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Empathy and subjective experience in programming languages
It’s okay to have opinions. It’s okay to like and dislike things. It’s okay to be frustrated that others don’t see things the way you do, and to advocate for the technologies and values you believe in. It’s just not okay to tell someone else their reality is wrong.

Learn to embrace the subjective differences between us all, and you won’t just be kinder. You’ll be happier.
programming  community  programming-language 
november 2019 by basus
The only metric of success that really matters is the one we ignore
This was community. And what I would come to learn, slowly, is that community is about a series of small choices and everyday actions: how to spend a Saturday, what to do when a neighbor falls ill, how to make time when there is none. Knowing others and being known; investing in somewhere instead of trying to be everywhere. Communities are built, like Legos, one brick at a time. There’s no hack.
psychology  community  life  from instapaper
march 2019 by basus
Everything You Make Is An Engine
It goes without saying that I am not an expert in diversity in public radio and podcasting; I was there to listen. But it got me thinking about something related but different, which is that the people I admire the most are the ones who are best at keeping in mind that everything you make is an engine. 
community  philosophy  culture 
june 2018 by basus
Your “just” considered harmful
I don’t want anything like this to happen to you, but I demand that you act according to the fact that everyone else is also a human being worthy of your respect. Think of how your actions might affect other people’s lives. If we as the members of the web community can’t manage to get this basic prerequisite for respectful human interaction right, especially on the internet, then maybe we shouldn’t be building the software for it.
software-engineering  opensource  security  community 
march 2016 by basus
Do you want a meaningful or a happy life?
People ask what is the meaning of life, as if there is a single answer. There is no one answer: there are thousands of different ones. A life will be meaningful if it finds responses to the four questions of purpose, value, efficacy, and self-worth. It is these questions, not the answers, that endure and unify.
community  happiness  life  advice 
october 2014 by basus
Cracking suicide: hackers try to engineer a cure for depression
High-profile suicides have the hacker community talking about how to protect itself
depression  psychology  hacker  community 
august 2013 by basus
Designers and women in open source
What follows is an email I recently wrote explaining my theory that the reasons there aren’t more designers contributing to open source projects are the same reasons there aren’t more women in open source. It’s a roll-up of a few comments I made on Hacker News and Reddit last year.
community  opensource  women  education 
march 2011 by basus
Dear Oracle, Get a Clue « Ian Skerrett
I hate to tell you but you need some help with the Java community. The basic problem is that people don’t trust you and you aren’t very good at community building; in fact you are pretty bad at community marketing.
community  java 
october 2010 by basus
Clojure's n00b attraction problem - Greg Slepak's posterous
This weekend I've been diving head-first into the world of Clojure, and before I become too accustomed to it I'd like to put my thoughts down, as they're currently coming from an exceedingly important perspective: that of the total n00b.
programming  programming-language  clojure  community 
june 2010 by basus
Kicking in Open Doors: Open Source Is Not a Democracy
"How surprised would you be, if I walked up to you and told you that every human needs oxygen to survive? I'm assuming that you wouldn't at all be surprised - you might start feeling a little uneasy that a random stranger walked up to you with such a crazy question, but you wouldn't be surprised by the we-need-oxygen fact. Apparently, people are surprised that Ubuntu is not a democracy."
opensource  ubuntu  community  democracy 
march 2010 by basus
Orkut
Everyone in school seems to be on it
orkut  google  community 
january 2007 by basus

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