I'm glad to see input sanitization becoming more of a thing, but not allowing ! in the textbox that messages customer service may be taking it a bit far.

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The rest of my team are in remote Alaska installing our prototype on a lake bed, and I'm stuck at home minding the Iridium uplink and $DAYJOB. Waah for lack of adventure :(

Funny how the only tribute I can come up with is "she was such a *good* cat." I can't even begin to explain everything that goes into that.

15 minutes before going on stage to give a talk I find out that we have to put down one of our cats tomorrow. Somehow I didn't go to pieces in the middle of the presentation. The estrogen, maybe it does nothing. Also, fuck cancer.

I woke up at 4am to get to the airport by 5am to make a flight which is now indefinitely delayed because the copilot hasn't shown up.

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This really is a delightful takedown of Ready Player One and the entire California Ideology undergirding it.

When societies slide from Horatio Alger to Orphan Annie / Slumdog Millionaire fantasies, it's an oft missed warning sign that the elites themselves have even given up on working things out.

We are apparently submitting an abstract for the American Geophysical Union's fall meet 0_o

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My mother and I are exchanging passive-aggressive video barbs on the facesite.

Me: this is how a *real* parent supports a queer kid.
Her: this is how much time a *real* son spends with his mother, who might DIE ANY DAY

Simultaneously, I'm visiting my hometown and seeing her in person for the first time in years.

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Celeste Guap was kidnapped by Richmond Police Department this a.m. One has to ask if this is in retaliation to her paticipating in the sex worker justice rally yesterday. We have called several jails & she is not in the database. Community stand up. Lets find Jasmine now! Call every jail & keep calling until we find her: Santa Rita, Richmond, Martinez, Berkeley, El Cerrito, etc..

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When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

The best thing about birthdays is all the desultory electronic greetings with technical failures.

Post-embryo-transfer conversations:
"Hello? Helloooooo!"
"They can't hear you, because they're only 8 cells."

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"You've been chosen," the spirit said.
"Save the world, make it kinder, cleaner, safer."
"We chose everyone."
#MicroFiction #tootfic #smallstories

Started writing a retention management bot to auto-delete everything in facesite after a window of time, only to run into the (quite deliberate, one would imagine) API restrictions against doing exactly that. Is the only way to have a Chrome extension driven by the user while logged into FB?

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