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Hi, I'm Jamie Tanna (he/him/his), and I'm currently a Senior Software Engineer at Elastic.

I currently live in Nottingham with my partner Anna Dodson and our cat Morph and our puppy Cookie.

I use my site as a method of blogging about my learnings, as well as sharing information about projects I have previously, or are currently, working on in my spare time.

I'm an maintainer for a number of Open Source projects, including oapi-codegen, and my most recent passion project, dependency-management-data (DMD).

I'm a GNU/Linux user, a big advocate for the Free Software Movement, and the IndieWeb movement and I try to self host my own services where possible, instead of relying on other providers.

I have ADHD (Inattentive Type) and am learning how to make my life work better around it.

Drop me an email at hi@jamietanna.co.uk, or using any of the other social links below.

My birthday is on the .

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Listened to What exactly is Open Source AI? with Stefano Maffulli, Executive Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) (Changelog Interviews #578)
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This week we’re joined by Stefano Maffulli, the Executive Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). They are responsible for representing the idea and the definition of open source globally. Stefano shares the challenges they face as a US-based non-profit with a global impact. We discuss the work Stefano and the OS...

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Reposted james is ??? (@james@strangeobject.space)
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If you got this far and are a software engineer who wants to get involved in making the web just a tiny bit more accessible, I’ll provide you one tip. Do not immediately reach for some form of automation. Every dev I’ve met who wants to learn about accessibility, squirrels away and comes back to me with a goal to fully automate accessibility testing through some automated tool or a whole new suite of cypress tests. Instead, talk to people. Understand their barriers. I don’t want you to disaapear for a week and come back having written a post about how you realised how bad the web was after using a screen reader for forty eight hours. It’s a good insight, but you’re not a screen reader power user, and it’s just one more “wow, being disabled is hard???” blog post to add to the pile.

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Reposted Emelia 👸🏻 (@thisismissem@hachyderm.io)
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I'm at the point where people complaining about projects that are underfunded & consequently understaffed not moving "fast enough" is just going to start resulting in blocks. I'm not gonna waste my time arguing with you because thing's didn't happen at your pace. Seriously, these projects take an absolute tonne of work. You want stuff to move faster, start throwing money at it so people can dedicate full time towards doing things.

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Reposted Richard Littler (@Richard_Littler@mastodon.social)
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Attached: 4 images After god knows how many years of work, the people behind the #StarWars 4K project have released the final installment. For those who don't know: a group of dedicated restorers, unhappy with the reworked Special Editions, hunted down, scanned and restored the original 35mm theatrical prints of the first Star Wars trilogy in Ultra High Definition. They're better than the official blurays. Incredible work, not only in terms of authentic content but even the picture quality is superior.

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Reposted Changelog (@changelog@changelog.social)
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🕺 It’s a new Changelog & Friends! @www.jvt.me@www.jvt.me (who has a website) joins @jerod & @adam to discuss the indie web, living with ADHD, sharing his salary history with the world & building DMD – a dynamite open source tool to help you better understand the use of dependencies across your org. 🎧 https://changelog.com/friends/31 #indieweb #adhd #dependencies #podcast

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Listened to John Nunemaker-How Scary Is This Change?
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Robby has a conversation with John Nunemaker, the Owner at “Box Out Sports” and “Fewer & Faster”, about the crucial importance of keeping dependencies and versions up to date when maintaining software projects, the benefits of using tools like Dependabot to help with dependency management, how dangerous a change is from a dependency, how John enjoys seeking out the dark corners of a codebase to improve those areas, and much more. Stay tuned!

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If you're able to see this post (on the Fediverse) yay! That means your admin hasn't blocked Bridgy Fed which I use to bridge my website with the Fediverse so I can chat to y'all.

This is likely due to recent discussion around the upcoming BlueSky bridge and opt-out being the default decision.

I don't dispute the freedom or choice to block Bridgy, and am definitely taking some time to think about how I feel about the varying thoughts, but the main thing is that it looks like several admins have blocked Bridgy altogether, resulting in not just the blocking of the upcoming BlueSky bridge (at a separate domain under brid.gy) but also classes Bridgy as Tier 0:

Tier 0 is a combined blocklist of only the worst actors, and it exists to provide one blocklist to which surely no one can object as a baseline for others. It's the perfect starting list for any new mastodon admin.

So it could be my time interacting with the Fediverse is going to be cut short, and I'll be screaming into the void very much moreso 😅

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Listened to How we built a "game changing" AI assistant feature by The Debrief by incident.io
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Imagine an AI assistant that could automatically surface a whole host of useful incident response data points with just a prompt. Well, you won't need to imagine for much longer. That's exactly what we built in Assistant, one of our newest features powered by AI. In this episode, you'll hear from Charlie, the project lead for Assistant, to get a peek behind this game-changing product. You'll hear him chat about: What went into building Assistant What the project timelines were What were some of the challenges the team faced What was it like learning the ropes of prompt engineering while building out Assistant ...and a lot more You can listen to our ⁠AI announcement episode here⁠ and our previous ⁠episode on Suggested Summaries here⁠. Read our blog about Assistant.

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Listened to We can dance if we want to... (Changelog News #81)
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Changelog Beats drops a new Dance Party album, Will McGugan’s new Toolong (tl) terminal app, Mitchell Baker is out as Mozilla CEO, Microsoft’s Jordi Adoumie announces sudo for Windows, Tatu Ylonen tells the tale of how they got SSH to be port 22 & Jack Lindamood gives an “Endorse” or “Regret” rating for ~50 differe...

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Reposted Terence Eden (@Edent@mastodon.social)
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Would you like three months FREE Trade Union membership? Join Prospect between 12-18 February - https://prospect.org.uk/join/ I'm a member and they've been very useful to me in my professional life. If you're kind enough to mention my name when joining, I get a tenner. Happy to answer any questions. #JoinAUnion #TradeUnions

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Reposted PacificNic (@PacificNic@zeroes.ca)
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@shockwaver@strangeobject.space I really like the term "temporarily-abled" for describing abled people for this reason. All abled people are only temporarily abled, unless they die suddenly while their bodies are still intact. The more people recognize the ephemeral nature of ability, the more compassionate we become as a society, I hope.