I wonder what they told it? Image
@Grady_Booch why the self declaration for OOP?
If anyone tells you that you can't ignore your problems forever, just remember that they are quitters.
My partner is so much braver than I am. She stands in the face of adversity, fights for the things she believes in, and isn't afraid of making others uncomfortable. I love her passion and her commitment to others.
It's okay if your career why is to make money and nothing more
When I was younger, I used to do the, "I'm not gay, but you're very attractive..." thing if complimenting another guy.

Turns out you can just compliment people without the need for a declaration on your sexuality.
Bo Burnham's Inside was phenomenal. The messages, the songs, the play with the camera. It was an incredible mix of dramatic theatre, comedy, and a masterclass in camera work.

If you are a very empathetic person and had a particularly challenging pandemic, you might want to wait.
Anyone else get the feeling we are headed for a reintroduction of the monarchy?
People questioning whether or not adding your pronouns to twitter, or going to a pride festival, or flying a pride flag are actually helping, either haven't been around long enough or are willfully ignorant.

Are these things all you can do? Of course not, but they help. #pride
I just noticed a mole on my face and had to go back to pictures from years ago to see if it had always been there. Shockingly, it has always been there but I never noticed it for some reason
I don't know how you clean, but I bet it's nowhere near as epic. #thinkineedtogooutside Image
Coding is magical and also comically dull.

It can do everything, but first, don't forget to write in every possible exception scenario you could ever imagine and import every piece of information known to man that you'll need to reference in your database!
Finding out what happens if you start. @TwitterSpaces and randomly invite @JohnCleese to join. I'll let you know.
The answer is nothing haha
Would be great if we merged the freeflow of ideas found in a university commons area with a co-working space. Sort of like a capitalist co-op where workers shares ideas, skill sets, and profits.

No person working would technically work for any single company, but all of them.
Sometimes you just gotta take a pic of some @cheerios Image
Marketing is full of wantrepreneurs.

Which makes sense. It's as close as you can get to being an entrepreneur without any of the risk.
There is no point in trying to build a perfect system.

The best thing you can do, imo, is build a system that doesn't put people who are the worst off in a worser position.
Nobody strives to be the Pepsi of personal branding.
Enforcement is all that will matter here

G-7 countries reach agreement on 15 percent minimum global tax rate
By Jeff Stein

Society, the economy, power. We made them all up. So why wouldn't we try and use them to make things better for everyone.
It's weird to post so much and realize how little of yourself you actually show.
Corporations advice for those struggling.

Work more.
Study more.
Get paid more.

Oops. Forget that last one.
Made a super basic Todo list theme for Sublime Text. github.com/thoughtlesslab…
I'm writing a fluid dynamics engine for #pico8. I know nothing about fluid dynamics programming and am not a very good coder.

I'm sure this will go well.
Is that even called a game engine? Lol. I have no clue
So @elonmusk spent a bunch of time propping up the Plaid+ then canceled it.

Starting to seem like a pattern with this fella.
@Google if your background processes could stop running my CPU at 120% capacity that would be great.
I have never felt more seen Image
Results of my #pico8 fluid particles so far. Not really sure what I'm doing, but I like how it looks so far.
For those days when motivation isn't coming easily Image
Water was running a little slow in the kitchen sink. Turns out a 50 year old house with 20 year old pipes that were installed on an incorrect grade can be problematic. This went back about 4 ft. Image
I really like talking to people over text more than in person.
@lexaloffle I know you've been an absolute legend keeping the pocketchip updated for pico, any chance you are working on an update for the latest version?
Would any tech companies like to interview me for a junior programming position?

I'm self teaching and am curious what a programming interview is like.

We can do it on @TwitterSpaces

@Google @msdevCA @Twitter @stripe @Apple who's in?
This might be the best explanation for anyone who is trying to understand how wealthy people pay low taxes because of their "low income"

Ever notice how often the likable main characters in tv shows treat strangers like garbage?

Wonder if seeing this all the time has subconsciously affected us?

Nah, probably not. That's why the internet comments sections are always so kind.
An investing tidbit I've learned that helps keep you sane during volatility is that your portfolio will spend almost all of its time below its all-time high.
Rewatching @HBO's Silicon Valley and I must admit, Bighead has the most believable story of ascension.
I don't know how to break the cycle of fear regarding desperately wanting to create interesting content and being worried that I have nothing of value to say.
Not sure how the pros do it, but this is how I reach out to random people.

"Hey! Can you do this for me?"

I'm not very good at the flowery, talking someone up part. I just go straight into what I need.
You know how @VisualStudio adds the end quote automatically.

I always assumed it was a time saving feature, but could never figure out how to move past it easily.

So, it seems like it is really just a helper to not miss closed quotes. Is that right?
I've decided to apply to be on the @Forbes 30 under 30 with my invention of time travel.
Other than the super gross extra beard hair underneath the face, this is pretty awesome. Image
That Disney filter is cool, but this is way better Image
I am not a good hype man. But I am good at measuring how well your hype is working.
Most of my pictures are just items on a shelf because I have no clue which one my partner needs Image
This thought has inspired a new Twitter and insta account. Come follow @whichonehoney for the best aisle pics.

And if you want to get your pic featured, DM that account.

For insta instagram.com/whichonehoney
Any #SEO pros out there seeing huge volatility in keywords? I'm going from 2 to 30 back to 2 all within a couple weeks. @semrush any insights?
Extra points if you sudo apt update while you're there Image
@JeremyClarkson only a couple episodes in, but #clarksonfarm is brilliant.

I truly admire your willingness to do the work and look the fool.
So much gaming News today and I feel absolutely lost about where to even start.

#GamingTwitter can I get the #E32021 highlights?
I am good at working hard. I am much less talented at deciding what to work on at any given moment.

I'm also bad at whistling.
My smartphone needs to go back to second grade so it can stop autocorrecting on to in.
What an odd society
We revile those in poverty
And when they take more
Than we think they're good for
We shout, "abuse"
and cut the loops

Yet, when it comes to those
Whose income grows
We revel in their abuse
And make the bindings loose
We so quickly forget how without regulation we had child labor and more discrimination than currently exists.

