Feminist scifi con WisCon wants to help fans attend; apply to the Member Assistance Fund by Feb. 28. http://wiscon.net/assistance-fund/
I agree with this advice, for writers, freelancers, and, in general, people seeking clients, employers, customers, conference invitations, etc. https://twitter.com/_vajra/status/949024287364698112
I'll be leading a PyPI/Warehouse/packaging sprint https://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2018-January/031941.html in May in Cleveland #pycon2018
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RT Chris Martens @chrisamaphone
My lab is conducting a survey for a research project whose target audience is interactive fiction authors and other game/interactive experience devs with an interest in story and characters. Please DM me an email address if you would like to be included!
If I could redo http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2011/Learn_Tech_Management_In_45_Minutes or https://www.harihareswara.net/decalsyllabus.html I would change a lot, but I admire my past self for making them.
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"On a related note, I’m currently available for short term contract based work. I’d love to help your team build neat shit with Python! I'm heavily biased towards Open Source, but am happy to work on the right kinds of proprietary systems. Email: email@example.com" - Ernest W. Durbin III https://twitter.com/EWDurbin/status/953284355157385217
Quoting Henry Farrell: "There are a very few books that I’m simply not able to talk about coherently, since they’ve shaped me so deeply that I can’t think straight about them. The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed are among them." http://crookedtimber.org/2018/01/23/ursula-le-guin-has-died/
Comfort reading/rereading/viewing while sick:
Forged In Fire
The Good Place
Star Trek: Discovery
Great British Bakeoff
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
I have the flu. Caught up on Mastodon but will probably only skim Twitter for a bit.
Thanks, CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/antivirals/whatyoushould.htm
I'm catching up on the work of the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, e.g., http://blog.iftechfoundation.org/2017-09-28-twinecookbook.html , http://blog.iftechfoundation.org/2017-04-19-more-volunteer-seeking-the-accessibility-project.html , http://blog.iftechfoundation.org/2017-01-21-archive-all.html -- neat stuff!
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This tweet https://twitter.com/LaurenHerschel/status/946887540732149760 made me cry and helped me think about grief.
Man, god bless Recurse Center. I really am a dramatically better programmer than I was six months ago. It's hard to state how empowering that is.
https://mastodon.social/media/bbW6Mu5SvmpKA9dS_Wk For tonight's event https://www.meetup.com/mergesort/events/245649752/ … I got out some of my favorite lapel pins.
Compassion and caring even when you're told you shouldn't is punk.
I need to reread Ellen Ullman's suspenseful, evocative, emotionally accurate The Bug https://us.macmillan.com/thebug/ellenullman/9781250002495/ not least because it skewers the Reverend Casaubon who thinks he's Randy Waterhouse