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I've put links and summaries of all 31 of my flash fiction in one place so you don't have to wade through a Masto thread:

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Now the survey is asking me how I envision this specific web site in 10 years.

Is this a thing humans do? Sit around wondering where a random site will be in a decade and sharing their aspirations?

Because I don't, but maybe I'm weird.

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You're asking "How often do I consume news content from brands?"

If you want to know why the internet is awful, find the human who wrote that sentence.

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YouTube really excels at taking something that can be fully described in three sentences and one photo and turning it into 17 minutes of rambling video.


Internet has been out since 10:30 this morning. Every hour they updated the ETA to one hour in the future. Now at 7:30 PM they gave up on ETAs and just say, โ€œweโ€™re working on it.โ€

@tsturm In case you didn't know, JR appears to have three steam trains that one can ride. One has a planetarium.

In a 2004 Internet poll sponsored by the BBC and the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew were voted Britain's favourite cinematic scientists. They beat Mr. Spock, their closest rival, by two-to-one, winning a third of the total votes.

Wait, what?? Ok. We need our own poll.

Who's the better cinematic scientist?

Tomorrow is June 4th - the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre and the violent crackdown of protests in China in 1989.

It's now far enough in the past that it is actually... history. It's a strange feeling when one realizes that their own experiences are now part of the historical record. And this particular moment in time is slowly receding in public awareness, with the Chinese government still aggressively trying to suppress all mention of it ever happening.

I've been writing about that event occasionally, reminding myself of what it was like, and sharing with others how surreal and tragic that time in China really was:

The bus stops in Konagai Japan look like fruit. They have a team of super fruit rangers whose heads look like bus stops that look like fruit.

I can see why 4-H camps were so much cheaper. No horseback riding, no golf, no water skiing, no 2 kids per dormitory room. Just 20 kids per cabin in bunk bed cots and activities all variations on "Running around the woods".

Honestly, a lot of good memories.

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Atari Camp, 1982-1983

I didn't go to one (they were kind of stupid expensive) but I did go to a week long 4-H camp that used Atari 400 & 800 for their curriculum. (They always show the 800 in promo materials. I always got stuck with a 400 and its horrid membrane keyboard.)

I'm here to watch your video and like and subscribe, and I'm all out of likes and subscribes.

(I joke. I probably won't watch your video, but I'd love to read it.)

Felt like posting a photo.

This one is from way back, January 2007. Japanese macaques in the Jigokudani Monkey Park

The same article in two outlets, one with an editor who chose a headline emphasizing uncertainty (in line with the content of the article) and the other from a more mainstream publication that chose a catchier headline at the expense of accuracy. Headlines matter in good #scicomm

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