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Aug 19 '14

Humans can be intuitive. Designs can be intuitable.

intuit: verb [ with obj. ] understand or work out by instinct

To intuit something requires cognition. Humans can intuit a design.

If the human is very good at intuiting a design, that human is intuitive.

If a design has affordances that make it easier to be intuited by a human, the design is intuitable.

A design doesn’t have a brain. It cannot intuit. It cannot be intuitive.

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Aug 10 '14
When you’re in the middle of a story, it isn’t a story at all, but rather a confusion—a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood, like a house in a whirlwind or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard are powerless to stop it. It’s only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all, when you’re telling it to yourself or someone else.
— Michael Polley in Stories We Tell

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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.


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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.