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@Chrissip81 no worries, I get misidentified all the time. Looks like the other Lindner @patricklindner_ is using his own platform too!
I also had to use translate to understand #impfluencer Impfung, hahaha.
Hacker News Ingested
Here's some q&d scripting to pull your comments into a bunch of shpub commands. You'll need to edit some of the quoting, but it works well!
cat hackernews-plindner-threads.json | jq -r '.items| "shpub note --html --syndication=" + .url + " --published=" + .date_published + " --name=\"" + .title + "\" - <<EOF\n" + .content_html + "\nEOF\n\n"'
Not sure how I feel. Google is now my longest running gig, overtaking public school. I have a ton of gratitude for the kindness and support that the people in this company offer and the opportunities it has provided. Oh and...
Much, much gratitude.
That said as the company has changed I've less-and-less identified myself as a Googler. I often feel reluctant admitting it in the alternative public spaces I inhabit.
I guess I recognize that the sociotechnical systems we build can reinforce the inequity of our society and extract or destroy the rich "variety" of the world.. I often yearn for a future where we can focus on "stuff that doesn't scale": the human, the physical and local connections.
With that I believe that my contribution, overall, is a net positive to the good in the world. It's hard to quantify and I grapple with it.
So yes, this job does indeed go to 11! Here's to the embracing the present moment and the scary unknown future!!
Ben, thanks for allowing yourself to be vulnerable and share you story of grief. You're not only mourning the loss of your mother, but also all of the other sacrifices you've made along the way. It's difficult and as they say not a linear process.
I found this article covers a lot of what I'd say about the journey and perspective.
If you want to do something about the situation in Texas, folks on the ground seem to be suggesting donating to @TEAFund http://
Did you know you can get into the https://
Join me and 1 other Googler today (August 22nd 2021) and we'll tour https://
text me at 415 425 1601 if you want to join in on this group!
Saw this talk live. Well done! TLDR badly seeded pseudo-random number generators can be used to find the next random number in sequence.
Some perspective for this Perf season...
My neighbor works for these guys.
Anyone want to go to Oakland Museum a week from Sunday? With me and some other interesting folks? Pop into this twitter thread..
@setlinger Sunday is perfect. Since you have a group already just name your time and I'll be there! And who knows maybe an impromptu fairness discussion will emerge? Lots to talk about post-DEFCON!
Here's the video of the winners of the Twitter bug bounty/CTF for algorithmic fairness. It's a judo trick to get AI failures recognized in the same way as insecure code.
Recasting Algorithmic bias as security vulnerabilities with specific harms and a bug bounty is brilliant! Now I want a "Project Zero" team to go out and find these.
I love this. Google should offer similar bounties. And can we please spin up a Project Zero for AI Bias while we're at it?!
I'm going. Just to be there for this:
A bunch of it will be online too. But I evaluated the covid risks vs rewards and decided to go.
The List is still going in the year 2021. Amazing.
@jrbinks what were you looking for? It's likely that it's tucked away somewhere not readily apparent.
I did a video version of the blog post I did for them a while back about Love, Loss and Archives.
Consider donating and signing up for the 25th anniversary webcast, they do so much with such a small budget. Funny thing is that Google started out as a Library project. In some ways I wish we could go back to that simpler time.
Saw the flying cars ride at Disneyland this week. We sure go that whole future wrong.... https://
With Covid (hopefully continuing) to decline there are some once in a lifetime opportunities to attend events at smaller scale.
I was just at the 30% capacity Disneyland last weekend. 16 rides in one day and just.. relaxed despite 40k steps walked.
I bought DEF-CON tickets.
I might go to the renegade Burning Man this year.
Socially distanced outdoor events mean I can bring my dog and dance.
Looking into doing a set of federated Decentralized Web camps.
Regional events instead of global ones.
Rethinking how things work...
@daviss A travesty. The community needs to reclaim.
I had a chance to hear Jeanelle Austin and Robin Worlobah speak about how the community managed the intersection. It was inspiring.
cc: @robin4mpls @jeanelleaustin
Great opportunity to hear Nathan Schneider talk about the intersection of cooperatives and technology at the Decentralized Web Meetup this Wednesday.
cc @ntnsndr @internetarchive
It really feels like we're waking from the liminal dream state now. So much latent energy, ready to rush forth, ready for new possibilities.
Flames! Lights! Action! Well worth the drive to the Sacramento Spark Drive Thru. Loads of Burning Man art, music and spectacle!
Read all about it at https://