The web is 30 years ago today. What will the future bring?
There's an unconference on tech and climate change on Friday:
Review of the Developer Developer Developer conference:
Hey fediverse, I’m looking for a #job in IT!
I’ve got six years of experience in the field and I’ve been managing a fairly large homelab for a few years too. I can work with Unix-like systems (both #BSD and #Linux) and networks.
I have decent experience in automation, both by scripting myself and using Ansible, and I can write code as well (mainly Go these days but I can pick up Python again if needed, and I’m not against learning new languages).
I’m looking for an interesting and challenging position in systems and/or networks engineering, or more specific stuff like storage, virtualization or even databases. Pretty much anywhere in the European Union is fine (I’ve got french citizenship), including full remote jobs, and I don’t mind having to travel regularly.
You’ll find my resume here and a bit more on the stuff I do in my homelab here. Boosts appreciated!
Twitter needs to come clean about exactly what happened, when, and to how many people. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/twitter-uninentionally-uses-your-2fa-number-targeted-advertising
This is an open letter to all the people who, in their good faith, are concerned about the recent events which have shaken the long-standing leadership of the Free Software Movement and the GNU project. by @DyneOrg@twitter.com https://www.dyne.org/open-letter-to-the-free-software-movement/
Carole Cadwalladr’s thoughts on our broken society
At the MyData 2019 conference in Helsinki. I had the absolute pleasure of talking with Carole Cadwalladr after seeing a panel discussion about the great hack and also taking part in a workshop about it.
I realised I had not actually shared her TED talk on my blog, and only shared the great hack via the July public service internet newsletter.
"Initial thoughts on standardizing form controls" an interesting article on browser consistency when it comes to form elements and the impacts on engineer and user experience https://www.gwhitworth.com/blog/2019/07/form-controls-components/
"Welcome," the interviewer said, "please have a seat."
"Right, as you know time engineering is still in it's-"
"-early days, yes. Only invented a year ago."
"We are looking for an experienced engineer."
"I've got five years' experience in the field."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
For those interested in climate change and tech and can travel into London, this looks good next Wednesday:
Cleanweb London and Climate Action.tech social: Lightning talks and Open Mikes
My primarly fear with people calling for rexamination of the values of the Free Software movement is that it will be gutted. It's a truly frightening prospect. The thing that makes Free Software different from "open source" is that it *is* radical, and there is no pretending that Free Software is not a political issue to a certain extend. "Open Source" folks seem to sacrifice a lot for the sake of getting along with evil companies, and I really don't want that to infect libre software.
A nuanced, and I think well thought out, article on Stallman's ouster at MIT and the FSF. It's worth the few minutes it'll take you to read.
According to this post, there are three types of programmers: Code Poets, Hardware Hackers, and Application Builders. https://josephg.com/blog/3-tribes/
Which one are you?
Rain in Spain falling pretty much everywhere, as historic flooding and tornadoes wrack the region https://watchers.news/2019/09/12/spain-flood-tornado-september-12-2019/
The Introduction to Reactive Programming You've Been Missing
(from 2014.... probably everyone else on the planet has now read this except me)
Programmer on the Internet.
SimpleProgrammer.com and OutlierDeveloper.com blogger.
Generalistic and moderated instance.