Announcing the initial 1.07 release of notqmail, a community-driven fork of that begins where netqmail left off: notqmail.org/1.07

Themes for this release:

- Fix broken builds (FreeBSD, macOS)
- Make packaging easier

I'm proud to be one of several developers bringing this valuable back to life. Here's my personal blog post telling this first chapter in the story of notqmail: schmonz.com/2019/08/20/announc

Announcing the initial 1.07 release of notqmail, a community-driven fork of that begins where netqmail left off: notqmail.org/1.07

Themes for this release:

- Fix broken builds (FreeBSD, macOS)
- Make packaging easier

I'm proud to be one of several developers bringing this valuable back to life. Here's my personal blog post telling this first chapter in the story of notqmail: schmonz.com/2019/08/20/announc

In my triumphant(?) return to Developer on Fire:

- relearning how to learn from a kid

- relearning how to work w/an extraordinary teammate

- gaining self-awareness via unusual feedback

- White Dude’s Guide To Inclusion

- being more effective together

schmonz.com/talk/20190812-deve

How did I first get a clue about ?

Mainly, dinnertime conversation with the primary author of "Is Female Visual Signaling to Male Song Socially Regulated in Brown‐headed Cowbirds?" and "Transitivity Types Predict Communicative Abilities in Infants at Risk of Autism".

Bibliography:

- 2014 cowbird paper (sadly paywalled): onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ab
- 2019 autism paper (out last week, full text available): exeley.com/journal_of_social_s

My standing desk for the next couple weeks. Resolution and sharpness are decidedly non-Retina. Fine for an occasional hour, and therefore perfect.

How did I address my performance fears and decide to play piano in recital in midtown Manhattan?

How does this relate to , , , and the rest of what I do professionally?

What does 's music sound like?

All this and more on Legacy Code Rocks!

Whenever I see @Andrea Goulet and M. Scott Ford at conferences, we always have mind-opening and actionable conversations. I hope my new guest spot on their podcast, talking about definitions of , does some of that for you.

schmonz.com/talk/20190729-lega

Well, I can check "started a project that made the front page of orange site for nerd news" off my bucket list.

Oops, I never put that on the list! Must have been an oversight.

Would you personally benefit from an individualized session with an experienced, inquisitive, and empathetic conversation partner? Maybe you're facing a challenging situation at work, a learning opportunity in some code — or both.

Get in touch. latentagility.com

Would your org benefit from a rare combination of technical coaching and impactful conversations? (Take other people's word for it, not mine: latentagility.com/testimonials)

It's not too late to book me for Q4. Let's talk about what fits for you: latentagility.com

Greater Than Code is always a wide-ranging discussion with cross-disciplinary thinkers, so it was a lot of fun to highlight a few of the interconnections between things we think and other things we think. schmonz.com/talk/20190724-grea

Say you've got and want as your MTA, configured with sensible modern defaults. How long are you gonna need?

If you said "under five minutes", you're correct!

youtube.com/watch?v=Vq6vu9T3vo

Listening to Scriabin, kid wanted to "see". Turned on the iTunes visualizer. Realized I might be creating a synesthete. Scriabin would have been pleased.

Independence Day (US English), n.: an annual commemoration that tyranny is tolerable as long as we're the ones doing it (whether to others or to ourselves).

Seeking advice from happy open source projects.

We have: decades-old still-useful code whose Benevolent Dictator For Life abdicated (de facto) many years ago.

We want: to revive it as a community-driven open source project.

My initial thoughts: marc.info/?l=qmail&m=156208533

Help?

Key plot twists:

- Several individual developers have active forks
- None is the accepted logical successor
- Not all provide commit logs
- Some new code is good, some less so
- I've avoided forking, but have published patches

So, brownfield community design. How can we rejoin?

Seeking advice from happy open source projects.

We have: decades-old still-useful code whose Benevolent Dictator For Life abdicated (de facto) many years ago.

We want: to revive it as a community-driven open source project.

My initial thoughts: marc.info/?l=qmail&m=156208533

Help?

One of my favorite projects, pkgsrc, is about automating builds of over 20k third-party applications on two dozen Unix-like platforms. It's... ambitious. And remarkably successful.

What I’ve been up to lately: patreon.com/posts/pkgsrc-2019q

Life is boxes, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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