hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.
How to make a racist AI without really trying http://blog.conceptnet.io/posts/2017/how-to-make-a-racist-ai-without-really-trying/
"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…
I work for a Silicon Valley tech company from Kentucky and these programs excite me. I love the idea of having a vast network of peers in the industry all over the state. And yay Barren Country for getting involved!
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is the only essential Star Trek film. Pure Star Trek: A serious sci-fi topic (climate change) with a spoonful of camp/humor sugar to help the medicine go down. Don't @ me Wrath of Khan fans and your stanning for loose cannon antagonists over Star Trek Values and trying to be a better species. #SaveTheWhales
Odd web tech Show more
TWIST: A new contender joins the fray trying to make AMP a thing. https://blogs.bing.com/Webmaster-Blog/September-2018/Introducing-Bing-AMP-viewer-and-Bing-AMP-cache
Is there a good word for that feeling that you're pretty sure you aren't just fed up with aspects of your job, but that you are depressed by most plausible future career paths, and cynically disenchanted with the bizarre toxic culture of most of your industry? Asking for a friend.
Abolish cars, Reforest parking lots 2018
Anyone else feel like the new Captain Marvel film confirms I've been right for a while that the secret title of Avengers 4 has to be "Captain Marvel and the Fantastic 4vengers"?
Also, that weird glimpse into alternate 90s timeline where Marvel made better 90s choices and somehow this Captain Marvel movie was their actual first MCU film. I can just about see the tracking errors in my childhood VHS copy. That would have been an interesting timeline.
Panic/Anxiety Show more
That panic attack when your home entertainment stack and core network stack go out with some magic smoke.
Anti-climax, it seems that it was just the APC power supply/battery backup that went. Swapped in a surge protector without battery backup for now.
I was in the middle of a Bojack Horseman episode, so was already feeling anxious when it happened and now I'm just bundle of raw nerves.
Sea of Thieves (+) Show more
Bound the Shovel to Right Thumbstick click, really adds to my Gold Hoarding speed run game. (Right stick click defaults to spyglass, which when I most feel a need for a shortcut to the spyglass, I'm often carrying an Eye of Reach and Double Y is just fine.) (Other shortcuts currently: Banana on D-Pad Left and Bucket on D-Pad Right.)
In the year 205X, Scientists discover that the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation was forward compatible with certain 802.11. The Big Bang was a Mesh WiFi Router deployment scheme.
Decided to pull the trigger and finish my blog post about some concerns I've been having about AI for some time now:
I'm disappointed Microsoft Bot Framework doesn't support Discord, yet. The one kind of bot I currently have an idea I want to make, but it would have been nice to get the other platforms for "free".
I feel like it says so much that the Immutable.JS docs are auto-built from their .d.ts Typescript definition despite the project development focus on Flow+JS. With that recent article making the rounds about Typescript at Google, I feel like there's an interesting article or three that Facebook folks could write on the subject.
Mastodon is an archipelago with regular gossip barge service.
(Literal) Poop Cult Show more
Friend of a friend was harassed by a literal Shit Cult Leader, and I made the mistake of watching a takedown video about that Shit Cult and their horrors against science. I think I want to get off this planet right now. Holy shit.🤢 Video ended with evidence of child endangerment / abuse. How are these folks not in jail already? 🤬
Dongle Life aka Hardware doesn't need to be that Hard Show more
> With the garage door, you can insert an Xbox controller dongle to play Xbox games seamlessly
So Acer, you realize it's cheap enough to just license the thing and build it in without requiring a dongle? Or that Bluetooth controllers exist if you want to be cheap about it? Dongle garage, lol
Capitalism Show more
> Expedia Group is an American global travel technology company. Its websites, which are primarily travel fare aggregators and travel metasearch engines, include Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, CarRentals.com, CheapTickets (Expedia's only provider of event tickets), trivago, Venere.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, and HomeAway.
Note to self: Don't forget the next time that trivago talks shit about Travelocity that they are the same company.
Professional software developer. Unsuccessful nonfailure writer and game designer.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.