Decided to try and summarize how the backgrounds of the largest contributors to Golang influenced it's design. Top 10 contributors by lines added are all white men, many worked at Bell Labs, worked on Plan 9, and have PhDs from MIT. I expected this, but was still a bit shocking.

Spent last two days finishing a chapter for my book, as well fixing auth on writing.natwelch.com. Next to fix the RSS feed!

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And the Time page is online, have a look! thomasorus.com/time.html

Now I can rest... before starting new improvements on Rombun. The ride never ends. :sadlinux:

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Built a norns shield last night! Lots of fun to play with so far.

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This thread between @lrhodes & @glyph is giving me life.

merveilles.town/web/statuses/1

I love seeing people share their passion and knowledge, and identifying fungi made me all kinds of nostalgic.

Back in Poland, foraging for mushroom would be a family pastime. We would drive to the forest on the weekend and pick edible mushroom, then make stews, soups or pierogi with them.

I miss that. I moved to US and fungi are all different here - I don't know what's safe to pick. I should change that.

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Put together a rough housing for my clocks. Not incredibly pretty but makes organizing and displaying them easier.

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help curl: the user survey 2020 daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/05/18 - please run over and fill in your views. We need them! It'll only take you a few minutes.

Built a very basic clock on a rpi zero w. Just using the example python code from pimironi for now, but started porting to Go. My eInk project got much less far, but is drawing text using Go at the very least.

Every time I solder, I feel like a wizard.

Today I'm putting together some raspberry pi pieces to make a simple clock.

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Merveilles Jam Thread

I know we're not friday yet, but let's start up a thread with resources and things so people can get organized.

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been cooking my own breakfast more lately. Two eggs, a roll, gochujang, ketchup.

I've been working from home, NYC is mostly closed now. I did some volunteer work on projectbaseline.com over the weekend, which helped me channel my anxiety.

Three projects that I'm working on this week to stay positive:
- walls.natwelch.com : building a tool to keep this synced across my workstations now that I've moved off of Dropbox.
- etu.natwelch.com : Restart my work on my time tracker
- Running a D&D campaign on Discord for my friends.

Currently in Costa Rica. Came here for a vacation, but depression is keeping me from being able to stay happy or motivated.

That being said, my brain is working and more creative than it has been in a while. It just seems near impossible to put anything to paper.

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Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.

The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what. justine-haupt.com/rotarycellph

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periodic reminder that you can hire the pros at whitecoatcaptioning.com
to provide real-time captioning at your next conference -- they do an incredibly good job with technical topics, as anyone who's seen stenoknight.com/
in action at bangbangcon.com
/ bangbangcon.com/west/
can attest

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