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I'm teaching my daughter this coming school year. I'm planning on doing small lessonlets with her and then giving her time to play with it and explore. A lot like how I remember learning QBasic. It's not really about the language as much as exploring the constrains of the system and making art using code. I credit my computer teacher in 10th grade with helping me love computers. She learned along with us and encouraged us to explore what was possible within the bounds of the language.

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Does anyone know about using shared libraries in ? I understand one can build a library and link to it from C but I need to know more about linking to it from other crates. I have passing knowledge about 'extern crate'. My goal is to build a given library once and link to it from other rust-written binaries.

The IETF OpenPGP working group has been reopened and we have a concrete plan to get a crypto-refresh out the door!

Is there reason to believe that we'll succeed this time? I think so. A number of new players (not only Sequoia) have joined the OpenPGP ecosystem over the past few years, and they all seem willing to work together to push the standard forward.

#sequoia #pgp

mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/

We released 'sq', #sequoia #pgp's CLI. Read about it here: sequoia-pgp.org/blog/2021/01/2 . You can also get it from crates.io with a simple `cargo install sequoia-sq`.

Best part of a prerecorded session is getting to heckle myself over IRC during the talk!

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I’d avoided trying Droidcam because it _sounded_ complicated. But it was super straightforward! I highly recommend anyone who needs to do any sort of video calling on a computer to check it out. Your phone camera is likely far better than a laptop’s. dev47apps.com/

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The Guix community is so nice and thoughtful, really an oasis in FOSS... that's not an accident though; thank you to the Guix leadership and team for working hard to make it that way.

time travel works exactly how it does in the movies because time travelers engineer those movies to make training easier. you can just tell the new guy "okay, this works like Back to the Future" and she gets it right away

Wait… did… did GitHub fire a Jew for calling Nazis Nazis? My expectations were low but holy fuck y'all

Link CW: context is recent uspol violence

theverge.com/2021/1/12/2222748

I have just got GuixSD running on my new Dell Latitude 5310! It wasn't exactly easy, but it was kind of pleasant: I had little trouble telling #Guix exactly what I wanted.

Shoot me a DM if you have any concrete questions about the installation.

I'm extremely excited to actually start configuring my system 😊

By the way the company I work for is hiring so if you know someone who wants to get paid to write Rust in a fully remote startup then you should have them poke me

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uspol 

6000 miles away and 13 years since moving out of America. I think my wife phrased it best. "It's not just what happened but everyone 'conservative leaning' is refusing to talk about it, to keep a 'safe space'. Today I am truely ashamed to be an American."

There’s a new #Guix #Science channel!
hpc.guix.info/blog/2021/01/gui

So far it contains primarily free software with dependencies next to impossible to build from source, mostly JavaScript: #JupyterLab, #RStudio, etc.

Masks are like condoms.

If they say you must wear a mask, you're probably safe--but wear it because they asked you to.

If they say you don't need a mask, you ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY DEFINITELY NEED TO FREAKING WEAR IT.

How many inputs does an average #guix derivation have? Around 31 is my guesstimate from the Guix Data Service data.

This sort of chart might show some more nuances though, there's probably some reason why 3, 6, 10 and 25 are quite popular...

“A female colleague and [I] had dared to discuss wage transparency and gender pay gap in the office … Unfortunately we miscalculated – our boss Matthias was beyond furious. After that office meeting, he told my colleague ‘there will be consequences.’ … I want to expose the hypocrisy and double standards in FSFE leadership. How the organisation ‘promoting’ transparency, equality and inclusivity treats employees and more specifically women.”

write.as/malinagalina/i-took-f

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מסטודון היא רשת חברתית חופשית, מבוססת תוכנה חופשית ("קוד פתוח"). כאלטרנטיבה בלתי ריכוזית לפלטפרומות המסחריות, מסטודון מאפשרת להמנע מהסיכונים הנלווים להפקדת התקשורת שלך בידי חברה יחידה. שמת את מבטחך בשרת אחד — לא משנה במי בחרת, תמיד אפשר לדבר עם כל שאר המשתמשים. לכל מי שרוצה יש את האפשרות להקים שרת מסטודון עצמאי, ולהשתתף ברשת החברתית באופן חלק.