I am organizing a #Scheme coding competition where you have to build a static blog generator with a mystery feature (that will be revealed little by little in the next few months).
We have already one sponsor and are actively looking for other sponsors to reward the participants 🥇 🥈 🥉 (goodies, cloud credits, books...).
an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse
Fascism joining the fediverse is extremely bad, and we have to do something about it. But please, please, please: give me two weeks before you roll out any new solutions. Some of the solutions being proposed look like they will make the situation better but will make it much worse.
I am dropping nearly everything to write a demo and spec explaining how to do things right. Please give me two weeks. I've been preparing for this.
If you're looking for a low-key infosec conference to attend, I can recommend BSides PDX
I just got the ramp up notice today. scheduled for 10/25-10/26
Pacific NW Infosec peeps, enjoy it this year for me 🤗
And finally the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards is this Red-winged Blackbird blowing frosty rings in the cold morning air. We can literally see birdsong in this photo and that is just magical. What a beautiful world we share with these creatures.
Good morning, everyone! I've put up another call for contributions for #entropic: https://discourse.entropic.dev/t/looking-for-help-rust-port-of-http-cache-semantics/258
This one is a particularly nice way for JS devs to get into Rust, since it involves porting an existing JS module! It also has the potential to be widely-used by Rust folks!
Automated tool for view performance optimization in Rails apps, neat research https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/07/12/view-centric-performance-optimization/
Ouch. Can't in full honesty deny it.
Any ideas on how to better calibrate your sense of "everyone and everything is shit" to the real world? Or maybe it's already an accurate view of the world?
Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:
Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...
Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It
"For unlike someone devoted to the life of contemplation, a total worker takes herself to be primordially an agent standing before the world, which is construed as an endless set of tasks extending into the indeterminate future."
A bunch of you (mostly those with white collar jobs) should read this and consider how close you are to the sort of ideology this article discusses. I think it'll feel uncomfortable, but may help motivate you toward new opinions.
I typed \u2728 in a Python training today, thinking it'd be a good unicode character and a ✨ came out. I'm glad I've typed the sparkle emoji code point enough to have memorized it. 😊
Tech & travel enthusiast. Currently paid to wrangle code. Interested in diverse visions of our future (and past).
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