Culture might eat strategy for breakfast, but if there’s no strategy, culture starves.

Wanted something mindless and pleasant to zone out and watch in the evenings. Got three episodes into “Chuck” before I remembered who Adam Baldwin is. Now looking for another show.

Let go of being one of the "good ones". There's no such thing. There's just what you do and how it affects people and you have to keep working on it. Forever and ever.

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Hey XOXO folk! Do report any behavior on xoxo.zone that you think violates XOXO's CoC and policies. The moderators do look at every report, and will take action, even against users on other servers.

Actions range from "sending the account a message" to "silencing the account" (only followers can see it) to "suspending the account" (it is gone from xoxo.zone).

Thank you all for making this space great. 💚✨

42 year old me wishes 21 year old me hadn’t been talked into doing a PhD in AI and machine learning. I’d really like to be excited about all the AI/ML work going on at the moment, but all I’m seeing is the same problems/mistakes of 20 years ago, but with more CPU resources.

Hello Assembled People of European Mastodon! I work at @eff on international copyright. You might have heard of #article13, the EU proposal to require © filters on sharing sites.

We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.

The key vote is on Wednesday -- please call or write your MEP and ask them to vote against #article13 to protect the future of the internet! saveyourinternet.eu/

Who inspired me this week?
Colin Kaepernick
Kamala Harris
Barack Obama
Cory Booker
Serena Williams

this is Betty Holberton. she invented the concept of breakpoints for debugging. ever heard of her? you probably haven't, because our field sucks ass and constantly erases its own history.

y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.

cnet.com/google-amp/news/20-mi

as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.

Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

We're going to live in a very weird world man.

wired.com/story/malware-dna-ha

Just caught up on some fractured shard of the Wil Wheaton story.

- 60 reports/day are enough to overwhelm a volunteer admin
- dogpiling can be effective even when coped with by paid staff, historical tracking & analysis, carefully-written policies (see birdsite gamergaters & terfs)z
- the dogpile technique is therefore more effective here
- it's just proven its effectiveness against a celebrity target

Expect a lot more of it. 1/2

RT @mashable@twitter.com: Apparently you can now use paint instead of wires for all your electrical needs

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mashable/status/10

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