new Patreon Show more
I've just launched my own Patreon. If you'd like to see me do more of the weird things I do, like XCB, Comic Rocket, and Corrode, please share it around. (You can read more about those projects at the Patreon page.)
If you have some income you can afford to send my way, even better. Thanks so much!
Cranky (no advice please) Show more
I'm feeling pretty frustrated about what kind of an impact my work is having this week. I don't know why The Recompiler has less than 300 paid subscribers, other than it's close to my follower count on my personal Twitter account. Why is it so hard to get consulting projects? Why can't I find more conferences that want my 3rd Wave of F/OSS talk? I poke holes in the idea of 'meritocracy' constantly, but it doesn't actually make me feel better.
Having three cats means I get to see the ridiculous things they teach each other. Kirk discovered he likes wandering around with a toy in his mouth and yowling for someone to come play, so now Sputnik is trying the same thing except he doesn’t really get that you’re supposed to keep the toy until someone comes to play with you.
What’s something you’re working on this week that you’re proud of?
Otter Tech's dissection of the Linux Foundation's kerfuffle is 💯 - https://otter.technology/blog/2018/09/20/linux-kernel-hastily-adopts-standard-code-of-conduct/
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All the ideas (consulting stuff) Show more
I’m trying to build out a more consistent consulting schedule (as referenced in my Recompiler update https://recompilermag.com/2018/09/16/a-year-3-progress-report/) and thinking about what comes after the current code of conduct enforcement trainings. I have an idea about an open source leadership skills clinic where we’d work through the maintainership and governance problems of a fictional project, but I don’t know who to pitch it to yet.
A fairly long shot, but does anyone else here have any experience in writing grants for LGBT+ community centers?
I'm on the board for one and it's very much a hands on process. As such, fundraising is in our hands. We've done good, but I would love to have a little bit of breathing room and would like to apply for a grant to help pay for things like, you know, rent and electricity. Anyone have any prior knowledge in that area?
Totally okay if not. Like I said, definitely a long shot.
If recent events have you thinking about codes of conduct, you can hire me to evaluate yours and make an action plan to be ready to start enforcing it. $200 and I have a sponsored spot for a project that can’t afford to do this on their own. http://lifeofaudrey.com/2018/07/16/coc-consult.html
I'm uncomfortable writing this, but — here's the current state of The Recompiler business https://recompilermag.com/2018/09/16/a-year-3-progress-report/
I'm looking to spend some of my "professional development" allowance. What are the best books on programming topics and/or software-development-as-career that you've read this year? Do you subscribe to any screencast series or anything like that?
(Please feel free to boost/tag in folks if you know people who might have interesting answers?)