Then we attribute our current situation, which is demonstrably better, to the abusers instead of the exploited.

But, we have smartphones so...all good?
Twitter is a really quick way to learn how to manage your emotions. You either learn to calm down and tweet with respect or you spiral into a deep rage.
Be wary of the corporations and organizations who call for "everyone to do their part" or "we're all in this together" without the actions to back it up.
Anyone invented an AI that looks at your photo and names it with context?

If not, @paulg I'd like to submit this tweet as my application to YC. Company name "Nameagram"
Humanity is wonderful. I mean that. My partner reminds me every single day how to be a better, more empathetic, and caring person.

It's easy to get swept up in emotion.

There are things worth getting mad about but almost never are they about you as an individual.
Pumped for @NintendoAmerica at #E32021

I haven't watched anything live at E3 this year but already set aside my lunch hour for this one.

They've already announced the games I'm most excited about this year, but it's always great to hear what's coming up.
Just because you think something is stupid, doesn't mean it won't come to dominate your life.
Learning to code has been incredibly rewarding personally. I was always comfortable with front end webdev, but that was it and it felt limiting.

Now, I'm finally getting to a point where I also able to apply it to marketing data analytics and it feels like a whole new ballgame
I really like Hyrule Warriors but that's an odd choice for the last announcement in my opinion #NintendoDirect #E32021
Did I speak too soon? Are they about to announce a brand new Zelda? #NintendoDirect
Okay. So now I'm obviously going to buy the game and watch, but wtf

#NintendoDirect #E32021
Woke up a little early with an idea for analyzing some customer data.

Right as I'm sending it off, my 4 year old wakes up, walks into the office, sees I'm working and says, "Daddy, you didn't do a good job at work."
Today I've set aside a solid chunk of time for a big work project. Here's to hoping the little fires that inevitably come up can be extinguished by another.
Can you believe that thing you want to do, you know, the one you never set aside time for, isn't done yet?
Capitalism is built on persuasion.

And persuasion in bad faith is only looked negatively on when it fails.
Starting today, and hopefully every weekday, between 1pm and 2pm EST I'm going to run a

"Rubber Duck Session". Drop in, I'll be there so you can talk through whatever problems you are trying to solve. I'll post the spaces link each day in this thread.

Looking forward to it
If you are curious about how may day went, for the first time in more than 20 years of wearing glasses, I wore them in the shower.
@bgreene had a random idea about string theory. Instead of looking at the strings as small, what if the strings are actually made up on a larger scale by light. Gravity for example it wouldn't bend light, but a massive string configuration of light waves actually creates gravity.
Measure outcomes.

Assuming a reasonable level of morality, any individuals process doesn't matter if the outcome is what you are looking for.
Another Rubber Duck Office Hours, coming at you in 10 minutes. I'll post the @TwitterSpaces link when we are live.

Drop in, talk through the problem you're working on, and let's see if we can solve it.
Here we go! twitter.com/i/spaces/1mrxm…

I'll be on mute but I'm there.
Pretty great paying for 500Mbps Image
I wish I would have been compiling a database of messages from crypto companies during booms and busts.

The shift from crypto is the entire future to make sure you diversify happens faster than you can blink an eye
I use voice to text because I like to add plump Ferris wheels to my grocery list
I wonder if anyone has ever live tweeted me in public?
Every so often I'm reminded that Newton invented Calculus and the thought makes me stop whatever I'm doing.

It's incredible to me that this thing didn't exist and now it does. I barely understand the math let alone how you even begin designing something like calculus.
How to be a marketing guru:

Take a fairly simple concept.
Make it complicated with jargon.
Sell the simplified version with acronyms you created.

Anyone on #MarketingTwitter disagree?
My partner just ordered a late night club sandwich and I am beyond stoked.
Morning conversation with my 4 yo

Me: Do you want Cheerios?
Him: No, I want breakfast.
Me: What do you want for breakfast?
Him: ...Cheerios

Me: I'm going to work on side projects

Brain: LOL. How about we spend 8 hours deciding which one to work on?

Legitimately just fell asleep with a controller in my hand playing a game. Twas a long day
How often do you apt update?
Happy F day friends.
Achievement Unlocked Image
R + tidyverse + ggplot = hours of chart making fun.
Got some new golf balls Image
I can always tell when crypto is on a bear run because I see significantly fewer tweets about how genius people are as investors because of their gains.
Car repair day so the Twitter spaces chat will not be happening. Talk to you all tomorrow at 1pm
Anyone else in Mississauga experiencing an internet outage?

Mine has been down since about 5 am. @RogersHelps

#rogersoutage #rogers #nointernet
If @TwitterSpaces compiled the native audio from each participant and put it on the cloud for 24 hours for the host to download and turn into a podcast, I think they'd have a feature people would pay for

#TwitterSpaces #podcast #idea
The most effective thing that @valvesoftware did has nothing to do with the steam platform and everything to do with getting people to think a backlog of unplayed games is a status symbol

#gaming #Steam #steamsummersale
Back with another Rubber Duck Office Hours. Come explain your problem and let's see if we can solve them.

Good start and I truly enjoy @Wealthsimple. But if you're looking to get into crypto trading I would go elsewhere until they add in the feature to be able to transfer the coins you bought outside of wealthsimple

Making an exploding bottle mini mini game for no reason haha
Windows 11 might actually get me back to Windows. Been needing an upgrade for awhile and I'm a big fan of this new look.

@CustomTatDesign designed a tattoo for the #Sunsin4 guy and it's awesome. Which of my @Suns fan is going to get it?

@HutzSR @ABr0wn5? Image
So....who is playing #MarioGolf with me at midnight EST? #NintendoSwitch
Well, I love #MarioGolf It's not too difficult but fun. The battle mode and rush golf are great. The fact you can play against four people at the same time so you don't have to wait for all the shots is by far the best feature!
If I'm in a high stress situation, I am way more calm if other people are panicked.

