I'm really interested in text-only online socializing (like tilde.town). It seems great for technologists, but I doubt its effectiveness for non-computer people. If our goal with things like Mastodon and tilde servers is to free us from Big Social Media, how are we going to include the rest of the world? Especially when many of these small Internet communities purposely built to require computer know-how for users to participate.
some good thoughts and recommendations about unplugging and not getting sucked in by consumer computing!
this is a great and straightforward guide to setting up a super simple redis-based CI system for git repos https://www.0chris.com/tiny-ci-system.html
After some thinking, I realized that moving my site to my VPS would require lots of overhead (mostly around CI) to achieve the same level of convenience that GH Pages affords, so I just decided to get fancy with subdomains! My website is now https://web.jahziel.xyz. Gemini content is coming soon and will be available at gemini.jahziel.xyz. I'm going to add subdomains as I need to for Internet services.
Upcoming fun project: move my Website to my VPS so I can have it, Mastodon, and Gemini all in the same place. I mostly want to have Gemini and Web content available at the same domain name. This will involve adding a site to NGINX and making this a remote git server so that I can still deploy the Website via pushing to a git repo. Should be fun!
Looks like my site is doing ok re: the environment! Gonna check out green hosting tho
This is pretty much exactly how I was interviewed at Switchbit and it's one of the main reasons I'm joining them after I get out. I was treated like a human being rather than a statistic, and it really made a difference in the process.
I see a lot of folks who are undoubtedly talented, smart people hamstrung by poor goal-setting and by the field's obsession with making $200k a year in SF at a FAANG company right out of college. So many folks that could make meaningful contributions to computing feel like failures because they aren't able to achieve what the field has labelled "success". We need to change this!!
The number of depressed and panicking CS students on r/csmajors makes me really sad. It's so unfortunate that our field can create so much anxiety and stress in some of the most brilliant people around. I'm seriously thinking about running some sort of mentoring program for CS students to help out with things like interview anxiety, school stress, and just general quality-of-life improvements.