A list of competitors for my upcoming book (on getting open source projects unstuck), and some assumptions built into general software management advice that stop it from addressing many open source maintainers' needs.

Two things I like in the "Getting Unstuck" ebook sampler I just released:

* "Who this book is for and what you should get out of it" but also "Who this book is NOT for"
* concrete examples and exercises to improve open source project management skills



I've just published a 38-page sampler from my upcoming book of advice on rejuvenating projects: "Getting Unstuck".

You can get this 38-page ebook for free when you subscribe to my email newsletter (1-10 updates per year). buttondown.email/Changeset

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