Newsletter #34: “Life Would Be Tragic If It Weren’t Funny.”

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Hello Recompilers, Just a little reminder about issue nine-er. Hard Problems is in our shop. Physicist Stephen Hawking died this week. He lived decades with the motor neurone disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to near the average lifespan for a US man (76.5 years), thanks to high quality healthcare and access to specialized tools. Throughout his incredible life, he helped normalize the … Continue reading Newsletter #34: “Life Would Be Tragic If It Weren’t Funny.”

Newsletter #33: Where I End and You Begin

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Hello Recompilers, We're digging into your submissions for Issue 11: Love and Romance. Thank for all your pitches! Reading: Serbia and Kosovo row made clocks slow. The European electrical grid was disrupted by a power struggle between Serbia and Kosovo, slowing electric clocks all over the continent. Valerie Hopkins and Richard Pérez-Peña explain why in the NYT. Your ad blocker may not … Continue reading Newsletter #33: Where I End and You Begin

Newsletter #32: Promoting The Abilities Of Accessibility

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Hello Recompilers, For just a few more days we're taking submissions for Issue 11: Love and Romance. Our editor, Thursday Bram, is happy to help anyone with their pitches. You can contact her on Twitter or through her website. Please submit your pitches by March 8. We can't wait to read your stuff! Reading: Windows in chalk. A teacher in Ghana has been … Continue reading Newsletter #32: Promoting The Abilities Of Accessibility

Newsletter #31: Criticizing Empathy

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Hello Recompilers, We're taking submissions for Issue 11. Contributors are paid because we value your work. Our theme is Love and Romance and our editor, Thursday Bram, is happy to help anyone with their pitches. You can contact her on Twitter or through her website. Please submit your pitches by March 8. Thank you! Announcements: Calagator turns 10! If you're in Portland … Continue reading Newsletter #31: Criticizing Empathy

Kicking off The Recompiler Year 3 with a special event

Next week, on March 1, we're teaming up with a favorite open source project to celebrate the start of our Year 3 and their 10th anniversary. Since January 2008, Calagator has connected technology and other communities through a shared calendaring service. The primary calendar in Portland, OR is the go-to place to find out what's … Continue reading Kicking off The Recompiler Year 3 with a special event

Newsletter #30: Submit to our Love and Romance

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Hello Recompilers, We're so ready to take submissions for Issue 11!  Contributors are paid because we value your work. Our theme is Love and Romance and our editor, Thursday Bram, is so excited! On Twitter, she warned us she would subject us to a lot of heart emojis. A note from Thursday: Love is for everybody. I … Continue reading Newsletter #30: Submit to our Love and Romance

Call for Contributors for Issue 11: Love and romance

For our third issue of 2018, we’ll be talking about love and romance! We’re looking at the technology that brings us together with our fellow humans. Our guest editor for this issue will be Thursday Bram. Here’s a few ideas to get you started: How to understand the information a dating site collects about you … Continue reading Call for Contributors for Issue 11: Love and romance

Newsletter #29: The Design of Issue 9

Hello Recompilers, We interviewed Issue 9 designer Hawnuh Lee to learn more about her vision for Hard Times. Enjoy her talent! Is this the first time you have designed a magazine? I've always been interested in zines and zine culture and the accessibility of the medium has lent itself to my iterative design process. I've brought in an … Continue reading Newsletter #29: The Design of Issue 9

Newsletter #28: Our Bot Buddies, Ourselves.

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Hello Recompilers, Have you read Issue #9? It is available (and #8 is here). What was your favorite article? Reading: Fitness trackers are reporting sensitive military information: OOPS! As mentioned on Friday's Recompiler Podcast (Episode 48). Written by Liz Sly (great name for security reporting) for Washington Post. Woe is bot. WoeBot is a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) chatbot intended to supplement traditional … Continue reading Newsletter #28: Our Bot Buddies, Ourselves.

Newsletter #27: Trust maybe, verify always

Hello Recompilers, Issue 9! Get your Issue 9! The Recompiler Issue #9: Hard Problems is available (and #8 is here). Reading: Keeping Good vigilance in a database for the missing: When she was 19 years old, Meaghan Good started the Charley Project, a large database of missing persons, which she maintains on a donated computer. She speaks frankly about living with bipolar disorder, Autism, and PTSD. … Continue reading Newsletter #27: Trust maybe, verify always