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Whee! Got a short, experimental Rust program to work. Can now modify the Pandoc abstract syntax tree, using the pandoc_ast crate.

Setämiehet on huolissaan, kun nuoret ja naiset haluavat muuttaa maailmaa. Ilmaston lämpenemiselle pitäisi tehdä jotain, kunhan tekijä ei ole nuori nainen.

etiikka.fi/greta-thunberg-avai

RT @thehumanxp@twitter.com
This is called "cloud printing" and i'd really like to try it

Radical thought for the weekend: A software project that doesn't use public version control, doesn't have a comprehensive and automated test suite, lacks good user and developer documentation, and is hard to build from software, is not good software in 2019.

A fantastic job is awaiting for the person to be hired for this role. Help grow Wikimedia, help grow free knowledge globally! #communityengagement #wikimedia #wikipedia

boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia

Your occasional reminder that the brexit referendum was, legally, nothing more than an opinion poll. And the only reason the courts didn't annull it over the leave campaign's cheating is because it's only an opinion poll, not binding

Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.

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 😆

"Unfortunately, #Slack calls aren't available in this browser. We recommend downloading the Slack desktop app, or you can switch to Chrome."

Take a hike, Slack, #Firefox isn't some obscure web browser you couldn't possibly support.

Heard of a cool tech-bro-weeding interview technique the other day. A male and female engineer conduct the interview session together. If, when the female engineer asks the candidate a question, he directs his answer to the male engineer, then he's out. They said it happens a lot

Linux is too difficult to install. Here's an instalation story from the 90s.

liw.iki.fi/liw/texts/blind-ins

I wonder if Microsoft will ever apologize for the ad hominem attacks on software freedom proponents of its past leaders?

#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

There have been four violent attacks on Jews in New York in the last month including this one where an Orthodox man was assaulted with a cinderblock:

haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-o

If this is a surprise to you, ask yourself why you don't hear more about these attacks, or why so many media outlets are calling these attacks "possible bias" rather than hate crime.

You can change this. You can get the word out. Don't let these attacks go without attention.

Powerpoints aren't a lot better than video, but still better. At least I can read them at my (variable!) pace, and jump around easily.

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Videos are the lowest, least efficient form of documentation, except for things that needs to be seen to happen to be understood.

At least for me.

Text is preferable.

To clarify: the website that sparked this did not have kittens and otters. But even if it had had them, I would not have liked it.

Sites that use light grey on white make me think I should invest in learning to use text-to-speech accessibility system on my desktop.

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