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i just joined and noticed it's tough to find active people to follow. communitywiki.org/trunk has built themed lists, which are a great start, but many accounts are stale and there's a lot of clicking to navigate online.

so last night i played with 's API and packaged up some filtering and automation into /#selenium so all i have to do is 1 click confirm. i put it on gh this morning for other like me. github.com/lots-of-things/pytr

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Personal Pledge to Keep Mastodon Not Shitty.

1. Post no distractions. Our time is so short, and so much to do. Each thing I write should aim to make others better off.

2. Ignore shock and flash. Support quiet voices of value. Don't reward outrageous, it breeds more outrage.

3. Reply for the better. Don't pander. Don't doggie-pile on dissenters.

4. Assume humanity, prepare for trolls. I might not see the harm I do. Others don't see how they are perceived. Remain aware of others' intentions.

This 1984 AT&T promo video for cutting over a telephone service switch by literally cutting all the old lines... 47 seconds to cut the lines. Amazing.

youtube.com/watch?v=saRir95iIW

For anyone interested in and , I've started working with and simulator to model an Arduino Braccio arm.

I put together a package with everything needed to simulate pick+drop of an object. github.com/lots-of-things/brac

also wrote a little post about the bonkerfield.org/2020/08/bracci

"memory foam" may be one of the most evocative and poetic phrases in the english language and we wasted it on beds for millionaires

I've been buying men's deodorant for a while, mostly the scents are better but this one amuses me because it's called Quantum but the smell is the same one that gets called "baby powder" when it's being sold to women.

utopian future in the 1980s: flying cars
utopian future in the 2020s: no cars

Achievement unlocked: getting introvert burnout when it's illegal to see your friends

Please enjoy the new online exhibit Post Hoc, with work by

Agnieszka Kurant
Christian Bök
Daniel Temkin
Derek BeaulieuForsyth Harmon
Lauren Lee McCarthy
Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault
Olia Liaina
Manfred Mohr
Mark Klink
Renée Green
Sly Watts
Susan Bee

responses by

Amaranth Borsuk
Craig Dworkin
Daniel Temkin
Fox Harrell
Mary Flanagan
Paul Stephens
Simon Morris & Valérie Steunou

It's at nickm.com/post/2020/05/post-ho

We need to start calling things "cyberspace" again. And "information superhighway."

I have reached the "writing a 4 chapter philosophical treatise on the nature of identity and why I exist" part of the pandemic.

record scratches, camera freezes, etc.

So how did I get here? well when @mike and @kev wrote about why they blog and then started , I tried to write a quick summary of why I write a blog. But then that turned into why do I do anything, and the whole project snowballed, and 3ish weeks later I have described my "reasons."

bonkerfield.org/reasons/

Question👏contemplate👏deconstruct👏and👏discuss👏the👏deeply👏held👏beliefs👏of👏yourself👏and👏those👏you👏respect👏rather👏than👏succumbing👏to👏dogma👏in👏any👏form

Hello Mastodon! I have a request.

I'm trying to find a cafe that openly publishes their operating budget online. Has anyone ever heard of that?

Why? It's been my brother's and my dream to create a non-profit coop-type cafe that compensates workers fairly and keeps prices fair too. To do this I want to make some way for the whole org to be totally open. I've assumed that something like this must exist, but I just haven't ever been able to find it through a search engine or word of mouth.

My corporate work asked for a “funny picture of your pet”. So I sent them a picture of Kiki, my sourdough starter, who enjoys being fed and taking long walks. My boss followed up with me to make sure I was doing ok.

its 2020 we should be living in lush forested cityscapes

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