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Consider this my official response. It's taken me all morning to even assemble my thoughts enough to write a response to this election, but here it is. https://www.facebook.com/notes/john-berry-comedian/americas-suicide-note/1207039266018273
I feel like I just watched my home country swallow the last morphine tablet necessary to reach a fatal dose. Already, the drugs are kicking in. Trump has collected a gaggle of corporate lobbyists to help him run his future regime. He has hired staffers with a history of voter fraud.
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Sopu is an app designed to help incoming refugees and immigrants make new connections in Finland.

Many immigrants and refugees coming into Finland rely mainly on smartphones and ad hoc Facebook groups to meet potential hosts, make housing arrangements, or get help settling here. We want to make something that will make it easier for those coming in to connect with those in Finland who want to help.

We're currently soliciting crowdfunding contributions, and we could use your help. If you'd like to contribute, follow the link, but even if you can't, please share the campaign.

http://mesenaatti.me/en/sopu/
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Long live "The Stream"? (http://ulthar.pw/1wEnTkz) 
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'"Sex Sells" is a popular saying in advertising, but difficult to apply when you're trying to sell arguably the least sexy thing that has ever been created. That was the task undertaken by Gary Gygax, one of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons. Back in 1977, no one had heard of this delightful combination of board game and make-believe, so Gygax had to do everything in his power to get the public's attention. Would he appeal to their imaginations? Their sense of adventure? Their fear of outdoor hobbies? Or would he dress his 16-year-old daughter as a casino waitress and snap pictures of her perving out over a Monster Manual?

You already know what he picked. It was that last thing.

Monster Manual, the book young Miss Gygax is holding as if it contains Aphrodite's secrets of the sensual universe, is an encyclopedia of creature statistics. Basically, charts and numbers describing the attributes of fantasy monsters, otherwise known as "the exact opposite of sexy." It's several hundred pages of boner-quenching math and unintentionally hilarious illustrations.

To make matters worse, his marketing team, in fonts too ugly for an apartment community newsletter, complemented images of his little girl's barely covered body with suggestive slogans, like "What's in Demand Today" and "Where the Action Is," which, in retrospect, seems more like a question.'
Without nepotism, the world would have never known the brilliant acting career of Jaden Smith and the enduring wit and music of Paris Hilton. Sometimes, though, nepotism should probably be avoided.
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It turns out all those years you've been playing D&D, you've actually been practicing combinatorial mathematics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_problem
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Our algorithms teacher dubbed this the Skyrim problem.
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Awesome. I really do still believe that, in some ways, this was a far better time to learn computers. There was so little in the way, and so little distraction.

Also, those Tandy manuals were amazingly good.
Yesterday, Jacob (age 8) asked to help me put together a 30-year-old computer from parts in my basement. Meanwhile, Oliver (age 5) asked Laura to help him learn cursive. Somehow, this doesn't seem ...
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Hey friends. Long time, no chat. I came here to ask you all a favor, and it's to take a few minutes to donate to CODE2040. I just made a donation of $100. Here's the link if you don't feel like reading the rest of this post: 

https://code2040.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/code2040

The specific reason I'm asking is to counter this request from ESR to donate to an Indiegogo campaign run by a racist ("neoreactionary") blog: https://plus.google.com/+EricRaymond/posts/PGrPphhSRNE

Now, I'll spare you a big rehashing of the events leading up to this - and ESR's subsequent "victory lap" blog post. The TL;DR is that one of the speakers at LambdaConf this year is an infamous pro-slavery, pro-racism "activist." As a result, many folks in the tech industry who care about fostering a safe, inclusive community in which all have an equal chance to succeed, have decided to drop out of participation at the conference. ESR, racist that he is, decided to "support" LambdaConf, and encouraged his followers here on G+ to donate to an Indiegogo campaign run by a racist blog called Status 451 (go look them up if you think "racist" is an exaggeration). In his "victory over the SJWs!" blog post, he took partial credit for this "victory" because he asked his 20k G+ followers to donate.

In return, I'm asking you, my just-short-of-99k followers, to consider donating to an organization whose mission is to create pathways to success for Black and Latino/a engineers. I think we can out-donate his followers, because love and inclusivity is stronger than hate. (And because I have more followers than he does.)

So, don't let hate win. Donate to CODE2040, help underrepresented minorities succeed in tech, and make racists mad. And please re-share. <3

(If you do donate, feel free to comment here with the donation amount. Unlike with the Indiegogo campaign, there's no way to tell how many people donate to CODE2040 as a result of this message.)
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Woo! I can afford this now! Snagged!
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"Instead, Google CIO Ben Fried wrote what I’m pretty sure is the most brazen, jaw-dropping attack on an open Internet that has ever been publicly published by the executive of any Internet company. I mean, flip some words around and it sounds like you’re reading Comcast’s position against Net Neutrality."
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Holy hell.
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Yes, I'm retired.
Recently, and several times in the past, it's been asked whether there would be any further BWP products. The short answer is: no. I had intimated this in a previous post here, but I think I was perhaps not clear. I am retired as a tabletop game designer, a...
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Inventing a Thing: Heresy's new data structures described: http://jarcane.github.io/blog/2014/12/01/inventing-a-thing.html
One of the more ambitious features I decided to attempt for Heresy was to create a new kind of struct-like syntax that would be easier and faster to use in-place in a functional style. Racket has a very robust struct system which I was initially quite ena...
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Game Designer. Author.
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Writing. Game Design. Cooking. Being an asshole.
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  • Bedroom Wall Press
    Founder/Sole Proprietor, 2012 - 2014
    Personal imprint for all of my self-published works.
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"We must be able to grasp the world and reality, so we may complain of their monotony with a clear conscience." - Ingmar Bergman
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Designer of Hulks and Horrors, Heaven's Shadow, and Drums of War.
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