Dear Software in the Public Interest

If you want to encourage me to vote, tell me what the vote is about without having to dig out my password and login.

Yours, OH LOOK A SHINY THING

I can neither confirm nor deny being responsible for what I just discovered behind my desk.

Me, a Canadian: Hey, these boots I bought on sale are finally comfortable.

Also Me: Damnit, my right boot has a leak in it and there are giant puddles everywhere.

Hello David 
Am in a meeting now and I can’t call
You can get me (5)pieces of $100 iTunes gift cards and send the picture to me here on this mail  
Thanks 

Dean
Computer Science

My credit card can't handle that amount. Can you send me the department
credit card number?

Hello David am sorry for late reply like I told you earlier that phones is not allow here so I have to take excuse
before I reply you so I want you to kindly go to store and get me those cards I told you if urgent and I have to get
it done immediately 
Thanks 

Dean
Computer Science

The amount i want is $100 each in five (7)pieces so that will make it a total of $700 I’ll be reimbursing back to you.When you get them,just scratch it and take a picture of them and attach it to the email then send it to me here ok.
And don’t forget to keep the hard copies for me . Thanks.

Dean
Computer Science
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Boost if you think I should do it 😉

Mastodon is fucking brilliant! It just is.
When do I visit the local timeline? Never.
When do I visit the federated timeline? Also never.
I have populated my home timeline with super-interesting ppl who I really, really like who post and boost interesting stuff.
In various languages.
About a zillion topics.
I'm living in startek. This thing is amazing to me every day! :-)

Dear well-meaning journalist type:

No, I will not subscribe to the newsletter for your podcast that I already subscribe to. Your ideas are not /that/ intriguing.

There's some metaphor in the fact that almost everything on a coral reef is beautiful, but we don't see a lot of it unless we are careful and lucky. Without lights, this sponge has very little colour.

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Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

Just found out I've been officially made part of the Philadelphia CUSP team!

"The Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is a group of informal science educators, climate scientists, learning scientists and community partners in four Northeast U.S. cities (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Washington, DC.), funded by the National Science Foundation to explore innovative ways to educate city residents about climate change."

cuspproject.org/cities/philade

Tired: spending an hour last night debugging, getting nowhere.

Wired: This morning figuring out the problem is actually a bug in the teaching language I was using, and reporting it.

Inspired: Having Racket wizard Mathew Flatt fix the bug I reported before lunch.

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Mathstodon

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.

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