People talk about how Linus is a genius like his toxic, abusive behavior was the price of benefitting from his genius.
I can't help wondering how many better operating systems and better version control systems withered in the minds of better engineers than Linus, because open source's toxic culture pushed them out.
Game idea: JRPG where the protagonist is the only non-silent character.
Only news I care about today is that Bert & Ernie are a confirmed gay couple.
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- start on a big-ass instance
- make friends
- worry that the timelines are scrolling much too fast and/or are filling with more and more junk
- make an instance or pay a nice man in Portugal to make one for you
- follow all your friends back
- boost and fave the musings of strangers
- make new friends
- tell each other good morning and good night as if the home timeline is a communal kitchen
- be vulnerable
- be friendly
- be warm
Feeling frustratingly alert at this late hour for someone who only had the one decaf this morning.
IMO, "Linux" is too general of an interest to form large decent communities over, smaller communities seem to be fine (like for example the IRC channel I met @chosafine in all those years back) but once they get to a certain size it attracts unpleasant people
I suppose that is a more general statement on how communities work
my extremely general community management advice:
excise the rot before you become the rot
this does not necessarily mean kicking a person out but it does mean decisive action
"hey that thing you just did is shitty, please knock it off, apologise and don't do it again"
and from there one can escalate further as needed
@seldo like if you *actually had* MULTIPLE billions of dollars, you could take ONE of those billions and hire 50 thousand people, each with the singular job of making the world a better place somehow with $20k *each*.
That's more employees than Sprint.
It's an obscene amount of money.
Steady progress on Anthrotari. Hitting a snag where changing dialogue modes programmatically isn't working as expected but I'll plug away at it again tomorrow.
shamelessly stolen from birdsite - science proves furries were right https://logicmag.io/05-everybodys-brain-knows-how-to-run-a-tail/
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The notion that you have to have a certain level of profession at a certain age is extremely toxic and just fosters a culture that never goes developing beyond a puberty stage.
If you learn new things, you are of course bad at them.
If you pick up painting with 30, you're not picasso at 30
You need to learn and train to become better, but if you're expected to be a pixasso at 30, there is no room for that.
Unions don't pose a threat to corporations nearly so much as they pose a threat to power-abusing individuals within corporations.
You can be the best-intentioned boss, supremely earnest in your belief that those under you can be honest with you and that a well-reasoned argument will change your mind, but you will never get that kind of unreserved conversation in the first place as long as the typical corporate power dynamic remains in place.
You can be the best-intended
Good error reporting and good conversations have a lot in common:
* States the facts without making assumptions
* Concise without dropping essential information
* Clearly states which specific assumptions were violated
My game: http://anthrotari.com.
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