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My on another site: I'm a microeconomist who spends his days searching for better models, but I mostly use this site for one-liners.

Am a heavy music consumer, and may post track links w/background. I do a lot with intellectual property, migration, and computational statstics, which I think are important topics with a lot of room for curiosity and creative exploration. I make soap, bike everywhere, often sleep in tents, and am generally an introverted hippie.

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🧆 emoji renderings in order of deliciousness:
Slack > Firefox > Twitter > Facebook

Now and then I search birdsite for 🧆 and give non-romantic hearts or RTs to all the great falafel pix.

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It is 12:18AM in Washington, DC, and somebody is driving around the neighborhood playing "Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye" on a loop.

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Sure am glad everything happens in a vacuum. Would be a real shame if everything needed context.

My friend has a daily check-in which the boss always ended with a line from _The Princess Bride_: "Have fun storming the castle!". He's retiring that one and is looking for a new catchphrase to end meetings with. (And the movie is from 1987, so `bout time.)


On the plus side, the S&P 500 is up a little over 3% since Wednesday morning, so expected shareholder value hasn't been affected.

After typing it in countless times, have finally memorized my credit card number.

Pro: I don't have to hunt around for my wallet, so it's much easier to buy stuff online.
Con: It's much easier to buy stuff online.

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Ways Mastodon can be more cyberpunk:

* Everybody refers to their local currency as "credits".
* We change our avatars to look like the 80s. More day-glo hair and multicolor eye shadow, everybody.
* We meet people we follow now and then to hand off data on physical media.

I've been interviewing people about cyberpunk, and their definitions all focus on
* people comfortable with body modification.
* a fight against the corporate takeover of everything.
* technological proficiency (one author specifically mentions being good with C).

What I'm saying is, Mastodon is already the cyberpunk future.

When people say "all lives matter" I assume they're advocating veganism.

Résumé updating and checked out my public domain paper on, and it's Xmas themed today!

One thing I like about birdsite: Follow friday.

But I'm impatient so, whom do y'all recommend?

It's a meaningless throwaway phrase to begin with, but we're now in that period where people wish you happy holidays even though Ḥanukah is already behind us.

Chukchi Sea, Chukchi Sea, Chukchi Sea. I can't even say it one time slowly.

After an obonoxious WSJ op-ed aimed at Dr Jill Biden, the debate of the weekend is: if I have a PhD, should I use the title?

Feeling cyberpunk? I've been getting into Android: Netrunner, a stellar 2P card game. By my primary measure of a game--do people feel feelings while playing it?--it is an excellent game.

Here's a thread so you can see what it looks like (on birdsite, but worth it):

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