i will now focus only on my “main” tumblr.

check this from now on.

i tried making this a more “client-facing” stream, but it’s never quite felt right. much easier to reblog to my heart’s content, punctuated by the odd short thinkpiece. my mind just works that way, i’m afraid.

i may turn to, of all things, email for more thoughtful exposition. stay tuned. 

nevver:

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“The digital world can be an environment rich in humanity, a network not of wires but of people," said Francis, adding: "The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.”
“Games are powerful and important partly because they help us test out the limits of ordinary life. That’s why we play. And these free-to-play games allow us to feel the edges of the unholy reality of our current winner-take-all neo-Gilded Age. Indeed, the gaming economy and the financial sector have perhaps merged to the point that we need these free-to-play games, to help us see and understand the social and economic structures of the early twenty-first century. But, then again, if we do need them, it’s only because the technology industry has thrust such a profane era upon us—a form of unlicensed gambling with the house’s money that can disclose its actual character only through the artifices of play.”

Rage Against the Machines | Ian Bogost | The Baffler

Ian Bogost.

This is one of the most important essays I’ve read in a long time. It helps me understand my own thoughts by articulating them better than I ever have, connecting games, luck, finance, and the contemporary culture of the United States.

This is the conclusion, above, but I recommend reading the whole thing.

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katoire:

whitegirlshade:

azealiabanks:

I’ll take executive realness, and shade. lol

Yasss mother!

still waiting for the opportunity to say executive realness irl

katoire:

whitegirlshade:

azealiabanks:

I’ll take executive realness, and shade. lol

Yasss mother!

still waiting for the opportunity to say executive realness irl

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sexpigeon:

The budgeting app “Level” is seriously flawed, but this button assuages most my gripes.

courtenaybird:

New F.D.A. Nutrition Labels Would Make ‘Serving Sizes’ Reflect Actual Servings - NYTimes.com

Labels were based on eating habits and nutrition data from the 1970s and ’80s, before portion sizes expanded significantly … “It’s an amazing transformation,” said Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the F.D.A. “Things like the size of a muffin have changed so dramatically. It is important that the information on the nutrition fact labels reflect the realities in the world today.”

“If you don’t listen to Google’s robot car, it will yell at you. I’m not kidding: I learned that on my test-drive at a Stanford conference on vehicle automation a couple weeks ago. The car wanted its human driver to retake the wheel, since this particular model wasn’t designed to merge lanes. If we ignored its command a third time, I wondered, would it pull over and start beating us like an angry dad from the front seat? Better to not find out.”