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    We have our own open days this week-end at CERN. I’ll be volunteering on board games workshop to teach young kids basic programming concepts. If anyone around pass by the datacentre area to say hi.

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      For Java / Python we have one. You need to have a passport from one of the member states. 5 years contract. (https://careers.cern/content/member-states) https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/CERN/743999674157079-software-engineer-be-co-aps-2018-84-ld-

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        I think this is the correct link for member states: https://home.cern/about/member-states

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          Thanks it is now corrected in the job advert.

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        Nobody mentionned https://lesspass.com/, I was thinking of giving it a go to replace pass for non critical web password.

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            I also use pass with keybase git.

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            Great news ! One small note:

            When enabling 2FA, you are asked for your current password. However on the main setting screen, you can change your password without providing the current one.

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              Good catch, I’ll file a bug to make password changes require the current password as well.

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              Finished The Ethical Slut, which left a mixed taste in my mouth (shush). Perhaps it’s just the times and communities that I’m aware of, but a lot of the book seemed to be defensive and oddly patronizing about what it covered (the practice of polyamory). During its initial publication, it kinda makes sense that they’d pick language and constantly reaffirm their readers, but at this point it just reads as kinda bubbly, overly sentimental, and a bit out of touch with the times.

              That said, I’d still reccommend it to others for the same reason it was reccommended to me: exposure to a very different way of thinking about people and relationships.

              Other than that, continuing my grind through the Programming Phoenix book. Sad thing is that anything I learn from it will probably be out-of-date in like six months, but hey, might as well try. :)

              Anybody have good recs for military fantasy or science fiction? I need some popcorn reading (and yes I’ve read everything related to the Slammerverse). Maybe I should pick up one of the translations of the Legend of Galactic Heroes novels…?

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                My favorite science fiction book is Diaspora by Greg Egan, and I recommend it whenever I can. It’s hard sci-fi, though.

                For popcorn sci-fi, I like everything by Brian Daley. He’s written many Star Wars novels, but he writes other stuff too.

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                  I just started Distress by Greg Egan and enjoyed it so far, even if for a non native english speaker the first chapter is challenging to keep up with.

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                    I love Egan’s work. Have you had a chance to read Permutation City? Absolutely fantastic work about cellular automata and the hard problem of consciousness.

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                      Not yet! So far I’ve only read Diaspora and Teranesia, but I plan to read his other work. Books pile up so quickly…

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                        If you liked diaspora, you will also enjoy permutation city and schild’s ladder.

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                    If you haven’t read the Imperial Radch trilogy by Anne Leckie, you should check it out.