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@lauraritchie Looks like an interesting event.

While I won't be power microblogging All Things Open like I usually do, I'll be posting here and there over the two days of the conference

Jet lag? Mostly gone. Energy? Kind of high. Today? A busy Sunday ahead.

That's all part my annual hegira to NC to meet with the folks at opensource.com and attend All Things Open.

Looking forward to the next few rushed days

In Raleigh, NC battling some lingering jet lag and visiting a couple of local museums. Oh, and having some good pizza for lunch, too. All in all, not a bad Saturday

@monsterjavaguns Give the chicken a break. It doesn't really have fingers (no matter what pub menus tell you). How else is the poor creature supposed to type?

Always wanted to learn Python but not sure where to start?

Start here:
opensource.com/article/17/10/p

Designers (and project managers) need to go back to dialup until the web becomes usable again

Downloading megabytes of JS and CSS to view your "coming soon" page doesn't give me high hopes for whatever it is you're trying to sell

Japanese author Haruki Murakami recounts a walk he took to Kobe in 1997. It's a beautiful look at memory, the changes that take place over time, and how both have an impact on us

granta.com/a-walk-to-kobe/

Unfortunately, the conference I was going to speak at next week has been cancelled due to a labour dispute. Regardless, I'm going with my original plan and will be posting my slides, notes, and set of links online.

Look for some pointers soon.

Call for help: fund GIMP (an open source and free Photoshop alternative) development & Libre animation.

The funding really did help the Blender Foundation for example, and it brought us a solid 3D software with tons of resources on the internet.

This could be GIMP's blender moment, let's get them funded!

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girinstud.io/news/2017/10/call

The fascinating story of an 19th century writer named Ignatius Donnelly who had a "mind primed for catastrophe"

publicdomainreview.org/2017/09

@klaatu My thought, too. Either way, I'm kind of consummated. Dealing with a help system for s big application. Close to 4,400 topics, which I've whittled down a bit.

This will take a long while, and I've yet to convince the powers-that-sign-my-cheques to give me the green light

My choice: try to rewrite a decade and a half of badly-written documentation, or burn the melonfarmer to the ground and write it from scratch

Hey fellow mastodon people, I'm writing a CC-BY-SA article for cats [sic] wanting to get involved in #opensource.

I need CC-BY-SA photos of YOUR cat doing computer things.

Like this level of cute or greater:

mastodon.xyz/media/SoYyxwzupT7

You did it!!!

The will be built! Do you want one?

Now, let's go meet those stretch goals. mastodon.social/media/NgEUaEbF

If you find yourself saying that you're "trying hard to like" something, then you're probably wasting a lot of time and energy with something that's not for you

@wentale Gotta fix that. Thanks for pointing that out. Or maybe it was deliberate to keep folks on their toes ... 😄

Seriously, it should be a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

@klaatu It's nothing to do with things on the career front. More to do with something in my personal life that's been hanging over my head for a while now

A chapter in my life is about to close. I'm a bit sad, but also relieved and optimistic about what comes next