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I do and programming for Aledade, a healthcare in . Mostly I work remotely from my home in , out in the DC suburbs.

Hi! As some of you know, I helped out some of my friends at @conservancy this year with their funding campaign:

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!

OK everybody, we have just 2 days to raise $17k. We have no marketing or campaigns staff @conservancy so we count on you to spread the word. Please help!!

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.

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."

New blog post with professional announcements:

* 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

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."

#nbpy From Prison to Python - Shadeed Wallace-Stepter

"After six and a half years, Guido van Rossum, the creator of , is leaving Dropbox and heading into ."

<friendly wave> I hope he enjoys it! (And I bet he'll still be around...)

whale anatomy, gore, worms, octopuses 

CBC News: "Experts say bringing more women into the field could help protect data, but the industry is only starting to recruit more ."

(Adapted from a meme I've found)

🧛 Dracula: *transforms into a bat* 🦇

:blobaww: Me: OMG flappy sky puppy come here there is a blanket and I've got the brushybrushy for you do you want the brushybrushy

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:blobaww: ...

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:blobaww: ...

🦇 ... *tiny voice* yes

"54 years after the original BBC television broadcast, Studios will premiere a new production of Mission to the Unknown, a missing episode that has been faithfully recreated by a team of students, graduates and staff of the University of Central Lancashire. Mission to the Unknown will be premiered on the Doctor Who YouTube channel at exactly 5.50pm BST on the 9th October."

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