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About Me, Outlook on Technology 

I don't care what is technically possible. I care about what actual people using the software, product, or service will or have experienced.

"Actual people" is inclusive and includes you, too. Screen readers, text-only email, TUI web browsers, system administrator experience are all relevant. So are GMail, Outlook, Chrome, and iOS.

Telling me to disregard an entire category of users without good reason is not welcome.

@HTHR I raise you "white pawn promoted to black knight". It may not be as cool but it's notable

I am a:
⚪️ Boy
⚪️ Girl
🔘 🎶three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich...with arsenic sauce🎶

hear me out: theater troupe of succubuses who use their shapeshifting powers to put on extremely over-dramatic plays designed to milk as much delicious emotion out of the audience as possible. the sheer volume allows them to consume it safely and without harm to the audience. constantly fleeing each city before they're discovered, they play up the Mysterious Circus Has Arrived In Town stylings and always get investigated by a suspicious college student only to find a bunch of bored queer demons

uspol, postal services 

The new Postmaster General, an unqualified Trump loyalist with a business interest parallel to the USPS, appears to be deliberately attempting to destroy the USPS.

impressively depressing how quickly someone responded to tell me that windows is shit. i k n o w. however do you really freaking think that my sister wants to use a terminal to play solitaire and check her email
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my sister has purchased a new computer and it cannot be overstated how nightmarish it is to set up windows in 2020

One of the highest forms of comedy is watching a clearly labelled ebooks bot on birdsite get hellthreads of replies from enraged politcial trash

It lies a lot, to anthromorphize it as much as it wants you to: because it's designed to complete text in the most *probable* way, it will often, Clever Hans-like, create a convincing, but wrong answer.

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Waiter, I think there's a problem with my milkshake. I found a Nazi in it

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I legitimately wasn't sure whether coming up with a legitimate charge to recall mayor durkan or getting 50,000+ signatures was going to be more difficult and they did one of them

the strategy of "throw 7 reasons at them because even if *half* one is held you still get a petition" worked

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Rolling Stones, Bohemian Rhapsody, Pokémon, Hamilton 

These are the only four single-subject polkas that Weird Al has written.

All other polkas have been multi-subject mashups. The Lady Gaga mashup is not a polka.

People have said "when you get parodied by Weird Al, you know you've made it as a musician". But when you get a single subject polka... You've made something special.

@cosine @iitalics they often say EVs or hydrogen vehicles will require a huge infrastructure build out to service them, as though every gas station in the world was just naturally occurring

SOCIALIST REALISM: Before the cosmonaut can take their first step, an army of workers must crunch numbers, fabricate parts, draft blueprints, and test and design rocketry.

CAPITALISM: uuuhh Elon Musk makes the rockets go.

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