Sometimes when it's really hot I think about South Africa. I miss being close to the beach and sitting in my landlady's kitchen with her dog, feeding her scraps. I miss my students and their eagerness to teach me Afrikaans. The rooibos in the staff room, the samoosa stand down the road, the house lizards.
It's hard to remind myself that it's all still there when I'm ready to go back. For now, I have memories and postcards. #smallstories
Looking for dyspraxic gamers- anyone around? For a friend, her son has dyspraxia and she's reaching out.
I trained a neural network on a list of deleted Wikipedia titles. Not sure who is weirder this time, neural net or humans. http://aiweirdness.com/post/169309161212/wikipedia-articles-invented-by-a-neural-network
"If I'm venomous, that means my bite contains poison. If I'm poisonous, then I'm made of poison and shouldn't be eaten."
"I hate riddles," I responded as its wriggling feet slurped past my lips. "Just real quick, tell me which one you are."
A muffled voice responded, "I feel you have me at a disadvantage and feel that my honesty will be in question no matter how I respond."
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The Doberman looks up at me abd begs for treats. There's a milky cloud in each eye, big and wide and loving, and grey fur on her muzzle. I remember all our old dogs and their deaths, slow or sudden, expected or unexpected, and I'm afraid, but she trots away and runs circles around my kitchen, and my fears melt away. #smallstories
They were the only tears, except my own, I ever saw in that Golden Age.
A friend once pointed out to me what a marketing coup the term "identity theft" was for the banks.
There is no such thing as identity theft. There is only companies' opening accounts in the wrong people's names. The culprits are companies who do an inadequate job of making sure their customers are who they say they are.
And yet the cost of this incompetence is borne almost entirely by someone who had no direct involvement in the actual crime.
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