Trees don't give a fuck : a story.
In my neighborhood, a tree started to grow in the sidewalk where nobody ever goes. It was beautiful and was getting very big.
But someone cut it's branches.
But the tree didn't give a fuck.
It continued to grow. And grow. And grow...
Me, realizing it’s only Tuesday.
Only news I care about today is that Bert & Ernie are a confirmed gay couple.
broke: emulating games is a crime so it's bad
woke: emulating games, while technically a crime, is one of the only reasonable ways to gain access to many old games considered cult classics today, and should be encouraged in the interest of preserving art
bespoke: emulating games is a crime, so it's good
Ugh, Mastodons image size restrictions annoy me deeply.
Thinking about adding a KNOWN ISSUES section to my online dating profile
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and there's something really infuriating and nefarious about twitter/fb/google/whoever appropriating the word "algorithmic"—with all its connotations of fairness and impartiality and monolithicity—to mean "does whatever we want it to do at this particular moment" (instead of, you know, "following an unambiguous set of rules and steps")
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take: there's nothing magical about reverse chronological order (though it is obviously a good design strategy for, you know, items whose attributes include the time of creation). but the main virtue of chronological feeds is that the procedure underlying them is *perfectly transparent and easy to understand*. i'm fine with "algorithmic" timelines (which is weird to say, as if reverse chronological sorting doesn't count as an "algorithm") as long as they're understandable and auditable
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claiming "more tweets go viral faster" is a "value" is so weird and backward
"[H]owever... a significant amount of the value we get out of Twitter today is indeed due to [Twitter's] algorithmic timeline. More tweets go viral faster than ever before largely because Twitter’s... software [helps] those tweets propagate through its network faster and farther, and because the algorithmic timeline... resurfac[es] [tweets] in different contexts to different users." https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/17/17872276/twitter-algorithmic-timeline-settings-change-viral-tweet-response
Reg Edit has seen some stuff.
He stares past his coffee into the thousand-fold permutations of GUID Space.
"When an application is no longer a benefit..." he begins.
It is an hour before he speaks again.
"They call it Uninstallation."
His voice is barely a whisper now, barely a drop in the endless neon acid rain.
"But sometimes. Sometimes they won't just uninstall quietly."
On the eternal sunset skyline, a blimp crashes in flames above a pyramid.
"And that's where I come in."
The only reason the world hasn't ended isn't because the ceremony's incantation is written in an "unspeakable language."
It's perfectly speakable.
It just sounds ridiculous.
Lots of "bluh" and "duh" and "phbhbh" sounds in it, and the repeated phrase "I'm a big dummy who wants to end the world". If you robe-wearing weirdos could get over your egos, we could have this wrapped up pronto.
Dieses Buch ist mehrfach Folter:
Zum einen ist hungrig Kochbuch lesen an sich schon schlimm und zum anderen werd ich 90% dieses Buchs in diesem Haushalt nie nachkochen können.
Mit Powidl und Mohn und zerlassener Butter...
Gleichzeitig ist in dem Buch ein Buchtelrezept das sehr lecker klingt und jetzt hab ich ur Gusta auf Buchteln.
Nerdy, lefty, feminist. Botsmith. He/Him. Queer.
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