There's something about seeing others stress out that makes my brain flip to, "you need to be the calm one".
Sometimes you just don't have enough data to make a decision. But decisions need to get made. That's where the idea of certainty comes in very handy.

If you start applying a degree of certainty to your data decisions you can move forward even when you don't have as much info.
Working on an @udemy Python class. A little over halfway through and had to build a self-playing Blackjack game. Made one work. About to go back and see how much easier I could have coded it in the next lesson.

I just moved my monitor but didn't like the location and tried to Ctrl+z it back.

Time for a break.
Do lovable loser main characters of successful shows get more successful in the show as the writers get more successful in the real world?
Pretty disappointed that the Tony Hawk remake doesn't force start the first level with the same song from the original
Hypothesis: an assumption, an idea that is proposed for the sake of argument so that it can be tested to see if it might be true

Hypothesis on Twitter: My ideas are immutable fact. No further investigation needed*.

* Truer when accompanied by a blue check.
The most frustrating thing about current society is the "gotcha" mentality. It completely erodes the idea that we can make mistakes and learn from them. It puts people on the defensive and even worse it stops removes the ability to forgive.
Savvy marketers of biggish brands get a wealth of creativity for free.

People do creative things for the internet points and marketers get huge amounts of data about their product. It's pretty amazing.
I don't use any VR or AR right now, but this is pretty cool.

Picking Strawberries ImageImage
Without a doubt, stretching is the most valuable thing you can do once you're in your 30s
I just realized, the coolest thing about doing this year in a single tweet thread will be unrolling it and posting it as a single blog post
Mario Golf is the exact golf game I needed for the switch. I'm fully on board with this game.
I wonder how long it will be before extroverts forget how isolation made them feel and start ignoring how social gatherings make introverts feel.
Working on a new #pico8 game

#starwars #darthmaul
I have a strong conflict with credit.

If I'm leading on a team, I enjoy sharing the credit and am not too concerned with not being given direct credit for anything.

But when someone just blatantly steals credit for something they didn't do, it drives me nuts.
I think if more people understood how PR worked they'd be a lot more skeptical of experts they see on TV
Although it is important for everyone to do their part and be aware of how they can reduce their footprint...an absolutely huge fuck you to corporations trying to push the responsibility to fix climate change on individuals.
My son is at that fantastic age of being the world's best snitch
Really looking forward to all the, "why didn't anyone warn us?" and "how could we have known?" comments now that the world is setting itself on fire because of climate change.
No plans for this game, but I'm trying to learn everything I can about fillp(), and using trig for character tracking. Thanks, @Gnomael for the background design inspo (though mine is poorly done so far. Still learning fillp())

#starwars #darthmaul #darthvader
I bet @WeAreNetflix would make a fortune offering daily or weekly
I think I'm going to start a new social network that's the complete opposite of LinkedIn.

It will be a place where business professionals can connect.
A reminder to stop lying about how much we all love the free market when every time someone gets ahead they use that money and power to rig the market in their favor.
The reason we have so many gurus spouting the same information is because so many people don't actually follow any of the advice. This allows gurus to repackage the same knowledge and sell it to the same people.
Most of the advice is identical. And that makes sense. Because as much as we like to obfuscate things the core principles for dieting, running a business, relationships, etc all come down to communication, work, self-control, and luck.
You could say money, but I think money is mostly luck. Luck you are born into the right country, the right social circle, or the right family.

The more money you have definitely tilts the odds of success in your favour, but the other pieces are do the heavy lifting.
It's going to be a good weekend ImageImageImageImage
Lake was very still late night so I tried to grab some reflection shots Image
Had a weekend away from my phone except when we came into town. It was incredible. Cooking and eating outdoors. Canoeing and swimming. Nights by the fire.

But I also have a hard time shaking that FOMO from the neverending march of the internet.
There's often a thought when taking on a new hobby that creeps into my mind that if I'm doing it I need to be the best.

Which is a defeating statement that makes no sense. How could you ever be the best when you spend only partial time at anything? Just enjoy the learning.
The Tomorrow War from @PrimeVideo was a watch not quite worth the time. The performances are good, but I don't think it knows what it wants to be. It's an odd combination of "War of the Worlds", "Andromeda Strain", and "Looper".

It's mostly an action movie and provides action,
But more than anything else it lacks a strong emotional component to attach yourself to the characters.


Dan Forester (Pratt) has to go to the future to fight a future war. The time travel aspect, only allowing those who are dead in the future to go forward...
...and those not yet born in the past at the time the travel portal is open is the most impressive and interesting part of the movie. It's a very compelling way to resolve a time travel paradox.

But it's because of this time travel that at the height of the movie...
...after Forester has met his grown-up daughter, after they've created a solution to stop the alien invasion, and after the aliens inevitably break the barriers that have been keeping humanity's time-travel tech safe, does Pratt fight to save his future daughter. It seems like
This is supposed to be a height of high emotion, but his daughter is home safe, in the past, waiting for him to return. Dying in the future to save his future daughter seems like a choice that doesn't need to be made.

Splice the lack of emotion with "Fast and the Furious"...
...over the top action and you've got a movie that fails to deliver something that makes you actually root for humanity.
My partner asked if I'd like to invite anyone to our family cottage getaway now that we're double vaxxed. I said @blakelively and @VancityReynolds.

She said you wouldn't come.

So here's the cottage. abnb.me/zZ79CfOLEhb

DM me for dates.

Can you bring the @AviationGin?
I wish there was something I couldn't go a day without doing.

I envy all of you who have a that singular thing you love.
I really like marketing as it applies to helping businesses. But I really hate marketing as a business.
Went down a super creepy reddit thread of photos that look normal until you hear the backstory. This inevitably led to lots of serial killer stories.

