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And another one: “Tech is a such a clown car of a word; any number of fun, bizarre or horrifying characters could come spilling out. It’s easy to fixate on what the product does at the expense of what it means for people.”

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well. i’ve recently had a lot more free time than usual, and…

… I should have taken more breaks and paced myself, but …

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yeah. enjoy!

also, a huge thanks to my friends cassie, erin, puck and mary for help at various points.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Blz7qJrZ-s8 (video of gameplay — sorry, my instance doesn’t support direct video uploads yet ^^;)

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Every single person in #IT has that one device (server, storage frame, switch/router) that they can't wait to decommission and use a baseball bat on.

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Shameful to see the College Board cave to the demands of DeSantis and white supremacists, especially as we kick off Black History Month. Just shameful.

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A HS student to their TX school board, which is banning books:

“I’m not going to sit here and talk about the slippery slope that book banning leads to because I learned from a book, that I checked out from my school’s library, that I don’t need to resort to logical fallacy to make a point. I’m simply going to say that no government – and public school is an extension of government – has ever banned books, and banned information from its public, and been remembered in history as the good guys.”

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I used to think “I know you better than I know myself” was a testimony to how well I knew someone else, but I wonder if it isn’t instead a testimony to how little I know myself.

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Some #Twitter things that the company didn’t build or invent itself

• Twitterrific was the first mobile Twitter app
• The word tweet made its first official appearance on Twitterrific
• The hashtag was from Chris Messina
• Advanced Twitter Search was originally Summize
• Twitter bought TweetDeck
• Live stream was from Periscope acquisition
• The official Twitter app was originally Tweetie which they purchased from Loren Brichter
• Mentioning people with an @ was user driven and wasn’t linked to accounts because they didn’t consider conversations to take place on Twitter initially
• Quote tweet was adopted from people copy+pasting tweets and adding RT in front of the copied tweet
• Threads were built to accomodate existing user behavior

Did I miss anything major?

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When macOS spots a Windows computer on your network it uses a beige screen with a blue screen of death from what looks like an easy 90's VGA screen to represent it :)

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This list of pitfalls for journalists to avoid in reporting on artificial intelligence is broadly applicable to emerging tech in general. Useful to anyone who wishes to spread insight instead marketing snake oil. aisnakeoil.substack.com/p/eigh
Many thanks to @Julia for bringing timely knowledge into my inbox:
themarkup.org/hello-world/2023 (And thanks to @craignewmark, for funding @themarkup)

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Unwritten office etiquette point number whatever:

If you schedule an hour-long meeting, it is most reasonable to provide an agenda; you’re asking for an eighth of a regular work day from people; you’d better be telling them why.

… Really, this rule applies to half-hour meetings as well, but half-hour meetings can sometimes be summarized by the name of the meeting alone.

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The basketball team the New Orleans Jazz (great name) moved to Utah and became the Utah Jazz (awful name).

It was completely inappropriate but they kept it because the word 'Jazz' had built up a certain cache.

I'm sticking with @TheTweetOfGod.

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Some people believe there's no purpose to "liking" something on Mastodon since it doesn't affect any algorithm.

Not the case.

It does something incredibly valuable: it acknowledges people.

Which is incredibly powerful, and is all the more important *because* it's not connected to gaming any algorithm.

By liking something on Mastodon, you are doing it honestly -- without any agenda at play other than that you like it.

So go ahead. Click that like button for its own sake.

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in america, we no longer say “the french”, but “people with mental illnesses”, and i think that’s beautiful

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@gruber so, too, does (open source) Tusker, which deserves more attention: https://vaccor.space/tusker/

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