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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.

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Reposted jacobian (@jacob@jacobian.org)
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“We believe that open source should be sustainable and open source maintainers should get paid!” Maintainer: *introduces commercial features* “Not like that” Maintainer: *works for a large tech co* “Not like that” Maintainer: *takes investment* “Not like that”

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Listened to Bolaji Ayodeji on Open Source Festival 2023 by SustainOSS 
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Bolaji spotlights OSCA's Sustain conference, emphasizing its diverse workshops, notable attendance, and new mental health and data science working groups. He addresses self-care and workload management in the open-source community, offering strategies for maintaining physical health in demanding roles.

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Reposted Dave Tang (@davetang@genomic.social)
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There's this course called the Missing Semester (https://missing.csail.mit.edu/) that teaches you the practical stuff like using the CLI, shell scripting, Git, Vim, etc. It was created for CS students who apparently don't learn these things in class. But as a biochemistry/microbiology major turned bioinformatician, I need the CS course instead!

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This was such a great episode, there's some excellent learnings about building products, shipping awesome stuff, and just some great vibes

Listened to Taking on Goliath with Nadia Odunayo, Founder and CEO (Changelog Interviews #577)
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This week on The Changelog we’re talking with Nadia Odunayo, founder of StoryGraph. Nadia started out as a one woman dev and product team — she’s had to adjust and maneuver along way to becoming the Amazon-free alternative to Goodreads. We talk about the importance of customer research, the iterative nature of customer...