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24th-Jun-2016 11:11 pm - Larry For PM
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In an entirely healthy way of dealing with Brexit, I’m now campaigning to see Chief Mouser Larry as the next Prime Minister. Follow the campaign on Twitter at @LarryforPM.

(I’ve already gone through all of my dismayed reaction pics of Labour MPs (and former MPs) on my personal Twitter and two different Tumblrs, but campaigning for #Larry4PM has a better and more positive impact on the world.)

Originally posted at Dreamwidth.
14th-Mar-2016 10:38 pm - [Fic] Challenger
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Title: Challenger
Fandom: Hikaru no Go, Go RPF
Characters: Shindou Hikaru, Touya Akira, others
Rating: G
Summary: A computer was going to play the best Go player in the world. No one thought it could win. And yet the first thing that Touya said was, “It reminds me of your whole situation with sai.”
Word Count: 3,170
Notes: ICYMI I watched a lot of go this week and wrote the Lee Sedol v. AlphaGo match into a fanfic.

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Originally posted at Dreamwidth.
14th-Jan-2016 01:29 am(no subject)
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takasugi was caught up in his hallucinations of shoyo, but when his visions and the dust clears all there is to see is the bright marici representing the sun—and gintoki. even as the sun sets.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth.
4th-Oct-2011 10:25 pm(no subject)
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In my last post, quoted from Maciej Cegłowski of Pinboard fame:



In this post, quoted from Eric Meyer, CSS expert nonpareil:
Searching For Mark Pilgrim

Just yesterday, I took a screenshot of the title page of Dive Into HTML5 to include in a presentation as a highly recommended resource. Now it’s gone. That site, along with all the other “Dive Into…” sites (Accessibility, Python, Greasemonkey, etc.) and addictionis.org, is returning an HTTP “410 Gone” message. Mark’s Github, Google+, Reddit, and Twitter accounts have all been deleted. And attempts to email him have been bounced back.

This is very reminiscent of Why the Lucky Stiff’s infosuicide, and it’s honestly shocking.
Followed up with:
Mark Pilgrim is alive/annoyed we called the police. Please stand down and give the man privacy and space, and thanks everyone for caring.
There really is no difference.
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Pinboard has traditionally been the bastion of web tech and Daring Fireball–types, but now as fandom's moving to Pinboard:

Popular Tags (as of 2011/09/29)

I LIKE EVERYTHING ON THIS.

Also of note:

joeld: Somehow @Pinboard's popular page got taken over by gay fan fiction. I rather miss the web/entrepreneurial stuff predominating.
Pinboard: @joeld same amount of wank, just in a different format
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Anyway, for those of you thinking of migrating to Pinboard: it's slightly under $10 to get an account (flat fee), which will rise along with the # of users. You can also pay extra annually to get automatic backups of everything you save (pretty neat). Pinboard still isn't quite fleshed out yet despite being a couple years old, but it looks like Maciej will get stuff like tag bundles and group privacy like LJ up in a reasonable amount of time.

If you're still using Delicious, here's a userstyle to make the new layout more tolerable.

27th-Aug-2011 09:23 pm - I need new hobbies
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In the meantime I am getting damn good at editing out manga text in Photoshop.

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I don't know how I didn't start using Add Noise until recently. So useful for making inserted bits fit in.
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For those of you that missed it, Peter Thiel (the co-founder of Paypal and one of the first investors in Facebook) believes that we're in a "higher education bubble" and that geniuses should spend their time pursuing their goals rather than a degree. To that effect, his foundation created a new fellowship called "20 Under 20", where he would give 20 people/teams under 20 $100k to help bring their ideas to fruition. The inaugural list of recipients was recently announced. What's the first thing I noticed about this list?

24 people.

2 women.

Now these are the people Peter Thiel et al have cherry-picked to be the future entrepreneurial leaders of our world. And what will they look like? They'll be 8% female.

(Of course you have to account for self-selection and such, but a risk-taking personality is something that is rewarded in the business world, and nothing's quite as risk-taking as quitting school to try to change the world. And that's exactly what many these recipients want to do.)
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