@zkat I wonder if one of XML's big failings was that the authoring tools never came to fruition the way the designers expected they would. They never intended line-oriented text-editors to be the primary interface. We were supposed to have Amaya or something.

:plusone:โ€‹ 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!

@zkat ah, after my exposure to build configurations on Java projects over the past year, yes.

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.

@ehashman ugh! finding someone I didn't have that fear-of-being-judged with was such a huge part of me being able to ask for help.

I can recommend tidygnomes.com/ for Portland folx, though admittedly I haven't seen them in a year.

@dajbelshaw I was surprised as well! Ten years ago this would have been an April Fool's joke.

@uint8_t Probably because text is such a newfangled invention. Maybe software has to follow the same path we did. Lots of oral storytelling before clear and legible writing is common.

@SuricrasiaOnline wtf! learning about the Revision stream was the best streaming-convention discovery I've had!

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

@SuricrasiaOnline ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That was impressive!!! โš™๏ธ

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!

@pixelpaperyarn โ€ผ๏ธโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŸ

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 โ€” with a stipend paid by Google โ€” 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.

@verity All of the above. I think concrete is cheaper than iron and that sometimes even kettlebells that want you to believe they are iron have a concrete core.

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

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