This "Declaration of Independence of the Mind" written in 1919 and signed by Einstein, Hesse & other bigguns is one of the best things
(Also, so is this whole website, if you hadn't found it yet: A+++)
THE ONLY CARD I NEED
THE ONLY CARD I CHOOSE IS THE ACE OF SPADES, THE ACE OF--
excuse me mister kilmister do you EVEN KNOW HOW TO PLAY POKER
It’s not AI vs people
It’s not Big Data vs people
It’s not robots vs people
It’s corporations vs people.
Have you been running full tilt today? Take a few moments to recharge.
I had to think, "Omg, if I was doing this in a second language? I'd be DEAD trying to keep up." And that's me -- I'm killer w/ English but dead-American-shitty-education-stupid with anything else -- and holy shit, I almost professionally dissed some awesome people by not realizing that English isn't their first, and is hard as hell. O.o
LANGUAGE PRIVILEGE. I'm a linguistically-gifted native speaker in the language I write in usually, and lately I've had several opportunities to remember that others are either not gifted in this, and/or not dealing with their most-comfortable-language. 1 example of learning to check my privilege? I asked my team @ work to all share the responsibility of taking notes during a group meeting, and some of them went AAAAAH!.
Aaaaand it's time for a new name.
Does anybody else like the changing-names-whenever-I-want part of social media a super lot, like me?
"I want everybody to forget that time I played a character on Star Trek that got killed instantly," Tom redacted.
(I have written WAY too many swifties to go to my grave with any kind of clean conscience. Might as well be all in, now?)
...holy shit wait, y'all gave me a psychic idea. Set up a siteful of polls that track & publish what people think of every imaginable thing, and leave cards around the place with the URL (that could even look like they were intentional on the company's part)...
mildly urgent life-question: how can I force a company to accept feedback? This is honestly one of the few real upsides to the BirdSite IMO, and I wanna make it happen more through more avenues. There's currently an org I hhhhaaate which flagrantly does the "we love feedback!" thing while making damn sure they don't get any that they can't "handle" and then ignore (i.e. via private email only). I have physical access to their place of business and some of their customers...but what do?
I dunno why this even NEEDS to be a rule of software dev, but uhhhhh, Thou Shalt Not Remove Functionality And Call It An Upgrade?
Google Inbox is the perfect example of making changes just to watch yourself wank...things that were changed for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON include removing the ability to "select all" (by any means), removing several keyboard shorcuts (just for fun I guess), and removing the a few of the useful things Labels did (while leaving the labels themselves). FaaaaAAAAaaaail
i downloaded this book called "the busy coder's guide to android development" and it is four thousand and five hundred pages long
busy coder but not too busy to read an entire harry potter series's worth of words about android