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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:

readsteven.com/read/ainktober_

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Knit Together

Esther was knitting people together.

She was not all that good at hunting, having tried it twice and not gotten anything at all, but she was good at helping the hunters prepare the food they brought in...

#ReadMyStuff it's #FreeFiction

lynthornealder.com/2019/09/25/

kiddo (-) 

Yesterday one of our ADs pleasantly startled me by characterizing some of the rather harsh complaints about our COVID response (no we can't just business as usual, sorry!!!) as "People caring very loudly" about our work. Apparently it's Leslie Knope quote. I'm gonna hold onto that for the future.

Life Hack: Instead of buying the Ring home-drone, you can save a lot of time and effort by simply telling your spouse don't trust them and throwing your housekeys at a cop.

I'd love to share this great write-up on how a local theater group has been working to overcome restrictions, but the page has 32 trackers.

Is there a "white label the content on this page without trackers" tool?

(I guess Pastebin would work, but I'd love to get pictures along.)

lockdown - mental health 

I wish they had used almost any other song. (How about Weapon of Choice?) But regardless, it made me smile, and who doesn't need that?

youtube.com/watch?v=79AQizzY9C

Reading Low Tech Magazine's Solar Powered Website is very calming.

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/abou

I could (and have) read this for hours at a stretch. Every time I spend an hour or so reading this site, I come away filled with optimism and inspiration and a way of thinking that's altered for the better, which lasts for days.

Not many websites give me those feelings. In fact right now I'm noticing how many websites do the opposite.

Oh no, a shiny new text editor has appeared.

I collect text editors like some people collect typewriters.

How often do you talk to a voice assistant (like Siri or Alexa) on an average day?

You can tell a lot about someone's lot in life based on if their worries about AI tech are "AI will take all our freedoms" or "AI will be used to reinforce the already ongoing theft of our freedoms"

just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability

this is not theoretical

Wait, sultanas are just rasins?

*glowers at every books heโ€™s ever read from the UK*

The box says "Less Waste!" on each side in block letters. 

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