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Dear non-men who write code: I'm reading resumes from men who have less than 3 months of software experience applying for management and staff-level jobs.

Just go apply.
You wouldn't believe what the other folks are getting away with


Last Monday I had a meeting early evening in Amsterdam and took the train. I walked out of the central station right during the ‘golden hour‘ and snapped this image.

Werk! 👇 👇 👇

Open State Foundation is op zoek naar een developer om ons team te versterken. Heb jij passie voor een transparantie overheid en open data, bekijk dan onze vacature:

#opendata #transparantie

Gave audio transcription services another go, this time with I see some options for note taking where it might overcome the friction I normally feel using dictation.

Someone on LinkedIn just claimed next Monday they're organising the first ever BarCamp in the Netherlands. Yes, really. I heard my wife guffaw as she read it, and then I couldn't resist pointing out their mistake in the comments by linking to the first Dutch BarCamp now 16 years ago on

Are there iOS apps for Mastodon / AP that allow scheduling of messages? (The Android app I use has that option)

Spannend: Der Bundes-#Datenschutz-Beauftragte #Kelber empfiehlt Städten und Bundesländern, ihre Seiten bei #Facebook zu schließen.

"'Ein datenschutzkonformer Betrieb einer Facebook-Fanpage ist gegenwärtig nicht möglich', so Kelber.​ Heißt: Es besteht die Gefahr, dass Facebook Daten absaugt und für Werbezwecke nutzt bzw. verkauft."

Gibt es Städte, die eine eigene #Mastodon-Instanz betreiben?

cc @digitalcourage

Excellent graphic in De Volkskrant today. Who infects who? The top labels are Source, with unvaccinated on the left and vaccinated on the right, the side labels are Recipient, with vaccinated on top and unvaccinated on bottom.

Unfollowed every contact on LinkedIn and emptied my entire timeline. I'll engage on my terms. Open question is when even having a LinkedIn profile will feel bad.

All video embeds now removed from my site. Interestingly 2 (out of 50 or so) videos were nog longer available on YT because the owner moved them to a self-hosting environment.

I replaced all (affiliate) links since 2002 to Amazon in my blog with links to author's sites, wikipedia, openlibrary, webarchive or publisher's pages. Thus further reducing 3rd party tracking in my blog.

Tracking #ExcessMortality across countries during the COVID-19 pandemic with the World Mortality Dataset

A really interesting article on #ExcessDeaths, which compares these numbers to estimates of COVID deaths and previous pandemics.

There are even countries with less deaths than normal, mostly because #COVID measures reduced #flu deaths. It shows how accurate the reported death numbers are.

They created a database, which will be maintained during the pandemic.

Drosophila, fruitflies, have little water content it seems. At least that is what I am led to conclude from today's empirical data. As I opened the door of the microwave to warm some soup for lunch a fruitfly followed the soup bowl into the device. I closed the door and started the device for 3.5 minutes at 600 Watts. As I opened the door to retrieve my soup the fruitfly flew out as well and continued its life unchanged. Here ends my lab jo

Study about the impact of open source software & hardware on technological independence, competitiveness and innovation in the EU economy - "The main breakthrough of the study is the identification of open source as a public good." 390 pages, free download

FOSS4GNL Call for Speakers tot 10 september! Dutch FOSS for Geo conference, call for speakers open until September 10th! ( Ik sprak in 2018 op FOSS4GNL (en in 16 op FOSS4G global), en dat was leuk. Hoop er dit jaar weer bij te zijn. Jij ook?

From Alexandra Elbakyan's Birbsite, 5th of September 2021:

"Today is #SciHub anniversary the project is 10 years old!

I'm going to publish 2,337,229 new articles to celebrate the date. They will be available on the website in a few hours (how about the lawsuit in India you may ask: our lawyers say that restriction is expired already)"

Hey #fediverse, are there any #solarpunk artists out there I should know about? If so, let's bring them out and shine some (natural) light on their art!

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