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It’s important to nurture new open source contributors, but that means accepting that 95% of them who show up, declaring their intent to contribute or to claim a bug, will not deliver or even appear to try. So it’s so rewarding those 5% of the time when they do. 💖

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Indeed, but there’s a huge difference between showing up with a technical question or a preliminary patch vs just showing up on a GitHub issue and saying only “Can I take this one?” when that’s your first appearance in the project, then never being seen again.

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oops #ncte18 @schnarfed the creator of Bridgy let me know my like was wrong: https://t.co/JZIrK0hoha I taught with webmentions and a simple rss feed, students love sense of ownership and community created when they do all their learning from their own… quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2018/11/15/oop…

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Ok, ok, ok, I know nobody reads me in Twitter, but just in case: I made my own #IndieWeb site and using brid.gy to publish my posts to Twitter. btw if you like this this like will be sent to the site. (fireburn.ru/note/1542186992)

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I have been speaking all year about the Meyerovich study which says that the availability of open source libraries to achieve the task at hand is the primary reason people pick a programming language. It’s why npm’s gigantic library is fueling JavaScript’s ascent.

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I think since the indoor air isn’t frequently exchanged with the outdoor air, it gives time for the particles to settle out. Also the indoor air presumably started non-smoky which helps.

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This from @nytimes is the best cartogram of the US I’ve seen. How we portray the US shapes our political imagination; given the representation disparities of the Senate and Electoral College, more than ever we need to depict the US in units of population rather than land.

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Every ~8 years there’s a 10x improvement in how computing is provisioned. Bare metal > VMs > Managed VMs/containers. We’re due for the next step-function improvement and at @Cloudflare we’re convinced it’ll be built around a technology called Isolates: blog.cloudflare.com/cloud-computin…

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Nah, she’s just the right size for the ductwork. I remember my youth as a wee little sprat (before I graduated to hauling server carts), running cables through the local data mine’s ducts, fighting off rats as big as hard drives… Good times, good times. Built character.

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A good stopping point for going to bed is when you think you know the solution to a problem or at least a good next debugging step. DON’T ACTUALLY TRY IT, though! If you fail, you’ll be up longer: either fighting it more, or thinking about it in bed. 💤

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“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” — Wendell Barry 😉

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