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Dev Purkayastha
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Lives in Sunnyside, NY
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I got Tharsis for PS4 and just started playing. It is a stressful game of random dice rolls screwing you on the road to inevitable destruction; I might love it. (I just started.)

If I can figure out how, I almost want to stream the next time I flail/suffer with it.
Not at all a spoiler: I don’t get to Mars in my most recent playthrough of Tharsis, the extremely difficult and very fun dice-based strategy game coming to PC and PS4 on Tuesday. This is not a spoiler, because getting to Mars is very hard. Players will fail. A lot. Count on it.
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Ahh yes I love Tharsis

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Just listened to https://antifur.bandcamp.com/album/humanoid-sound today, actually!

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I hate to sound like a company stooge, but: cosigned. Just about the time Play Music launched I'd been trying out different streaming services and Play Music just blew them away, and it's only gotten better since.
Call me crazy, but I think Google has the best...
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Ha, I was interested for a moment, but there is no Last.fm scrobble support for Google Play Music on iOS at the moment :/

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Which do you support for the US Presidential Election?
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Dunlad Tromp
0%
Teb Croo
0%
Hillford Clankton
27%
Barnald Subders
60%
Jill Stein
13%
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It's cool. That gives me two chances to vote.

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The soundtrack original cast recording is $0.99 on Google Play today. HIE THEE FORTH AND LISTEN!
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Thanks! Been procrastinating on buying this. Laziness pays off again!
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the latest thing i posted to my "City of Dis" (Planarch Codex) collection [https://www.pinterest.com/locke61dv/city-of-dis/]
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Clearly we need to make a booklet inspired by Echo the Dolphin.

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Out of context: I was describing genre tropes to a friend:

- we fight things, with our friends, every episode
- we learn about our friends
- sometimes make friends with the things we fight
- sometimes we are sad
- sometimes we fight our friends for a bit
- power of friendship and/or trying very hard is really important
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I think manga may be up my alley. Some day.

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Politics question: Do you know of any studies or anecdotes about if calling up congresspeople helps nudge their votes? Is it useful even for congresspeople outside your district?
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uninformed cynic answer: If that method did work, politicians wouldn't be doing what they get paid to do.

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Kanye West has gone meta with his latest music video, choosing a spoof clip recorded by comedians Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim as the official video for "Famous."
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Yet another Zach G music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u09s0uz0tEU

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Which do you support for the US Presidential Election?
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Dunlad Tromp
0%
Teb Croo
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Hillford Clankton
27%
Barnald Subders
67%
Jill Stein
7%
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+Ben Lehman To be fair Hillary Clinton already seems like the malfunctioning replica of Hillary Clinton.

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I like this article my Jamelle Bouie and have been thinking about it over and over.

Things I like about it:

- While not biased, read a certain way, it shows the candidates as different and engaged, rather than good/bad/inevitable/protest/whatnot. In doing so, it gives them both agency and a fair read.

- It reminds me about the importance of long-term contribution to party organizations/institutions. (And that I should think about how I can contribute to that.) It's good for anything to remind me to do something other than reading more hot takes on twitter.

- It's basically giving me a framework for looking at things.

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We’re at the point in the Democratic primary where there’s little to learn from additional debates. This was true on Sunday, when Hillary Clinton and B ...
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OH MY STARS*, what an awesome mashup

*get it

/cc +Laura Simpson
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    Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
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Techie in NYC, working at Songza. I tweet about games, startups, music and food. I'm usually designing a game. (Or eating while working on a music startup.)

Lots of my G+ conversations happen in non-public circles (especially: game design and NYC happenings), so circle me if you want in on those.
Work
Occupation
Technologist and Web Developer
Employment
  • Songza
    Web Developer, 2012 - present
  • Bold Lantern
    2012 - present
  • ModMetaphor
    Freelance Web Developer, 2009 - 2013
  • Eleven Learning
    Director of Technology, 2009 - 2012
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Currently
Sunnyside, NY
Previously
Morristown, NJ - Cambridge, MA - Somerville, MA - Sunnyvale, CA