I'm looking at apparently inadvertent reply-all emails from the members of the "Senate Technology Services Committee". save us all.

Same dive site, different cephelopod

I can't tell if this octopus is angry with me, or just trying to blend with the sponge beside them.

Is there a #Fediverse client who can work with thread trees instead of series of columns?

-writing of the day: Use up to 250 words to provide an executive summary. "Your executive summary should at least contain the following sections: overview of the project, the main goal of the project, the specific objectives of the project, the deliverables or the applications that will result from your project, and a concluding statement." Umm. OK so 250 words and 6 sections. Can I write this ?

Algorithms, Jeff Erickson's open-licensed algorithms text, is finally more-or-less complete and available in prepublication form at algorithms.wtf/ (via 3dpancakes.typepad.com/ernie/2)

Err. I meant above the reach of small children. I have no subconcious urge to electrocute small children. Honest!

On the plus side, it's hanging in the air about the reach of small children.

Apparently it is in . Although the don't seem to really get this.

For scale this truck is in the usual (small) Japanese parking spot.

I found this photo studio looking for a restaurant in the back streets of Shimogamo, a genteel but somewhat less touristic part of Kyoto. I'm guessing the studio is abandoned, but it could just be owned by someone with a unique sense of style. The fading has given a monochrome look, but if you look closely you can see some green as well as the dominant magenta.

Finally got around to reading Fandom for Robots, on @lapis 's recommendation, and now I recommend it to you too:

uncannymagazine.com/article/fa

It's really cute and makes me feel a little less dorky for getting into some fandoms.

For reasons that I probably don't have to explain to most of you hippies, I'd like to replace google hangouts messages for the small number of correspondents that I use it with. What is the least bad alternative? I do like the shared desktop / android messages view.
Ideally the software should be usable without mad haxor skillz.

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.
Use $ and $ for inline LaTeX, and $ and $ for display mode.