(to the tune of "Achy Breaky Heart", inspired by my very own )

Please feed this cat
This tiny whiny cat
I just don't think you understand
The need of this cat
This tiny whiny cat
Who's so hungry she could eat a man

We can all get much better when we realize that life (and games) are not all zero-sum games.

Resource management? Sure. But not zero sum.

Oh and hey. Good morning.

You're gonna do great today.

I get it - there's a lot going on, and it's heavy.

all the more reason to make time to dance.

shake that thing to shake it off.

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Still two days left to submit workshop proposals for AIIDE 2020, this years installment of the virtual conference on game AI!

The format is wide open so please consider submitting a proposal if you want to talk about any weird game AI related stuff! If you’re curious about what’s in scope I’d be glad to talk about it!


Boosts welcome of course!

Lots of folks are maintaining a thin shell of calm over a warm gooey center of freaking the hell out. It's coming out in weird, tangential ways. Folks getting mad over irrelevancies and minutiae.

Empty your lungs. Breathe in. Be patient with your friends. We need each other.

Still navigating how to deal with people who pry in their quest for small talk.

This morning, in a cab home from the hospital:
Baby: *cries hoarsely*
Driver: Has a cold?
Me: No.
D: Shot?
Me: Huh?
D: Vaccination?
Me: Cancer treatment.
D: Kids can be such a handful, right?
Me: …

“… we have to wonder if a similar outcry could make Apple reconsider making other parts of their esteemed laptop more simple and repairable.” t.co/yQKuooaCvj

Finally got around to stickering up my laptop earlier this week after having the thing for nearly a year and a half. Feels good for it to have a bit more personality to it.

gPodder.net is looking for a new maintainer!

If nobody comes forward by 2020, it'll be forced to shut down. Please boost to spread the word.


Note that this is the podcast-sharing website: I'm not sure about the status of the app, but I think that's still doing fine.

#gPodder #podcasts #python #webdev #helpwanted

My team is hiring three contract devs for elections: blog.apps.npr.org/2019/07/12/e

Feel free to share it out. These gigs will probably get to work on a lot of stuff other than elections, since that's just honestly not 13 months worth of work. I wish they weren't contract, and will fight to extend them into permanent roles, but I don't have a lot of influence there. They are remote-friendly, at least!

"Only fight for what's real," the old warrior said. "Friends, family, neighbours. Only fight for what matters."
"What about vengeance?" the young man asked. "What about pride, and honour, and glory?"
"Only fight for what's real," the old warrior said.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Reminder to be gentle with yourself and to treat yourself like a human being with needs and feelings; You don't solely exist to create.

Creation is a byproduct of being the wonderful you that you are.

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