I’ve only just realised that I forgot to do a proper #introduction when I first joined this instance, so here goes!
I’m Tom! I am originally from Japan, and come from a visual arts and performance background. I’m currently teaching as a high school teacher in Aotearoa, NZ.
Lately I have found a lot of inspiration from people involved in communities such as this one, and have been working on small web projects in my spare time. Thank you for having me!
Take solace, I've now worked for some of the largest fortune 10 companies, subbed for some of the biggest/coolest contracting firms, worked for hot VC funded startups, worked for mid-term enterprises and started my own contracting firm.
Everyone is running by the seat of their pants and totally faking it. Everyone has weird jank they can't fix. Everyone has inertia they can't change course on.
Stop caring what others think. Care what you think. And work on thinking about the right things.
Give some money to Gnomies fighting the good fight! https://secure.givelively.org/donate/gnome-foundation-inc/gnome-patent-troll-defense-fund
Recently hopped back onto vanilla Ubuntu again. Some immediate thoughts:
- it's really, really fast
- things "just work" (as opposed to Void, which would break things all the time)
- ZFS support, despite it being experimental, is surprisingly stable
- Gnome isn't actually that bad to use
I miss i3 and might replace Gnome in due time, but otherwise think it's a fantastic release ^^
Susan Sontag - The Aesthetics of Silence http://www.ubu.com/aspen/aspen5and6/threeEssays.html#sontag #theLibrary
Zoran Mušič - Nous ne sommes pas les derniers (We Are Not the Last) (1973)
If you're at all into Scala, take a look at Metals (A language server for Scala). I've had the privilege to work on it lately, and I love the idea behind the language server protocol (https://microsoft.github.io/language-server-protocol/). It's also been cool to work on something I didn't think I had the skills understand.
Highschool teacher, based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. Nice to meet you!
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