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I lived on the east coast for ~5 years before somebody explained that the term "honey bucket" is not the generic way to refer to portable toilets. They thought it was a idiosyncratic euphemism. In fact, Honey Bucket is a brand. social.coop/media/l9ZqKRImY7cc mako.cc/copyrighteous/honey-bu

This is an amazing talk about why open source software needs open source tools.

"We should listen to ourselves when we cite our openness as a reason to choose our software." - @mako

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I've got a new paper with Sayamindu Dasgupta that analyzes a natural experiment in Scratch and shows how "wide walls" can support engagement and learning. mako.cc/copyrighteous/wide-wal

Check out my (~15m) talk at @opendevconf@twitter.com where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools: youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RC

It's a talk version of mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool from 2010. Sadly still relevant.

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I successfully climbed Mt. Rainier with @mika this week! Huge wind at the top meant it was touch and go on the summit so no pics from the top. social.coop/media/fZR4ibFE0yCK social.coop/media/GhaW4p06z7Wc
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Excited to share this new blog post on my research: blog.communitydata.cc/revisiti

The pool of active contributors to Wikipedia started declining in 2007. Researchers blamed a calcifying bureaucracy and hostility to newcomers. Are these problems in other wiki communities too? Could there be a deeper reason why these dynamics emerge?

I replicated Halfaker et al 2013's analysis of 'The rise and decline.' The dynamics observed in Wikipedia appear to reoccur again and again in many wiki communities.

My new paper w/ @groceryheist and Aaron Shaw shows that big wikis tend to grow and decline in a way that looks eerily similar to English Wikipedia. mako.cc/copyrighteous/revisiti

@groceryheist will present the work on Thursday at .

I can't help but be a little disquieted by the enormous "Mako Hate" community that I've found on Tumblr. mako.cc/copyrighteous/mako-hat social.coop/media/bgjqEdoHBpxV

I recently realized my dream of launching a job on Hyak (the supercomputer run by the University of Washington) on Hyak (the Washington State ferry). mako.cc/copyrighteous/hyak-on-

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I'll be filling in for @Biella and giving the closing keynote at this Sunday! As big an honor as the shoes I'm being asked to fill! (*gulp* /me goes back to working on my talk) fsf.org/news/libreplanet-free- social.coop/media/T_rcbqvu2WHe

XORcise: To remove observations from a dataset if they satisfy one of two criteria, but not both. [e.g., After XORcising adults and citizens, only foreign children and adult citizens were left.] mako.cc/copyrighteous/xorcise

Turns out that somebody has a log of the time my keyboard broke in the middle of a conversation on a public IRC channel! I vaguely remember that! mako.cc/copyrighteous/stop-man

Did I forget a period of my life when I grew a horseshoe mustache and dreadlocks, walked around topless, and illustrated a 2009 article in the Economist on the economic boon that hippy festivals represent to rural American communities?
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I imported my old (and otherwise unavailable) Kuro5hin diary entries from ~15 years ago into my Wordpress blog. I also shared the code I used if you want to do the same. mako.cc/copyrighteous/my-kuro5

If it is public money, it should be Free Software as well! I support @fsfe's call for more #publiccode: publiccode.eu/

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social.coop

social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]