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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 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.


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 :)

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I just finished the Python Foundation Nanodegree program on Udacity.

Do you guys have any experience with getting jobs using Nanodegrees? Are they as recognized in the industry as I'm hoping they are?

Anybody else reading Yuval Noah Harari and getting scared of the choices we made?

I'm listening to a podcast with Sam Harris and Yuval Noah Harari. It's very depressing how much we understand about the world and how little seems to be changing.

"Facebook is detrimental to global discourse, has harmed democracies around the world, and, because of its dependence on advertising, has responded to criticism by making only minor, cosmetic changes. Mark Zuckerberg and his team will continue to allow the social network to be a haven for fake news, hoaxes, threats, and much, much worse. Itโ€™s gotten to the point that Zuckerberg said this summer that Holocaust deniers wonโ€™t be removed from the platform..."

A nice thing about Sweden compared to Spain is sunsets and sunrises last a lot longer, and no idea why, but they're absolutely beautiful!

Best code comment I saw last week:

// Yes, this is a static method that calls other static methods that define functions in the global namespace. I'm sorry.

"So now letโ€™s connect all the dots. Capitalism didnโ€™t just rape the planet laughing, and cause climate change that way. It did something which history will think of as even more astonishing. By quite predictably imploding into fascism at precisely the moment when the world needed cooperation, it made it impossible, more or less, for the fight against climate change to gather strength, pace, and force."

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Cafรฉ list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.

Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon โ€“ thanks for all the help!