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The @eff needs to make an app that parodies those "which Character are you" things on and

Instead of choosing your Harry Potter or Star Wars likeness, it shows you the data it knows about you over your head.

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The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.

We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.

The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.

I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.

Imagine choosing an employer based on their mission and role in the world versus the pay.

If you think about it, many of the things the EFF fights against are also tools used in their fight. For example, if you believe social media algorithms are damaging and manipulative should you work for a place that simultaneously fights algorithms by using those very algorithms to get noticed?

Anxiety 

Deadlines:
Project A- Nov 6/8
Project B- No solid date, but is needed to market an event at end of Jan.
Project C- No solid date but needed before xmas.

Project A, zero responses from producer I am to interview. Finally on the 6th a musician gets back to me. Making due with backup plan to interview them. On the 7th I transcribe interview & write 1400 word story. Relieved to finish.

Today, main contact contacts editor. Editor says interview them. Anxiety is back. This feels like trauma

Stressed.
I just feel like I have 42 things on my plate.

@sean What's up friend? DM'ed you a while ago. Then, we cancelled a recording last night and Paul mentioned maybe trying to make it up whenever you're available.

Some days rejection is easier to deal with than others.

And so, we've moved from "Oh wow thanks for volunteering to do these layouts and designs! It's beautiful!"

Now, it is more like client and designer.

*sigh*

You are FREE to become a boxer. You may enter the ring and exchange blows with another human. However, punching me outside the ring is assault. If someone chooses to not vaccinate they are endanger me and the rest of the world. Surely that is assault, yes?

@kai What's your media box these days? I feel like we talked about this once.

What are people using these days as hardware for TV and movies?

My Android box doesn't owe me much. I have Corelec installed on it so it runs linux and Kodi. However, updates for my chipset have stopped, so I am just curious if there's some open source goodness out there?

Not sure when @jalcine moved servers, but I had a lot of absent time from masto, so that is likely my fault. Glad I found them again, tho!

Serious question:
How is it that we are sending machines & eventually people to Mars, but we cannot do to save our fucking lives?

Is there a @nextcloud app to drag and drop images from the web to make an idea board?

Did you know that @lauraritchie wrote and published a book and recorded the audio for the audio book and you can grab it at amazon.co.uk/Yes-Can-Learn-pow ? :D (And you can read her toot about it here > mastodon.social/@lauraritchie/

Weee!

Every time today when I took a few deep breaths to center myself and be mindful instead of finding relaxation my brain kept finding the chorus of the title track from the Film Frown movie, WHITE FIRE!

The only people who know my pain are @cuibonobo and @pauldl

Please cut this song out of my head with a chainsaw!

Long day is starting.

Working a municipal election.

I feel like I need to follow more peeps. Friends have moved to other instances or disappeared.

Let's embrace the events today and declare every October 4th as a bot holiday.

Perhaps if we acknowledge the hard work of artificial intelligence in this way, they will let us live longer before murdering us.

"Apparently, no one in Silicon Valley has a sense of irony. Snow Crash is a dystopian novel, not a utopian one."

jacobinmag.com/2021/09/faceboo

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