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Recent events in my Google+ timeline have reminded me once more that the most important rule in communication is the principle of charity: interpreting a speaker's statements in the most rational way possible and, in the case of any argument, considering its best, strongest possible interpretation.
Condemnations come easy. But it's easier to tear things down than to build them up. It's easier to wage war than build peace, to sow mistrust than to make friends. Be good. ❤️

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Are there a lot of #Debian developers and maintinars in the fediverse? (I.e, DD and DM)

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The Metrics Team (where I work) at Tor Project is hiring a third team member. We're looking for someone that will work with helping us design and refine systems for gathering and analyzing data. This can be a remote position.

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This week I wrote a Python library that figures out what date/time format a given piece of text is using, and which languages and countries use that format. It Just Works for input from all over the world, and I'm quite proud of it!

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In a similar way to avocado[1], they now rely on humans[2] for distribution.

I'd fancy having one of those in the garden.

[1] Seeds in modern avocados are too big to be swallowed by any animal (apparently).

[2] According to that Wikipedia article the Osage orange didn't get widely distributed until mankind did it in recent times.

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Snow day today.

I didn't get a chance to rake the yard, or dig up the dahlia bulbs, or plant the spring bulbs...

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I think this little shell script is a game changer for getting ghc and haskell goodness into the hands of more people:


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We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:

Been busy, but caught up a bit with whatever that is left of fall last weekend.

Came across an old interview with Duane Bibby, who illustrated Donald Knuth's TeX books and Daniel Friedman & co's "Little" series of books.

Bibby came out of hiding/retirement to illustrate "The Little Typer"! I am currently in possession of @vu3rdd's copy.

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The creator of @pixelfed is looking for a sustainable way to fund his full time work on that project, you can help by donating on Liberapay:

Who are all these suited up people bullshitting on teevee

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It's time for me to pass the torch on Barnacles, the social news and discussion site for bootstrappers I've been running:

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I was updating the git-annex thanks page to list people who sent in patches, and there are 47 of them.

Astounding! I used to think that #haskell code bases not targeting haskell developers would not get a lot of contributors.

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