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Headbanging is how smart people shake their money maker

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Free analogy fodder from a slow day in the office: Ripping up six sheets of paper is easier than doing it to three sheets folded in half.

@riga I'm still thinking about your question from the other day. Thanks, I needed that.

On mainstream media Show more

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It's weird how personal data was not a big deal when identity theft was on the news, but then became a serious concern when the threat became machines doing statistics at you.

To everyone making it into the new year in indescribable pain and sorrow, I give you the song of my people, the shoggoths: BLRGLAAAAHRGHSFLARTHUUNGRLNUUUNGGRLLLBRAAARRRGLHSHLAAAARPL!

As the year ends, and the "X of the year" bullshit rolls, here's my take on it: Lesson of the Year.

For me, the lesson of the year is that geography matters, and over-extension killls.

What's yours?

The problem with writing an innovative, realistic, dystopian story is that some people actually are monsters and we shouldn't give them ideas.

I'm getting a feeling that a lot of theorizing about the early development of agriculture fails to take into account the time it took for artificial selection of crops to gradually improve nutritional productivity.

All I want for christmas is brain damage

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It's finally time to share my favorite christmas card again!
#metalocalypse #christmas

@Elmkast You got me thinking about low-context/high-context differences, and that made me realize just how subconsciously uncomfortable I've always been with my grandmother's insistence on being addressed in third-person by younger people.

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What if we repurposed a fantasy football backend to build a fantasy supergroup website where you can draft musicians and compete in the battle of the fictitious bands :blobthinkingcool:

Whenever I feel the need to pay attention to something just because it's on the news, I remind myself of the time when this country's most sold newspaper ran a four page story on a random guy who died by choking on a pork sandwich.

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Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.

If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.