I was trying to see if LinkedIn got any less spammy since I last checked — I'm still not sure but I learned from this article https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/10/linkedin-sucks/ the following reply to unwanted recruitment spam: "Ok, message me on Updog"
this is insane (a 256-byte executable that procedurally generates a really good electronic music track): https://linusakesson.net/scene/a-mind-is-born/
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Facebook security keeps a detailed 'lookout' list of threats, including users and ex-employees, and can track their location
(summary/title from https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton/issues/what-amazon-got-wrong-about-new-york-city-160526 , one of my favorite newsletters)
This goes back to my talk on how tech literacy creates a two-tiered society: https://medium.com/offline-camp/decentralization-is-not-enough-75b15b8bc230
It's like, "Oh, you're the average non-techie? Here's some software that will completely disrespect you and take advantage of you at every turn."
"Oh, you're a *programmer*? I'm so sorry sir, that was the secret handshake. Here's some software that respects your privacy and doesn't exploit you for profit. Have a marvelous day."
you can see all the Rick Riodan Presents stuff here. it's pretty cool: http://rickriordan.com/rick-riordan-presents/
if you're gonna be a popular white dude the least you can do is help promote the work of others. it'd be IDEAL if this weren't necessary but......i'll take what i can get, i guess
I forgot how fun code golf in reasonable nonesoteric languages is https://www.reddit.com/r/adventofcode/comments/a7uk3f/2018_day_20_solutions/ec7lnzs/
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