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I discovered yesterday that Christopher Baldwin has been making more _Spacetrawler_ while I wasn't looking! There were multiple entire books I hadn't read!

So that's where the rest of that weekend went.

🌏 🚀 🌌 👽 👾 🥊

Hat tip to Comic Rocket, as it was looking over my list there when I realized there were hundreds of unread pages.

The two hardest problems I know of are going to bed and getting out of bed.

Me, reflecting on my media consumption: "But if I weren't reading all the toots and tweets, I wouldn't be aware of these movements in free software! And my connection to that community is important to me."

The people doing that work who are highly visible on social media: "auuuuuugh my mentions will be the death of me."

Oregon labor, Fred Meyer 

UFCW 555 is now calling for a boycott of Oregon and southwest Washington Fred Meyer locations:

I don't see the statement up on that site yet, but it's on their FB and Birdsite:

PyCon 2020 is in Pittsburgh, eh?

I don't know anything about Pittsburgh. But after reading about it for ten minutes, it seems like it's probably a fine place to be, and April is probably a fine time of year to be there.

The window with all those open tabs crashed, and the list of tabs was not recovered.

This is perhaps for the best, the de-cluttering that's been forced upon this desktop. But if your post was among those lost, I'm sorry.

I really did think it looked like the sort of thing I want to know more about, and I was going to read it one of these days. Any day now. Eventually. I hope. Maybe.

The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.


I endorse this thread from about it being time for the Free Software Foundation to have a new President.

Is nyan cat involved somehow? Or is that an unrelated project?

(Does this instance not have a nyan emojo? CAT ZWJ BREAD ZWJ RAINBOW)

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Okay, I need someone to Explain The Joke: Why is Hatsune Miku the new name behind GNU?

(You don't need to explain why the previous person in that role has to go, I'm caught up on that part.)

The bit I was missing from all the Firefox DNS-over-HTTPS and Firefox Private Network discourse is that Cloudflare had their IPO today.

Happy programmer's day & Friday 13th

Who wants to co-found a professional org for trans people in tech?

This is not a joke by the way, I want to do this.

In this "armed robber" meme format, is the robber saying something that happens to be the exact thing that provokes a response from you? Or are they *trying* to get you to give up your location?

The first seems improbable and I'm unclear why they would do the second.

I'm struggling with a community development phenomenon that's been going on for a while around me, particularly in tech-centered Slack groups.

Something about the affordances of Slack combined with the tendencies folks to like to organize things, but aren't thinking about social schemas ends up making it arranged topically.

There's a problem here: relationships span topics. There's clusters of interest broader than that, and even then, it puts relationships secondary to topic.

Oh, that hashtag was referring to North Bay Python, not enby python. 🐍 :nonbinary_flag:

re: link to article on abuse; gamedev industry 

Jessica Price wrote a thoughtful thread on the tradeoffs between public allegations, whisper networks, and anonymous reports.

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link to article on abuse; gamedev industry 

Something powerful is happening this week; Nathalie Lawhead came forward and told how a man influential in the game development industry used that influence to prey on them as a vulnerable newcomer.

Nathalie's act of courage found support, and that seems to have opened the floodgates for some people. Numerous others have spoken out against their abusers.

As Zoë put it, "Nathalie threw a brick."

I'm linking to the Kotaku article here because an article is an easy thing to link to, but the stories are reverberating all around gamedev birdsite.

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