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I need to step out and shovel snow, but that requires that me putting on some pants

Naaawwww

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I wrote about the 2010 rise and fall of Google Wave, and lessons we can learn from their attempt to roll up email and chat and wikis into a single federated tool: jamey.thesharps.us/2018/02/16/

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I need to commission some icons for an open source package manager. If this is the kind of thing you might be interested in (pretty much any style welcome), please ping me.

It pays money. €€€€

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Yay! LuaRocks has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2018! Come hack with us!

summerofcode.withgoogle.com/or

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Time to repost my #introduction! I post mostly in English but my first language is German. I live in #zürich, #switzerland. I studied #biology (#zoology, #neurobiology, #genetics, insect physiology) but there was no money to be made so I turned into a software developer. At work it’s all #java, #oracle, #postgres, but at home it’s all #emacs #lisp, #perl, #python, #c based on my github. I maintain a #wiki engine called #oddmuse. I like #gopher.
My #rpg account is on dice.camp, not here!

I am under-slept (happens sometimes) and hardly functional (quite usual), but I still bought this functional programming Humble Book Bundle:

humblebundle.com/books/functio

In my humble opinion that Simon Marlow book alone is worth its weight in gold.

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Hello! I'm Jessica, a concept artist who love colours and composition. I hope my pieces make you want to explore! #VisibleWomen

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As part of my research for my #LibrePlanet2018 talk:

Those of you who had formal education for programming: how many of you were taught about any sort of ethical issues as a core part of your education---as a _part_ of the material, not alongside it? And how many were taught about ethics as an aside, or separate course?

Please include your educational institution/organization/resources. Feel free to e-mail me at mtg@gnu.org if you don't want to respond publicly. If you are an educator that teaches about ethics in the classroom or in your materials, I'd love to hear from you as well.

Why does macOS High Sierra use this BSOD-on-CRT-screen icon to represent Windows network shares? What is the story?

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Guix is officially participating in Outreachy: outreachy.org/2018-may-august/

Are you an underrepresented person in tech? Guix is a cool project with a great community, and Outreachy is a great program to participate through. Spend your summer hacking on and learning about lisp/scheme, functional package management, and more!

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Linus Torvalds:

>> What matters are the people - and companies - that actually develop and contribute code, and make the future happen.

Matthew Garrett:

> Sure. And do you want 4 more enterprise clustering filesystems, or another complete rewrite of the page allocator for a 3% performance improvement under a specific database workload, or do you want a bunch of teenagers who grow up hacking this stuff because it's what powers every device they own? Because honestly I think it's the latter that's helped get you where you are now, and they're not going to be there if the thing that matters to you most is making sure that large companies don't feel threatened rather than making sure that the next 19 year old in a dorm room can actually hack the code on their phone and build something better as a result. It's what brought me here in the first place, and I'm hardly the only one.

https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2016-August/003585.html

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