A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook-- Chapter 29: He Who Respects The Infant's Faith" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_chapter_29.mp3
Advice I would give my younger self: if someone has a reputation for fighting for a cause you believe in, that says nothing about whether they are a kind person. If you meet or interact with them, it will go as well as if you met someone at random you've never heard of.
If someone has a reputation for kindness, then meeting them will probably go well. I've never regretted meeting someone after a person I trust said of them "Wow person xyz is the nicest, kindest human being I know."
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook-- Interlude Lamedh: New York City" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_Interlude_Lamedh.mp3
While reading the "Broken Earth" trilogy, I think about Minecraft constantly. This might sound like a facile comparison, as if to say the novels are a little more than simplistic Lego bricks. But to the contrary. The novels emotionally inform my experience of the game. The comparison dignifies one rather than diminishing the other.
When it comes to Microsoft (Visual Studio, TFS, ASP, and the .NET ecosystem, among other things), I find myself in an awkward position.
1. I have unknown unknowns. I don't know what I don't know.
2. My colleagues have "the curse of expertise". They don't know what to teach me, because they have forgotten what it was like to not know.
... mostly. The problems emerge with user story work tracking, version control, and deploys.
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook - Chapter 28: Hid As In An Ark" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_chapter_28.mp3
Housing discrimination could become easier to get away with if @HUDgov’s new proposed rules take effect. Housing providers shouldn’t be allowed to launder discrimination with algorithms. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/tell-hud-algorithms-are-no-excuse-discrimination
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook - Chapter 27: The Starry Floor, The Watery Shore" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_chapter_27.mp3
Past Penguicon Guest of Honor Ada Palmer has finished writing "Perhaps The Stars"! This is the fourth and final novel in the "Terra Ignota" series which began with "Too Like The Lighting", for which she won an Astounding* Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.
* (formerly named the John W Campbell award)
************** I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS **************
"Sleepy Pumpkin" 2019 🎃💤
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org