I play with words, cameras & computers
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I'm not much for formality, but I do feel that it's possibly inappropriate for the Director of the FBI to keep emailing me with the subject line "Greetings, my dear!”
I should be writing, but instead I'm uploading more pictures to my website. Because that's how I roll.
Once upon a time, programming was about writing sophisticated algorithms to solve challenging problems.
Now, it’s mostly just Googling stuff and trying to find ways to get the linter to stop complaining about your code.
Even with single sign-on, I swear I spend about a quarter of my working day just logging on to things.
Multi-Factor Authentication has broken my will to live.
It's #PhotoMonday, so here's a batch of pictures that I took back in September when my neighborhood was unusually damp.
I spent a surprising amount of time on other people's boats this summer, seeing New York from the water.
Between Elon Musk whining about how everyone’s unfair to him, and Donald Trump’s unhinged rants on Truth Social, when did it become the norm for grown men to act like butthurt 12-year olds?
People who say Millennials are infantilized are looking at the wrong generation.
Applications for the Clarion Writer's Workshop are open. Clarion was one of the best experiences of my life & next year’s instructors include 4 of my favorite people in the world (plus 2 I don't know personally, but who will probably also be amazing teachers).
I wondered somewhat why I had a browser tab titled “resonant sex” but it turns out that it’s a scientific paper and the full title is “A resonant sextuplet of sub-Neptunes transiting the bright star HD110067”, which is a bit more on-brand for me.
SCENE. INT. DAY
The elevator to the afterlife. Three people get in. They are ROSALYNN CARTER, SHANE MCGOWAN and HENRY KISSINGER.
CARTER: Which floor, gentlemen?
MCGOWAN: Dunno, sweetheart … wherever there's a bar, I guess.
KISSINGER: Going down.
Apparently this is the year that every charity I have ever given to has decided that it might be a fine idea to spam my phone with demands for money.
I don’t remember this being such an issue last year. The flood of emails, yes, but SMS? Not as much.
Welp, ChatGPT IS good for something, after all!
(Original source: https://tech.lgbt/@LilahTovMoon/111489033241587523 )
1/ Rebecca Solnit wonders whether one planet can support so many billionaires.
"Billionaires are a menace to the rest of us: their sheer political size warps our public life. Disproportionately older, white & male, they function as unelected powers, a sort of freelance global aristocracy who are too often trying to reign over the rest of us. Some critics think that the supergiant tech corporations that have spawned so many modern billionaires operate in ways that resemble feudalism more than capitalism, & , certainly, plenty of billionaires operate like the lords of the Earth while campaigning to protect the economic inequality that made them so rich & makes so many others so poor. They use their power in arbitrary, reckless & often environmentally destructive ways." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/nov/20/billionaires-great-carbon-divide-planet-climate-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
David Cameron identified as Patient Zero in pig flu outbreak https://newsthump.com/2023/11/27/david-cameron-identified-as-patient-zero-in-pig-flu-outbreak/
This type of thinking is precisely why we can't have nice things. It's a terrible idea that only contributes to polluting the internet. It's nothing to be proud of but rather something to be ashamed of. I really hope Google removes all of his sites from the search.