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"if you like communism please share"

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Content isn't "free" when there are ads. The longer I work in advertising, the more this idea that content w/ads is "Free" bothers me. It's not free at all. You're paying for it with your time and attention to sponsored content, and how that content then drives you to take actions. It's not "free."

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The fifth annual Gender Census is now open until 1st March 2018!


It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's pretty short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business, and self-advocacy.

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Is your child texting about plums in the icebox? Know the signs.

LOL - Letter of lament
GTFO - Got the fridge open
NP - Nice plums
IDC - Icebox deliciously cold
BTW - Breakfast totally wrecked
WCW - William Carlos Williams

I wrote a blog post about the new game I'm just starting to work on, and how my game ideas in general start from either content or form: squinky.me/2018/01/30/designin

being salty Show more

Oh hey, I put "(La La La) Transgalactica", the space-tacular theme song to @jeka and my game up on soundcloud!


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Global game jam game, queer af content, trans protagonist, feelings, video games Show more

Me: I think I'm autistic.

Autistic people: Yep, you totally are.

Allistic people: Don't worry, those weird things you do are totally normal, and you're so high-functioning! I know someone who works with real autistic people and you're definitely not that. You don't want to be one of those people who says they're autistic because it's trendy, do you? Oh, but I'm also weirdly uncomfortable around you for reasons I can't and won't explain.

I got a new shirt and it looks so cool but it's too small for me (in the largest size available) and the material isn't very breathable so I sweat buckets in it, ugh.

Now I have to deal with low-key sensory hell until I go home. Why must my sensory issues thwart hip fashion choices, whyyyyyyy

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'Zuckerberg has repeatedly doubled down on the toxic idea that we should only have one self, one persona. That we should be the same person in all social circles, lest we be “frauds”.' - m.signalvnoise.com/growing-apa

I don't always see eye-to-eye with DHH but this article is pretty good

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Having a lot of realisations lately of the "what, you mean this might be a legit executive function issue and not just me being lazy?" sort.

It occurs to me that since my first name is Dietrich, I could get knuckle tats that say DIET RICH, which makes it like my name secretly means "eat the rich".

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My Grandad's advice for safe driving was: "Always remember you're controlling a potentially lethal weapon". I think it helped me to take driving even more seriously.

Perhaps it's good advice for us technologists too...

"Always remember you're programming a potential platform for bullying and harassment".

"Always remember you're designing a potential system for mass surveillance".

"Always remember you're deploying a potential tool for mass social unrest".

Sometimes, I feel like my French gets better if I attempt to speak it in a silly English accent.