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Please retoot ๐Ÿคฃ!

๐Ÿ“ข My group is actively recruiting new PhD students interested in building interactive tools to study and improve urban accessibility. We're particularly interested in candidates who have background in data science, GIS, and/or computer vision. See: for more!

Together, let's transform the future of urban access! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฏ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฝ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆผ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I don't do daily entries. I think because subconsciously I feel like my doesn't quite qualify.

But today I've spent my morning doing some numerical game design for my system called . The idea of it is that it's a that fits on an index card. (It really, actually, does, as opposed to index card RPG, which doesn't).

Today I've finalised game mechanics, and cruched some numbers for character creation.

Attached is a previous version of the main rules card, featuring glorious public domain art!

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The debacle I didn't know about[1] until I read the "Mastodon is designed to be antiviral"[2] makes me glad I didn't participate in it.

Federation as specified is literally data replication. Established masto hosters offer elastic search. When your posts end up on an instance with elastic search, the instance users get full text search of your posts. You have no control over where your posts end up. Deal with it.


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Our team has released FIVE papers today on the most COMPREHENSIVE study of an #exoplanet atmosphere to date!

Using #JWST we obtained four transit observations of #WASP-39b early in the telescope's operations to study both the planet itself, and the telescope's capabilities to observe exoplanet atmospheres.

We detected numerous molecules in the planet's atmosphere, including CO2, CO, H2O, and SO2 ๐Ÿงต

The future is here! โญ ๐Ÿช ๐Ÿ”ญ #Astrodon #Science

My last boost is closely related to what @nafnlaus and I talked about in a thread of an ex-Twitter employee rooting for an algorithm (suggesting one a la Twitter).

2. (rather harsh):

Overall, I think that reverse-chrono timeline is a non-problem. We know that every single one of our toots shall go unnoticed by some of our followers. It's fine. The inverse is also fine. One can't read the Internet!

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7 things all kids need to hear

1 I love you

2 I'm proud of you

3 I'm sorry

4 I forgive you

5 I'm listening

6 RAID is not backup. Make offsite backups. Verify backup. Find out restore time. Otherwise, you got what we call Schrรถdinger backup

7 You've got what it takes

Numerical side of game design is a lot about having just enough non-linearity without allowing snowball effects.

Edge computing is not just "pushing computations to the clients". It's about being engineering to where the distributed computations happen and to the reach of their results.


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For my systems programmer job search, I wrote a resume that tells the stories of my 7 #bestbugs. I'm going to post them here one by one. Please reply with your #bestbugs!

"Why is shooting a giant laser at my satellite not working?"

(If you've already read this one, click on the link at the end of the story to read 6 more)

If succeeds, it's going to be the first self-hosted open protocol system to go mainstream since IRC.
I hope we'll manage to stay relevant by catering to populus and tapping into new technologies.

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Another Black person played Mastodon "instance roulette" and lost.

We need a Mastodon instance Green Book pronto or this ain't gonna work.

This is starting to feel like the WW2 Dunkirk evacuation where the Black and Indian Commonwealth soldiers were abandoned on the beach...

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It's not OK to flee from the Titanic that is Twitter hitting the Musk Iceberg, and not care if the life boats let Black folk on.

Be like John Ashdown.

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OTD in 2013 Euromaidan began. One pic shows Soros/CIA agent paid to oust a flawlessly elected democratic President & turn Ukraine into failed fascist state

Other pic shows genuine Pro Russian volunteers with absolutely nothing to do with Russia with equipment bought from a shop

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