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  1. headshots! (from me, and a few of me)

    I put together the gnome is people headshots, finally. I had a lot of fun doing them, though admittedly they are a touch inconsistent. Cut me some slack- I’ve never really tried to take good portraits before, so you can see the progression over time as I get better with encouraging people to laugh, and…

  2. Berkman Center seeks another Sr. Hacker

    The Berkman Center is a fun place to work, with smart people and great stuff going on. As a bonus, if you have any interest in thinking big thoughts, the hallway conversations are the best you’ll ever have in any tech job, most likely. And they are hiring: they need a Sr. Engineer for a…

  3. standards: microsoft, netscape- is there a third way?

    Are there any examples where someone created a broadly deployed standard and did not in time become either MS (high, expensive barriers to entry to use/support the standard, hence hated but wealthy) or Netscape (low barriers to entry, hence loved but dead?) I really can’t think of any, but I’d love to know of any…

  4. people switching and other misc. links

    Totally awesome to see that a couple high profile tech doers and thinkers, Mark Pilgrim and Tim Bray, are switching back to Linux from OSX. In his switching article, Mark makes the point that XCF (gimp’s format) is not particularly open, and is apparently undocumented. Norman Walsh expounds. I think this is a good example…

  5. More great moments in trolling

    By moving much of our flame-inducing conversation to planet, an inherently controlled environment, we’ve mostly killed the most serious GNOME trolls. Hence, we don’t get nearly as many quality moments like this anymore. That post was apparently the web’s first instance of the key phrase, but it was only one of many responses to the…

  6. Summer jobs at Berkman

    If you’re a web person, or a writer, and in the Boston area over the summer (so yeah, presumably a student) you might want to take a perk at the three summer jobs we have available. Cool beans.