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This was in The Best American Science and Nature Writing of 2020, and I didn't want it to end.

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Did you see the news that all of the #JWST instruments are aligned now?

Check out this comparison of one of the newly released calibration images from the MIRI instrument compared to images taken of the same region of space by the WISE and Spitzer space telescopes! Look at that resolution! So many newly resolved stars and structures! 🤩

I can't wait for all the new discoveries we'll make with JWST! #Science data starts in only a couple months!

(Image from @/AndrasGasper on birdapp)

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I'm Sumana Harihareswara, a woman in New York City. I have a consultancy, Changeset Consulting and provide short-term project management services for projects. I'm writing a book on maintainership skills and have accidentally developed expertise in packaging tools.

I'm married, a stand-up comedian & fanvidder, a frequent poster on & , Indian-American. Just moved from!

There is a super segment on tonight's PBS News Hour about archiving the Ukrainian cultural heritage web with @quinnanya

It's amazing to hear the project get mentioned and to see open source browsertrix-cloud on my fav tv news program.

Kinda wondering if other users might be interested in switching over to Hometown for the local flavor:

Research into Practice These are some notes that I shared internally at work after attending
It Will Never Work in
Theory yesterday. The full list of presenters is near the bottom of
this page. As you can see
the presentations were largely from researchers who were studying
software development practices. But the thing I really liked was that
almost all the presenters made an effort to bring their findings back to
how they could be applied in p

It turned out to be an excellent event: here are some rough notes I took, with some links to things I want to follow up on:

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🔖 Do not punish learning in software engineering teams - Cat Hicks software-engineering-unlocked. "What does it take to foster a workplace culture where employees, specifically coders, have the liberty to learn without feeling punished for it by the system? Innovation is impossible without failure, but most work cultures suffocate creativity without realizing it."

🔖 It's Like Coding in the Dark: The need for learning cultures within coding teams "Despite this struggle to maintain room and time for
learning, code writers spoke to the value of learning
and their desire for learning moments to be more
capturable. Their solutions were grounded and simple:
rather than requests for complex tooling or
technological silver bullets, most code writers
expressed a poignant desir

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Hi everyone, I'm a researcher, designer, and troublemaker. Trans, committed to liberation, author of, friendly. #Introduction

I'm looking forward to seeing what It Will Never Work in Theory is like later today. Is anyone else tuning in?

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The awesome organisation I work for, The Restart Project, are currently fundraising -

We do a bunch of work with organising community groups (repair cafes etc) and campaign for the in the UK and EU.

Donations + boosts appreciated, will help us keep doing what we do!

plus donations are match funded up until Friday

Anyone interested in all those link shares of mine about archiving endangered endangered Ukrainian web content please welcome @quinnanya who has been instrumental in making happen.

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FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.


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I enjoyed this podcast interview with Feross Aboukhadijeh (webtorrent) about supply chain security in (mostly JavaScript) software.

One thing he highlighted near the end is that his new company are monitor NPM for removed packages, which can be interesting to look at to get a sense of the types of exploits people are trying:

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