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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.

Why do I feel Godzilla Vs. Kong likely has less property damage on film than any comic book "hero" film from marvel or DC?

Tyler Perry's Justice League would feature him playing all the female roles and would likely be less misogynistic than Zack Snyder's version.

This is just a feeler for now, but would people be interested in helping organize a Free Culture conference online?

If so, could you drop me a line?

People running instances with lots of media: has anyone used Tardigrade.io for S3-compatible object storage? The pricing actually looks pretty good, and I'm curious about how well it might actually scale up for serving video content.

At this point, I would wager that Google employees have to login to Youtube and watch 4 ads each Friday in order to have payroll send their direct deposit to the bank.

Interesting how Apple has convinced people that lineups at stores are due to product scarcity & popularity and not people seeking repairs, compensation for defects, or help with their 'user-friendly products.

Acting is an interesting field to be in these days. People are valued for portraying something they are not. However, we're finally seeing more conversations about appropriate cultural casting. Yet, you have Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci playing gay men in Supernova.

As the boundaries of acceptability change, we may even have to look at Glen Close and Amy Adams playing southern women in Hillbilly Elegy.

Really need a good cry this week, but it won't come.

How's everyone else doing?

Fucking MyHeritage.com just cold called me trying to get me to pay them. They pronounced my first name right which made me think that it was not a marketing call. But when I said I had only logged in to play with Deep Nostalgia and I was not interested in any of their services they got very rude and tried to hang up on me.

In the Matrix(1999), humans are unknowingly fed a virtual reality in order to be batteries for machines.

In reality, humans are fed narratives of consumption, hard work, and drugs in order to be batteries for corporate wealth.

Our minds are always trying to protect us. Our initial reactions in difficult conversations are often the result of our nervous systems interpreting stress as a threat. Thus, we protect our views and choices with anger, denial, and escape. Take a few breaths, check in on your emotions & facts.

Vulnerability and boundaries do not need to be at odds with each other.

If I overshare, you must be direct in telling me. If we normalized direct communication in this way, boundaries would be easy to set.

Instead, we lash out because this is how we set boundaries in the past. I do not share at all, for fear of overstepping a boundary we never established.

Working with someone requires trust. Vulnerability is a key part of trust and it is a two-way street. If a subordinate is expected to open up with honest feelings, a supervisor using language like "the team is concerned" feels disingenuous.

Advice can sometimes feel like the other person is being dismissive of your feelings.

That's a difficult issue. However, it is my issue as the receiver. My friends are only trying to help. They want to help. It is me that sees it as being dismissive because I am feeling like needing advice means I am a screw up, a failure, and seeing their advice as dismissive protects me from the hurt.

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