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Andrew Godwin
Django core developer, staff engineer , public speaker, private pilot, general gatherer of hobbies, and misplaced Brit. He/him/they. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‰
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Andrew Godwin 12h
Replying to @phoikoi
I mean schools not funded directly by the state (in the UK this is both private/independent schools and "public schools", at least according to the vocab I grew up with).
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Andrew Godwin 21h
Replying to @judy2k
Yeah, I saw one of the headlines for that, but didn't dive deep enough to realise what they'd actually done. Now I know those details... who on earth thought this was going to go well.
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Andrew Godwin 21h
Replying to @judy2k
News from the old country takes time to filter through, but wow. Wow.
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Andrew Godwin 21h
I just learned that the UK A-level results were decided by an opaque stack ranking algorithm that biases in favour of private schools and now I'm genuinely angry.
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Andrew Godwin 22h
Replying to @andrewgodwin
(and yes, the ICs from a minority are usually the ones who are overlooked more - this is how you have people leave the industry feeling undervalued and never look back)
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Andrew Godwin 22h
Replying to @andrewgodwin
Moreover, when's the last time you saw someone from a minority in such a position? I can count the number of times I have on one hand, and it's very sad. I've seen many excellent senior ICs be overshadowed in decision making and project representation by managers.
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Andrew Godwin 22h
A great thread on women in IC positions that I think also touches on the fallacy of "parallel tracks" for management versus IC in a broader sense. When's the last time you saw a VP-level IC who had equal publicity and decision-making power to a VP manager?
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Jonty Wareing Aug 11
I built an ambient display giving you an almost-live view through the 900 TFL cameras scattered across London Put it on in the background and play some montage music
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Andrew Godwin Aug 10
Replying to @skimbrel
I wonder what happens if this keeps going and SF becomes a low COL area. Not that I think the VCs would ever let that happen. The whole thing is utter bullshit.
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @freakboy3742 @rixxtr
I will have to watch one or two and see how I feel!
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @simonw @cubesebuc
Simon, if you ever become a billionaire, I have a glossy brochure about a sponsorship opportunity for an airship-dock-slash-museum.
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @rixxtr
Wait, wait, is it actually good? I didn't plan for this...
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @cubesebuc
Look, there's one in Kansas available at the moment which, I am told by locals, is "just down the road"...
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @cubesebuc
In the back of my mind, though, I expect commercial/light industrial space to be a hell of a lot cheaper soon (at least out here in CO), so occasionally I plan.
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @ShinyEliza_
Well you're not going to be allowed anything from Star Wars any time soon, but thankfully there's a world of books, comics, and games out there that are much more accessible. There's also probably a "it looks like the thing but we didn't call it the thing" argument.
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @cubesebuc
Good point, and I should phrase it as "working in tech as a full-time job". I'll never give it up as a passion, but I've grown tired of it over the years already. Working with good people (past and present) is what keeps me in.
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Andrew Godwin Aug 8
Replying to @cubesebuc
It's one of those things I'll probably just try once I get tired of tech, and if I'm in a good financial situation. At the very least, a big workshop to build props etc.
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Andrew Godwin Aug 7
Good: Our neighbourhood in Denver has finally voted to get rid of the KKK-member-based name! Confusing: It's now called Central Park, despite being a 20 minute drive/train ride from downtown (though it is technically the geographical centre of Denver...)
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Andrew Godwin Aug 7
Replying to @hynek @bitprophet
Yeah, they answer all of these questions, and then raise a whole set of new questions, and then answer THOSE as well. There's a point in that game where my head was spinning with lore ramifications.
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Andrew Godwin Aug 7
I'd set up a Museum of Other Worlds, and hire a set of artists/builders/propmakers to build out real-life versions of places from fiction that inspired them. This is very genuinely a thing I want.
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