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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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I opened absolutely every window in my apartment today. It makes me feel slightly less cooped up.

About two weeks from now I'm co-presenting a webinar on strategies for training people to use remote-work tech/systems. It's hosted by the NY Courts Permanent Commission on Access to Justice.

If you're in NY and work in civil legal aid, here's more info:

covid offer 

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covid offer 

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I have a question which requires an qualified expert answer. If you are not a lawyer or judge who currently works with cases around Section 8 Housing, do not reply!


Many communities are organizing rent strikes.

Should those in Section 8 participate?

(Again, do not answer if you are not qualified: just boost it!)

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

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Weird fact I just learned: Harry Truman famously had a sign that says "The Buck Stops Here" on his desk. The reverse side just said "I'm From Missouri."

I am watching "Popeye" the movie, and it's weird and mostly pretty endearing, but Shelly Duval started singing this song "He Needs Me" and I thought two things: its very nice! And also hey I've heard this before! Turns out I sorta had, in this song that I had on repeat for a week at one point:

I actually really recommend that whole album as an intro to his non-jokey work!

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There are actually a bunch of songs from his giant catalogue that I really love.

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I am sure there are other Matt Farley fans on here, so I thought I'd share a non-joke song of his that I find really really endearing, called "I've Never Left my Hometown."

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name ideas for FediReads, pls advise

I have a non-functional Super Nintendo. I am considering three options:
- Sell as-is, for parts, but seems like it's not worth much.
- Try to fix it, could be fun! But also might not be worth the effort.
- Take our all components and start experimenting! House my DIY buzz-drone-synth project, take controllers apart, etc. But then it's not a Super Nintendo anymore.

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Are your kids texting about texting?

SMS - short message service
GSM - global system for mobiles
CDMA - code division multiple access
TMDA - time division multiple access
SIM - subscriber identity module
GPRS - general packet radio service
BTS - base transceiver station

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Respond to this with good *small* instances that you'd recommend to people who want to join Mastodon! Like, [50, 500] people, I guess!

Boosts appreciated!

Applying to jobs means I'm getting really good at carefully poring over and formatting my resume, only to enter the same info again on a second screen.

"You'll notice yourself smiling with delight over things you once paid no attention to."

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