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Ian Young
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Hacker, aspiring gadfly
Hacker, aspiring gadfly

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Commence operation WORKBENCH
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Managed to end our #TicketToRide game in a dead heat, despite checking the rules three times to exhaust all the tiebreaking options.
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I got the most amazing sunburn ever, because I am a genius.
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My enthusiasm continues to wane for Google+. It's such a shame to see Google turning their back on the open web (which, let's not forget, is what made and makes them all their money) in this weird heavy-handed pursuit of owning our personal web presences.

I'll no longer be recommending Google+ to anyone, nor making a particular effort to see it succeed. I hope to someday soon build a tool to syndicate my Tent posts (https://iangreenleaf.tent.is/) to G+ automatically, at which point I will probably stop visiting.

Finally I can filter my incoming stream based on my circles.

Still waiting on boolean logic with circles, though. I want to view all messages from Circle 1 + Circle 2 + Circle 3, but exclude messages from anyone in my Annoying People circle. Why is that asking so much?

P.S. Enjoy the rest of your day agonizing over whether you are a member of my Annoying People circle. There's no way to be sure.

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The University of Aarhus (in Denmark) includes, as part of the core CS curriculum, a mandatory course covering CS in the context of the larger world, and the ethics of computing. I think it's really cool that this is one of the required classes.

I'm trying to think if Grinnell CS has offered anything similar. I know Grinnell doesn't have the faculty and resources of a university to necessarily make a class out of it, but I certainly would have been interested in exploring these topics in some form while I was there.

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A timely article for the women-in-computing course. And about a peer institution, no less.

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San Diego is also home to a little-known yet booming iceberg harvesting industry.
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I really like the idea of setting spirit score expectations for teams. There's no reason that in addition to achieving a certain level of play, we should not also expect teams to achieve a certain level of spirit to advance or to be awarded a bid to a popular tournament in the first place.

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Nobody gets to act surprised when a pro ultimate league does something stupid and demeaning like adding sexy cheerleaders. You all have brought this on yourselves.

You defended elite ultimate as it got chippier, instead of holding elite players to the same SOTG standards as everyone else.

You called for referees and insisted, loudly, that there was no other possible solution to spirit problems.

You stood silent, or even cheered, as profit-hungry professional leagues run by outsiders tried to carve out a piece of the market.

You supported people who wanted to strip away everything that's special about Ultimate, and thanks to you they are succeeding. So don't come crying now that your bed is made and you realize you don't want to lie in it.
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