@JordiGH pick up a carbonator on amzn, there's some nice scandinavian ones (made by our own clients) that have canisters are compatible with sodastream tech but can be manually refilled from a homebrew store's co2 tank rather than constantly buying new sodastream ones

Any police officer who quits in solidarity with a colleague who put an innocent person in the hospital is a police officer we're better off without.

Facebook engineer's resignation letter 

"Mark always told us that he would draw the line at speech that calls for violence. He showed us on Friday that this was a lie."

RT @nlhkabu
🐍✨Python people!🐍✨

The pip team needs your help!

Do you have complex project dependencies?
We want you to try to break pip's new dependency resolver...

Details here:
ei8fdb.org/thoughts/2020/05/te

Please RT! 💛💙

cc @bernardtyers @simplysecureorg @ThePyPA @ThePSF

Some of you people actually think Microsoft isn't going to screw you over and it shows

Trying to follow guides to build an android app while choosing kotlin as the lang. Already gone more folders deep with HelloWorld than I have for most of my major python projects...

Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2020-04-30-

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

Gaelic Games in Ireland with the same colours shows *much* more gaelic games facilities mapped in Ireland compared to cricket facilities. Hon the parish!

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I think about B2B costs in terms of how many full-time engineers you could hire for the same price. If I can hire an engineer to just *build* the system you're selling from scratch, then it's a bad deal.

At $lastjob, we were spending about 3 full-time engineers per year on AWS and 1 full-time engineer per year on DataDog

I just turned up at my opticians a week early for my appointment. There's probably a sight-related joke there somewhere.

House of M spoilers 

@jalcine except maybe this time it'll add mutants to the cinematic universe?

So looks like my local rail franchise may be nationalised by default because they are so bad at running it that they literally can't make money off a gifted monopoly.

I shouldn't have to dig into gsettings to restore access to the Rhythmbox menu in Ubuntu 19.xx, some bad UX decisions have been made for Gnome3 =/

In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.

@sir I think having the builtin stdlib is what has kept python from getting completely into a node modules situation. Like pypackaging has plenty of issues but different ones

Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

heads-up for UK people with overdrafts 

So, the UK financial regulator tried to simplify the way banks charge people for overdrafts and make it fairer. No more daily fees, no more punitive fees for unarranged overdrafts. Just one clearly advertised interest rate for all overdrafts. The changes happen in April.

BUT, because banks are bastards, they are almost all planning to set that rate at around 40%. If your account spends most of its time overdrawn, this will really affect you.

The Money Saving Expert blog has a guide to who's announced which rate and also info about possible options for switching bank and getting a bit of respite that way. If you're permanently overdrawn, it's really worth doing something before April.

moneysavingexpert.com/banking/

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