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Carl Meyer
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Attended Goshen College
Lives in Rapid City, SD
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Curtis Villanueva Jantzi originally shared:
 
'If Americans want to live the American Dream they should move the Denmark.' Ouch...
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Guido van Rossum originally shared:
 
Things you could do to improve diversity in the Python community. (Quoting without permission from a thoughtful post on the Python diversity list; s/Python/Your project/ to suit your taste.)


- At the next Python event you are at, make a point to talk to someone diverse or new.
- Before going to your next Python event, email/call/contact someone diverse from the community and encourage them to meet you there.
- Encourage diverse non-programmers you know to come to Python for beginners events.
- Sit down with a diverse non-programmer and teach them the basics of Python.
- Recommend a diverse Python programmer for a job (even if they already have one).
- Organize a weekend workshop like the "Boston Python Workshop for women and their friends" in your city (feel free to ask for all the documents -- Jessica has made this easy).
- Organize an event for women Python developers (or another diversity group) -- could be a cocktail party, a networking event, a barbeque....
- Run your own meetup event to teach a topic you know, and spread the word to your diverse Python friends to bring a friend (diverse or not -- bringing friends makes everyone feel comfortable).
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Whoa. I now have exactly 100 people in my circles, and exactly 100 people have me in theirs. I think that means it's time to freeze my account for good.
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I assume they're just caching the hell out of the profile pages, since those are public and high traffic, and updating that cache as infrequently as they can get away with. Circles page is a private management interface so it has to be up to date.
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Tony Sidaway originally shared:
 
WSJ: the rich say "soak the rich!"
"A new survey from Spectrem Group found that 68% of millionaires (those with investments of $1 million or more) support raising taxes on those with $1 million or more in income. Fully 61% of those with net worths of $5 million or more support the tax on million-plus earners."
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Having to use two separate circles (e.g. Software and Software-Following) to set up asymmetric relationships (e.g. people who want to read my thoughts on software vs people whose thoughts on software I want to read) feels awfully cumbersome. Would be nice if there were a better way - like if I could add someone to my Software circle as "write-only" ;-) Am I doing it wrong?
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Elaine - Sort of. What's better than e.g. Twitter is that I can have both work and personal contacts and segment my posts to their interests. But in order to get this, I also have to (inevitably) take on more management of who is interested in my posts and why; on Twitter anyone can follow me without any intervention from me. So the asymmetric thing is quite easy and natural on Twitter; I follow who I want and don't worry about who is following me or why. Here it can't be quite that easy if I want to do targeted posts, but it could be easier than it is, if I could just have one circle per "area of interest" and add people to it as read/write or read-only (i.e. I don't mind them reading my stuff targeted to that circle, but I don't really care to see their stuff in my stream). Two different circles is reasonable, as they are different relationship levels; it just requires more manual upkeep.
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    web developer, 2008 - present
  • Mennonite Central Committee
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