Network Effect (the book) is very good.
Network effects (the effect) are very annoying.

I hate being a manager so much, but some days more than others

This season of has a storyline about Pepe the King Prawn kidnapping Steph Curry

Happy moment - on vacation with both partners, taking the afternoon to rest by myself while they go explore Seattle together 😊

Question for users who have mostly switched to paperless workflows - when do you still handwrite things?

I switched over last year to stop buying a notebook every few months and generating waste mostly just for meeting notes, but I miss the pens and inks

abortion funds 

If you're not already supporting your local abortion fund or want to support a national network:

@Johannab But that's in the specific context of academia, which has built itself on pay structures that are inequitable and (i think) becoming unsustainable

@Johannab Agree about commuting being unpaid labor.

re:wfh options - I work in an academic library where people whose jobs require staffing a desk or dealing with physical books tend to be the worst-paid positions, and people who could work remotely are the best paid. It makes for a weird situation where unless the paygrades are massively adjusted, I feel like equity (in this specific context, and with exceptions for accessibility) means fewer wfh options, otherwise we're just being jerks

MJ Paxton boosted

Always do your best. Your best will change from day to day.

mental health, working out 

First workout of any kind since March 1, first strength training since January… it sucks being in the blackness and knowing that exercise would help but not having the points to spend on working out.

Feel like I started coming out of this bout around 10 days ago, hopefully this is heading into a better late spring/summer

Listening to How Did This Get Made? and I’m starting to think that the first Thor movie was a remake of Hercules In New York

Links post for 2022-04-29

Links on: protecting trans kids' rights in Indiana; OFMD is the love story queer genre fans have been aching for; renting in Indiana; Frank Peretti and This Present Darkness's link to our current darkness; what is free speech?

Lately I've been wondering if I could train myself to refer to the computer in my pocket as a PDA instead of a phone, given how little phoning it does.

But I think the social construction of language would make that a hard hill to climb.

@phildini @Annalee Thanks for launching the Shop and keeping it going strong! This was my first home in the fediverse and it feels good to be back.

I feel like I remember there being a Patreon back in the day; is that still the case?

@dani @rivervox Oh that's a great feature - thanks for the heads-up!

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