I consider this to be the most iconic early furry photo and I wanted to post it in honor of Robert Hill (left) one of the earliest if not THE earliest fursuiter and Fred Patten (right), foremost fandom historian and one of the first Furries. pic.twitter.com/XLnGJXA6lo
We lost Fred last month and Bob a few days ago.
In 1980, a psychiatric nurse at Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital (and mother of two) divorced her husband in the midst of a particularly troubled married life and decided to pursue her lifelong dream of an acting career. She was 40.
She had a poignant catalyst: her mother's deathbed confession that she regretted not pursuing her own dreams. So, this woman, with no previous experience or training in acting, signed up for classes at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
It's been one year since Bitcoin's all-time high of nearly $20,000. Now its price hovers around $3,420.
The epic plunge holds a valuable lesson for investors: Financial bubbles are real, and they will make your life’s savings vanish if you aren’t careful https://t.co/iOUl7xMw8l pic.twitter.com/XPOruYydd0
I’ve had a lot of questions asking for more info on this part so I’d love to give it a whirl and see if I can provide some answers! https://t.co/jyDIzJGG6N
So for how ADHD can look like depression and anxiety?
Well it’s usually cyclical. In my case it was working on a lot of projects at once to the point of getting overwhelmed (looks like anxiety) and then crashing and being unable to do anything for months (looks like depression)
Local journalism 2018 in review -- in every corner of the U.S. this year, local reporters went to work every day looking to expose wrongdoing in their communities. Here’s just some of what they found:
Last night, I was at a Christmas party, and this nice gentleman struck up a conversation with me. Asked what I do. I told him. He said he works in the Trump administration. He then says: "I vote Republican, but I'm socially liberal." Let's discuss this for a second.
I get that there are folks in D.C. who work in the Trump administration who don't support Trump but want to serve our country capably. I recognize that nuance. I also get there are some conservatives who don't support Trump at all and walk the walk on social equality.
please share your most embarrassing game dev crimes. Mine: all the scripting in Gone Home is contained in 2 gigantic uScript graphs, bc I didn't know about interlinking many smaller graphs at the time. It's only 2 bc the first one started running too slow to navigate. Your turn.
During the first 7dfps, I wrote a cool function for building levels, turning simple ascii maps into wolf3d-esque blockouts.
The game’s performance was inexplicably terrible, and so I wasted half the jam figuring out why:
I’d called BuildLevel() in Update(), not in Start().
I've been reporting on hieleras, the iceboxes that people (including children) who cross the border are placed in by Border Patrol, longer than any reporter I know. And I'm really bothered about the way the death of the 7-year-old child is being reported.
You're placed in a hielera if you enter at a port-of-entry. You're placed in a hielera if you cross without authorization. To prominently claim that this child crossed "illegally" IN YOUR LEDE is offensive and serves to grant major leeway for her death.
1/ On outsiders vs insiders:
If you’re an outsider to tech (no exits, nobody has heard of you, early in your career) then get used to being shocked at things insiders can pull off.
Huge ridiculous fundraises with no traction. Big staff. Splashy press.
2/ Don’t bother trying to compare. Build the product. Get some users and traction. Fundamentals.
If you do those things, you will be better off than those overfunded ex-C-levels or serial entrepreneurs. All that money makes it harder to succeed as often as it makes it easier.
Hey, so every year I do end-of-the-year links to pieces that were really great, and hopefully you find something you really like that maybe missed!
Because there are like... 50+ links (I keep... a google doc now?), I'm going to do a couple each day until about Christmas in one big thread
These two reports are really important and I hope people read the original sources and not just the headlines.
I've decided to save most of my reactions for some long-form writing, like a real academic. I do want to bring up one way to frame how we want to move forward... https://t.co/4R75afMrND
We now know a great deal about the GRU and troll infowar campaigns and the direct attacks against election infrastructure 2016. It's Dec 2018.
The question to answer: "How can we have equivalent insight into foreign interference in early 2020 when we can still react?"
I Hope People Take The Time to Read this and See the Deep Systemic Nature that Makes Justice Unattainable:
Police say dozens of Indigenous women died with 'no foul play,' but families doubt it -https://t.co/eHmt76Pa6k
Police Say "No Foul Play"
In the 32 Cases Below, These Facts Beg to Be Investigated, Yet... They Haven't Been...
This is Not Isolated. This is Common.
THIS IS ALSO WHY AN INQUIRY INVOLVING THE VERY PEOPLE THAT SEE "NO FOUL PLAY" IS AN ISSUE. pic.twitter.com/uLWv4XCJ7w
Which horrible Netflix holiday movie should I watch if I am armed with a bottle of bad red wine and a very good black cat is sleeping on my feet?
OK, I have decided on "The Princess Switch" because @NPDeMember informed me that it was pretty much written by an algorithm, so at least it's therefore of professional interest to me...?
Recently I decided my favorite YouTube genre is “teenagers getting pulled on stage to perform with their idols and melting everyone’s faces off,” and so here are some videos in that vein that you may enjoy
Here is a 14-year-old boy who loves the musical "Waitress" and gets to perform "She Used to Be Mine" on stage and it's so powerful that the cast behind him is visibly unsettled https://t.co/nvrwa2aEyd
Would cheerfully have someone explain to me how a non-bank financial services co plans to offer 3% interest on bank-ish accounts, using treasuries and MasterCard interchange fee sharing. What am I missing? https://t.co/sWB97w7rtX
To be fair, Betterment promises 2%-ish via its Smart Saver service that sweeps free cash into an 80/20 split of NEAR/SHV ETFs, so I'm assuming something like that is what's going on at RH. Again, however, not riskless, and not 3%. https://t.co/vDgTnQdp0q
Read @ryan_caldbeck’s thread, then come back.
We’ve been exploring this topic @adventur_es for 3-4 years now. In addition to an information advantage and a large sample size, transaction costs and governance are crucial components in private transactions. https://t.co/BQD1EqxI4s
These two additional components, transaction costs and governance, comprise friction that is 1000X higher than public markets. Quant hedge funds can identify and purchase a stock in a blink at almost no cost and with no governance function, then sell it just as easily.
Due to that Jay Z verse today, a lot of folks are curious about the relationship between MJ & Prince. I wrote a bit about it in this thread. Short version: while the industry positioned them as rivals & they wanted to top the others' work, they undoubtedly respected each other. https://t.co/NFeoVy5E6f
That artistic rivalry often pushed each artist to do their best work. https://t.co/y2qgsqfJiG