"W1A" is unexpectedly amazing, like a self-referential BBC combination of "The Office" and "Yes, Minister".
I feel like there's actually no one I know that I could recommend it to, but meanwhile, I'm laughing, loudly, through every episode.
The Internet lost a hero today. EFF is mourning the loss of our visionary co-founder, John Perry Barlow. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/john-perry-barlow-internet-pioneer-1947-2018
Want: one of those smart digital assistants, but when you ask it what time it is, it responds with the current reading of the Doomsday Clock.
How would I contact graphic designers interested in commissions to make icon sets?
I want to make a set of icons (for use as Slack/Mastodon custom emoji and other contexts) for plant species. In particular, I would want to start with common California-native trees and flowers, but this could be a wide-ranging project.
:quercus_agrifolia: :sequoia_sempervirens: :eschscholzia_californica:
May there be shared blocklists, content warnings, notification silencers, readability modes and so much more
> "I have something you want," his hand touched the package. "You have something I want ... five minutes here ... an hour someplace else ... two ... four ... eight ... Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself ... Every day die a little ... It takes up The Time...."
He moved back into the kitchen, his voice loud and clear: "Five years a piece. Nobody gives a better deal on the street."
📚 William S. Burroughs, _Naked Lunch_, on the currency (Time) used to purchase heroin
> Because man's being is made of such strange stuff as to be partly akin to nature and partly not, at once natural and extra-natural, a kind of ontological centaur, half immersed in nature, half transcending it.
Free band name: the Ontological Centaurs.
Do others maintain a personal "mission statement" or a goals document?
* Bookmarks of mission statements (personal and organizational): https://pinboard.in/u:npdoty/t:missionstatement/
* Replying to Ben on his draft personal mission statement: http://bcc.npdoty.name/Re-a-personal-mission-statement
Now seems like a good time to remind everyone that our platform is designed to help you avoid wasting money in excessive payment processing fees.
AlphaZero is given the rules of chess and 4 hours playing itself in order to become the top-rated chess program in the world!?
📚 #reading _Naked Lunch_, by William S. Burroughs.
Closely reading the text, especially in the moments most stream of consciousness, most poetic and disturbing without a clear plot, reminds me of the challenge of meditation, of focusing and re-focusing just on the current moment or experience.
Mastodon is also importing/exporting single-column .csv files (no metadata included, so the same format is used for blocklists and followlists), with each line as:
Twitter exports and imports lists that consist in Twitter UIDs (long numeric strings), as .csv files (although there's only one column); Blocktogether supports the same. A little frustrating, since it requires an API call to turn a UID into a URL or screenname.