Now that Richard Stallman has resigned from FSF/MIT, I hope the Free Software movement can become safe and welcoming to a much larger group of people. It was past time. I still remain incredibly grateful for his work keeping the movement alive.

Writing unit tests and listening to ASoIaF fan theories while drinking ginger tea. Life's not bad.

"A Technology Freelancer's Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative" ranks #5 on The 10 highest-rated articles on Hacker News on September 08, 2019 which have not appeared on any previous Hacker News Daily. This toolkit is 10 years old. . . .talk being ahead of the curve. #coops

Want to learn network science? Like programming in python? The ebook for Network Science with Python and NetworkX is $10 all month!

that "Form 27B/6" in the movie Brazil was a reference to the address of one of George Orwell's apartments.

And now, vorpal sword in hand, I approach the inbox-wocky.

For those of you under 30: are you aware of the free software (as in GNU) vs. open source (as in OSI) debate?

Please RT for visibility, I think my immediate circle is mostly older people 😆

The revolution will be tab-delimited and utf-8 encoded.

@emacsen @thufie Yes, one of the biggest challenges we're hitting is that at many times people are requesting things (eg, "enforce deletion at the protocol level") that as far as our understanding of the universe is, is mathematically impossible. So there are alternative things that we can propose, which are possible (eg, something that does "cooperative" deletion requests), but people may be unhappy: "We want more than that!"

But *nobody* can only provide more that, they can only lie about it

If 20% of a group are harassers (evenly across genders), & the group has more men than women… then each woman gets 16x more bad experiences than each man.

The Petrie Multiplier: in a group where x% are bullies/harassers, the minority will feel it (x/100)^2 more.

This blog post has stuck with me through the years. I like the maths in it, & I like the conclusion that attacking sexism/racism etc doesn't have to be an attack on the majority.


Played around with some scheme/racket programming. Turns out to work great for graph theory. I blame @cwebber

Math folks: what would you call the following type of sequence? The entry at index i is an integer from 0 to the total number of such sequences of length < i. These are isomorphic to non-negative integers and actually come up in a network I'm working with.

(0, 1)
(1, 1)
(0, 2)
(1, 2)
(0, 0, 1)
(1, 0, 1)
(1, 2, 6)
(0, 0, 0, 1)

There! I've written up a tutorial for Preserves, which I would describe as The World's Most Interesting (but WIP) Serialization Format

Also submitted a PR so it can get pulled into Preserves proper.

Tired: "flyover state"
Wired: "layover state"

Coastal friends, y'all can always visit for a day if you don't want to take an 8 hour red eye to the other coast :)

Indigenous people!

Please share this and reply and be my friend! Let's create a community on here where we know we have someone who gets it!

I'll start, I'm Ojibwe. Raised away from the tribe, but am a full member now as an adult.

(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)

Alright, I need something to keep my brain fresh, so time for some learning.

What resources have you used to learn Python? My experience with programming is pretty minimal; I've dinked with C, C++ and Matlab, but have mostly learned how to fix This Problem Right Here instead how to start from scratch to solve many problems.

Boosts welcome, a moderate amount of trying to convince an engineer that they should learn a different language is also allowed.

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