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Travel is not easy for me. But flight in about 12 hours and I'm nearly done.

I'll probably try to sleep as much as I can on the flight, but I'm also working on a Datashards announcement that will be fairly huge.

I miss medium and long form blogging, so I've set up

I'll link to posts from there here, but you can also subcribe there for longer form writings.

Here's my first one, on what I miss about blogging:

Watched this essay on hos nostalgia can bring with it some dangerous ideas around acceptable behavior:

It brought up a lot of feels for me on the difficulty of navigating expectations of masculinity and the complexities of expressing strength and virtue in ways that are socially appropriate.

I think there's going to end up being a connection for me about the RMS situation but I'm not yet able to express it as a coherent thought.

The video is worth watching.


When you think to yourself "Have @cwebber and I been talking three hours in order to talk again for an hour to talk on the podcast for an hour...?"

And then there's the 2-3 hours of editing.

The idea that the podcast is a casual podcast is that it's casual listening. It's not casual to create.

Language, Violence, Drug References 

I'm glad I have so many people who want to connect with me on social networking. ...but....

One thing I find very frustrating is when I ask a technical question trying to solve a problem, more than once I get back a "That software sucks! Do something else!" without trying to understand why I'm using the tech stack I'm using or what I'm getting from it.

These kinds of responses are exhausting, overshadow my question, and just make me not want to engage in the same way again.

I need to stop watching dog rescue videos on youtube. It's slowly killing me.

Any of my friends using Write Freely from Docker? I see a docker image but there's no documentation with it.

I don't know if I need a separate database, configuration variables, etc.

I think it's time to do long form writing again and I'd love to use a nice tool.


me: Ascii, may I touch your soft belly?
Ascii: No


me: Ascii, I'm going to sleep, would you like to cuddle?
Ascii: No. I'm going to sit just far enough away that you can't reach.


Ascii: I'm going to ram my head into you!!!
me: *reaches out to touch her head*

Very anxious and sad. Pls send positive feels?

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Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


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Spending a lot of time trying to get packages to upload to PyPI.

If one of my Pythonist friends could help walk me through it, I'd really appreciate it.

Please DM me!

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Me to cops on phone: complaint
Cops: sir can you go somewhere quieter I can't hear you
Me: no you wanna deal with that noise complaint finally too?

(Both complaints went to the directly responsible party first who declined private mediation)

You know you're excited about a free software project when you think "I hope I can get enough work done to work on the project!!!"

Since many people are re-instating their FSF membership, I think it's important to say why I'm not.

At last year's Libre Planet, there was a keynote that was full of hatred, bigotry, dehumanization and other terrible things. It was a clear Code of Conduct violation.

I took notes about it during, and came out in shock, immediately complaining to the conference orgnaizershttps.

I was told by the Executive Director that they would give me a formal response in a week. It's been six months.

The RMS resignation was inevitable and right, but at the same time very sad.

Things can be right and sad at the same time. We can feel empathy while knowing this was necessary.

For people celebrating, we understand why. For those feeling sad about it, it's okay to feel sad too, but we all knew it had to happen.

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