Other than the fact that I'm now a little scared about going downstairs it got me thinking about the importance of story in games
What am I talking about? If someone pitched you a game where you move from place to place, quietly stalking people you don't know, murder them, and dispose of their bodies and called the protagonist a serial killer, you might not jump on board. Call it Hitman though...
Point being, story in games makes the same game mechanics have completely different experiences.
I have some time before the kids get home and life resumes chaos. Let's chat. twitter.com/i/spaces/1jMJg…
I hear people complain that founders take on all the risk and that's why they should be heavily rewarded. But employees in a startup take on huge amounts of risk with much less equity stake. Unless the founder is completely foolish they likely won't lose more than they put in.
If you are talking to yourself in a spaces chat it should be called a twitter silo
My partner has this incredible ability to just talk on the phone in front of me.

I really thought finding a quiet corner so no one can hear the things you say and pep talking yourself for 20 minutes was a requirement for any phone calls
My enthusiasm for something often outweighs my knowledge of it which makes people think I'm being facetious and poking fun at their thing.
Hedonism really is the right way to go. Except that it should always stop at not hurting other people. Pursue self pleasure but do it honestly and don't be a dick about it.
@TaylorLorenz I feel like if we met in uni we'd be buds.
Knowing what you want is over rated. It's way more fun to move through life like
Computers are amazing but they are still quite "dumb".

(Please forgive me future computer overlords)
Living life like you are owed something is a quick decent into bitterness.
It would be really cool if DLC was unlocked based on something like play time. A little reward for people who play your game a lot.
Was listening to a story where they quoted Daisuke Amaya (@amaya_pixel) saying how creating a character and moving it on the screen is the most enjoyable part of gamedev and I absolutely agree.

Getting that character to move is thrilling.
This movie is perfection and it's our Friday night choice #AKnightsTale Image
We are over half way through the year and other than a few slip ups, I've managed to put all of my tweets in this thread. Engagement on this thread is low. I've had a few people comment on it being very annoying and yet, it's been weirdly enjoyable.
I wonder what the differential equation for my life would like.
Good luck @richardbranson and @virgingalactic as well as the rest of the crew involved. Hoping for a safe flight. #virgingalatic
I don't watch a lot of sports but it's hard not to get swept up in the emotion of big games. #UEFA
How did I just learn about caffeinate to keep my Mac from sleeping?
Learn the basics.

Whatever journey you are starting, learn the boring old basics. It will make your abilities so much better as you improve.
And although there may not be a direct path, there is a right way. You don't have to follow in the footsteps of those before you the whole time, but it does help to at least face the right direction before you start.
My hair has gotten long enough that I can give myself an epic comb over Image
We're going to see a crash from this creator economy. Unfortunately, it's going to be a mental collapse and not a financial one.

@TaylorLorenz wrote a great piece on burnout of TikTok stars and I am confident this problem is going to hit all platforms

I bounce around hard on what I like doing. It seems like a failure of focus and lack of mastery, which it is, but it also has given me an interesting portfolio of work from video games, cartoons, and blogs to servers, furniture, and plants.

Not great on a resume though 😂
#AMCARMY is trending which almost certainly means the stock will drop again today.

Predictions are fun.
Anyone know how to classify late July? I have a @playdate that I don't want to miss.
I truly believe we are all artists.

Some of us are lucky to find our canvas early on and nurture our passions for an entire life.

Some of us have a room full of incomplete works, spanning computer code to origami.

Don't confuse the search with failure.
@can I've reported this fleet because someone needs to tend to this sick burn Image
My partner and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage together today. She is an incredible person that can not be described in a tweet. I look forward to our anniversary picnic. It's a day I truly enjoy.
The shirt this kid is wearing on this toy box Image
Well @ThatTomHall I got some pretty great ones but this takes the cake.

#rndgamejam #rndjam #pico8 #gamejam #gamedev Image
If rejecting a player in the @NBA is half as much fun as doing it to my 4 year old then they get paid way too much to have that much fun
I'm a big fan of the rise in can label designs. It's pretty amazing how great cans look nowadays.
@JohnCleese I don't remember the name of the sketch, but my first real introduction to comedy was a Monty Python sketch of the day in the life of an accountant where everyone was getting murdered or having sex and he was oblivious. I still think about it almost 30 years later.
I haven't cut my hair since the start of the pandemic. I wonder if my tips talk about the pre-pandemic world to my roots.
That urge to put things on the internet for people to see is a good one. Use it to create something meaningful to you. The hard part is to stop listening to the voice telling you people won't like it.
If the government just got a small equity stake in every company that incorporates, we could probably eliminate taxes on businesses.
@thegrandtour is coming back with #Lochdown and it looks pretty amazing.
Just read the intro of @avantgame's "Reality is Broken" and I'm genuinely excited to see where this goes. It was the kind of intro that made me want to email Jane and see how I can get into her orbit, to work on her vision, because it sounds absolutely wonderful.
Ever fart so loud the baby monitor on the other side of the house picks up the noise and echoes it back to the display next to you?
My 18 month old just grabbed an Amazon box that I needed to break down, took out the recyclable packing material and threw it out.

She almost had me convinced.
Steam Deck is huge af
@blueorigin hosts really hitting that Karman Line point hard after the @virgingalactic launch. Wonder how many graphic designers had to work nights to make sure Karman Line was on every graphic lol.
I'd just like to take a moment to say, your welcome Mr. Bezos for my investment in your space travel. I know you couldn't have done it without my 2am prime purchases
@elonmusk what are the biggest tangential business opportunities with regards to space travel?
Actual image of people who complain about Nintendo while looking at Nintendo products.
Power is out.

🧠: Ah well, let's just watch some TV.

Me: No brain, the power is out.

🧠: Fine, just play some Nintendo.

Me: *smacks head*

🧠: Ouch!
If there's one lesson I've learned that continues to make an impression on me, it's to ask directly for what you want.
Put your work out there.

Do it unapologetically and without any caveats.
I have a horrible case of isolationism. If I don't talk to you for days or months or weeks, it's not because I don't think about you or care how your life is going.

