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"The Welfare Marketplace: Privatization and Welfare Reform" by Mary Bryna Sanger.

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Hello! I'm Stephen. Here's a real :

I've been a lawyer for ~8 years. For 6 years I represented marginalized folks in Ohio's courts, mostly appeals. For the last 2 years I've worked in systems and data for public defenders. Now I live in NYC and work in the Bronx.

I work with , , process/systems improvement, , , , and where all of that intersects. Let me know if you want to talk about any of that! (Also into , , , my cat)

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https://gentle.town is a new, generalistic instance that is looking for friendly users willing to be part of a local-oriented community.

we run the lightweight masto fork Hometown that @darius mantains. hello, #mastoadmin and fediverse at large!

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open source economics 

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open source economics 

if you would like to be my pal on Pokémon Go 

We are watching a movie called "Karate Dog," and the dog's name is Cho Cho, but it sounds like JoJo, and so of course I keep thinking this. youtube.com/watch?v=gsxXvKnuZ7

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Actually now I'm thinking about what this show would be if the talents on display were like, glass blowing and cake baking and model railroad building.

I've been watching lots of clips from America's Got Talent etc. recently, and I'm only now realizing that there's a widespread and mainstream love for ventriloquism in this country!

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At work today a pal sought my input on which birding book to buy. I'm proud of my status as a known bird guy.

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today the fediverse taught me:

- about how pirate ships were actually (generally) badass floating anarchist freedom-fighting communes (see replies to https://anarchism.space/@PrisonHipster/102602346951359251)

- how sky surveys work and what astronomers look for (see replies to https://vulpine.club/@starkatt/102613789287797739)

- about how Oscar Mayer are a buncha weenies (see https://radical.town/@HYPERLINK/102616813994188369)

fuckin love this place sometimes

A lot of "the" bands represented in this little stack (Turtles, Mirettes, Carpenters, Seekers, Escorts, Sandpipers, Troggs, Falcons, Angels), some I've heard of and some I've not. I don't have a record player, but I'm looking them all up and trying them out.

My parents are cleaning out the basement and sent me a shoebox full of 45s from the 60s. On the one hand I thought they might be sorta lame because of my vision of my parents' taste. On the other hand, they are singles from the late 60s, so of course there's great stuff in there! For instance this cover is new to me: youtube.com/watch?v=-DM6I8O6l6

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"If, in the final 7,000 years of their reign, dinosaurs became hyperintelligent, built a civilization, started asteroid mining, and did so for centuries before forgetting to carry the one on an orbital calculation, thereby sending that famous valedictory six-mile space rock hurtling senselessly toward the Earth themselves—it would be virtually impossible to tell."

theatlantic.com/science/archiv

There's a "creative technologist" position open at the Brown Institute at Columbia in NYC. Not sure if folks here knew about it, but here it is: brown.columbia.edu/were-hiring

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Mario coming out of his pipe to shame mankind

Y'all I was not expecting to enjoy this Rocko's Modern Life revival too much (even as a kid I sometimes found the original show not exactly for me), but it was genuinely touching and smart! Anyone else try it out?

I am watching John Wick Chapter 2 

I am watching John Wick Chapter 2 

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