Amitai Schleier schmonz@identi.ca

New York

[he/they] Software development coach. Itinerant programmer. Legacy code wrestler. agilein3minut.es podcaster. Musician. Bad poet (award-winning).

  • 2020-11-16T14:09:28Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    This is tomorrow (!). You have < 30 hours to RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Jersey-City-Java-User-Group-JC-JUG/events/274098904/

    @jitterted #Java #JUG #OOP #Refactoring #EvolutionaryDesign #XP
  • 2020-11-14T13:21:31Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    People using #qmail have been carefully applying patches for _decades_ to get #STARTTLS, #AUTH, and other basics.

    This will change.

    How should notqmail be shaped so that modern features like these are easy to land? I've collected some thoughts: https://github.com/notqmail/notqmail/wiki/Designs
  • 2020-11-05T17:59:52Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Announcing our next JC-JUG meetup: on Nov 17, join us for "Stop Obsessing about Primitives" with Ted M. Young!

    https://www.meetup.com/Jersey-City-Java-User-Group-JC-JUG/events/274098904/

    When's the meetup, in your timezone? https://everytimezone.com/s/e2218f27

    #Java #OO #XP
  • 2020-10-06T22:26:31Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Remember when meetups still happened in locations? 1 of 50 at today's #jcjug revival admitted to living in the NY area. (Not me.) Also the talk wasn't even about #Java.

    But we did real good, because we got "More Smaller Steps" with @GeePawHill.


  • 2020-09-13T09:18:58Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Current butterfly situation
  • 2020-08-14T20:37:23Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    More fun than I'm entitled to: persuading #Python to build correctly on #Linux with a slightly older Python already installed. This abstruse use case — which if you had to give a name, you might call "updating" — now works. Just use #pkgsrc.

    http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-changes/2020/08/14/msg218942.html

    #EnormousCI
  • 2020-08-09T19:13:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I've trained my kid to tell me whenever he ausfahrts. Where do I pick up my award?
  • 2020-07-04T06:13:04Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Interpreted generously, the original American project aimed to break free of tyranny and defend human rights in a new, more universal way.

    July 4 seems a fine occasion to reflect that a more perfect union remains as worthy a project as ever.
  • 2020-06-21T13:20:42Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    As we work toward notqmail 1.09 and beyond, we’d like to hear from more folks who’ve…

    1. Updated your #qmail or netqmail installs to notqmail. (Yay! Anything tricky?)

    2. Tried and failed to update. (What blew up?)

    3. Decided not to try yet. (What were some of your reasons?)
  • 2020-05-24T06:38:19Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Folks using #notqmail from pkgsrc, 1.08 is now available: https://github.com/NetBSD/pkgsrc/commit/bb00ba9. Please update.
  • 2020-05-20T21:32:26Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    notqmail 1.08 is out. Vulnerabilities and other bugs fixed, compiler warnings reduced, dead code pruned, presumed-dead code put on notice, my QMAILREMOTE patch added, and lo and behold, our first few unit tests.

  • 2020-05-16T19:25:28Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    A little piano today. First chance in nearly two months.
  • 2020-05-12T20:06:37Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I've guested on lots of podcasts; last month (before life got more interesting) I tried my hand at hosting. For the 100th episode of Developer's Journey, Tim Bourguignon tried his hand at guesting. Coincidence??!? (Also, how'd we do?)

  • 2020-05-07T11:12:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Finias, here’s world. World, here’s Finias: https://schmonz.com/2020/05/06/finias-tira-schleier/

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  • 2020-04-29T21:14:02Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Today, T (almost 3) issued his first statement of the form “if not P then Q”; determined that not-P; on that basis, requested Q; and determined that Q.

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  • 2020-04-25T19:36:44Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Oddly cloudy and blue skies on Mars today. Maybe worth a trip.

    Heh, we wish!! 😅

    JanKusanagi at 2020-04-25T19:38:20Z

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  • 2020-04-21T21:06:17Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    A very productive hour collaborating on https://shapemywork.com: two more people are set up to edit, and the 5 of us put our heads together to greatly improve the front page.

    Our next Zoom session: Friday April 24, 1pm Pacific, 4pm NYC, 10pm Germany, etc. (DM me for the link.)

    WE ARE THE BORG. YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.

    RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.

    YOUR CULTURE WILL ADAPT TO SERVICE OURS. 😁

    JanKusanagi at 2020-04-21T21:47:13Z

    Can I suggest using Big Blue Button or Mumble (voice only) instead of Zoom, and a free code chat tool (or federated network) instead of Slack? http://web.archive.org/web/20181208131734/https://www.coactivate.org/projects/disintermedia/slacking-off/

    Danyl Strype at 2020-04-24T03:51:47Z

    I'm a little uncomfortable with Zoom and Slack, for reasons you'd probably recognize, so I appreciate these suggestions.

    Amitai Schleier at 2020-04-24T14:56:45Z

  • 2020-04-21T13:33:47Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Was gonna put shoes on the kid. He slid off the couch directly onto the shoes. I say "Shoe-butt". Therefore, the music we listened to while playing outside was Schubert.

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  • 2020-04-06T12:26:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Happy (?) Monday! Nearly 20 people have already joined the brand new shapemywork.com Slack. Several have already made their first wiki edits — some in a browser, some with `git push`.

    If you're having a workday, how's it going so far? What's going well and what's not?
  • 2020-04-02T19:37:43Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    When's the last time so many of us needed to share knowledge and experience working in #distributed teams in environments we semi-control?

    With your involvement, Shape My Work will be THE wiki for our times. Join us: https://shapemywork.com/meta/join/

    #remote #remotework #agile #teamwork