via CNN: BREAKING: David Koch, billionaire businessman and influential GOP donor, has died.

May his memory be for a warning.

I'm not sure whether this is an auto-ethnography, a choose your own adventure, what exactly... but I wrote a piece called "Repository Ouroboros."

I've let it settle for a month and now am posting it:

More pics of the triplet #quilts I made and the quilt for their big sister, because of triplets get gifts then their sister shouldn’t be left out! #quilting #craft #sewing

Normally I machine-quilt baby quilts but this is hand-quilted. Machine-pieced though.

@raye I do my best to keep the ivy near my house in line, but I admire its tenacity and will never pull it up. Well that and I rent, and I think I agree with my landlord on having it. I would have to replace it with something else because he likes non-grass green space.

β€ͺIn awe of the tenacity of ivy, cut back six times yet it swarms out a seventh, determined to overtake and uproot the sidewalk if we turn our backs. ‬

Salt circle as road marking (double line all the way around it) to trap an autonomous car... I’ve never seen anything more beautiful.

After having read Artificial Unintelligence by Meredith Broussard this weekend, I’m fascinated by this idea ...

A shout of appreciation into the fediverse for the JOY!!! of our domain names. I’m on Or Or Y’all are on places like How beautiful are all of these! How open-world

Dear white, male, cis, straight allies in tech: We need you out there de-radicalizing your racist, sexist techbros friends and coworkers (who are much more likely to listen to you than any of us) more than we need your code. Thank you.

autism, ifl vs. pfl 

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Google admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leaked.

Been absolutely refusing to use any of these devices for precisely this reason. Google and Amazon have both been very quiet on how data is kept and access to it. The recent NHS direct news, teaming up with amazon to give medical advice, horrified me for exactly this.
Both companies have had data breaches, they should be allowed nowhere near NHS services

karmic retribution for Facebook's existence 

So wait, Mark Zuckerberg’s house has an AI? Whomst among us will teach it that he deserves regular punishment? ... imagine if we taught it comfortable levels for humans. And then taught it that the evil do not deserve comfort. And then taught it that Zuck was evil?!!

Sadly, abstinence-only computer education is how you get phone phreakers.

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