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Everyone, @ me or @judeswae if you have any questions, I'm happy to help where I can

Good news everyone!

#Python 2.7 has been declared perfect and the developers are going to stop changing it!

It's so rare to see software projects that actually get finished, we should take heart and inspiration. ❤️

Ever wanted to know what working in one of our offices at ThoughtWorks is like? Here's a video featuring our branch in Cologne, Germany: youtube.com/watch?v=iGkyCQfRIZ

PS: My ugly face is in it as well 😊

For our Ethical Tech Meetup in tomorrow, I'll have the pleasure to moderate a conversation on stage with Astra Taylor, author of "The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age" meetup.com/Ethical-Tech/events

Please join us, if you can. And grab her book. It accurately paints the portrait of this digital world we are in with all its contradictions and paradoxes while demystifying the promises of a more democratic culture these open networks were supposed to bring.

As a co-admin of this instance, I look back at 2018 and all the things we accomplished to get this thing running. And I feel so lucky to have found such a supporting group of colleagues joining in the adventure. So when I look at 2019, I can only wish to make this even a larger group and a bigger part of our company's culture, because this our space. We own it. May we all bring our friends and co-workers in this community.

Protip:

When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

This instance just passed its 4000 mark. Congrats everyone. Keep it up.

In case you don’t realize it, that last toot I boosted is coming from Pixelfed, a free and open source, and now also federated, Instagram alternative..

That’s amazing, and shows, yet again, the true power of ActivityPub + the fediverse at large

In a world where bash exists, can you believe that some people use zsh? On purpose?

@mheiber I've discovered 1L of water is perfect for me for 2 tea bags, so every morning I make a 1L Thermos of tea and it stays warm all day.

Folks in Cologne/Germany: @aral and I (@laura) will be giving a rare keynote together for Think About! conference on 23rd-24th May 2019. It looks like a great event, and we’d love to meet you there.

think-about.io/en/

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