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It's finally here! v1.0 of Toot! has been officially released on the app store!

itunes.apple.com/us/app/toot/i

For those who have not been in on the beta test already, this is an Mastodon client for iOS, full of character and whimsy. It is multi-instance, multi-account, it is fast, it is comfortable and it is above all a lot of fun!

It has a strong focus on user experience, animation, and attention to detail, as well as being the best client for Mastodon around. Try it now!

@oldmankris Bloodborne card game, Eldritch Horror (if you like a game with lots of mechanics), Castles of Caladale. Arkham Horror LCG If you’re willing to sink a lot of money (my absolute favorite though)

RIP #Netrunner; Fantasy Flight Games's license to publish the game expires today, and the owner doesn't seem to want to do anything further with it. waypoint.vice.com/en_us/articl

@kureshii As the joke goes, how do you call the person in med school who graduated last in their class? Doctor. And it is exceedingly rare for someone who got into an American med school not to graduate. I come from a country where <50% of medical students graduated, but then most of it was paid for by the state and the state didn’t want to waste money.

Residency programs are slightly tougher, and I thought surgical residencies tougher than others, but apparently not.

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Gender Theory 

I have nightmares about this 

@bkam Oh that’s good, I’m using that.

Thinking back on the times I’ve unintentionally BS’d, that might have sorted me out sooner.

@bkam Ah, that makes sense. With most lab tests, an abnormal value in an otherwise healthy person is basically uninterpretable.

As someone who was trained in the modern era of Don’t order tests indiscriminately, figure out what you’ll use them for first! I am mystified by the whole quantified-self thing.

@miljko I read something recently, which I've been unable to find again, suggesting that an amicable "Interesting, how would that work?" response was useful for getting people to change their own minds about policies they propose, because it causes them to see that they don't really understand. I've been wondering whether this isn't generalisable into a BS response...

@miljko If I'm in a group that doesn't seem like it will take ready offense, something like “I don’t see how you came to that conclusion. Why would you say that?”

Nope, I’m not the life of the conversation, and definitely not the life of the party.

@miljko As a southerner, anything starting or ending with "bless your heart".

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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.