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listening to Brave New World from Iron Maiden this morning :headbang:

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The mastodon stages:

1: getting used to the interface

2: discovering that most people are just people, engaged in everyday adventures, big & small

3: the allure of the notification sound

4: a gradual getting used to the fact that not everything is about US politics, and that it's okay to filter it out on a macro level

5: a quiet moment when you think "there can still be poetry in this world"

6: some sort of reconciliation with the quantum magic that is the federated timeline

7: pineapples

Hopefully 2018 will be the year we finally get the third film in the series. I can't wait for them to complete the Paul Blart saga with a new holiday classic, "Paul Blart: Mall Santa"

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Spending the close of the year writing code to schedule panels for a con, and thinking about how often we hear "that was the algorithm" when a computer replicates human bias, as if the computer made the choice.

The thing is, computers can't make choices. Humans make choices. Computers make decisions, using the choices we give them.

If we want them to make better decisions, we have to give them better choices.

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While we wait for the new year, please give a thought to all the workers who are on shift tonight. Let's be thankful to all the doctors, nurses, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, cab and subway drivers, hotel clerks, security guards, maintenance technicians, sysadmins, air traffic controllers, and everyone else who is not having a break tonight

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In 2018, let's all resolve to stop shaming people for existing in and acting in a capitalist society.

You can be ancom all you want, but never let the ideology get in the way of caring about the people around you and wanting them to survive.

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I was trying to remember the name of that one language-learning website. Had so much trouble remembering - it started with a P, but none of the names I could come up with were right. Show more

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I've seen a few glimpses of toots hinting at a New York City masto meetup. Is anyone already working on that?

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swapped a few things out on my current self-proscribed study curriculum. also fleshed out links for the "short explorations" section for anyone who's interested in some front end developer studying inspiration.

gist.github.com/jenniferlynpar

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HEY, MUSICIANS! SPREAD THE WORD.

USE #MASTOAUDIO TO SHOW YOUR MUSIC. WHEN I REMEMBER, I'LL DO A TUNES-O-CLOCK FOR YOUR MUSIC.

WE NEED TO GET OUR EARS ON ARTISTS IN ADDITION TO EYES.

EYE. :beholderpeek:

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