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How I think about posting on social media 

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Re-posting & pinning my for any new folks:

Hi, I am an academic , information scientist, computer scientist, (theoretically) and amateur into:

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legal studies,
political theory & economics (MMT, etc),
, and
( and , etc).

I like music and ().

An if you will.

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#welcome tips for new users as gathered from experience: 

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I am planning on more frequently tooting passages from sources I'm reading and I am going to do so thus:

The *public* post will be reference information, comments, content notes, tags;

Interesting pull quotes/passages will be posted as comments in reply with a brief citation, so they are boostable. These will be reflective of things that can be considered in an edifying way, even if my personal opinion differs (a note may or may not indicate this).

Pinning this post for followers new & old.

"Stanford, Yale, Princeton, MIT, and Google—including the recommendation that the state return to a system of paper ballots filled out by hand, combined with what scientists call risk-limiting audits."

How I think about posting on social media 


“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower

Non-fiction Book Flap: …at a time when governments, corporations, and criminals hold immense power…

Me: Isn't that redundant? Aren't they kinda the same thing*?

* Government due to substantial capture by the other two; and excluding socialist corporations and coops.

Is is just me or is Javascript weirdly becoming more like Perl, with all sorts of shorthands and implicit semantics?

I just wanna put it out there that the word for “being polite on mastodon” should be fediquette

I'm specifically spending time in these computer history archives because I believe there is important stuff for us to learn from the past as we build out the fediverse and other distributed/decentralized future networks.

A scathing and well argued to the point of being hilarious. 😂


So when I search for Ksenia Solo on pinterest, most of the board suggestions are for my "actors & models" board, but when it's her and Anna Silk being cute together the board suggestion changes to "Books worth reading"! 😂 😍

Thoughts about historical revision and social justice 

⚠️ Public Service Announcement ⚠️

Stop talking about:
• Climate change
• Global warming
• Climate sceptic

Instead, talk about:
• Climate crisis
• Global heating
• Climate science denier


We don't have to live in a world that's like this

It can be better

Looking For: Code reviewers for #Florence 


Stop using Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is moving to remove autonomy from Web users. Excuse me while I purge it from my machines. Please remember - it’s a “open source” “project” (commerically provided product) whose goal is to not to “affect our [Google’s] ability to customize ads and/or could block ads online, which would harm our business” (from their SEC 10-K filing).

Google Chrome is not built for people; it’s built for Google, by Google. You are their bank.

Pssst! Hey! Heeeeeey. Lemme tell you a secret... 

you, a clown: comfortably riding the train while posting with your homies on mastodon

me, a genius: riding alone in my two ton metal pod, having to pay attention every split second or possibly cause several thousand dollars of property damage or kill someone

Me, talking to myself this morning:

need more brain. 🧠

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