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Is it wrong of me to enjoy reading the novels of Tolstoy and enjoy watching MMA?

Anyone remember a time when Black Friday and Boxing Day went on for just one day, and not a whole week?

Here are some nifty Reveal.js presentation hacks, demonstrated in real time during a lightning talk at All Things Open 2017 opensource.com/article/17/11/a mastodon.social/media/aAOkJz7v

Sometimes it turns out that you really haven't gotten rid of all that old baggage and it comes back to weigh you down when you least expect it to

Something I've never thought of doing: using beta readers with that I'm working on: lisapoisso.com/2017/06/02/beta

I wrote up a brief introduction to Mastodon; hopefully it'll help new folks acclimate. Let me know if I need to change anything!

gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

Got yet another SEO spam email. If this company's work is as badly written as that email, it's a wonder anyone hires them. Then again, far too many people don't care about good writing on the web. They just want keywords that 'drive traffic' to their sites, regardless of how fleeting that traffic is

No, SEO spammer, you aren't disappointed at my website's search rankings. You don't give a flying you-know-what about my site. You care about trying to pry some money out of my wallet for your dubious services

Yes, I've donated to a number of organizations over the last month or two. And, no, I'm not going to tell you which ones. I don't do these sorts of things for a pat on the back. I do them to help. Their continued existence is my reward

Digital natives are a myth. Kids these days are just a dumb as they always were, but with computers they can be dumb at high-speed. This creates the illusion that they know what they're doing, but don't be fooled.

I'm in serious need of a cinnamon bun but there's nowhere around here to get one. Yes, my Monday morning first world problem ...

Thinking deep thoughts, at least as deep as those thoughts can be at 6:30 in the a. m. ...

Contrary to what some people believe, the Illuminati don't run everything. They're just one layer of upper management

Someone just referred to me as an 'expert' in a certain area. Flattering, but completely untrue. I make no claims about expertise in any area in which I'm interested or have experience

While I think that SEO is a mug's game, I have to tip my hat to those who can balance it with good, smooth, solid writing that doesn't read like it was spit out by an algorithm

Good news: I didn't break that toe last night. It's just badly bruised. Still looks nasty, though. But freak accidents do happen

Here's an interesting perspective on succession in projects: what to do after a key contributor dies wired.com/story/giving-open-so

Guess what? You don't have to like everything. And if you're "trying hard to like" something, you're trying too hard.

From lab to libre: how can academic software research become ? lwn.net/Articles/737217/