I'm watching This Is Us these days. Its very real and emotionally turbulent. Its surprisingly a lot scarier than Black Mirror but in a different way. Worth watching.

@A_rayB Those movies are on my watch list, among others. Thanks for the recommendation :)

The acting in Arrival was amazing, and it had great potential, but I thought the plot could have been explored more. Annihilation was a pleasant surprise, and Black Mirror continues to amaze. I just wish more new scifi movies would explore complex ideas like the old ones used too.

I've become very disillusioned with current sci-fi movies. They've become very commercial, short-sighted, dumbed-down, and do not tackle complex issues. They're not even fun. But the older ones are really amazing. I recommend the following to start with:

The Time Machine (1960)

2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968)

Silent Running (1972)

Soylent Green (1973)

Capricorn One (1978)

Starship Troopers (1987)

They say that Millennials have less sex. Yep. That's totally why I have no love life. I'm just being trendy... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Stan Lee may have played down contributions of co-creators and revised facts in his anecdotes with every re-telling.

But I won't deny that he still contributed to a large number of the heroes of our childhoods and our adult lives, and pushed the modern way of comic storytelling.

RT @attackerman@twitter.com: Stan Lee's legacy is undeniable โ€“ & undeniably complicated. His greatest collaborator, Jack Kirby, a greater visionary than Stan, became his bitterest foe. And yet he wasn't just an editor or a corporate overlord. My attempt at a messy, honest obit.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/attackerman/status

Possible second extra-solar object in system found in data from *four years ago,* well before we detected ...



Today I received a notification from LinkedIn saying that my contact xyz has just joined LinkedIn.

I can't remember having consciously shared my address book with LinkedIn. Probably, I have just pressed the big "Continue" button upon first login via the mobile app...

Here you can check if LinkedIn can access your email or phone contact list, and manage your imports:


My spirits haven't been so low in a long time.

The last time I was in this place was in 2014, shortly before landing a contract to write graphics algorithms for Imoji, an American startup since acquired by Giphy, that was developing an app for stickers that they called imoji; image emojis.

When I have a job, I have a life.
When I like my job, I like my life.
When I hate my job, I hate my life.
When I lose my job, I lose my life.

I wish I had more than this, that I had a fuller life, that my career wasn't the only thing I have. Without a job, I'm a tramp at your door.

Happy Diwali to everyone on this Mastodon instance.

Live long and prosper :)

๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ‡ ๐ŸŽ‡ โœจ โœจ โœจ โœจ

I'll add my own I can think of:
* Moby - Extreme Ways
* 4 Non Blondes - What's Up?
* Faint - Linkin Park
* Levels - Avicii
* Can't hold us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
* Nero - Thomas Bergersen
* Born to be wild - Steppenwolf
* Immigrant song - Led Zeppelin
* Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
* Tick Tick Boom - The Hives
* Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
* and of course a few from Queen :)

@gudenau I got this on debian too. Spent several hours googling to no avail. Ended up re-installing Nvidia drivers and things are back to normal.

@neekz0r Udacity offers nano-degree programs. They're online courses that they claim have industry backing, and are a bit more challenging and interactive than the usual online course.

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