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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say “Ziggy?”

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If Ozymandias King of Kings wore pants, would he wear them like this or like this?

I love this tidbit about the creator of Pokemon so much that I almost don't care if it's true:

"Satoshi Tajiri was a creative little boy who caught bugs outside his suburban Tokyo home. When he saw a new cable that connected two Game Boy systems for two-player play, he imagined an insect crawling across it like a tightrope."

I made a killswitch for my guitar! My first actually completed electronics project. The goose helps me remember which side is the input. I accidentally melted a bit of the plastic enclosure while soldering. That is how you can tell it’s homemade.

I've made a grave error at work. We were talking about one of our finance systems at work, called "Nexonia," and I accidentally called it "Exodia," which is actually this:

antisemitic violence, but milkshakes!! 

"When someone disconnects their off-Facebook activity, we won't use the data they clear for targeting." This sounds a lot like saying "we're not really deleting it, we just promise we won't use it in this identifiable way anymore." We should all leave Facebook! It made my life a lot better to just get out!

talk about facebook 

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Due to income inequality Average and Median are two vastly different concepts when talking about economics. Any study that only looks at the "average american" or something like that is going to come out with very skewed results. The "average american" is of a higher class than the "median american" would be.

sometimes i forget i have a degree in chemistry 

sometimes i forget i have a degree in chemistry 

"As with any event, there were, of course, some queues in the first hour or so for certain things. However, there was loads of stuff happening all over the venue and 2 large areas where you could get access to cheese almost immediately"

This is a masterpiece of the written word: the "Giant Cheeseboard Festival" writing to defend against claims that the festival was a fraud and a disaster.

I asked a coworker to test a Google Form I configured before we send it to staff, and she left this comment at the end of the survey.

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This New App from SF Startup Veterans Uses AI to Abdicate Responsibility

I’m back on Pokémon Go after about three years’ hiatus. If you’re still on it, let’s be friends! My code is 0716 9543 6715

We either need to make printers work better, OR we need to stop talking about new technology CHANGING THE WORLD when we have no reason to believe it'll even still be working in five years.

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read. Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users. * you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on and then as another user on * they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts" * if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time) * the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers. * there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful Important Bit from the Privacy Docs: If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other users, and only ever @ mention other users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by!