He calls it, “hot take land.” Heh.
I’ve been banned from a subreddit. This is a kind of merit badge. It’s a good thing.
I recently left Twitter. I’d had it up to here with the fake news and trolls. I enjoyed keeping in touch with friends and exchanging brief observations about our lives. But on balance I felt it wasn’t enriching, and instead was a source of negativity and anger.
After having been off Twitter for 10 days I can say this:
I’m happier without it. I’m more focused, less distracted, and can put more energy into more satisfying interactions with the world. Read More
I’ve left Twitter. I can no longer tolerate their arbitrary rules that favor the powerful and the fraudulent.
If you use Emacs and Twitter, give TwitteringMode a try. It won’t replace your favorite client, but you can easily follow a list without leaving Emacs and do most things (reply, RT, etc.) with it. No image posting, but it can optionally display avatars.
Just registered for PyCon 2015. Yee haw!
My work is going well. We released a substantial pre-alpha of our product, and the first reactions are positive. I can’t say more than that, except to say that we’re now in a slog to reach the next release, which, if all goes well, will be somewhere between an alpha and a beta. Time will tell.
I had a revelation this morning: I learn about news events mostly from Twitter. This seems obvious, and almost natural, in hindsight. But even three months ago I didn’t expect this.