Bonus points if you recognize what the new avatar is from.

Doing the periodic sketch/art management, in which I sort through and box up a huge, teetering pile of paper according to a few rough categories. Lots of physical mass to deal with.

I've been idly messing around with a setting, and the amount of ephemera I've piled up is... significant. Recurring graffiti, how people move around, homemade motorized bicycles. That sort of stuff.

My birdsite self is basically a popping string of bile-firecrackers right now.

logs into hyper-v at the speed of light & causes major mac address collisions by spinning up 420 virtual machines all with the same mac address; 69:69:69:69:69:69

I had to replace my Chromebook, largely because the power connector has failed. I got one with big rubber bumpers for edges. Hopefully, it's actually tough and not just tough-looking.

I WILL NOT TRY TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT GENDER, CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS WHILE OTHER THINGS ARE HALF-DONE. I WILL NOT TRY TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT GENDER, CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS WHILE OTHER THINGS ARE HALF-DONE-

"As long as nobody leaves any condoms hanging from the ceiling fan for me to find: whatever."
- Me, discussing relationships, openness and boundaries.

I could make a functional multi-person living space with one 40-foot shipping container, two 20-footers, some drywall, recycled sheet metal, a rivet gun and a grease pencil.

Still getting a grip on mobile clients. Messing around with Subway Tooter for now, which is an unfortunate name for... anything, really.

"It’s as if someone with a childlike faith in the tech industry and free-market randianism misinterpreted the overt creepiness of Decima, Person of Interest’s AI-worshipping cultists-turned-quasinational secret police force."

So far, I have something about the environment and style of Akira in its depiction of violence, a chunk about Cleverman, the cop-booster bit and one about corruption and collaboration I need to completely retool to make more sense.

Folded the bit about APB into a page about cop-booster shows, crypto-racism of depicting Chicago as a crime playground and the fascism of Dirty Harry.

"Complexity is our eternal passenger, but clarity is what we should fear. Clarity will shoot through us and kill us without a thought. It is sterile and blinding, and will burn the flesh from our bones in an instant."

Wrote three paragraphs about APB, a truly bad show where a tech billionaire buys a police precinct and gives everyone crime-solving apps. And Tasers. Lots of Tasers. INNOVATION!

It is claimed Ernest Hemingway once wrote a six-word short story that could make people cry for a bet. The wager was ten dollars, which Hemingway won with the following: 

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Loultstodon

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