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At this point, scheming is an autonomic reflex.

Once a year for 12 hours, any press release will be breathlessly republished without any editorial review whatsoever. All PR is legal.

Introducing: The Verge.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen

Sitting in the office listening to co-workers talk about how it's a ghost town here today over the background sound of protestors drumming and chanting outside. Feels like a metaphor for something.

The realization: the perfect audience for any advertising company is a person who’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The cyclic relationships between what you see and how you feel and react means that any machine learning effort aimed at improving business outcomes for an advertising company will unavoidably optimize itself towards creating an audience that’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The incentives don’t permit any other outcome, whatever the people working there say.

hearing protest chants but it's all kids voices is lit as hell

Eye contact 

Like headphones but for your nose so you can drown out the smell of food in the office.

Just made PyCharm do something their Support told a user was impossible.

Might need to knock off for the rest of the day so I don't harsh this high.

Gross animal harm, pickup line 

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.