15 Mar 2021, 11:21 a.m.

Rick Steves, Underappreciated

Jacob Kaplan-Moss suggested I write this up so here you go! This weekend I listened to the "How I Built This" interview with entrepreneur Rick Steves. You may have heard of Rick Steves and thought …

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12 Mar 2021, 15:25 p.m.

MozFest 2021 Followup: How To Get A Project Unstuck

This one-hour discussion session covered some of the same material as my Linux.Conf.Au 2021 lecture, on "How To Get A Project Unstuck -- And Fixing The Skill Gaps That Got Us Here" (outline and links; …

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12 Mar 2021, 11:58 a.m.

A Strange Vision Of The After Times

Yesterday someone, talking with me about what is ok to do once we're fully vaccinated, referred to that as "the After Time". I mentioned in April that if the pre-pandemic past was The Before Times, …

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08 Mar 2021, 14:56 p.m.

Upcoming Talks in March and April

I'm planning to deliver four talks or sessions in the next several weeks. MozFest 2021 (online, has already begun): one session tomorrow and one day after tomorrow! "How To Get A Project Unstuck" (discussion, 2021-03-09 …

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02 Mar 2021, 18:55 p.m.

Getting My First COVID-19 Vaccine In New York City

On Saturday night I received my first vaccination dose against COVID-19. I've had minimal side effects and the appointment went very smoothly. Here's a longish post about eligibility in New York, booking the appointment, and …

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22 Feb 2021, 8:52 a.m.

Some Recent Reading

I have now submitted my book proposal to a few publishers and am attempting to take a little vacation (today's the last full day of it). It's not as safe as it was in September …

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10 Feb 2021, 11:08 a.m.

New Wikimedia Code of Conduct

Just about ten years ago, I started a gig at the Wikimedia Foundation managing its open source volunteer stuff. I broached the topic of a tech conference anti-harassment policy with the higher-ups - as I …

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08 Feb 2021, 10:42 a.m.

Request: Advice on Working Well With Neuroatypical People in Open Source

I am writing a book about managing legacy open source software projects, and I'd like to include a chapter on supporting neuroatypical people. The goal of the chapter would be to demystify several neuroatypicalities and …

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02 Feb 2021, 11:32 a.m.

1990s Movies in February

This month, my spouse and I are doing a little project, and you're welcome to join us. We like to watch movies. Not only was it fun for us to watch the 1994 action blockbuster …

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01 Feb 2021, 11:59 a.m.

Three Ways I Exercise In My Apartment

My mental and physical health are much better if I can exercise, to the point of getting sweaty, for at least 20 minutes every day. The forms of exercise I most enjoy (hiking, biking for …

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