Hello internet friends! I am a product designer and game developer who sometimes writes about tech, games, and culture. I love thinking about technology, race, gender and how these things impact the world we live in.
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Things to do today:
- Breathe slowly
- Take a moment to observe surroundings
- Draw something
capitalism Show more
Today I posted more #gamedev progress to my Patreon page for my $5+ patrons. Thanks to everyone who is supporting my work. SweetXheart is slowly but steadily coming together.
People supporting me at the $10+ level also got a surprise draft of something I'm #writing and planning to publish in the next few weeks! I love getting feedback before pieces go live. Everyone benefits from constructive critique. 💖
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I took the DnD alignment quiz and got Neutral Good. I feel incredibly basic but also kind of satisfied. I guess that's accurate considering my alignment.
Therapy is a good idea for everyone
Moving on can be challenging, but it's the best thing to do for yourself.
gender, sexuality, garbage science Show more
https://medium.com/@blaisea/do-algorithms-reveal-sexual-orientation-or-just-expose-our-stereotypes-d998fafdf477 the fact that there are people working on "research" like this and not getting literally run out of town on a rail is such an indictment of machine learning as a methodology and field of practice. how do you get a phd and then think it's okay to go from supervised learning on photos to slipshod arguments about the biological effects of hormone exposure on sexual orientation.
Not that #45 even deserves anyone's time, but this is a great thread from birdsite about #haiti and how it has been systematically disenfranchised by both the US and Europe - https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/951656979658870785.html a great history lesson and good promotion for Katz's new book, which is now on my TO READ list.
Leave shitty people in 2017
*wakes up to see that it's 52°F in NYC, shakes fist at climate change*
OMG I revamped and updated my website! I was using the same wordpress install I've had since 2005 and dang, it feels good to clean up all that accumulated cruft!
Anyway, check it out: http://squinky.me/
Also, I aged up my cartoon avatar to better represent how I actually look these days!