This is a huge deal:
The Open Collective Foundation has just announced: "OCF now offers employment options to initiative workers—with health insurance!" https://blog.opencollective.com/oc-news-nov-2021/
If your FLOSS project is on OpenCollective, you can hire a maintainer as an employee! With health insurance & 401(k)!
This is such a huge step forward for open source sustainability, in particular for projects with key contributors in the United States. Let's talk about why! https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/11/24/0
job hunting (boosts welcome)
idk if it's allowed here, but i'm currently on the hunt for a flexible part time job (ideally no more than 16 hours/week, and should be at least £10/hour, or around that much, no less than £9/hour) that can be done remotely/from home, within the UK timezone (if applicable).
i'm mainly looking for jobs that are either:
- tech support
- technical writing
- frontend web development
- editorial writing (i.e. writing for articles)
so if anyone can help me out with this, that'd be great
Tired: static linking for software libraries.
Wired: static linking for web pages.
For example, tech blogger Gwern keeps a local copy of almost all externally linked web pages so they will still be readable decades later. https://www.gwern.net/Design Perhaps more people should do that.
A tutorial on how to use NNCP to publish a static site to a server over an unreliable connection
I run i3 as my window manager, and newsboat as a news aggregator.
When opening links in newsboat Firefox will steal the focus, even though it's in another screen. That's annoying, and I'd like to open a bunch of links from newsboat, and then go to Firefox to see them. But since Firefox steals the focus, I need to switch to another window and switch back to newsboat to keep reading.
The solution is to set "browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground" to true in Firefox.
My story with the command line interface, from 1998 to today
Seriously, the Chrome team just landed a patch that lets sites block "View Source" _right in the middle_ of the Chrome Dev Summit.
Apple used to get Fitts's Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitts's_law) so well in early Mac OS.
Now I have 2 displays organized one on top of the other. When a window in the bottom display is maximized and I need to access its menu I need to play this stupid game of "hover over the 1px boundary between the screens".
I got zero responses last time I hit up the Fediverse offering paid creative work, but I'm not giving up!
Some #Owncast features being worked on require iconography. And while we could use an icon library or something like Fiverr it'd be nice to work with an illustrator on the Fediverse who focuses on icons to have something that is custom.
This is paid work, so please boost and tell your friends.
Feel free to message me on the fediverse or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org