It's that I am going through a period of feeling unworthy of your time and am anxious about what to say.
Shocked that Biden is continuing to play the role of career politician (/s). If he doesn't start taking real action, the pendulum swing back to chaos is going to be swift and drastic.
Twitter is a weird place Image
Picked up a small wireless @wacom intuos and I am in love. I used to have a larger wired one, but I really enjoy the size of small tablet. It's very comfortable to hold and ise instead of just doing it on my desk.

Big fan.
Solid choice with Guardians.

Decided to watch Spirited Away yesterday.

Alright, I get it. Studio Ghibli is pretty amazing.
It's kind of scary how much of the internet is just a giant listener, eagerly awaiting a singular command before jumping into action and then returning to rest.
It's a drive in kind of night Image
I desperately want to be a planner. But my method for getting stuff done is:
1. Sit down with no direction.
2. Start and stop a bunch of ideas.
3. Finally hit on one I like and work on it.

I just carve out creative time. Could end up doing art, writing, coding in that window.
We all want ideas to strike us in eureka moments, but you know where most ideas come from? Sitting down and thinking about problems.

Sometimes you can be watching TV and get hit with a great idea, but your notebook will be filled with ideas if you work on them intentionally.
There's a notion you have in your head about the way something is supposed to be done.

I highly recommend removing that idea and attempting it with a little more naiveté.
Anyone else have trouble sleeping on vacation?
Sometimes self improvement is like adding the final touches to a room; incremental improvement.

Other times it's a remodel where you don't really know how much you need to tear down before you can start to rebuild.
Cottage time. Image
The toaster said I was less cultured than yogurt. I think I turned it up too high! Image
@mrgan @playdate order placed! Woohoo
When we encounter a problem, our first instinct is to buckle down and work harder. But almost always, the best thing to do is take a step back.

It gives you clarity for what you are trying to solve and can lead to better solutions.
Buying and selling consoles is interesting. People who scalp have been hated on, but is that because they bought a lot? If someone buys 1 console and sells it above MSRP is that bad? If you got one but are willing to wait and someone is willing to pay more to not is that okay?
Lake life Image
Maybe it's just because I'm not am expert at anything, but rarely does it seem like experts become that way because they decide they are going to be experts in a field.

Seems like it's usually a combination of following a passion and time.
@AdamSinger just got pulled if the @investwithLEX wait-list. Looking forward to digging into the platform
My 4 yo drew this cat (and sweet monster up above) and I don't know if it's just parenting glasses, but I am blown away by how good it is.

I think I've got some sprite ideas for the next #pico8 game Image
Where are my fleets?

- No one
Ever notice how industry data reports like to talk about how much data they used versus how it was obtained or how well it was cleaned?
@Grady_Booch learning when to stop abstracting a function (I have a tendency of trying to make it work with variables it will never encounter I'm new and foolish) and my brother recommended the GoF Design Patterns book. Got excited seeing your name on the foreword!
When I reflect social media and its impact, it seems absolutely foolish that I subject myself to it on a daily basis.

It's not that being on social is definitely bad, but I cannot imagine what it must be like when social media is your introduction to the culture of our planet.
I'm shocked by how many people who live in a capitalist country are surprised that businesses will enforce rules which they think will being them more business.
I bet the people who only work on one side project at a time also don't have a backlog of video games they have never played.

What a life they must lead.
It really fells like most successful people ride the fine line between negligence and deniability.
Shocking how often the people who would have the most to lose from regulation oppose regulation.
There's a world full of subtle nods that let people know they are in the same group.

And I'm just a bobblehead looking for a party.
The problem with change is unintended consequences. But to avoid change is just to choose the consequences you already have.

If you are fighting for status quo, it probably means you have more to lose than you can imagine gaining and why you need to roll the dice sometimes.
What everybody says they want: machine learning

What they actually want: prediction of future events regardless of data input.
Learning to understand error messages is more valuable than learning any specific programming syntax.

Once you start understanding what the errors are, debugging becomes a whole lot simpler.

But for newbs like myself, error messages are super confusing.
I don't think it will be long before we are paying to live a first person view of someone's life through virtual reality.
How is it possible that new streaming services, after years of being able to see how Netflix did it, could come out with such terrible interfaces?
The truth about marketing is that we try hundreds of things, hopefully using some level of data, to see what works.

Then when one thing does hit, we act like it was the plan all along.
If more people who constantly judged politicians ran for political office, we'd likely be in a better situation.

And yes, it takes certain things to break into the current system, but that doesn't mean you can't and it doesn't mean you can't work to change it.
Me a newb coder: Docker seems cool. Maybe I can use it and CI/CD so I can work on my WordPress site locally and push it.

Me after 24 hours of not knowing what the hell I'm doing:
I can't believe society convinced men in North America to stop wearing dresses. They are easy to put on, easy to go to the bathroom in, and keep your legs cool in the heat.

We messed up men.
@AdamSinger I've always enjoyed seeing your music and it inspired to go after a childhood dream. Cartooning. This is the 20th comi. In the past month and I love it. So I'm sharing it with you along with a thanks for the inspiration Image
McDonald's is dropping merch for the Maple Bacon Whopper and I'm genuinely concerned for the future of humanity. Image
Reading @avantgame's "Reality is Broken" and a familiar name came up. @ibogost either Amazon is recommending every book you've been involved in or I'm really getting deep into the academic side of gaming.
I really hope that being a professional coder just means setting up a bunch of git repos with elaborate branch and flow structures and never actually completing projects.
@avantgame uses the line, "if everything in life becomes about tackling harder challenges, scoring more points, and reaching higher levels, we run the risk of becoming too focused in the gratifications of positive feedback. And the last thing we want to do is lose our ability /1
to enjoy an activity for its own sake" This is in regards to using games to improve our enjoyment of activities.

I can't help but think about this I'm regards to social media and hustle culture. We took these things, sharing with our friends and building side projects and /2
Turned them into a competition for likes on the internet by incentivizing people with money.

