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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)

The part in "Sloop John B" where he says "this is the worst trip I've ever been on" is hilarious. It's like the ending of a "how I spent my summer vacation" essay.

A good way to practice being humble in service is to buy donuts, put them on a communal table near your desk at work, and then don't tell anybody you're the one who got them.

One thing that really really might help is abolishing capitalism (or at least eroding it as much as we can get away with).

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with the big piece on law enforcement's use of facial recognition in the New York Times, I was just reminded of the conversation I had a few weeks ago with Tawana Petty of the Detroit Community Technology Project, who has been organizing in Detroit against facial recognition being used against its people, and why the fight for regulation must happen at the highest level possible.

it'll appear in Logic's next issue (Security) but I can share a few things now:

I think the tactics we are used to using in these situations (personal choices to opt out of surveillance, protesting specific actions or laws, etc.) just don't work against the corporate, networked, complex-contracts way surveillance is actually happening now.

Yet more evidence supporting my belief that, while being concerned about our privacy is good, it's just too late. nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technol

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Wasting time is an underrated hobby and I blame our Society.

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some questions 🤝 A jack-in-the-box
being able to surprise me

I'm watching a speedrun Untitled Goose Game, and when they got a trick to work, someone said "praise Geesus."

Do people ever sing your name? And if so, what song do they sing?

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This has been very informative, thank you.

Re: Bathrooms with motion sensors AND switches: when I leave, I always...

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This is as close as I get to watching sports. I even yell at the tv like a real sports guy. youtu.be/gCpzDLvc5ik

Also, I recorded this video the third time I watched this clip, and as you can hear, it still makes me laugh every time.

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