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A Proposal for Topic Maintainers

I can lift ten pounds. I can even still lift a hundred pounds, though my back won't thank me, but I can't lift a thousand pounds. Similarly, while...
September 18, 2014

Interim Board Meeting: Sep 16, 2014

Software Carpentry Foundation Interim Board Meeting: Sep 16, 2014 Attending NCH: Neil Chue Hong (Software Sustainability Institute) - chair GW: Greg Wilson ...
September 16, 2014

Mentioned in the Paris Review

Blake Winton pointed me at this article by Vikram Chandra in the Paris Review titled "The Beauty of Code". It opens with a hairball of a dependency ...
September 16, 2014

Stray Thoughts

My friend Bob told me a story once. He spent a winter in a cabin outside Whitehorse with only a dog for company. When the thaw finally came, he and ...
September 15, 2014

September 2014 Lab Meeting

After taking a break in July for our sprint, and in August because people were on holiday, doing fieldwork, or both, we will resume our monthly online...
September 12, 2014