To me, the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of "becoming too focused on gratifications" and we're losing the ability to enjoy things without getting feedback from others.
I support the use of personal access tokens instead of passwords @github but this switchover has been obnoxious using vscode. I'm still not sure why some of my repos work without any changes and others don't. And I really would like the source control remote creator to work again
Because I'm not currently using a vpn that would put me anywhere outside of the GTA, how is this company not using geo-targeting to remove me from receiving this ad? What a wasted spend. Image
There is no doubt that people like to look at pretty things, but pretty doesn't mean complicated.

Video games are probably the best example of this because you can have a graphically "simple" game that is beautiful and immersive.
Just found the @sketchbookapp for Android and whipped up this cloud. This app is solid. Image
Followers. I am trying to understand how to use CI/CD with WordPress and likely Docker and GitHub.

Basically, I want a staging WordPress running locally to test and then deploy when I like it.

Who can help?

I think I need a coding mentor.

Is there a service for that? Like what BetterHealth did for mental health, I need for coding mentorship. Dedicated person you can text with and talk to as needed.

If there isn't one, @zck I'd like $10 mil to build it. Are you in?
I almost always like someone's posts I disagree with as long as their point is based in some form of reasoning I can understand.

I feel like that's the polite way to disagree online.
@TwitterSpaces but each speaker plays an instrument like Rock Band.
We are nearing the final quarter of my year of tweets thread.

Learning so far:

This has been a complete waste of time for everyone involved.

I am unreasonably proud of myself for sticking to it haha.
Tag someone on twitter you seem to agree with most of what they say.

For me, it's got to be @Grady_Booch
@alex now that OnlyFans is banning their money maker, I think I finally have a shot at my only fans OnlyFans account being approved!
Somebody with more nft knowledge than me, is this accurate?

What I still have trouble wrapping my head around is the difference between owning a thing and owning a transaction of a thing. It's like going to a store and buying an item just so you can take the receipt
@rustlang switched over to fish shell on macos and cannot for the life of me figure out why the shell can't find rust or any of the commands. Any tips?
Thank you @rustlang community for the quick response.

For any other fish users struggling, if you use:

fish_add_path -U ~/.config/bin

That works
It's 1am and I haven't been up this late in a long time. What happens on the internet after dark these days?
Upgraded from buster to bullseye today. When I tried to use terminal, I kept getting numbers instead of letters like "U".

Was in a panic that I was going to need to start from a fresh install on my pi400.

Then realized I had turned on numlock
My 4 year old and 19 month old just decided they should start cleaning up the toy room.

Definitely just bragging about this right now before an inevitable meltdown
So far, the most impressive thing that crypto has done is normalized pump and dump.
When I get to my 50th birthday I'm thinking it's going to be hunger Games quarter quell inspired
Biden is doing an absolute shit job with Afghanistan.
The more I listen to @ConanOBrien's Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, the more I'm convinced that @sonamov and @MattGourley became actual friends and Conan is only continuing it to find what they have.
@ibogost would you be willing to read this? It's an article I wrote a while ago that I really like but would love to have someone with some real writing cred read it.
Don't be afraid to share your enjoyment and knowledge as you learn a new skill even if it is naive.
@planetmoney looking around for a good bond joke but they were all junk.

In case you still need bond jokes
This was an incredibly engaging take on the Inside special. Very interesting and well done @FDsignifier.

I had this weird, horrible thought yesterday that maybe covid is the actual end of the human race. It's not the armageddon Bruce made me think would happen, but just a slow march towards the end of humanity through variants and an inability to stamp it out quickly.
I'm off for the weekend camping.

See ya Twitterverse!
Doesn't come across well in pictures, but this is the foot of someone who took an ash bath while trying to put out a campfire.

A hole in the side of the fire pit caught me off guard. Image
The @valkilmer documentary 'Val' is a fascinating, heartbreaking, and incredibly hopeful film. I don't know if it would have hit me differently before being a dad, but watching the abundant love Val has for his children stuck with me. Worth the time and rollercoaster of emotions.
Marketing Twitter.

I challenge you to find a better clip that explains the marketing business than this one.

Just replace surfing with marketing.

@AdamSinger prove me wrong 🤣

I really really want to be a crypto fan beyond just the highly speculative gambling part.

Can someone please tell me what problem crypto solves that I'm missing?
As far as I can tell, crypto is the plastic throwaway water bottle of the financial world.
My desire to do things is very dependent on how motivated other people are about the idea.

Not because I need them to like it, but because I crave the adrenaline from group enthusiasm.
I want to get involved in open source projects. What's a good place to start when you are still learning to code?
I know statistically it's the best time to be alive, but damn it feels like the world is trying hard to move that needle.
Had a plastic spoon fall into the heating element of the dishwasher.

My house smells like the worst Yankee Candle ever made.
@Grady_Booch I'm still new to coding and just got hit with this idea.

Coding is mostly optimizing time between input and output.

Is this a valid idea?
Spending a day in someone else's mind would be the single most transformative experience I think anyone could experience.

To truly know the doubts and fears as well as the aspirations of someone else would be life-changing.
I envy those who have topics ready to discuss at length.

I am very very good at having a discussion, but absolutely terrible and pulling a random topic and going on at length.

I've always needed a co-host in my life.
Pro Marketing Guide.

1. Have a good product
2. Talk about it a lot
3. Profit
@alex which one? Image
Imagine how quickly the US would have invaded Texas to bring democracy to the people and free the woman from oppression if Texas (and its oil) was in the Middle East?
I'm still quite convinced that the entire NFT and crypto markets are going to implode. This does not mean there isn't still plenty of time to make a ton of money on this speculation, but I'm convinced it's going to be the biggest rugpull on the global economy we've ever witnessed
Can we normalize advice being given with some nuance instead of yelled at us as a certainty?
This can from @amsterdambeer is 🔥🔥🔥 Image
I'm so confused
The thing I care most about is my family. My kids and my partner mean everything to me. They fill my heart and soul. And yet, I feel overwhelmed with anxiety that I don't care about something else deeply. Something that shows others my passion. It's foolish and vain, but real.
I am at that absolutely horrific part of a new project where doubt is all around you. You realize you don't really know where you are going or why you started.

