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:plusone:​ Recommendation: Find meeting times for your group with Crab Fit. crab.fit

* timezone support: each participant can declare their availability and see results in their own timezone
* each participant can declare blocks of time when they are available, not restricted to a handful of poll options
* optional integration with calendars from Google or Outlook
* minimal data collection and retention

It's exactly the tool I wanted for scheduling things with our widely distributed GSoC group.

Thank you, bengrant.dev!

Don't suppose you have a spare CB5-312T Chromebook I can strip for parts, do you? Busted a hinge on mine.

You still out there, Fediverse? Here, have a cat photo.

In reviewing first draft proposals, I noticed many folks setting *very* high expectations for themselves about how much they can get done as an intern in eighteen hours a week.

I wrote up some notes on things to consider when making a proposal about how long a feature will take: forum.terasology.org/threads/p

I'm a mentor with Terasology this year. terasology.org/2021/03/13/tera

As an online multiplayer modular game environment, we're open to proposals from a wide range of disciplines.

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We're currently midway through the application period of Google Summer of Code, an internship program for open source projects. summerofcode.withgoogle.com/

Applications are due by the 13th. Procrastinators, I know what you're thinking, and yes you _can_ bang out a proposal moments before the deadline. The catch is that becoming familiar enough with a project to know _what_ to propose will take a while.

Start now so you can get feedback on your proposal ideas and drafts before the final is due!

I'll be mentoring this round and would be especially interested in seeing proposals for internationalization, automated testing, or other ways to help the software run smoothly for players and maintainers both.

Unfortunately I did _not_ remember to try to get the project registered with Outreachy this time. Remind us to do that next round!

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Terasology, the extensible voxel game, is participating in Google Summer of Code for the sixth year in a row! terasology.org/2021/03/13/tera

That means that if you are a current college or university student, you could get a summer internship — with a stipend paid by Google — to help build this open source project.

Development of a multiplayer game provides the opportunity to participate in an unusually wide variety of roles, from devops to UI, technical writing to 3-D modelling.

Do I know any stamp collectors? I've found a White Ace album with blocks from 1948 – 1960.

and what is a person to do with all this coaxial cable???

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The home network is shaping up.

I was pleased to discover this house is already wired with usable cat 5e. But it just ended here in a jumble, unterminated.

I installed a patch panel and figured out where _most_ of the cables go, but three mystery cables remain.

YELLING ABOUT MEDIA LICENSING 

IT IS A 22-YEAR-OLD-REMAKE OF A 5-YEAR-OLD REMAKE OF A 27-YEAR-OLD SHOW, WHICH WAS BASED ON A 15-YEAR-OLD SHOW BASED ON A 12-YEAR-OLD SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL.

WE HAVE A PANDEMIC THAT MAKES LIVE THEATER INACCESSIBLE.

LET THE KIDS STREAM THEIR DAMN PERFORMANCE, YOU PUSWEASELS, OR THEY ARE GOING TO GIVE UP ON THEATER ENTIRELY AND GO PLAY _AMONG US _ON TWITCH INSTEAD.

A lengthy dream I had last night featured a number of you folks I'm friendly with but only really see during conference-times.

It was a big entertainment/social venue (in non-pandemic conditions), and there was a lot of "wait, does that interaction with those people mean I should catch up to them later and join their party here?"

So maybe I miss seeing you or something and even in my dreams I am socially awkward.

Checking in: Still here. My city remains mostly-not-on-fire for the time being. Anxiety is spiking; this is an unprecedented fire season on top of an abundance of other sources of distress in 2020. But I'm still breathing.

I saw a form that had a "select one" prompt where one of the options was "Gender Fluid."

It brought this image to mind.

boringcactus assembled a fine sequence of words describing the arc of the free and open source software movements over the past few decades: boringcactus.com/2020/08/13/po

Kittens Game exploits hacks in my brain that make for a really unhealthful dynamic, so I have to cut myself off after only a day of becoming re-acquainted with it and its recent update.

But not before making sure that stylesheet I wrote in 2017 works again. gitlab.com/keturn/condensed-ki

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uspol, Portland 

yep nothin' like a little midnight-thirty loudspeaker message from the police to let the whole block know we have to move away from the precinct or they might tear gas us.

dudes, I am sitting in my apartment, and the precinct is a mile away. but I guess now you get to say we've been warned?

(the police vehicle seems to have moved on; I do not believe I am under imminent threat)

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