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Newsletter #156: What They See When They Spy On Us

Hello Recompilers, Some of the editors of Recompiler (not me, I'm just a newsletter-writer) have started a blog to track the Portland protests and it's one of the best resources I've seen to keep up with what's going on, with timelines of each night and a roundup of news. Reading: Journalists at Motherboard were able … Continue reading Newsletter #156: What They See When They Spy On Us

Newsletter #154: The Great Verified Hacks

Hello Recompilers, I can't be the only one who feels like time has lost a lot of meaning. So much happens in a week, yet nothing seems to change. If you haven't yet, check out Recompiler's Reasons and Strategies for Avoiding Obsolete Terms, which lays out exactly why and how to replace "master/slave" in programming … Continue reading Newsletter #154: The Great Verified Hacks

Newsletter #152: Who Is Spying On These Protests?

Hello Recompilers, Last week I scaled the side of my house to put up a new antenna, and my rural internet is all the richer for it. Now it's even easier to doomscroll my way through the slow apocalypse! If you haven't yet, check out Recompiler's Reasons and Strategies for Avoiding Obsolete Terms, which lays … Continue reading Newsletter #152: Who Is Spying On These Protests?

Newsletter #151: Police, Prisons… Big Tech?

Hello Recompilers, As June comes to a close, the pandemic is ramping up in the United States even as it begins to wane throughout much of the rest of the world, and a lot of us here are looking enviously at countries with socialized healthcare and reasonable cultural ideas around social responsibility and science. Yet … Continue reading Newsletter #151: Police, Prisons… Big Tech?

Newsletter #150: Juneteenth

Hello Recompilers, Happy Juneteenth! This week the Recompiler is excited to release Reasons and Strategies for Avoiding Obsolete Terms, which lays out exactly why and how to replace "master/slave" in programming with "primary/replica," written by Erin Grace. It's an excerpt from the book The Responsible Communication Style Guide Supplement on Python. Reading: This year Juneteenth … Continue reading Newsletter #150: Juneteenth

Newsletter #149: No Facial Recognition for Police

Hello Recompilers, These days I'm not certain if I'm reading the news or a sourcebook for Shadowrun. The wild thing for me personally though is, I'm so used to us losing all the time it's hard to really wrap my head around the precipice we stand on, looking down at possibly... winning. Everyone is going … Continue reading Newsletter #149: No Facial Recognition for Police

Newsletter #147: George Floyd. Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Tony McDade.

Hello Recompilers, It all kind of happens at once, doesn't it? Last week I was futzing around trying to get solar power at home and thinking abstractly about what kinds of reasons are worth leaving quarantine for. This week... well things are happening. The right wing has lost its short-lived monopoly on street protest. Reading: … Continue reading Newsletter #147: George Floyd. Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Tony McDade.