Charles ☕ Stanhope email@example.com
Software/hardware developer interested in programming languages, open platforms, art, diy, craft, music, making a living, learning, life etc. Trying hard to be part of the solution. See also http://charles.stanho.pe
- Programming geek humor: Acing the technical interview.
- While I have a BS degree (I always chuckle when I say that), it really wasn't enough for myself or for the demands of my work. Fortunately, I believe in life long learning, and I am self-taught in many things (both before and after the degree). So I appreciate good references, resources, and curricula. The following link is to a resource that aims to help "give yourself a world-class CS education without investing years and a small fortune in a degree program." https://teachyourselfcs.com/
- The "Algorithmic Justice League" looks like a promising project to fight against algorithmic biases. http://www.ajlunited.org/
Also the TEDx talk seems like a nice introduction to the issues of algorithmic bias: http://www.ajlunited.org/the-coded-gaze
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Before and afterI don't know how long I can keep using this Eee PC, but before retiring it I thought I would have a little fun and update its appearance by swapping out the keyboard. Just having a little fun. :)
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- And Inkscape project has released a bug fix for 0.92. Nice! http://www.peppercarrot.com/en/article399/new-inkscape-0-92-1-fixes-your-previous-works-done-with-in...
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- TFW You've been trying to fix a metastability problem for about two weeks only to discover it never was a metastability problem.
I know. It's a very specific feeling, and also metastability must still be managed correctly. Anyway...
- Pretty cool: "Today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, known by many as the Met, announced that it is placing more than 375,000 images of public-domain works in the museum’s collection under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) dedication."
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Ha ha, I've finally out-vagued @Mike Linksvayer on a joke!
Admittedly I misread the original joke and thought the joke was 375k years of copyrighted works liberated, but my vaguely-a-joke was about maybe that number being much larger than reality because much was in the public domain anyway. But upon re-reading the original joke I don't understand how the number of years of art history was reduced by the length of copyright either.
Perhaps the real vaguejoke is how vague of foundation the jokes are sitting on in the first place.
Sasquatch & Narwhal"BFF Fighting Crime!" This is a badge or sticker that I've been working on in my own time for a project we've been doing at work. It's for the members of my team. "Sasquatch" and "Narwhal" are code names. I sometimes question the value of doing something like this on my own time, but I've been doing it "for fun", and I've been learning more about Inkscape. Other than the initial sketch with pencil and paper, this piece has been done entirely in Inkscape. Still lots more to do.
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- It is both gratifying and disappointing when you discover an idea that you've wanted to work on for a while has finally been done by somebody else.
- On my main computer, I use Gnome. On a little laptop I sometimes I use, I have XFCE. I just noticed that Inkscape on XFCE has icons in the drop down menus, but on Gnome Inkscape does not have icons in the drop down menus. The icons are a rather handy visual reminder of what different functions do. I wonder if I can get them turned on while under Gnome? Or maybe I should just use XFCE on my main computer...
- Crowd Supply's "Proclamation of User Rights": https://www.crowdsupply.com/about#user-rights
They explain more about how it came about here: https://blog.crowdsupply.com/2017/01/24/a-new-years-proclamation/
I haven't had a chance to think on it too deeply, but it seems like an interesting approach to attempt to create guidelines and set expectations for their community in an easily digestible form. It might have wider applicability too.
Mike Linksvayer shared this.Interesting. No attempt to be binding, but as part of their vetting process, maybe even more important in practice than a contract. I hadn't really looked at Crowd Supply beyond noticing that a number of libre hardware projects have used it. I guess for good reason, pretty impressive, with obvious caveats. Had to glance at https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/other-crowdfunding
- Looks like Inkscape 0.92 has some potentially bad text rendering issues when reading files generated in prior revisions. Ouch! http://www.peppercarrot.com/en/article396/new-inkscape-0-92-breaks-your-previous-works-done-with-ink...And Inkscape project has released a bug fix for 0.92. Nice! http://www.peppercarrot.com/en/article399/new-inkscape-0-92-1-fixes-your-previous-works-done-with-in...
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- Looks like the LinuxConf Australia 2017 videos are already being posted to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/linuxconfau2017/videos
- I've been unable to follow users on the datamost service. Whenever I try, I can't get past the "login" stage. It errors out with Firefox saying it can't connect to the server. I've been using the web interface and my account is on identi.ca. Anybody else have a similar problem?
- TFW the Emacs major mode for the language you are programming in can't be customized to match corporate the style guide. #NerdWorldProblems