I need to step out and shovel snow, but that requires that me putting on some pants
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: https://jamey.thesharps.us/2018/02/16/how-not-to-replace-email/
FFS men. Have a word. https://www.kapwing.com/blog/why-i-dont-use-my-real-photo
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"America has had 11 school shootings in the last 23 days, which is more than anywhere else in the world, even Afghanistan or Iraq. In fact, the phenomenon of regular school shootings appears to be a unique feature of American collapse — it just doesn’t happen in any other country — and that is what I mean by “social pathologies of collapse”: a new, bizarre, terrible disease striking society."
Foggy morning today
Non-US folks, check the new refund policy: https://pycon.blogspot.com/2018/02/updated-refund-policy-for-attendees-and.html
Cleveland is fun: https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/01/05/1
I'm running a sprint & welcome newcomers: https://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2018-February/031986.html
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. €€€€
Yay! LuaRocks has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2018! Come hack with us!
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:
In my humble opinion that Simon Marlow book alone is worth its weight in gold.
Why does macOS High Sierra use this BSOD-on-CRT-screen icon to represent Windows network shares? What is the story?
Guix is officially participating in Outreachy: https://www.outreachy.org/2018-may-august/communities/gnu-guix/
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!