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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.

It'd been a childish dare; run naked through the human realm.

At five hundred, Baxner should've known better, but partying with satyrs always resulted in foolhardy behavior - so he'd accepted.

Now the elf was lost, hungover and a small human was laughing at him.

Thankfully, the ruckus was interrupted by the child's parent, who kindly gave him a robe and directions.

He bestowed upon them a customary Boon of thanks and staggered home.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

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RT @halkeye
Screw chaos monkey randomly shutting down production machines to test resiliency

People should be given random vacation days to see what knowledge isn't distributed

#5G is just the tip of the electromagnetic-waves iceberg!! everyday you can witness spikes of radiations of more than 100W/m² in frequencies between 430 and 750 THz (10000x 5G frequencies!!), just open your eyes!! /s

I was used to handling small, excitable dogs; both their messes and shrill noises. I didn't like the damned things, but I could tolerate them. I applied the same attitude and skills to toddlers.

"The ad said combo pet and babysitting. Just to be clear: a payment for being a baby-sitter and a separate payment for being a pet-sitter, multiplied by five..?"

The pack of exhausted werewolves nodded, obviously desperate to get out the door.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

on twitter, the owner of longcat (actual name is Nobiko) announced she passed away... :( RIP longcat

what search algorithm did the wise men use to find the baby jesus 

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@SuperCee Anyone whose only relationship to the outside world is irony is suspect to me

It's funny what toddlers learn.

When my little Jamie told me "There's a gorgeous man in the garden" I was at first impressed they had retained such a big word, but quickly learned they had somehow observed my spouse say "Hello gorgeous" whenever I was getting changed.

Needless to say, I wasn't expecting a naked elf, utterly lost in my backyard. I gave him a towel and some directions; and now I have a fae boon I'm hesitant to utilize.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

singing (blaseball-adjacent) 

reach out
and touch blase

My opinion is that beyond profit-seeking hueristics (I won't use the term "algorithms") the issue is more to do with a faulty ideology. The entitlement to an audience!

An audience is something you should earn!

We've always used hueristics (which, yes, have been damaging at times) to determine what to pay attention to, because we can't possibly pay attention to everything. This is why logical fallacies are so effective.

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the Democratic Party will not make voting day a mandated holiday for all workers. the Democratic Party will not touch endogenous electoral fraud. the Democratic Party will not make voting mandatory and easy. the Democratic Party will not make voting possible for all prisoners.

for the upper ranks of the Democratic Party, "Get Out the Vote" is a command. not an intention. not a priority.

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the Democratic Party wants radical, energetic party outsiders to burn themselves out on electoralism instead of change, but *not even the Democratic Party takes electoralism seriously.*

real, actual economic relief (Medicare for All, student debt forgiveness, eviction bans) is not on the table. mass re-enfranchising felons is not on the table. sufficient opposition to voter ID laws has not and will not materialize to stop their spread. the Electoral College will not be disestablished.

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