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Turns out talking to people are really, truly passionate about what they do is more effective for energy than caffeine #a11y

A incomplete list of generics reimplementations in Go [sic]:

- medium.com/@arschles/go-experi
- github.com/attic-labs/noms/blo
- And the new entry: github.com/google/gvisor/blob/

Again, the revisited Greenspun's tenth rule: "Any sufficiently complicated [dynamically/weakly] typed program contains an informally-specified, bug-ridden implementation of half of a type system."

#types #type-systems

"...I've always lived cheaply. I live like a student, basically. And I like that, because it means that money is not telling me what to do. I can do what I think is important for me to do. It freed me to do what seemed worth doing. So make a real effort to avoid getting sucked into all the expensive lifestyle habits of typical Americans. Because if you do that, then people with the money will dictate what you do with your life. You won't be able to do what's really important to you."

Wow RMS

If you're into working with humans, free software & cryptography, and you love the idea of helping news organizations break their biggest stories based on submissions by whistleblowers, you may want to come work with me! New opening at Freedom of the Press Foundation just went up - boosts appreciated:

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

#nonprofitjobs #securedrop

The romantic image of an über-programmer is someone who fires up Emacs, types like a machine gun, and delivers a flawless final product from scratch. A more accurate image would be someone who stares quietly into space for a few minutes and then says “Hmm. I think I’ve seen something like this before.” - recent post, John D Cook.

This is a thread about computers.

I have a lot to say.

I might not be able to finish right now.

I'm going to post unlisted.

This is a great thread by @ajroach42 about old computers and how some of the things they did were great. It’s also very long. If you aren’t following him, then this is my recommendation that you do.
retro.social/@ajroach42/998825

Ok, to keep myself from impulse-buying electronics stuff I donated to Project Alloy instead.

projectalloy.org/

This year's Utrecht Summer School on functional programming will run from 27-31 August. Check out the schedule, registration details, and further information on t.co/hk4nnAZIGJ

this quote from Bunnie Huang is, i think, probably the best justification for proactive correction of biases i've seen

Have you heard of repair cafes, local meeting places where people come together to fix stuff that would otherwise end up as #waste? According to repaircafe.org/ there are more than 1,500 repair cafes world-wide -- a growing, noncommercial global movement.

This article in The Guardian from last month gives a good introduction: "Can we fix it? The repair cafes waging war on throwaway culture"

theguardian.com/world/2018/mar

"Thinking about" making some open-source contributions?
I've tagged a bunch of "easy" tickets in txtorcon and I'm happy to help you -- see github.com/meejah/txtorcon/iss

This is a GREAT free/libre webcomic (and good for kids; my son loves it). Also a big bonus: produced with all-FOSS tools!
peppercarrot.com/

Free as in Facebook.

Referring to any service offered without charge in exchange for behavioral tracking, ongoing surveillance, or other monitoring and sale of any such information to third parties.

dctr.pro/25l

Mozilla has a petition asking Facebook to stop tracking people's browsing off the site unless they opt in to it. Frankly I think the solution is to remove the ability to track people across sites from the web entirely, but I signed the petition anyway. Facebook has taken a huge hit to their reputation, so now is a good time to be putting pressure on them to change their ways.

foundation.mozilla.org/campaig

The "Simple Mobile Tools" #Android apps are really nice. I use many of them and really recommend to have a look at them. simplemobiletools.github.io/ #FreeYourAndroid

I finally launched that version solving algorithm I keep going on about and it's rad as hell and you should read about it here medium.com/@nex3/pubgrub-2fb64

I hope some of you might have seen my updates on my current book reading. It is a book about a 90 year old #coop from #Kerala

If not, you can check here. mastodon.social/@prashere/9971

I was happy to know that yesterday Leftword Books have organized a book release function on this same book by #Kerala CM #PinarayiVijayan and #Marxian economist Prof. #PrabhatPatnaik and Kerala's Finance Minister and also one of the co-author of the book Dr. #ThomasIssac

I wish someone would modernize Gnoetry, a human-computer poetry creation app - github.com/michel-slm/gnoetry

Builds a corpus from given texts, matches words to metric patterns you choose. Then you say, "regenerate from here to here automatically" and it picks other words, maintaining the meter.

Outputs beautifully printable poetry booklets.