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My local public transport system is piloting an Uber pool-like system where you can get on-demand point-to-point transport, but for $2.50 per ride. I kind of love it. I really like that the transit authority looked at the disruptive upstart and said “yeah, let’s get in on that!”

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Be kind.
Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.


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MLK's "white moderates" quote from Letter from Birmingham Jail is an absolute fucking classic, and a great explanation of how lukewarm acceptance can be extremely difficult.

I MUST make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councillor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically feels that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time; and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

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Will you refuse to install an application because of the programming language it was written with?

- Yes
- Conditionally (Yes, but only if there is no binary available and I have to install the language's build tools)
- No
- Other conditions: please specify

Boosts appreciated, because I find the "boosts appreciated" trick working for other people and I figured I'd try once

Thinking it's Thursday when it's actually Friday is like finding a $20 bill in your pocket. Thinking it's Friday when it's actually Thursday is like finding a bill for $20 in your pocket.

Pretty cool that Emoji v13 is adding a mammoth, which is 𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 a Mastodon, right? :mastodon:

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The best thing about the Fediverse is that it bursts all the filter-bubbles I've built up on other social networks over the years ❤️

Firefox's new Picture-in-Picture feature is really great. It's simple, easy to use, and does exactly what you want it to be. Good work, Mozilla!

Oh hey there, randomized anxiety attack. Haven't seen you for a while, how's it going? Look, I'd love to chat for a while but I've got some meetings that I'm in charge of today, so maybe we could catch up later? Oh, you're just gonna hang out here for a while and maybe take off around lunch, or maybe just chill with me all day? that's cool, that's cool.

Updated an existing chapter of Pacifica. I need to rename it because the current chapter name makes less and less sense all the time.

You know the concept of "semantic satiation", where you look at or say a word so many times it loses all meaning?

I'm writing a report for work and discovered that it only takes two passes for the word "psychiatry" to look utterly and completely wrong.

Writing in the train this morning. I love it when I get a good seat and can do something creative. It feels like a good portent for the rest of the day.

Hey there :fediverse: !

Quick question: is anyone watching the current season of ? Is All my whovian friends say it's just really preachy and earnest and...𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅, but not actually 𝒇𝒖𝒏. The only way I have to watch it is to pony up for the whole season and I'm not sure if I'm ready to do so. I love Jodie as 13 and Team :tardis: but the writing last season just wasn't my favorite. Any and all comments are welcome!

12 bookcases moved back in where they go. Our house is coming together. Also found out I have a cavity, first in 25 years. Take that, hubris!

This is very weird graffiti. It looks like some kid from the Shire trying to act out.

I love and the new . But I miss the old closing credits theme song. I know nostalgia is at work here, but to me, it's perfect.

Interviewing with a new company today. This is a "who you know" interview; they hired someone who recommended me. I should probably figure out what the company is called before this interview...

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