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Grandma always told me:

1) Wash your (damn) hands
2) Cover your (damn) mouth
3) Settle (the hell) down.

Solid advice for life, but seemingly prescient for this moment in time.

"Lacks smart-home capabilities" is a nice feature.

ST: Lower Decks spoiler (?) 

when the engineering team is on leave and as a leisure activity, they design some stuff

so relatable

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reading “After Steve” (I know, I know…) 

Designers I’ve worked with sometimes conceive of ideas totally in a vacuum, unconcerned with the practicalities of making their design into a working product. When I voiced concerns, some designers get really defensive.

Good designers will work with me to understand the constraints. Their designs are a North Star, a platonic ideal that we aim for together – even though we know we will fall short.

But what do I know! I’m just a lowly software engineer 🤷‍♂️

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@SeaGL needs some promotion help

We're a volunteer run FLOSS virtual[0] conference Nov 3rd/4th

#cfp is open and we hold #OfficeHours to help speakers

We're on Fediverse and use Matrix for our internal comms

We'd like to take advantage of our #PixelFed acct :)

We also need help w partnerships to w other FLOSS groups and corporate sponsors

Please let me know if you'd like to help out

[0] Virtual the last 3 years, going hybrid in 2023

#FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #SeaGL

My brother, Kit Martin, was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and is under intensive treatment. With Kit’s awareness, we are reaching out to friends and family for support:

Heinz: It's Time to Say Goodbye to These Obsolete Python Libraries #LWN

Microsoft has (rightfully) reversed it's proposed policy of banning for-profit FOSS sales on its app store. Thanks to everyone who helped them to make the right decision and support developers making FOSS more available on Windows.

I feel like I read a blog post once that said something like

- Junior developers build without following patterns
- Mid-level developers know patterns and follow them like rules/laws
- Senior developers know *why* a pattern exists, when to use it and when not to, and are able to exercise judgment

It may not have been about patterns; maybe practices or tools.

Has anyone seen a blog post specifically about this?

A spaceship landed. An alien emerged.
"Greetings Earthlings," they said. "We have come to negotiate the purchase of your technology."
"Wait, you want our technology?"
"We have nothing so expressive, so versatile."
"What are you taking about?"
"You call it 'Lego'."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

We are sad to inform our community that Marina Zhurakhinskaya died on Saturday. Outreachy wouldn't exist without her dedication, which continued until her last day.

@Tusky if I accidentally toggle my prefs to hide the menu bar option for accessing my account, how do I then access the app's preferences?

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


This is a win *not* just for @conservancy! This win indicates that federal courts view GPL is both a license and a contract — as we have long argued. The case now proceeds in state court.
Support this case and our work by becoming a Sustainer:

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While blocking all 3rd party scripts in your browser by default can certainly be inconvenient at times -- and some would certainly call it paranoid -- every once in a while something comes along to remind us why such steps are necessary.

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