this is what happens when you think that coding is difficult but writing is easy

HIRE DEDICATED CONTENT PEOPLE

one good editor could have prevented this. think of all the innocent eyeballs that didn't need to be clawed out

Are you a DEVELOPER?
Do you want someone to ADVOCATE for you?
I WILL DO THAT
I will advocate for you SO VERY MUCH
because that is now my JOB
at LaunchDarkly!

(today was my first day and they are all lovely and I am excited)

(thank you)

ULLO MASTODERIES

I keep defaulting to Twitter when feeling that "look at social media" itch. Can you suggest any good/interesting/funny Masto accounts to follow?

HELLO LONDON

I'm here for a week! If you're here and you fancy meeting up, YELL

(Am sitting with my sister and nephews in Hyde Park. Is very nice.)

This (early) evening: food & drink in a nice Oakland pubby thing. Who's in?

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This is an amazing write up of what’s happened in InfoSec in the past year.
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RT @PwnieAwards@twitter.com
Announcing the 2019 nominations! pwnies.com/nominations/

If you are on this list: You still have time to be in attendance, 6:30pm Wednesday, Lagoon DEFJKL, Level 2 @BlackHatEvents
twitter.com/PwnieAwards/status

Sure, it may seem impossible, but remember: if you focus, stay dedicated to excellence, alienate everyone who ever loved you and aim for the stars, then maybe one day you'll be worth almost as much as Lotus Notes still is.

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

MY NAME IS OZYMANDIAS, KING OF KINGS
LOOK UPON MY WORKS, YE MIGHTY,
AND THESE RELATED ARTICLES FROM OUR CONTENT PARTNERS

I am NOT here because Twitter is/was down

I AM here because puzzle 2.06 of "Baba Is You" ("Research Facility") took me 30 mins and is just *chef kissing fingers gesture*

Wait, Boney M never made it to America?

You people have never heard "Rasputin"? "Ma Baker"? "Rivers of Babylon"?

Seriously?

OH WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME FUN WITH THIS

Yoz boosted

AVOID BABY SHOES FOR HIGH SCORE

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... I dunno, it made sense when it hit me in the shower

Yoz boosted

so we have a student who we asked to train a VAE to generate memes. he was showing us his newest model, which has problems with mode collapse, and was only outputting one thing over and over again (I swear I am not making this up):

"one does not simply make memes"

Yoz boosted

The current climate of tech positivism, that is sustained largely out of a desire to further concentrate wealth, means that almost nobody wants to be a naysayer, the person whose 5 year old prediction is clearly laughably wrong today. But we need people sticking their necks out like that just as much as we need people insisting something *is* possible. "X tech didn't happen because Y reason", eg flying cars, needs to be a much more common and comfortable narrative form for our society.

ME: wait, is this port *mini*-usb? Do I even have any of those any more?

LONE MINI-USB CABLE: *whimper*

MICRO-USB CABLE: Do not worry, you are among friends. Greta, hide this one in the basement. We look after each other.

ME (peering at like a hundred cable ends, one at a time): I am going to get USB-C converters for every last one of you little buggers and THEN we'll see who's laughing

USB-C CABLES: *cackling in anticipation*

ME: Okay I need one of my ten spare micro-usb cables

MICRO-USB CABLES: *hide from sight, giggling*

ME: DAMMIT

ME (5 mins later): okay I have a working alternative

MICRO-USB CABLES (spontaneously parading across my bed): HI THERE ARE TWENTY OF US NOW

EAST BAY CHUMS: Today we're doing a long lazy afternoon-until-late hangout in North Oakland (5 mins walk from Ashby BART) with food and games and comfyness. I'd love to see you; DM for details.

TONIGHT in San Francisco: We'll be at The Liberties (22nd & Guerrero) from 7 till whenever.

Come along and drink/eat silly things with me and much lovelier people. I have too much chocolate. YOU CAN HELP.

(Third event is a lazy afternoon/evening on Sunday in Oakland; DM me for details)

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