Update on moving my ass off mastodon.social, after a mere two months and thirteen days:

I made an account on toot.cafe.

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Shout out to the Stanford Online Accessibility Program website. It's the most coherent resource I've found that really explains all sorts of context around accessible websites. Not just "here are some tools" but "here is how to think critically about your users and make a site that works for everyone".

General intro: soap.stanford.edu/getting-star

List of articles on many different web accessibility topics: soap.stanford.edu/tips-and-too

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Just 4 more days to help us meet our challenge grant and to have your financial support for our work to build a diverse, community-driven, free software future be doubled -- we are so close, thanks everyone! sfconservancy.org/supporter/

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I’m a generalist with 15 years professional experience and engineering/computer science degrees. Full-stack Ruby, ReasonML most recently with a fair bit of Rust on the side.

Looking for a role in Melbourne AU or remote friendly. Would love to work a bit lower down the stack, systems level, embedded, OS, networking for example. Want to work for a business that values quality and correctness, not just deadlines and piling on technical debt.

Pls boost for reach 🙏

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Hey, coders, programmers, hackers:

How many of you *don't* enjoy using #git or #mercurial or #svn or any kind of source control at all? I want to find people who just don't like it and wish there was a better way. I know you're out there!

Got over my procrastination and gave cash money dollars to Conservancy so now I don't feel bad about retooting the fundraiser message

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This year Conservancy brought in seven new member projects—four that help free software developers write more great free software and three that help introduce new people to free software. Help us keep growing in 2019! sfconservancy.org/news/2018/no

I am burned out from reading overwritten essays about millennials

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FWIW did you know that signup for our next retreat is possible? If you're interested in MirageOS and spending a week with ~30 people who're keen on getting MirageOS into production, sign up retreat.mirage.io/ -- there's no upfront experience and knowledge required, but we expect you to be interested in discussing/programming/designing/learning about MirageOS and -- March 6th - 13th, Marrakesh, Morocco 🐪 ☀️

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Okay I posted an attempt at a comprehensible readme, so check out my new parsing library: github.com/jameysharp/weighted

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On the affects of shit-talking projects people work on 

From time to time I take a look at who's talking about GNOME here to see if there are people I can help, issues that either need reporting or that I can point them to, etc. When I do this, sometimes I come across people talking crap about GNOME. It truly sucks to come across these posts.

People are not their code, but they put effort into their work. To have people come along and dismiss that work as "a flaming pile of 💩" is demoralizing, as it trivializes their effort and makes them feel unappreciated. It's fine to not like a piece of software. Different people have different needs, which is why there's multiple pieces of software for any one task. That does not make the software that does not fit your needs terrible.

The thing that bothers me the most about these posts is that they aren't constructive at all. There's no specific issue that anyone can work on, no real reasoning to dwell on. They just want to trash the work you and others have done. It makes me angry and frustrated.

I seem to have lost my beloved (and cheap, and half-broken) telephoto zoom lens at the US customs pre-clearance screening in Abu Dhabi 😭

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Algorithms, Jeff Erickson's open-licensed algorithms text, is finally more-or-less complete and available in prepublication form at algorithms.wtf/ (via 3dpancakes.typepad.com/ernie/2)

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