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If you are looking to make the world a slightly better place then you can't go wrong if you donate to watsi.org and children.org

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“I judge you unfortunate because you have never been unfortunate; you have passed through life without an antagonist; no one will know what you can do, – not even yourself.” - Seneca

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Already two years old. :) The first four Ubuntu Animals of my still on-going illustration series (28 so far). Inspired by Ubuntu's release names. sylvia-ritter.com/new-gallery/.

HumanDX is hiring and they have a pretty compelling mission humandx.org/team#engineering

A: I am the hero to save this codebase!
B: * points to giant pile of dead heroes *
A: Pfft. That does not deter me. I'm the best!
* some time passes *
B: * throws another dead hero onto the pile *

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Can't remember if I shared this link before.

"Breaker" is a cyberpunk short film about a freelance data cracker who does a quick favor for a friend, only to find herself in deep doo-doo. Wonderful visuals and styling on a low budget!

youtube.com/watch?v=wFBSufLz0L

#cyberpunk

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video mirrors are like markov chain text generators: only amusing to the person making them

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I have a hard time taking net neutrality’s death too seriously since my ISP broke the rules for the entire Obama administration when it was allegedly enforced.

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Kid on my basketball team said his dad was Crocodile Dundee, but not Paul Hogan.

He also said there was a scene in Crocodile Dundee 2 where he waved his hand in front of the camera, but it was so fast no one noticed.
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Ok, tell me about the kid you knew as a kid who lied a lot. Hit me with their greatest lie.
twitter.com/Arr/status/9545721

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Take 5 minutes to straighten the space around you. Set a timer.

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In short, I wish more people had empathy for open-source maintainers and tried to understand things from their point of view. I wrote this post to try to articulate my own feelings as I began to spiral towards my own burnout: nolanlawson.com/2017/03/05/wha

After I wrote that post, I was contacted by dozens of open-source maintainers who told me I captured exactly how they felt. So hopefully it stands as a good insight for anyone trying to understand the mind of an open-source maintainer.

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Remember that technology is a tool. Use it to help yourself.

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Everyone’s level of socialization may vary but as social creatures it’s good for our hearts(literally & figuratively) to find & occasionally stretch our social skills.

Most people don't want automation. Most people want all the manual things to be done faster without having to change whatever it is that they're currently doing. This pattern of thinking is also true for software engineers.

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Maybe, just maybe, it is good teams that make good software and software development methodologies are just random noise.

I often wonder why we have serialization formats like XML instead of restricted subsets of languages. Why is there XML instead of POJO Java? POCO C#? PORO (plain old Ruby object) Ruby? Etc.