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
<friendly wave> I hope he enjoys it! (And I bet he'll still be around...)
Mobilizon : lifting the veil on the beta release
Mobilizon is an alternative to Facebook groups and events. After a successful crowdfunding, it is time we gave you a taste of this software and updated you
"54 years after the original BBC television broadcast, #BBC Studios will premiere a new production of Mission to the Unknown, a missing #DoctorWho 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."
Dennis Overbye in the New York Times summarizes: "Turns out that it has been #BlackHoleWeek, complete with its own hashtag, according to #NASA. “I think they wanted to highlight all of the black-hole work that NASA telescopes have done and are doing, and combine it into a weeklong social-media event,” Peter Edmonds, a spokesman for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for #Astrophysics and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, wrote in an email."
Python & SQL developer at a healthcare startup. Former core Python developer. Reader; information squirrel. Opinions are my own.
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