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Carl Meyer
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web developer at OddBird, Django dev
web developer at OddBird, Django dev

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'If Americans want to live the American Dream they should move the Denmark.' Ouch...
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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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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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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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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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