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IanColdwater / twittermute.txt
Last active Jan 13, 2021
Here are some terms to mute on Twitter to clean your timeline up a bit.
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Mute these words in your settings here:
tatianamac /
Last active Jan 16, 2021
Tatiana Mac's Speaker Rider

Speaker Rider

by Tatiana Mac

Before I'll agree to a speaking event, I try to do as much research I can around the event to ensure it aligns with my ethos. I want to share this in case it's helpful to any other speakers.

👐 Speaking comes with immense privilege. I am grateful to all the conference organisers who have brilliantly hosted me. I would love to continue to exercise this privilege to speak at conferences, and use this privilege to make the landscape more accessible and beneficial to tech's most marginalised and suppressed communities.

😫 I wish I didn't have to, but this is long because I provide a lot of explanations for those of you who never had to consider these things. And I will be honest, most thoughtful conferences I've attended check most of these boxes intrinsically, particularly when conference runners are experienced speakers. They get it.

1️⃣ All of these are based on my own ethos. I don't wish to or attempt to speak on behalf of all conference speake


👀📎 It looks like you're preparing to MC a conference...

🚨 GIANT DISCLAIMER: This stuff is far from authoritative. But it's what I think works for me, and what I enjoy in an MC when I'm attending a conference.

Biggest tip - enjoy yourself.

eimg /
Created Aug 6, 2017
Burmese locale for Moment.js
moment.locale('my-mm', {
months: 'ဇန်နဝါရီ_ဖေဖော်ဝါရီ_မတ်_ဧပြီ_မေ_ဇွန်_ဇူလိုင်_သြဂုတ်_စက်တင်ဘာ_အောက်တိုဘာ_နိုဝင်ဘာ_ဒီဇင်ဘာ'.split('_'),
monthsShort: 'ဇန်နဝါရီ_ဖေဖော်ဝါရီ_မတ်_ဧပြီ_မေ_ဇွန်_ဇူလိုင်_သြဂုတ်_စက်တင်ဘာ_အောက်တိုဘာ_နိုဝင်ဘာ_ဒီဇင်ဘာ'.split('_'),
monthsParseExact: true,
weekdays: 'တနင်္ဂနွေ_တနင်္လာ_အင်္ဂါ_ဗုဒ္ဓဟူး_ကြာသာပတေး_သောကြာ_စနေ'.split('_'),
weekdaysShort: 'နွေ_လာ_ဂါ_ဟူး_တေး_ကြာ_နေ'.split('_'),
weekdaysMin: 'နွေ_လာ_ဂါ_ဟူး_တေး_ကြာ_နေ'.split('_'),
weekdaysParseExact: true,
longDateFormat: {
LT: 'HH:mm',
View es6-feature-detection.js
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'new Promise((f) => {const a = function* (){return "\u{20BB7}".match(/./u)[0].length === 2 || true;};for (let vre of a()) {' +
'const [uw, as, he, re] = [new Set(), new WeakSet(), new Map(), new WeakMap()];break;}f(new Proxy({}, {get: (han, h) => h in han ? han[h] ' +
': "42".repeat(0o10)}));}).then(bi => new ಠ_ಠ(bi.rd));';
try {
} catch(e) {
alert('Your browser does not support ES6!')
Rich-Harris /
Last active Jan 15, 2021
Top-level `await` is a footgun

Edit — February 2019

This gist had a far larger impact than I imagined it would, and apparently people are still finding it, so a quick update:

  • TC39 is currently moving forward with a slightly different version of TLA, referred to as 'variant B', in which a module with TLA doesn't block sibling execution. This vastly reduces the danger of parallelizable work happening in serial and thereby delaying startup, which was the concern that motivated me to write this gist
  • In the wild, we're seeing (async main(){...}()) as a substitute for TLA. This completely eliminates the blocking problem (yay!) but it's less powerful, and harder to statically analyse (boo). In other words the lack of TLA is causing real problems
  • Therefore, a version of TLA that solves the original issue is a valuable addition to the language, and I'm in full support of the current proposal, which you can read here.

I'll leave the rest of this document unedited, for archaeological

avafloww /
Last active Dec 4, 2020
This snippet of code is syntactically valid in both PHP and Java, and produces the same output in both.
//*/public class PhpJava { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.printf("/*%s",
class PhpJava {
static function main() {
"Hello World!");
View conference visa requirements

Visa requirements for UK conferences.

First you'll want to check if you need a visa to enter the UK.

  • Nationals of the EU, Switzerland, and EEA countries will not need a visa, and are free to work and conduct business in the UK.
  • Nationals from some designated countries such as USA may travel for tourist or business purposes under a visa exemption. The link above will detail what documents you need to provide in order to travel under a visa exemption.
  • Other nationals will need a visa.

The rules for allowable business travel under a visa exemption are covered by the same rules as those travelling under a vistor visa. If you will be travelling under a visa-exemption and the conference is covering your costs in any way you should make sure to read the relevant section below.


Turning Off Github Issues

My friend Michael Jackson turned off github issues on one of his smaller projects. It got me thinking...

Maintainers getting burned out is a problem. Not just for the users of a project but the mental health of the maintainer. It's a big deal for both parties. Consumers want great tools, maintainers want to create them, but maintainers don't want to be L1 tech support, that's why they

brunosan /
Last active Jun 15, 2018
This is a list inspired by some of our current or potential lines of work at the World Bank Innovation Labs. The “Innovations in Big Data Analytics” program helps to strengthen the World Bank capabilities to effectively use big data in its operational and strategic work.

This is a list inspired by some of our current or potential lines of work at the World Bank Innovation Labs. The “Innovations in Big Data Analytics” program helps to strengthen the World Bank capabilities to effectively use big data in its operational and strategic work.

We are always looking for great Data Scientists. If you can solve any of these [using open software], you'll be heads down helping us from day one. Email us to

(This list is updated frequently).

1. Nightlights from Satellite

We are building an open stack to process nightly data from satellite and query light output from all known villages. Currently we are doing 20 years of nightly data for 600,000 villages in India.

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