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I have yet to see an online textbook/DRM platform worthy of being saved from a garbage fire. Students shouldn’t have to worry if they *really* need to copy-paste into their notes or as quotes in papers because we might hit our copy-paste allowance before the semester is over.

me writing a two paragraph paper with the word “metaphysical” (whatever that means) in it

*has a paper due in four hours*
Me: I should re-watch Inception! I should go buy a sushi roller! I should Goo Gone all the old state park permit stickers off my windshield! I should rearrange all my furniture!

Welp. ADS-B Exchange has been acquired by private equity. I just took my feeders offline until I’m able to digest this. This is severely incompatible with the community’s desires.

A good op-ed in the University of Wyoming’s student paper about how the state needs a media shield law to protect journalists’ sources.

Congratulations to all on this list!

In particular, congratulations to the *checks notes* THREE women on this list.

#lawtwitter #AcademicChatter

Good morning to everyone except PACER, who just charged me $30 because I accidentally typed my starting search date as 01/17/2022 instead of 01/17/2023.

PSA: with the ‘Be My Eyes’ app you can volunteer to take video calls from people with visual impairments around the world to help them. I’ve done two calls so far. First to help someone use a blood glucose meter, and second to help someone fix their screen reader app.

I spent January 5th chasing trains over Stevens Pass with my buddy David Honan; was a really nice day exploring part of the country I haven’t ever visited before. #railfan

Elon stans will claim he's a genius because he became the richest man on earth, but then when he loses the most money in history, he's still a genius and it's all other people's fault. Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug.

Hi from South Bend. She thinks she’s going to catch geese.

Sometimes – like right now, as I’m listening to Britney Spears while eating vegan BBQ in the parking lot of the Michigan Supreme Court – I do have a little bit of self-realization that I’m f’ing weird.

It looks like Twitter might have rolled out the feature that boosts the replies of blue checks. Majority of the top replies to every viral tweet are low quality responses from blue checks and have almost no engagements.

SCOTUS lets Meta's WhatsApp pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting a bug to install spyware, allowing surveillance of journalists and others (Nate Raymond/Reuters)

Disabling copy/paste into passwords fields is a Red Flag™ that tells me your Product Owner doesn't understand security.

It leads me to wonder what other aspects of security they've fucked up.

Follow Recommendation.

Please meet the Las Vegas Review-Journal's minty fresh Mastodon account.



* Yes it's new
** Yes it's from a known email
*** Yes Yes we know they haven't verified it yet (It's new)

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs a law requiring public schools to teach media literacy to K-12 students, making NJ the first US state to do so (Melanie Burney/The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Happy to say I’m officially Google-free for email and docs. Moved all my email to Fastmail, transitioned everything I control away from Google Drive, and I’m feeling very relieved about it all.

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@jeff Elk ( is the best Twitter-like frontend I've found. It's in alpha. Pinafore ( is another frontend with a super simple user interface that's great on mobile.

Netflix has made the interview with Zelenskyy and Letterman free and public for everyone in case anyone is interested.

#Ukraine #RemovePutin

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