The amazing @phillylauren got sick of online marketers harassing women so she mercilessly owned them all with a hilarious website called Problem Bodies.
Read up and give it a whirl! https://technical.ly/philly/2018/09/05/lauren-hallden-problem-bodies/
Listening to the audiobook of "Insanely Simple"[^1] and the author tells a story about Steve Jobs proudly demoing a "with special offers" version of OS 9 that would ship with a 60-second startup commercial, along with other ads throughout the OS.
I'm going to maybe spend the rest of the day thinking about this alternate timeline.
 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13383957-insanely-simple
A seemingly intentional design decision of Mastodon that I quite like: No quote-toots. Either boost or reply.
I know that I have been guilty of using the quote tweet on birdsite to dunk on someone in the search for likes and retweets. I did it just last night, in fact. Got a bunch of likes, made me feel smugly good, but also very bad at the same time.
This is the type of thing I mean when I say “twitter encourages me to be my worst self.”
It’s remarkable how quickly Hop Along’s “Bark Your Head Off, Dog” moved along this progression:
* I like it, but I maybe liked their last jawn better
* wait, holy shit, this is great
* this is definitely one of the year’s best records
* telling everyone I know how great this band and record are
* this is definitely one of the decade’s best records
* this record has become my new Emotional Center, my safe harbor
@len The first Black Panther scene reminds me that I am literally BEGGING Marvel for a Dora Milaje feature film.
If anyone is #onhere, it’s hard to search instances and connect. So while Mastodon has been fun and intimate, I can’t ignore the implication of how monochromatic my timeline is.
I asked Octavius A. Newman about his thoughts, he told me “a party ain’t no fun if you’re the only one there.”
I had an idea for a talk I wanted to give about personal data and ethical considerations in collecting, using and protecting it. I have an outline for it that I’m really pleased with.
It involves a metaphor that was used about a decade ago by a Very Famous Internet Person in a one-off article about a decade ago. I’ve see. little other prior art around this idea.
My first inclination is to kill the talk because I didn’t “come up with” the metaphor.
What would you do?
only an idiot would swim through the shit i post
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