I have some exciting professional news to share!
The Sloan Foundation has generously funded "Collaborating on Software Archiving for Institutions" #CoSAI, with 3 streams of work:
1) technical development on open source, decentralized toolkit for software archiving & replay; 2) community building and education on software archiving; and 3) optimizing machine and human workflows
Psyched that this is a big collaborative project, feat. the one and only @wilkie
Nice mini-site from Alvy Ray Smith, one of the cofounders of Pixar, debunking a lot of the myths about Steve Jobs' involvement in the company.
TLDR; he was a very useful investor for them but the idea that his "vision" shaped the company is incorrect. Around the time Toy Story was poised to be a hit, he positioned himself to *look* like a visionary.
"Back to the Future with RSS!" by Nicky Case https://ncase.me/rss/
RSS is still the best way to consume internet media IMO. Let's hear it for RSS.
Job Posting - DevOps - 100% Remote
Hello Fediverse! The team I'm on is looking to add a couple DevOps folks. We're already a distributed team supporting education tech, with members in UK, Kyiv, and 3 US TZs. Please refer awesome folks you know, especially folks who are underrepresented in tech.
https://smrtr.io/6hDK2 - NOA/LATAM
https://smrtr.io/6hDWP - AMEA
"Checkpoints" by Robin Sloan https://society.robinsloan.com/archive/checkpoints/
A nice meditation on a strange YouTube phenomenon.
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