Hiring is a minefield of unknown, unknowable, and contradictory biases.

Spend some time "Marie Kondo"ing your phone's notifications and it will never vibrate or make noise ever again.

One is very bad number of names to have. A handful is better. A thousand is more like it.

Galaxy brain would be to have zero names.

Democracy Works is hiring software developers again: democracy.works/software-devel

Join a fully remote team making US civic engagement easier. We're a woman- and gay-founded nonprofit, and promote an inclusive culture that stands against racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism (to name a few).

The number of cloves of garlic a recipe calls for is like a time estimate to implement a feature: it's gonna be off by a factor of three.

I gave my ghost a little keyboard.

It could have taken a few seconds in a GUI image manipulation application... but I spent 20 minutes flipping between the imagemagick docs, a shell to run and tweak and re-run commands, and an image viewer.

2019 in books 

Next year I'm hoping for more Jesmyn Ward (I have a bit of catching up to do), more Ali Smith (Spring will be published in the spring), and I think I'm going to get the Canterbury Tales out.

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2018 in books 

The two best books I read were:

* Salvage the Bones –Jesmyn Ward
* If Beale Street Could Talk – James Baldwin

The most fun three books I read in a row must have been:

* The Handmaid's Tale – Margaret Atwood
* Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
* The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin

Incredibly, I read three novels published this year:

* Asymmetry – Lisa Halliday
* There There – Tommy Orange
* The Golden State – Lydia Kiesling

@aezart or, if you have GNU find instead of BSD:

find `echo $PATH | tr -s : ' '` -maxdepth 1 -name WHATEVER

@aezart this might work for you:

find -f `echo $PATH | tr -s : ' '` -maxdepth 1 -name WHATEVER

@aparrish I made ghostpost.online just for this sort of thing. It *looks* enough like a social network, but it's ephemeral. So I don't worry, even, about later embarrassment at reading past entries.

If you're a dog in a novel I have some very bad news.

Given the number of todo list items I have completed as n, the number of remaining todo list items appears to be n².

Everyone touting their "dark mode" like it was a huge breakthrough computer scientists finally cracked in 2018.

job, tech 

signal-boosting SecureDrop & Freedom of the Press Foundation:

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the SecureDrop team! Want to work for a nonprofit & write open source code that's used by 60+ news organizations to communicate with whistleblowers? Here's your chance: freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

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