David Bruce's latest compositional playground is a neat one: he arranged Jeremy Blake's synth-y composition for an , while Blake arranged one of Bruce's pieces for electronics. The full performance starts at 12:05, but his compositional decisions are interesting to learn about.


London's Tate Gallery has this explanatory video on as an artistic movement, hosted by Peter Capaldi. Trigger warning: the video includes *that* very disturbing scene from "Un Chien Andalou".



"Ms. 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. ’s authenticity, and Mr. Biden’s. Ms. Warren’s authenticity, however – it’s just a bit too much."


FJ Haydn's Symphony No. 44 "Trauersinfonie", performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Juanjo Mena conductor


Hi friends. I like making websites and tracking data, so I made


This is the list of the tech events and companies I know about who changed their plans due to #COVID19. It is incomplete. PRs and RTs gladly accepted to get a better list.

RT @pycon@twitter.activitypub.actor
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, 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 leads", presented at the 2019 , is a great 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."


Hi! As some of you know, I helped out some of my friends at @conservancy this year with their funding campaign: dustycloud.org/blog/conservanc

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! sfconservancy.org/supporter/

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. meeplephd.com/2019/11/a-to-z-g

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: harihareswara.net/sumana/2019/

* 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."


RT @northbaypython@twitter.com
#nbpy From Prison to Python - Shadeed Wallace-Stepter youtu.be/jNBsrLzHVgM

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