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"Women pioneered computer programming. Then men took their industry over", an interesting article on how, again, there were a lot of women in CS until the narratives shifted in the mid 80's towards "computers are for boys"

"The tech sector has a big problem with women. Bulgaria has the answer" an interesting article on how gender diversity is slightly better in some Eastern Europe countries, why, and how to keep improving. (by Katie Marie Davies)

What Programming's Past Reveals About Today's Gender-Pay Gap? When men enter a female-heavy field, perceptions of women don’t improve—perceptions of the job do. (by Rhaina Cohen)

I forgot to mention that I was recently given the honor of being named a @ThePSF fellow.

I'm really humbled by this, thank you to the Fellows working group and the entire #python community.

This is really nice: "SVG Repo - Search and find 300.000+ open source SVG graphics fastest way"

I need more people to talk about The Hold Steady with.

@shopbot @phildini “Como Caído Del Cielo (As If Fallen From Heaven)”,

Late heartthrob takes a bet to escape purgatory: possess one of his impersonators —in a coma after following Pedro’s bad example— & fix the guy’s life. Infante finds himself a man out of time in a world where his granddaughter’s class studies him as a bad example of . It’s interesting to see what parts of traditional he decides to keep & what he tries to abandon.

Under communism, there'll bread lines. That's how good the bread is gonna be

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Since I went into quarantine, I’ve been working my way through all the shows, starting from the original pilot. I’m now up to the 4th season of Deep Space Nine.

I’d forgotten just how much under-the-radar queer content they’d slipped in! From buying baby shower gifts for a pregnant ensign with he/him pronouns, to the Bashir/Garek & Bashir/O’Brian relationships, to everything with Dax, some sneaky must have been pretty busy.


This article underemphasizes exactly how bad stww was — people were reporting it was *crashing their browser* when it came up in search

But they’re 100% right about the hypocrisy of all this stuff marginalized fans have been fighting for for years suddenly being popular bc its affecting white fans now too

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Complete this toot:

It's a lovely day and you are a horrible _____

saw someone refer to cis people as a culture and i can't get it out of my mind

a couple of shots i took with dispo. had to manually flip them bc the app doesn’t do it for selfie mode shots. hope they fix that!

updated 2021 suggested fediverse success metrics 

- lessons learned from marginalized people
- friendships formed and maintained
- worthwhile conversations had
- comments remembered months or years later
- support and validation given and received
- honesty entrusted to one's social circle
- furries petted
- pets received
- stress levels associated with reading home timeline and notifications
- pleasure derived from same
- neat creations shared
- acceptance felt

#Typography #Sound
It's Friday my friends, so here is some sound activated typography experiment, works with any sound (so you can speak, clap your hands, etc) by

(alt video: the letters of the typography move based on the noise in my flat)

Hey folks! I'm going to try and do some server upgrades tonight to get us on modern Mastodon. I'll be backing up the DB at all stages, but there might be downtime!

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Phildini @ The Shop's choices:

Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.