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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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Tools that allow me to remove my brain completely from the process are universally shitty. Though that's all that anyone is making anymore. (Self-driving cars, The Algorithm.)

What I want is more tools that help my brain work more effectively.

โš ๏ธ I'm ending the Pay-What-You Want (Including $0!) on my three science fiction novels at the end of September โš ๏ธ

If you've been putting it off, get on it!

(If you want to know more about my fun, workplace science fiction novels, visit the link in my profile.)

app.gumroad.com/readsteven

I just need to get this out of my brain. 

Joanie Loves Hitachi

Taking a skill assessment and realizing that the test is such poor quality that it tells me more about them than the test will tell about me.

@baldur more to the point, if I have an issue I want to do a web search and find the discussions that have already been had that might tell me exactly what I need to know.

These closed chat platforms are black holes for knowledge.

I really wish OSS communities would stop defaulting to Discord or Slack. Your software isnโ€™t a lifestyle. I donโ€™t want to live with the goddamn thing. I want a forum I can visit once in a while, not to take out an attention mortgage.

browser extension that replaces every instance of "cancel culture" with "consequences of my actions"

All browser prompts need a "Lie" function in addition to Allow and Block.

<Website> wants to:
* Know your location
* Use your camera
[ Allow ] [ Block ] [ Lie ]

โš ๏ธ I'm ending the Pay-What-You Want (Including $0!) on my three science fiction novels at the end of September โš ๏ธ

If you've been putting it off, get on it!

(If you want to know more about my fun, workplace science fiction novels, visit the link in my profile.)

app.gumroad.com/readsteven

Can we all take a moment to appreciate this photo from Martha Wells (author of the Murderbot Diaries)'s website

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of me pursuing this direction with my art, so I thought it'd be nice to reference the first piece with this one. Thanks for following along so far!
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Sympathy

โ€œRoads are for carsโ€ is an idiosyncratically American perspective and I see it ALL. THE. TIME. in pieces about AI. Please. Iโ€™m begging you. Have the slightest bit of sympathy for the humans whose space you drive through.

Last boost: That paper drops a lot of years in "cal BP" which is years before 1950.

Why 1950?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_P

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