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Jeremiah

Start simple. Dream big. Do good. Be well.
Jul 19 '14
Why I hate web fonts on mobile (presented in real time)

Why I hate web fonts on mobile (presented in real time)

Jul 19 '14

Learn to support and love. You need to drop the hate. You are a sad, sad excuse for a human being. Once you learn to drop the hate, you too can find happiness because we will welcome you with open arms if you learn to open your mind.

Not today, Satan. Not today.

Mama Tits confronting Christian protesters at a Pride parade

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Jul 1 '14

Half way there! 4 days left. Please consider backing Mayday PAC to kickstart democracy by limiting money in politics.

Tags: maydaypac

Jun 27 '14
Power, Lincoln—real power—comes not from hate, but from truth.

Jun 26 '14

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May 11 '14
The true traveler is relentlessly curious, without fear or prejudice.
— Anthony Bourdain, “Parts Unknown” (Myanmar)

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Apr 3 '14

9 quick thoughts on equality

Note: This is in response to the responses to my tweet about Brendan Eich’s resignation from Mozilla. I think 9 tweets is a bit much to chain together, so posting here instead.

In our struggle for equality, we are not capable of stopping oppression directly. The allies we create stop their oppression of us.

Once the majority is on our side, we don’t have to create allies to get our way, but I still think it’s the preferred option.

Small progress can be made by removing people from power, but equality is only made certain through a collective increase in empathy.

I think reducing someone to a single issue is wrong.

It’s so easy to vilify someone and demand an apology. It’s more difficult to accept an imperfect apology and assist in continued progress.

If someone isn’t actively inflicting harm, I aspire to endless patience trying to create an ally and strength to endure the inequality.

If your form of activism involves tearing someone down instead of building them into someone better, I don’t want to be involved.

If your form of activism attacks a person instead of their actions, I don’t want to be involved.

Be respectful if you want to be respected. Love others for who they currently are if you want to be loved for who you are.

~fin~

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Jan 17 '14
If that’s where you’re going to put your God in this world, then God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance. If that’s how you’re going to invoke God. If God is the mystery of the universe, these mysteries, we’re tackling these mysteries one by one. If you’re going to stay religious at the end of the conversation, God has to mean more to you than just where science has yet to tread.

Dec 24 '13
I did an experiment on the behavior of two online communities. I asked a question that I knew the answer to, would be common amongst new users, and would be straightforward to answer.

Stack Overflow and Quora reward users differently. Stack Overflow users are rewarded for janitorial tasks, whereas Quora users are not. Because these janitorial tasks are easier to obtain community status from than creating useful content, Stack Overflow users are more likely to vote against a question than assist an inquiring mind. When learning, asking the right question is often a difficult task. Stack Overflow’s reputation model could be improved to value imperfect questions and corrective guidance instead of moderation.

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Question on Stack Overflow

I did an experiment on the behavior of two online communities. I asked a question that I knew the answer to, would be common amongst new users, and would be straightforward to answer.

Stack Overflow and Quora reward users differently. Stack Overflow users are rewarded for janitorial tasks, whereas Quora users are not. Because these janitorial tasks are easier to obtain community status from than creating useful content, Stack Overflow users are more likely to vote against a question than assist an inquiring mind. When learning, asking the right question is often a difficult task. Stack Overflow’s reputation model could be improved to value imperfect questions and corrective guidance instead of moderation.

More discussion

Question on Quora

Question on Stack Overflow

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Dec 22 '13

"How Designers Destroyed the World" by Mike Monteiro

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