Time for a lot of hope and optimism
Was just rewatching Monsters Inc and near the end Boo has a toy Nemo. Which came out in 2003. Two years after Monsters Inc.

Gotta love @Pixar
Speaking of @Pixar. What is the tensile strength of Elastigirl?
It's shocking how often doing the thing you'll be happy about is only a step or two beyond the thing that is easier
I think it's funny when parents talk about how much their under 10 kids love doing something they love doing.

They love you and would literally do anything you show excitement for and include them in.

Source: am parent with 4 year old who loves video games 😜😜😜
"Never mistake a wish for a certainty" - Violet from Downton Abbey.

This quote is the best line I've heard in a long time. And truly grasping that idea can save you a lot of trouble.

Not sure if that's an original quote or from somewhere else, but it's fantastic
Sorry, not sorry! Image

Dashboards are prolific in SaaS because we say we want all of our data at a glance.

But what we really want is the right data with the right breadth and depth at the right time.

Much more difficult, but it will be the next big phase in SaaS.
🧠: let's get started on that big project.

🧠: oh this is actually a lot. why don't we just relax instead.

*2 hours later*

🧠: why didn't you do anything you lazy arse this job isn't going to get done if you don't start!?

🧠: this really looks tough. Video games?
Setup @NintendoAmerica and @LEGO_Group Super Mario. My 4 year old arranged the characters and started asking for them to say cheese.

Glad no one was blinking. Image
Not sure what I'm doing here. My partner told me this was supposed to be a guest room though
How do people just have stuff to talk about all the time.
@Grady_Booch been thinking about that NFT piece from @RealNatashaChe and was thinking we should go next level. There's value in my DNA, right? So what if I NFT my sequenced DNA (probably won't destroy it though) do they now own my DNA since I've transferred the value?
It still surprises me how often people conflate freedom of choice with freedom from consequences.
Whenever I time travel, I always tell my past self how easy it is to lie on the internet.
Playing around with some pixel art clouds ImageImageImage
I'm going to write a new coding language called equals. Some of the notation will be as follows:
a = b is (if a or b)
a == b is (if a and b)
a === b is (a equals b)
a ==== b is (a does not equal b)
a ===== b is (set a and b to strings)

Any questions?
Don't know who needs to hear this but, buy the tools to create your vision not to inspire it.
Most people don't care what language you built your app in as long as it works well and they trust their data is safe.
Every mini golf course hole should be sinkable in one putt.
I bought a microphone stand and within minutes of setting it up my kids were rocking out.


No, no microphone. Just the stand.
Is the entire tech industry built on solving a tiny problem at the expense of creating a bigger one for someone else to solve?
It's not that shocking to see the generation who grew up on POGs being carried away by NFTs
Alright crew. This thread is nearing it's end. It's been a long year of posting on a single thread and although the things I learned applied at the beginning have held true, this is the longest random experiment I've ever stuck with. Unless you consider having kids an experiment.
Without looking it up, what's the longest word you can spell in the English language that only uses any letter once?
If you've worked on anything to completion and I mean anything...wrote a single blog, made a program, read a book, grew a flower...you are successful. You already have proven you can do something and that's a feat you can be proud of and build on.
I'm going to try a new workout plan. Basically, every hour during the work day stop, drink some water, and do 10 pushups and 20 crunches.

I'll let you know how it goes.
I know absolutely nothing about hacking, but @hackthebox_eu makes it incredibly straightforward to get started. The walkthroughs are super helpful and quickly identified how little I know and how much there is to learn. Glad I was following @kim_crawley to learn about this.
Anyone else run into issues with the P key on their @Raspberry_Pi pi400? I haven't used it that much but P often requires a couple presses before it is recognized. Seems to only be the P
The must challenging part of marketing is just doing the work.

The systems and strategies from the 60s for marketing still work incredibly well but they require a factory level of consistency and hard work.
Most lol
It's been one of those weeks where after I dropped the kids off for the day I walked into the house with a craving for a little red wine.

But my better mind prevailed and I went with a mimosa instead.
A question for those who have found their passion.

Is it a constant act of pushing other things of interest to the side to focus on your passion or are you just constantly thinkimg about your passion you don't notice the other things?
I want a Twitter based on IQ where you only get to interact with people with a much higher and much lower IQ than you
I was very angry last night at the end of the day. My brain knows that doing things takes time, but I'm hitting that frustration wall wherey knowledge of what I want to do isn't there and I keep stalling.

Really looking forward to the breakthrough so I can shake this feeling
Went apple picking today. The trees were beautiful and the weather was too.

But, as you can see in the last couple pictures, the branches that died and stopped the apples from growing were the most interesting ImageImageImageImage
My 1.75 year old daughter loves to drink bath water, cough, and say "daddy, me choke". She then laughs for 5 minutes.
The closest thing I had to electronic music as a kid was Cotton Eyed Joe
There's no arguing that the media isn't biased, but what I find interesting between Trump and Biden coverage is that the anti-trump coverage was real things amplified. Whereas the anti-Biden coverage seems to be making up problems.

Which is odd because there are real issues
Soooooo, how's crypto going this week?
I hope when my kids look through my social history they understand the lack of pictures and mentions was done for their own good and not because they aren't my entire world.
I haven't been sick since 2019. I truly hope mask wearing becomes a normal thing.
Hey #gamdev twitter. What are you working on today?
@GhostPanther I've watched The Big Short more times than I can count, but 1 line that always makes me pause is when Baum says, "Mortgage defaults have gone through the roof, anybody jumping off of buildings yet?" Considering his brother, is there significance in using that line?
Every sarcastic joke tweet:

Person: *Tweets sarcastic joke*
Comments 1-5: *Similar, but less funny jokes*
Comments 6-10: *Correcting OP and doesn't get joke*
Comment 11: *Person who points out how many people aren't getting the joke*
The easiest way to end an argument in bad faith is to walk away from the argument.

