IMPORTANT: Bot/App Developer #MastodonMigration
And see the good 🤖 #bots moving over here:
Please share to all bot Developers who have already made the jump, and on Twitter, please amplify this tweet:
✨📣✨ Mark your calendars! DjangoCon US is coming to Durham, NC, on October 15-20, 2023. http://2023.djangocon.us/
I've redrafted this post about a billion times, so I'm going to leave it as
"It's fine if the contributors to a FOSS project focus on the bits that interest them.
You don't owe anyone your labour, time, or skills. Feature requests and considered feedback may be welcome, but they are invitations, not obligations.
You've already gone above and beyond by releasing your code under a FOSS licence, to enable others to benefit from it too."
If you want to replace flake8 (E/F codes), isort, and pyupgrade with ruff, use this config for pyproject.toml:
select = ["E", "F", "I", "UP"]
We're hiring a Security Developer in Residence! This a contract role so we can consider remote candidates from anywhere the US can do business with. https://pyfound.blogspot.com/2023/01/the-psf-is-hiring-security-developer-in.html
The Hive ransomware-as-a-service group was infiltrated by law enforcement, which grabbed 1,300 decryption keys to help victims. Let’s hope these kinds of offensive actions have a longer term impact. #infosec
The next new site I build will be Django Cairn: A (future) place to find #Django knowledge.
Thanks to good ole 🐘-driven development. I had this idea shortly after DjangoCon. It's changed a fair amount, but I like the direction of it.
If anyone has wisdom or words of advice, please share!
The pet sitting on your lap while you type away on a keyboard knows all your passwords.
A milestone - KiCanvas's schematic viewer now supports selecting symbols and viewing their information. 🎉
It's kind of funny, since I'd already had this working in the proof of concept (& the version on my blog), but this is a completely re-built viewer. It's much faster, much smoother, and much more robust.
Maniac Mansion exists because Gary and I were too stupid to know it couldn't be done. As I get older and more experienced I am losing the ability to be too stupid to know things can't be done. Experience can be a curse.
Some friends and I were discussing why we do free software even though it often means doing tons of work for little or no money.
I think for me some major factors are the personal agency you have over the work (independent from employers/investors) and the potential for longevity that comes with having your work be part of the commons (projects can't be acquired and killed).
That kind of unalienated relationship to your creative output is very rare outside of maybe fine arts or entertainment.
"With AI, now any idiot can write malware!"
As a security researcher, I can assure you that idiots have been writing malware for quite some time.
Where is the AI app that turns an overproduced 10 minute YouTube video answering a simple question back into text that takes 20 seconds to read?
The best time to buy holiday decorations is immediately after the holiday. It's important to test newly purchased products while in the return window. After taking down this past year's holiday decorations, I immediately put up the on sale additions. I hope my neighbors enjoy the sneak peek of 2023 holiday (for probably several weeks).
If you've been caught up in the purge at Google, Microsoft, or anywhere else for that matter - Anaconda is hiring for a range of positions (Software engineering, Open Source Security, Product Management), and a range of seniorities; Remote positions in US/CA and DE/UK. If you're looking, get in touch and I'll share details.
Every year, I set a fitness goal. They are often related to leaning down to a specific weight/body fat percent for a cosplay (Spartan from "300"). This year, I'm not planning to attend DragonCon and lack the reason/motivation to spend 3-4 months being hangry. Dropping significant weight always includes the side effect of losing strength and in the past has limited my goals.
To take advantage of this year's diet reprieve, I've set a strength goal. For 2023 I want to join the the 1,000 lbs (454 kg) club, where my lift totals of squat, deadlift, and bench press are more than 1,000 lbs. Right now, my total is 890 lbs. 110 lbs is a non-trivial amount of improvement, but it's achievable and most of the growth will come from Squat and Deadlift.
Who else has set a fitness goal for 2023?
Capturing the sun through the window of Corfe Castle isn’t easy.
I’ve always enjoyed incorporating the steps of West Hill in the image too 😍