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Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
.@DIAL_Community’s Open Source Center announces new Strategic Grants to support #T4D #opensource projects. These grants support solutions to common challenges that projects face when implementing #FOSS products. Read more: https://bit.ly/2lnOOy9 #ICT4D #ICTD #FreeSoftware #HFOSS
I'm going to add Mastodon support to an upcoming release of this tool BUT if you want to do it I won't stop you https://freedom.press/news/meet-open-source-twitter-bot-help-you-surface-stories-anything/
Meet the open-source Twitter bot to help you surface stories on anything, developed by @xor https://freedom.press/news/meet-open-source-twitter-bot-help-you-surface-stories-anything/
It currently powers the FOIAFeed birdsite bot, which posts news articles that are based on documents from Freedom of Information Act or other public records: https://twitter.com/FOIAFeed
Here is the source code: https://github.com/freedomofpress/trackthenews
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A lot of people in my life, when they're trying to cheer me up, offer a "judgment-free zone" type of thing. And I want to thank them for that, and sometimes it's what I need. But then sometimes I want to know that I would make it through judgment! Like, my actions are good and acceptable by some neutral standard, evenly applied!
It's satisfying that the language of UK shipping is so densely packed with Britishisms. I put an item in my basket two days ago and now my parcel has been dispatched
I gotta start writing again. I don't think any media people are still on Masto but if you are and you've got tips for who I should be pitching (to write the sort of thing I write) hit me up
As I've gotten more confident as a programmer, I've really started to see the value in looking at the source code underlying APIs I'm using, and I've also learned that most software is hilariously bad
Does anybody have a working example of an actual package on PyPi that uses markdown for its project description, and it works?
I haven't been good about it lately but blogging is such a Good Thing. I have a few years of my life now where I organized and documented my thoughts, and it's so incredibly valuable to me. (And maybe sometimes other people, too!)
strawberries, painted by deborah griscom passmore, 1900
I had to pick a nice-looking free font to bundle with this project I'm working on and I went with Noto and I've been seized all day with the worry that maybe that makes me look really 2014-y
What are the actual (case sensitive) filenames of some plain serif fonts that I can expect to find one of installed on various systems? I'd been using 'LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf', which is great for my computer but not everywhere, obviously.
here are two very useless choropleths I made in a d3 workshop today: NYC neighborhoods by length of name and NYC neighborhoods according to their position in a list of neighborhood names sorted alphabetically
I have learned so much packaging my first Python module for PyPi distribution! It's really hard and it sucks and I love it
How annoying is (manual, selective) cross-posting from birdsite? I presume a lot of you are over there, and a lot of you are not...