David Bruce's latest compositional playground is a neat one: he arranged Jeremy Blake's #electronic synth-y composition for an #orchestra, while Blake arranged one of Bruce's #classical pieces for electronics. The full performance starts at 12:05, but his compositional decisions are interesting to learn about.
"Ms. #Warren didn’t pretend to be less than she is. She is smart. She is organized. She does know what she’s talking about. She believes we should listen to her. She knows she’s right about a lot of things, and she doesn’t apologize for it. That threatens, consciously or unconsciously, the public’s comfort level. People love Mr. #Sanders’s authenticity, and Mr. Biden’s. Ms. Warren’s authenticity, however – it’s just a bit too much."
The PSF has published a statement on the PyCon Blog regarding the COVID-19 situation and will continue to update the community weekly. Read this weeks update here, https://bit.ly/2PFydW9
New video! I look at the recent news that NASA’s NICER released the first-ever surface map of a pulsar and how it didn’t quite look like the simple models astronomers have been using. And I connect it to...what else? Pulsar 2849!
Ken Scambler's "Grow your own #tech leads", presented at the 2019 #YOW #conference, is a great #talk on how senior software engineers can help junior engineers to improve and to become leaders in their own right. (44 min)
"We'll look at the ways that architects, tech leads and managers can succeed or fail to help grow new technical leaders without excluding underrepresented folks, and a raft of actionable ideas for aspiring tech leads to take on board."
This was partly for fun, but it was mostly because I really believe in it. Conservancy does critical work in standing up for user freedom principles and in supporting tons of FOSS projects (lots of which you probably use).
There's 2 days left and over $17k to go. If you haven't donated yet, they could use your help! https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
On the #blog: We spawned different colors of fish and ate shrimp while trying to avoid sharks in Let Them Eat Shrimp, the next game in our A-Z game shelf play-through. https://meeplephd.com/2019/11/a-to-z-gaming-let-them-eat-shrimp/
Slate: The Disappearance of John M. Ford
"I wanted to learn why a beloved science fiction writer fell into obscurity after his death. I didn’t expect that I would help bring his books back to life."
"After a three-year freedom of information campaign, everyone can finally see the Egyptian Museum of Berlin’s official scan of the Bust of Nefertiti."
New blog post with professional announcements: https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2019/11/12/0
* Seeking developers for paid contract on pip; apply by Nov. 22
* NYU, Secure Systems Lab, & my new title (Visiting Scholar)
* PSF projects
* Availability for 1-day engagements in San Francisco in Feb.
Examples for that one:
* developing an #opensource contributor outreach/intake strategy
* researching potential funders + writing a rough draft of a grant proposal
* auditing & improving your developer onboarding documents
Free software development doesn't have to be awful. Some thoughts from me.
#Montreal Gazette: There are stranger things than kids enjoying tabletop role-playing games
"They’re learning more than etiquette and critical thinking. ... They’re learning about budgeting, as each player has 10 gold on them, and if they tip too much silver on a bowl of hot chocolate, they have to keep track of that. There’s economics, too, as they discover that when Trollskull Manor closed down, many peripheral businesses in the alley failed."
What the hell is Gitlab smoking lately
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