I'm speaking at PyOhio later this month, giving a ten-minute talk on whether and how to apply for grants to fund your open source work. I'll discuss the new Project Funding Working Group at the PSF
and how it can help you.
Because I'm interested in helping people get onto platforms they control and not be at the mercy of Facebook, I wanted to understand what the pain points are for marginalized groups taking up Mastodon/ActivityPub.
From my reading thus far, the big blocker is that federation is opt-out, not opt-in and that the Mastodon Maintainers do not want to accept a patch to make it opt-in.
What are the other blockers? Who is writing about them?
Thanks. Boosts are welcome as are replies in private.
ICE News, For Intl Students
Pls be sure to read this if it affects you or someone you know
"The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States. Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures..."
Happy 3 year anniversary to one of the greatest pieces of internet writing
DON'T TELL ME YOU DON'T NEED THIS.
YOU NEED THIS.
YOU NEED TO ORDER THREE.
tech meta, racist terminology
...honestly, the various uses that "master/slave" terminology gets put to in computer programming and electrical engineering and other such fields is
/profoundly/ distressing to us as an anxious black plural system that's intimately aware of how dangerous it is to normalize hostile language towards a marginalized group
so, like, just want to note that y'all pushing for changes of wording here are definitely helping some folks
- 🦎 🦊
Zapatistas: Lessons in community self-organisation in Mexico
“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
- Frederick Douglass, 1857
USpol, election, real news yet also silly
From the List of Things the BBC Never Thought They'd Have to Write:
"[West] does not appear to have registered his name with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for November's election. The closest name the FEC database shows is a candidate called 'Kanye Deez Nutz West', who filed their papers with the Green Party in 2015 under the address '1977 Golddigger Avenue, Suite Yeezus' and appears to have raised no money."
@garbados Fry's went into 2020 with a plan to switch their stocking from "we buy stuff and then sell it" to "we ask our suppliers to carry merchandise on their books until it sells off our shelf, then we pay the supplier for it". The suppliers, as you might imagine, were not thrilled with this plan. https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/10/frys-tries-to-quell-rumors-of-its-demise-as-customers-worry-about-empty-shelves/
For all makers, now there is lower cost and much more powerful alternative to TS-100 soldering iron -> 65W ESD safe, digital PID, auto sleep/shutdown, 250-480C soldering iron https://olimex.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/esd-safe-powerful-65w-soldering-iron-with-lcd-display-digital-pid-temperature-adjustment-250-480c-in-stock/ #diy #make #soldering
Chaotic good. (he/him)
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