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the story about fb asking new users to verify their email by supplying the password for their email accounts made me wobder why fb doesn't simply become an email provider. i wonder how many users they could siphon off from gmail.

thought msft said no april fools jokes? then why did i wake up to a win10 feature update having installed itself despite my having autoupdate turned off?

kid post 

i'm a pacifist and still i would fistfight the folks who designed snapchat. i assume there's a whole team, but if they fight with the same amount of prowess they have in ux, i fancy my chances.

we went to a community fix-it night in excelsior. i was scolded for violating sewing rule number one by not choosing a thread color that would hide my repair job. it scandalized the ladies when i explained that i was choosing a bright color to celebrate repair culture.

people are a trip.

a local elmer came prepared (as elmers are wont to do) and helped the kiddo choose the right glues to fix a couple of his broken toys. good times.

suddenly sunshower! glorious way to begin a thursday.

the crossover i'd most like to see is keanu as john wick vs. henry rollins as cain from "he never died"

sorry keybase, i absolutely think per-user keys should be pronounced "pukes."

also; keen that mastodon proofs are coming!

today i volunteered to be the liaison between the ab617 carb grant community steering committee and their technical advisory group.

we'll be building and deploying air monitoring stations in the bayview and the data they collect will be open.

if you take a look at this air pollutant exposure map of sf, you'll see why that's a good thing: sfdph.org/dph/files/EHSdocs/Ai

also; TIL there's only ONE "official" air monitoring station in all of SF - it's at 17th and Missouri (a former shipyard).

the one good technical decision i can attribute to SE is in how they drove adoption of 2FA - they tied it to an expanded inventory in their (at the time) flagship mmo. absolutely everyone wanted it.

also; who puts a maxlength of 32 on password1 but no maxlength on the password verification field? really?

if i take a different route to get to the create account page, the maxlength for the password becomes 20. wtf is going on over there?

i have a square enix account to play their mmo games. and a square enix store account to buy said games. now, to pre-order the next expansion, i'm being made to create a square enix membership account, which is somehow different than the other two.

only they won't let me create an account because they think i already have one, but i don't, because i didn't even know that was a thing.

every single time i choose to give this company money i feel bad for enabling their foolishness.

the apple news announcement reminds me about that time they kept banning that app that reported about drone strikes.

in which 外婆 brings back bootleg clothing from china. my favorite are the pants that say HAMPIONSHIP - because a kid's gotta have goals, i guess.

brain tripped over a compelling misreading: mueller on the orient express.

or maybe I actually have been shown shitty content and my brain filtered it out. guess that's always a possibility.

is my profile so refined from using google products over the years? is it because my interests are so varied there's plenty of non-extremist stuff to choose from? is it my aggressive adblocking?

wish i knew how it worked. i've never attempted to train their algorithms manually. i don't really use the thumbs up or down. don't tell them when something disinterests me, just ignore it.

i use youtube a lot. i watch all kinds of different vids. lectures, music, foodie stuff, science/math, tutorials, unboxings, nature, vidgames, etc.

i haven't been recommended anything extremist or terribly shitty. ever. and it's obviously a problem others are experiencing, which makes me wonder why im not getting it personally.

ah yes, spring. rain followed by sun followed by allergies.

story idea: insects learn from insectoid robot, changes energy conservation scheme, changes diet, upsets ecosystem causing collapse.

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