I just realized I haven't made a single Mastodon post in over 2 weeks!
Now that I've paid this due I can go back to lurker mode ...
I remember "inventing Uber" over dinner with my dad, when pondering the intersection of Google maps, Android phones, and lame public transport.
A few years, Uber was all over the news. This was not the first time I've had that kind of experience.
Moral of the story: I'm so smart!
No wait. That's not it. The real moral of the story: ideas are not special. Thoughtful experts in any particular field will tend to invent similar things.
Execution, and luck, make all the difference.
Are mirror Culber and mirror Stamets of #StarTrekDiscovery a couple, too?
The Empire is a brutal military authoritarian dictatorship, a system like this on contemporary earth would probably hate gays. But they accept women's authority without question so they probably accept gay people, too. Does that make sense?
Did you know that you can like Mastodon without hating capitalism?
I just turned on my computer and realized it had been turned off for 24 hours and I don't think I remember the last time this happened.
Whenever I copy something to my clipboard (Ctrl+C/Cmd+C) but don't immediately paste (Ctrl+V/Cmd+V) it somewhere I get this feeling that I'm literally physically holding something in my fingers that I need to drop. Has anybody ever felt this or am I just weird?
I wish you all a very happy new year 2018!
I wanted to tweet "I'll still be on Twitter in 2018" but when I proofread the tweet I noticed I had absent-mindedly typed "I'll still be on Twitter in 1984".
What if the truth really was in the middle? What if we need to realize that the world is a complex result of compromises and tradeoffs and not something that can be fully explained with simplified models and ideologies?
Always remember that because we report failures more than successes (because we expect them) our view of the world is skewed negatively. Yes, the world is by no means perfect and there's so much that can and must be done, but the overall state of affairs is probably much better than most of us believe.
The problem with the information age is that even for something that works 99% of the time, if it's large enough, you find enough opposing stories to build a narrative of utter failure.