Although it’s been decades since I last played, it’s still flashbacks to Super Mario Kart and pangs of irrational fear every time I see a banana peel in the road.

My student Charlie Kiene spent 6mo with 2 groups of World of Warcraft raid guilds undergoing mergers. One merger led to a thriving community while the other led to complete collapse. Our new paper (with Aaron Shaw) tries to explain why. mako.cc/copyrighteous/why-orga

Claude Shannon created the "ultimate machine" and kept one on his desk. While I'm in his old office at CASBS, I'm doing the same! It can prompt useful thinking/conversation about AI, agency, cybernetics, homeostatis, etc. And it's super fun! mako.cc/copyrighteous/shannons

Although it's never fun to hear your main professional association (ICA) tell you that "you have no friends or colleagues," being able to make one's very first submission to screenshots of despair softens the blow a little. mako.cc/copyrighteous/i-have-n social.coop/media/zHZl7z50XfzQ

I lived on the east coast for ~5 years before somebody explained that the term "honey bucket" is not the generic way to refer to portable toilets. They thought it was a idiosyncratic euphemism. In fact, Honey Bucket is a brand. social.coop/media/l9ZqKRImY7cc mako.cc/copyrighteous/honey-bu

I successfully climbed Mt. Rainier with @mika this week! Huge wind at the top meant it was touch and go on the summit so no pics from the top. social.coop/media/fZR4ibFE0yCK social.coop/media/GhaW4p06z7Wc
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I can't help but be a little disquieted by the enormous "Mako Hate" community that I've found on Tumblr. mako.cc/copyrighteous/mako-hat social.coop/media/bgjqEdoHBpxV

I recently realized my dream of launching a job on Hyak (the supercomputer run by the University of Washington) on Hyak (the Washington State ferry). mako.cc/copyrighteous/hyak-on-

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I'll be filling in for @Biella and giving the closing keynote at this Sunday! As big an honor as the shoes I'm being asked to fill! (*gulp* /me goes back to working on my talk) fsf.org/news/libreplanet-free- social.coop/media/T_rcbqvu2WHe

Did I forget a period of my life when I grew a horseshoe mustache and dreadlocks, walked around topless, and illustrated a 2009 article in the Economist on the economic boon that hippy festivals represent to rural American communities?
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Just found a *second* bird nest on a bookshelf in the Community Data Science Collective meeting room! The price of keeping your windows open! social.coop/media/jLjGTgr2otVP

social.coop

social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]