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That's why we need blogs (and everything else in our digital world) to be part of the fediverse. Only way to defeat competition-based network effects is cooperative network effects!

Anyone else find themselves using mastodon's favorite feature as a, "I want to reassure you that you're not just yelling aimlessly into the void, ' button?

I'm unofficially calling it the, 'I hear you' button from now on.

My notes on "The Coaching Habit":

TL;DR: Short, useful read. Highly recommended for most anyone who wants to get better at listening and supporting others.

I want to try out Scuttlebutt. Which pubs do folks connect to?

Would love to see some people join the IRC channel for Platform Cooperativism:

We are on the Freenode server

The most powerful message you can send friends is "we can communicate and make plans without Facebook"

Mouse and Dash demonstrate the correct application of Black Friday.

My thoughts on how to write more effective job postings: "How To Write Better Job Descriptions" βœ…πŸ’Ό

The follow-up, "Refactoring the Mirrortocracy" ( is pretty good, too. Good advice on hiring and biases.

It's sad to think that these essays are 4 years old but not much, if anything, has changed.

I can't believe I hadn't come across this essay until now: "Inside the Mirrortocracy" (

It's full of wonderful. 😻

The 2018 State of JavaScript survey is out. They got 20,000 responses and have some delicious, delicious data. I'mma thread in some highlights:

Recently I've found myself annoyed by how we throw the around the terms "professionalism" and "being professional".

So I wrote about it: "What Are We Saying When We Say 'Professional'?"

Cat is like dog, but better.

Dog is the inverse of god.

Ergo: cat > dog > god


I wrote up my thoughts on "Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture":

I tried out the "dictation" functionality in Ulysses (a writing app). Now I'm revising and editing and I see that it transcribed "middle age" as "mutilation". My focus is shot.

Thanks, technology.

New England always makes me want to knit more. I think there is something about the weather and landscape and a sense of coziness, and I find myself admiring everyone's sweaters and socks and wanting to make some. 🧦🧣

A friend sent me a very sweet and encouraging note mentioning that he came across my blog post on Hacker News.

This led to me accidentally clicking on the Hacker News link and reading the first couple of comments.

Amazing how I used to think HN was a good source of news, and now it just seems to be an alternate universe. Bizarre.

When you hear "executive-level", what do you take that to mean? As in "We are seeking someone with executive-level experience".

Do you take it to mean "C-suite" or "director level and above" or "has managed before" or something altogether different?

"Fact remainsβ€”launch determines orbit, and Torres got a launch in life that put him low and in decay from the start. You just give it time and watch the sky." -- Richard K. Morgan, "Thin Air"

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