I'm a software engineer working on Chrome OS in Boulder. I like peaceful passtimes with friends and my husband @brandonward and our dog: hiking, dinner and board games, and watching TV.
I organize a science and sci-fi book club that meets online. We read about 1 book per month.
Also, I'm vegetarian and I meditate.
In former lives, I had a radio show, was a GNOME module maintainer, published a book on Ruby, and worked in Beowulf computing.
Gtk-rs had a release!!!!! https://gtk-rs.org/blog/2019/02/21/new-release.html
This means I can now merge the all-the-gobject-crap-in-rust branch to librsvg.
This is Icarus. The farthest away single star we've ever seen. It's a blue supergiant star, not a supernova or gamma ray burst or anything, just a star, seen from 9 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯 light years away.
We were only able to see it for a time because it was Gravitationally Lensed by passing directly behind another star and then magnified further by other galaxy clusters and dark matter. Spacetime acted like a telescope for this single star, magnifying about 2000 times.
Whoa, flathub's web API is now implemented in #rustlang.
A friend just shared a screenshot of a tweet that's perfectly in line with what I was talking about this morning.
You can have a PhD in physics and still forget a basic word like "photon." And when you do, what comes to your mind might be a Germanic construction like "shiny crumb."
I absolutely love "shiny crumb" and I wish to nominate it for the new Germanic alternative to this Greek word.
This paper on a malloc() replacement that DOES COMPACTION even on C/C++ is making the rounds: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1902.04738.pdf
*happy gay noises*
And... Alan Turing has been voted the greatest and most influential figure of the 20th Century! 🙌 #Icons
NGC 4361 is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Corvus. It is a dying star between 1 and 8 solar masses that has blown off its outer layers which are glowing because the remaining core emits a large amount of UV light.
To learn more about PNe: http://evl.link/df 😉
The small dark blobs inside this image of the Lagoon Nebula are Bok Globules. Inside these are where stars are formed. #astrophoto
(Not going to read the next part, though – I have too much to read as it is, and people keep saying that the second part is not as good as the first one.)
Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.
Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?
Second, the very definition of life is anything which temporarily decreases entropy. We are all swirling the drain in a universe that doesn't give a shit about us. We all must fight to continue to survive. Generally, anything that provides ecomonic value is something that humans want in the service of that singular goal. If someone is paying you for that, then you are enrolled in that Great Project.
Software engineer at Google working on Chrome OS with open source, Beowulf, GNOME and Ruby background; history of LGBT activism.