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It's wild how some potential clients want you to put together 'example' projects for free as a prerequisite for *possible* consideration for employment.

For example, I had a potential ask me to build a fully featured video player as part of an interview. I asked how much they were paying because that's work and I don't work for free.

They said I was no longer a candidate for the position b/c I wasn't a 'team player'.

It's wild how folks really just want to exploit and steal.

I guess GoodBye Smach Z if Alienware or anyone else actually executes on this prototype: youtube.com/watch?v=hw4W58mTh1 #gaming #handheld #ces2020

Today in Expectant Wood, Chptr 49: Frivolous, Nimbus's adventure continues outside of the Museum of the Cataclysm.

patreon.com/posts/chapter-49-3
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If you join my #Patreon today, you'll not only get all 49 chapters of Nimbus' adventure, you'll get more than five years of stories! That's at least a night of reading ;-)
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#TipYourFriends #Fantasy

The problem with loosing our grip on an , is that what replaces it is no longer a single , but instead a whole array of possibilities.

Hi Fediverse 👋

@LemmyDev is a reddit alternative and currently looking for contributions. They want to join the Fediverse, so there is a lot of work ahead of them 💻

If you are intrigued: With experiences in #rust and/or #activitypub , please offer a helping hand. Without these, feel free to spread the word 🙃

Thread on Mastodon 💬
radical.town/@felix/1033712210

Issue link 🔧
github.com/dessalines/lemmy/is

Either way, we are excited for your arrival #Lemmy 🤗

Damn cute @Tusky stickers can (soon) be found at the #36c3 decentralized sticker exchange boxes.

Also, I have some with me - just ask for them :)

**What do kids really think about Santa? A scholar who examines children’s beliefs breaks it down**

"Jonathan Lane, Vanderbilt University Children’s belief in Santa may be taken as evidence that they’re gullible or unable to distinguish fantasy from reality. But, consider your reaction to the following…"

alternet.org/2019/12/what-do-k

#news #bot

LastBoost: Hello! I'm pleased to announce that #Plume 0.4.0 / alpha 4 have been released! It is our christmas gift to you before the official day ^^

The main changes in this version are :

- generic timelines
- themes
- a new "moderator" role
- a lot of updates to the translations (and wording in general)
- and some bugfixes

You can read more about it here if you want : https://fediverse.blog/~/PlumeDev/plume-0.4.0-is-out/ (the post I'm currently replying to).

Thank you!

@Gargron
Mastodon is only one of the elements of the #fediverse, there is more efficient #Pleroma (and allowinger longer msg), #Pixelfed or #Anfora for pictures, #PeerTube for videos (and audio/w picture), #FunkWhale for audio only, #Plume, #WriteFreely & other for full blog, #ForgeFed for source code/#Git projects, #Diokeli for #research papers, #Mobilizon for events. All are united by #ActivityPub protocol, and some by #Zot6 too.

a fear of failure is probably the most harmful fear most of us possess.

and school is a big root of that.

there's a push to center mistakes as being an essential part of the learning process in UK schools but the kids don't believe it, even with my absurd 'Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen' poster on the wall, even with the extent to which i actively celebrate it and reward it if it's not widespread it's going to fall flat, especially once they're teenagers and the ideas are already embedded

You are a ghost driving a meat-coated skeleton made from stardust, riding a rock, hurtling through space. Fear nothing. -- Unknown.

''I am not going anywhere! I've lived enough.'' seems to be a poorly formulated statement meaning to say instead that someone has already lived long enough to have seen everything that there's to see, and even such a formulation always sounded very weird to me in .

Episodes 6 and 7 were pretty awesome from start to finish, engaging even for someone who already knows the books.

The whole thing feels a bit rushed at times, as if they were on a budget, but Geralt is played surprisingly well for my expectations, and the end of episode 5 is made out quite impressively, so credit where credit is due.

The adaptation does get progressively more faithful to the books from episode 3 onward, which makes it noticeably better and it has some strong moments, but it has not yet been faithful to the books in a precise way.

The one thing I can say about the series it that it definitely does not come close to being as good as the source material. It merely at times comes close to approximating some parts of it. That is when it's not coming across as too forceful.

Oh good, Facebook is making its own operating system, ensuring privacy issues down to the microkernel level t.co/knf99Fa02A

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