I've written 42,903 words of a novel draft in 3 weeks and here's what I've learned so far bit.ly/writing-at-speed

During much of the magnificent Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddamn" there are people chanting "too slow" in the background. I think of that whenever I am having these sorts of arguments with myself.

All the people suffering in the background because I'm too afraid of upsetting the status quo and inconveniencing those in power.

Am I working to protect the powerless against the powerful, or the opposite?

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Everyone should own a shitty car constantly on the brink of breaking down as their first vehicle. At that point you don't have the knowledge or experience to maintain it well anyway. Plus every time something breaks you get to learn about a new subsystem in your vehicle.

A car is for many people the first or second most expensive thing they own yet are largely ignorant of how it functions or how to maintain it.

Keaton Patti forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of TED Talks and then asked it to write a TED Talk of its own...

twitter.com/KeatonPatti/status">October 18, 2018

The whole idea of "blameless postmortem" is just a crutch incompetent people like to use to avoid taking responsibility.


I bring you...

wait, is that Javascript? You're seriously running Javascript. In your actual computers. They've got Javascript all over them.

*I've* got Javascript all over *me* now. It's in my RAM cache. I'm literally reading it.

I, uh. Oh no. No. No no no.


Go about your business.

I just can't accept that such a high percentage of people are so useless.

Does anybody here know anyone @ Circle by chance?

They just acquired SeedInvest, and there's some legal issues Circle should be aware of.

I used to tutor a lot. I enjoyed tutoring because it let me build a mental model of how my student -thought- something worked, and then debug that. Debugging models in someone else's head.

It now seems like I'm running into people who don't even bother to construct models at all. And it makes me angry.

Found an interesting spam/scam scheme today:
- Attacker posts their link that redirects to a legit news article
- Twitter resolves the redirect to news article
- Twitter hides link from Tweet and displays Twitter Card with news domain
- Attacker changes redirect to spam site

The Tweet now displays a legit looking Twitter Card with the news website domain, but actually goes to the scammer.

@backus Any recommendations on developers trying to get up to speed on dapps?

tech twitter is so much more interesting when you take the time to mentally keep track of where people are from.

Unix will give you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot. If you didn’t think rope would do that, you should have read the man page.

I'm now realizing like half my recent toots are complaining about change; I must be getting old.

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What the hell is with this "One line per pagargraph" writing style that's all over LinkedIn and now random B2B FB ads?

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Best ergonomic office chair, esp. for tall folks?

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