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Supposed you'd join a workshop at a conference, which may or may not be the . Would you – as a participant – prefer an ensemble working setup or would you rather work with your own computer?
Would pairing with other participants be OK for you?

Keep in mind that some folks will still be reluctant to get too close to others. There are enough vulnerable people who won't fancy to risk a COVID-19 infection 'just' because they're attending a workshop.

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I've published another essay: With, Not For. If you've ever worked with me, you've heard me say it over and over again. This essay explains why:

A short new blog post: 'Write Meaningful Error Messages in Automated Tests' ➙ This *very likely* has been said before – and apparently needs to be said again.

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ProTip: If you want a timer to altert you after, say, 15 minutes, it will not help if you set an alarm for 15:00 (i.e. 3 p.m.). — Unless it happens to be 14:45 in the afternoon.

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People worry a lot about losing knowledge — about "burned-down libraries".

Comparatively few people seem to worry about what happens if you take a billion books full of auto-generated, often-untrue junk text and *add* them all to the library.

In theory, nothing is lost. In reality, everything is lost, because nothing useful can now be found.

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Erkenntnis, immer wieder, wenn ich grad nicht weiterkomme:
Was nicht hilft: Stärker grübeln, auf den Bildschirm starren, denken „Jetzt mach halt! 😡“
Was hilft: Spazieren gehen, was anderes machen, jemanden fragen.

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The question shouldn't be "Why do Black folk see racism in everything?"

The question should be "Why do white folk not see any of this?"

The answer to the better question is of course, that there is an information delta between "what Black folk know about racism" and "what white folk know about racism."

Racist people don't want you to know any of this stuff. Because some people, on reading this stuff, say, "Sounds bad. We should maybe change things to be less bad?"

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Swimming 🌊🏊‍♂️🌊 again: ≈2min in 2°C water.
Incredible blues in the sky & water. Interestingly *in* the water it looked green (the water, not the sky 😀).
A great time anyway, whatever the colour. 😃

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Once again, and I say this with all the fervor of 1,000 suns.....



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Would you like to improve your programming skills online? I recommend trying It's free and you can get feedback from real humans (if you're in the track, may be even from me 😀 ).

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Weithin unbeachtet hält der Entwurf zur Reform der #EU-Richtlinie für Produkthaftung „#ProductLiabilityDirective“ (#PLD) möglicherweise üble Überraschungen für #OpenSource-Entwickler.innen bereit. Dort sind keinerlei Haftungsausnahmen für Open Source Software vorgesehen. Die entsprechenden Paragraphen in der #GPL (und so ziemlich jeder anderen Open Source-Lizenz) wären in Europa nichtig, Entwickler.innen haftbar für Schäden, auch ohne kommerziellen Background.

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Super Start ins Wochenende: Wir sind #NeuHier!
Wir, das Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, forschen in der Arktis, Antarktis, den deutschen Küstenregionen und den Ozeanen der mittleren und hohen Breiten.
Dazu nutzen wir unsere Stationen in den Polarregionen und stellen wichtige Infrastruktur wie den Eisbrecher Polarstern zur Verfügung, um Forschung auch in entlegenen Gebieten zu ermöglichen.

Folgt uns hier für Toots über die eisigen Regionen der Welt!

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Happy to introduce the #AgileTD 2023 program committee! 🙌
This year ,,,,,, Alessandro Collino, Yi Min Yang,,,, & will review your papers. 📃


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Seems to me that #Mastodon (& the other #Fediverse apps) represent a surprisingly sophisticated solution to a much more difficult technical & usability problem than what Twitter has attempted to address... & it was developed in half the time & with several orders of magnitude less resource (both people & money). It's a remarkable feat no matter how you look at it.

And, I need to add, much of its success is due to the concurrent development of #ActivityPub

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"Mehr als 6 Milliarden Euro - #RWE übertrifft eigene Gewinnprognose"

Umweltkosten werden sozialisiert (€680/Tonne CO2, Quelle: UBA). Gewinne werden privatisiert und füllen die Konten der Vorstände.

Wann zahlt RWE für die #Klimaschäden?

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We welcome new contributors all the time - ping me if you'd like to join us!

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