I think I have enough of a personal following to move some of my more "personal" toots away from public timelines. This is great! I'll still share on the public local stream/fediverse. Especially if it's relevant to my local instance, funny or important/informative.
If you want to see the "other stuff" - go ahead and click the follow button.
Stay awesome and have a lovely day! 👍
Carnism Awareness Show more
Cross posted from diaspora. It's impossible to preface this sort of thing in under 500 chars.
If you decide to click the link, please read the post in full before going any further.
I promise, I won't keep going on about this stuff and I appreciate you tolerating me going this far.
A visualization of the terms of service for your popular web service.
"I agree" 🙃
The hardest arguments I had with friends and family prior to leaving facebook was how subtle, seemingly harmless behaviors can perpetuate a terrible thing. This doesn't just apply to white supremacy, but generally all the horrible things we do as an irresponsible, enlightened species.
Sharing this, as a privileged white man. Trying to do my part.
Great slide from @firstname.lastname@example.org showing how we should shift the stereotypical tech culture to be more positive.
You know you've been working alone too long when you create a private gitlab repo for a project and write issues/milestones to contribute to and assign yourself tasks. I'm literally collaborating with myself.
I had the pleasure of mentoring at Teachers Learning Code yesterday and learned about open processing. What a sweet learning tool to get youth engaged in learning Java. Its specifically for programatticly drawing images and creating event triggers on a canvas.
Here we're walking public school teachers though rendering emojis. Good times!
Fuck Medium Show more
There are lots of articles that are probably worth reading, but out of reach because of Medium's paywall.
Yes, I can pierce it, but if Medium doesn't have you on the payroll as a staff writer, you shouldn't be writing for them and helping to make Ev Williams richer. That asshole is rich enough already.
Hey #tech people with portfolios - do you put your twitter / mastodon account on there as is, or do you make separate "business-y" accounts on there instead?
I feel like I want to put my genuine "this is me" accounts on there, or nothing at all. I feel like if I were to create business accounts, they'd just be barren and make my portfolio look worse.
So the secret being #German engineering excellence is the people behind the technology?
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm going to take time off from trying to get my freelance development business off the ground and I'm going to try to make money as an artist.
This is so not allowed.
Guido van Rossum (ex-BDFL of Python) "Transfer of Power": https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2018-July/005664.html
Failures are opportunities to learn and improve.
Slightly less humorous follow-up Show more
Basically the feminists have a point about the toxic masculinity thing.
From a young age we're taught to suppress emotion and only let it out when we're watching the sportsball or being run over by a monstertruck.
As a result we have a problem talking about mental health issues. This is a problem given the leading cause of death for men under 40 is suicide.
Seriously, if you're going through something talk to someone. You'll feel a lot better afterwards. 👍
How I learned to do the stuff I do
✅ Screwing around on my computer