20 Aug 2020, 12:09 p.m.

Three Sessions at NASFiC This Weekend

I will speak on two panels at the virtual NASFiC (the North American Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention) 2020, this weekend: "Imaginary Book Club", Friday 21 Aug, 7pm-7:50pm ET: "Imaginary Book Club" is an improv-type …

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11 Aug 2020, 12:49 p.m.

Figuring Out Which Blogging Platform To Switch To

I'd like to pay someone to port my blog to a new platform, and create one for Changeset Consulting as well. So now I need to decide on the platform and the vendor. Background I've …

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11 Aug 2020, 8:16 a.m.

Three Useful Tools

Draw.io is open source web-based diagramming software that exports to and imports from a bunch of different formats -- and you can save your diagram as XML so someone else can import and edit it. …

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07 Aug 2020, 11:20 a.m.

How Do You React To This News?

"Emergency Mission: Hasidic Women Battle Male EMS for an Ambulance of Their Own," by Carson Kessler, in THE CITY, published August 6th, 2020. So, there's a particular kind of response I imagine some of my …

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26 Jul 2020, 16:54 p.m.

Some CON.TXT Links

I attended the fan convention CON.TXT yesterday and found or shared some interesting links on many varied topics! My own stuff: my vid "Pipeline" about sexism in the tech industry, and my technothriller book review …

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25 Jul 2020, 23:03 p.m.

I'll Miss You

In March or April I learned of friends -- generally those with children -- who were temporarily leaving New York City to stay with relatives in other places. Now I'm hearing of more of them …

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18 Jul 2020, 18:17 p.m.

Incentives

From the time that I was a child, my parents wanted me to learn and be fluent in Kannada. My interest has waxed and waned. Yesterday I saw this tweet, which starts generalizing (in English) …

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16 Jul 2020, 13:56 p.m.

Four Conferences In Three Days

I'm performing or speaking at, participating in or attending four different conferences/conventions online between July 24th and 26th. You can join me at no cost for all of them! Going chronologically: GUADEC: Friday, July 24th, …

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16 Jul 2020, 10:41 a.m.

Misunderstanding What It Takes To Make Recurse Center's Social Rules Work

In a contentious thread on MetaFilter about race and racism on the site, one user lauds the bit of Recurse Center's manual about how if you are corrected for breaking one of the four Social …

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13 Jul 2020, 15:38 p.m.

Still Here

I am still here.

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