I look forward to building many new things together with the many great people in this broad movement. The *idea* of human empowerment through (and against, and on top of) software will remain bigger than any one man or one organization. As it should be.
That feeling when the night before slides are due for a talk you realize the direction is boring and wrong, the new direction is exciting and interesting, both for you and audience, and none of that changes the deadline.
As described in the WSJ, I bet there's also a feedback cycle for advocacy orgs—especially if they use their own metrics & algos to decide what causes people to engage and donate.
If outrage over Big Tech's role in stoking outrage mobilizes people, advocates will use more outrage
Spent Sat. morning reading this ruling, and it is great news for building more housing in California. Details in 🧵⬇️
If your company would benefit from cheaper housing in CA, or your planet would benefit from less sprawl, please donate so we can do more: carlaef.org/donate/
Last Friday, we scored a major victory for housing by winning our appeal in CaRLA v. San Mateo. This victory leaves no doubt as to the power and effectiveness of the Housing Accountability Act, and solidifies the legitimacy of statewide limits on local control of housing.
We have a great shot at winning back the over $200,000 spent to get us here, but never guaranteed. Lawsuits are expensive, but prolonging California's housing crisis costs us all even more.
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Major decision from Court of Appeal interpreting California's Housing Accountability Act. Read @carla_org's thread below for highlights, or continue with this one if you want the legal nitty gritty. /1
I've had people ask me "why can't developers do this, why do we need @carla_org" and this tweet is an important part of the reason why—they are either small, or they are repeat players afraid of angering cities:
This limitation has been on the books in CA since 1999, but there was no caselaw applying it, perhaps b/c developers feared that if they sued a city, the city would screw them on their next project. /3
Big fan of @sfchronicle's Fifth and Mission, but real miss from @ceciliakang and @rachelswan today. 30% of SF households don't own a car; reporting that ignores that fact and calls parking tickets a "universal experience" misinforms listeners. Do better! cc @hknightsf
A rare opportunity to join the Wikimedia Performance Team 🚀 as its Engineering Manager: boards.greenhouse.io/wikimed… This is the best job I ever had. Don’t want to go back to the office? This will always be fully remote. Tired of working for The Man? Wikimedia is a non-profit org.
Once I noticed GitHub Copilot worked in Markdown I thought it would be funny to try writing a blog post where I only wrote the title and first few words of each paragraph (and switched to a new paragraph once it started repeating itself)
This LWN comment is exactly the kind of thing I was thinking about when I wrote my piece. As long as the extra work is optional, it's just irritating, but the security work has every appearance of becoming (indeed, arguably needing to be) mandatory.
Some great responses in thread. As a friend observed, much of talk about strategy is really talk about power and governance, so I particularly love @brainwane's example of AO3's elections as strategy-discussion forum.