A new episode of the I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook-- Chapter 29: He Who Respects The Infant's Faith" traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSO

Our Mastodon site is crashing every day. I have a guess as to why-- it might have something to do with the experimental image storage I signed up for. I have a few things to try first, but if none of them work I plan to roll back the experimental image storage and see if that fixes it.

Advice I would give my younger self: if someone has a reputation for fighting for a cause you believe in, that says nothing about whether they are a kind person. If you meet or interact with them, it will go as well as if you met someone at random you've never heard of.

If someone has a reputation for kindness, then meeting them will probably go well. I've never regretted meeting someone after a person I trust said of them "Wow person xyz is the nicest, kindest human being I know."

#mallutweeps ഒക്കെ ഗുയ്‌സ് പൊങ്കാല തുടങ്ങിക്കോ

I and my co-workers are in costume today. One of them dressed in a suit.

"What are you dressed as?" Before he could answer, someone said "An unemployed software developer."

It's funny because it's true.

While reading the "Broken Earth" trilogy, I think about Minecraft constantly. This might sound like a facile comparison, as if to say the novels are a little more than simplistic Lego bricks. But to the contrary. The novels emotionally inform my experience of the game. The comparison dignifies one rather than diminishing the other.

When it comes to Microsoft (Visual Studio, TFS, ASP, and the .NET ecosystem, among other things), I find myself in an awkward position.

1. I have unknown unknowns. I don't know what I don't know.

2. My colleagues have "the curse of expertise". They don't know what to teach me, because they have forgotten what it was like to not know.

I have now worked in an all-Microsoft software company for three months. I spent my entire previous career avoiding Microsoft products, and spent most of my time on the command line in Mac and Linux. Since I work in Javascript and CSS rather than C#, this is not a problem...

... mostly. The problems emerge with user story work tracking, version control, and deploys.

Housing discrimination could become easier to get away with if @HUDgov’s new proposed rules take effect. Housing providers shouldn’t be allowed to launder discrimination with algorithms. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/tell

A new episode of the I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook - Chapter 27: The Starry Floor, The Watery Shore" traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSO

Have a doodle of Vishila, its been forever since I had drawn her and may have unintentionally redesigned her a bit in the process.
#mastoart #digital #originalcharacter

Past Penguicon Guest of Honor Ada Palmer has finished writing "Perhaps The Stars"! This is the fourth and final novel in the "Terra Ignota" series which began with "Too Like The Lighting", for which she won an Astounding* Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.

* (formerly named the John W Campbell award)

************** I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS **************

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