09 Sep 2020, 20:37 p.m.

Cool Music Rec: Abundance

Last year, via a BBC Gaelic and Celtic music show, I discovered a rockin' instrumental tune with horns and strings. It is so rockin' that I wanted to know more! Despite not knowing Scottish Gaelic, …

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08 Sep 2020, 22:13 p.m.

Breaking Release Bottlenecks -- What Changeset Can Do

I did some volunteer work earlier this year, helping rejuvenate pipenv (a command-line tool that some people use to help handle Python packages they make and use). Here's what I did, how long it took, …

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03 Sep 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Making Groups, Leading Them, Treating Others Well

Some writing I've appreciated in the past year, on leadership, and on understanding others and treating them well: synecdochic's "dreamwidth as vindication of a few cherished theories": His decision to take energy away from his …

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03 Sep 2020, 11:27 a.m.

On Accepting Nonzero Criticism, Even Hate

I'm thinking about how acceptance is not the same as resignation. I was talking with a friend many, many months ago, and race stuff came up. He and I talked about a shared experience of …

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01 Sep 2020, 13:45 p.m.

Remedial Skills In Open-To-The-Public Working Groups

I'm talking in this post about wikis, political clubs, open source projects, fanvidding exchanges -- any groups where people try to work together and are open to the public. "No, what's that?" Some people joining …

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31 Aug 2020, 8:17 a.m.

Writing And Conversing Elsewhere

Sometimes I write about books I've been reading on my Dreamwidth blog. For instance, I've been trying to read everything that Zen Cho has published. As she self-describes, 'Almost all my published stories can be …

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28 Aug 2020, 16:20 p.m.

Apply For Grants To Fund Open Source Work, and Career Thoughts

Apply For Grants To Fund Open Source Work When I tell people about grants they could get to help fund work on open source software projects, sometimes they are surprised because they didn't know such …

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27 Aug 2020, 16:53 p.m.

Very Brief Book Reviews

A few quick book reviews from 2017 that I never finished writing up. (Thanks, SimplyE, for making it easy for me to reserve and borrow New York Public Library ebooks and read them on my …

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26 Aug 2020, 14:01 p.m.

Imaginary Book Club, and How To Run It

"Imaginary Book Club" is an improv-type session that's fun to run at a scifi/fantasy convention. It's a panel where each participant "reviews" a book that does not exist, and the other people riff on that. …

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23 Aug 2020, 15:13 p.m.

A Sunday Morning Bike Ride

This morning I woke up before Leonard did and I bicycled in the relative cool and quiet of a Sunday morning. Thank you, past planners and builders, for bike lanes and promenades. I'd had some …

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