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Gonna try updating Scribe to the latest Crystal and Lucky. Here's hoping it all goes well 🤞🏻

(while pressing the wrinkles out of various garments) this is so ironic

Because of an editing error involving a satirical text-swapping web browser extension, an earlier version of this article misquoted a passage from an article by the Times reporter Jim Tankersley. The sentence referred to America’s narrowing trade deficit during “the Great Recession,” not during “the Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks.” (Pro tip: Disable your “Millennials to Snake People” extension when copying and pasting.)

Kills me everytime.

This is a pretty cool idea for a platform

It's meant to be reminiscent of and hacker news but with a financial incentive to post legitimately useful content. You buy coins and each byte you post costs one coin. At the moment, 500,000 coins costs $1 USD so that's a rate of $0.000002 USD per byte of text.

Note that these are not cryptocurrency coins, though. They're just an arbitrary unit that represents the real money you spent on them.

Posts have a straight-forward fee, the one mentioned above. However, when someone replies to a post, half of the coins they spent go directly to the parent post, the one they're replying to. Half of what remains goes to their grandparent and half of what remains after that goes to their great-grandparent.

This model also has the benefit of discouraging trolls; poor content won't get any replies so they just end up losing money. Additionally, a digest of the best posts — the ones with the most interaction — is created and sent to subscribers at the end of the month. Poor-quality content created by trolls wouldn't show up there either.

Further still, authors that make it into the monthly digest receive a reward proportional to their content's yield :akko_fingerguns:

And above all, it's open source and written in #Go :blobfoxaww:

joke, sexual, BDSM 

Who decided to call it a Dominatrix instead of a

thot leader

1975: "Let's build the Internet, a network that can survive a nuclear war!"
2021: "Let's host everything on the server of this one discount bookshop!"

I was a guest on The Bike Shed this week:

We talked about what it's like to be a manager,, and a listener question about how to encourage/teach/spread empathy. I think it came out pretty good!


Mini apple pies and my new favorite pies 🥧

Tender wheat crust and delicious cinnamon apple filling in the middle, it’s like an apple pie decided to be a flaky cookie!

Don't remember where I found this (possibly here?) but this food history timeline is a gem and why I still love the internet.

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