The more fun way is to make a wildly bad faith argument as your response.
I like to grill like I like to work.

Focused and constantly moving stuff around so I look busy.
After having some conversations in the conspiracy subreddit, I get this feeling that most people there have a belief they are part of this plane of thought that exists outside of influence.

This helps explain why everyone else is a sheep and brainwashed but they are not.
I'm really surprised there aren't more movies about Alfred Nobel.

He was an absolutely fascinating individual.
Should the front pony be the hairstyle of 2022? Image
When I was in my early twenties, I had a terrifying recurring nightmare of a dark slender man type figure walking towards me.

But the worst part was, in my dream I was unable to move and in the real world I couldn't move either. It was horrible.
I will continue to say this because it's the truth.

Marketing is work. It's not complicated to grasp the concepts, but it takes lots and lots of work to actually execute.
What worries me the most about the vaccine debates is that another, deadlier virus is definitely going to come. And now we know how people will react. And that is terrifying.
Ahhh @NintendoAmerica and this expansion pack BS. Come on! #NintendoDirect
What games show on your #NintendoSwitch when you open up the home menu?
Was talking to someone who didn't want to get the vaccine today. They were refreshingly honest, even though the answer is frustrating. They just straight up told me no amount of data would change their mind on getting it.

I respect the honesty even if I'm seething at the reason
Few things crack me up more than my kids saying "shh" to me as they do something they know they aren't supposed to do. It's hilarious
Listening to my partner watch Halloween Bake Off from the other room is terrifying. They are just talking about how they'll need to carve up body parts in the most sweet and innocent voices.
Waiting for my @playdate delivery has got me feeling like a kid again!

Not in the excitement for a new toy sense but in the my play date never showed up and now I'm stuck playing alone sense.

Everyone is talking about web3 and a couple years ago I wrote about web 4.0. looking back at it, I can see that I had very little imagination and spent way too little time doing any research lol. Enjoy

#Web3 #nont3chnotechnologist
Have the confidence and fearlessness of a 2 year old walking without looking.
My life recipe:

1 part worrying about what to spend my time on.

1 part being annoyed I didn't start something earlier.

2 parts doing it again every day

What's your recipe?
What are your thoughts on "suffer from depression" versus "have depression"?

Suffer feels minimizing to me. For example I don't think most people would say suffer from cancer.

Tv and movies make it seem, as a parent, you get one chance to teach your kids something valuable.

But my experience, so far, is that life gives you thousands of little opportunities to teach your kids to be better people.

And it seems to me that the consistency is what sticks
Are NFTs popular outside of twitter or have I just got sucked into the Twitterverse?
I am convinced that some hacker is going to mint some form of ransomware and steal a shit load of crypto after it's been sold, resold and therefore connected to thousands of wallets.
Can we solve cleaning without water? We waste so much fresh water cleaning stuff.
I have lots of ideas. Lots of bad ideas. But I'm definitely not ashamed of my bad ideas. They are just thoughts. We all have garbage thoughts.
Oh snap! I think I got a springy ripe system to work in pico8. Definitely had to follow some tutorials, but I think it works!
Spring physics are interesting. I got a basic rope, but I can't figure out how to constrain each segment to a max length. Any ideas?
The thing about finding a great community is that they step up and help you when you are struggling. No expectations, no judgement.
It's really hard not to draw parallels between current day US and the fall of the Roman Empire. Frome Wikipedia:

"...the health and numbers of the Roman population, the strength of the economy, the competence of the Emperors, the internal struggles for power, the religious /1
of the period, and the efficiency of the civil administration. Increasing pressure from invading barbarians outside Roman culture also contributed greatly to the collapse. Climatic changes and both endemic and epidemic disease drove many of these immediate factors."
After a long analysis, weighing all the pros and cons, and doing multiple hours of debate, I've summed up my position on web3 Image
I have created a much more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, #cryptocurrency called JohnCoin. It's a bespoke, distributed blockchain where each transaction is kept in a series of notebooks kept up to date by faxing sheets to each person. 1 JohnCoin is currently valued at $289,000 USD
Oh and you want #NFTs? JohnCoin doesn't just keep the nft receipt, each NFT is minted on chain by getting drawn in the notebook!
@paulg I feel like your twitter has been relatively silent on the web3 discussions taking over my Twitter feed (obviously possible I just missed it) but curious on your take?
Watching cryptoists point at the Panama and Pandora papers to show how a more anonymous, unregulated marketplace isn't already being used for the same thing
I'm starting a vc fund that only funds vc's. I'm calling it, "Venture Capital Capital"

Can I count you in @sacca? @ChrisJBakke? @hunterwalk?

@alex - I'd like to give you the exclusive rights to all media. Let's go!
When you write that perfect response to a tweet but they delete it before your genius is seen by the masses.
The appeal of yelling into the void of social media is that every once in a while it yells back. It's similar to messages in a bottle. The excitement comes from the idea that maybe someone, somewhere, will read it and enjoy it.

Ignore those who smash the bottle.
If you buy options, do you have a P or L percentage you set for yourself before selling or do you let them ride?
I don't know when it happened, but as a society, I feel like we've collectively lost the ability to create analogies that hold any nuance.
For everyone who continues to be super stoked on crypto and NFTs...

Isn't it going to be great when cash is replaced entirely and you can finally give a final big FU to all the disadvantaged people who won't have access to any money?

What a utopia!
I cannot help feeling like a Luddite when I think about how crypto technology of the future seems eager to put those in need further behind. All in the pursuit of speculative gains.
It would be pretty amazing if Facebook just packed up it's things and peaced out for good.
#facebookdown and good riddance Image
There's only one video for today #facebookdown
How many #squidgamenetflix cosutmes are there going to be this year and how many people in squid game costumes gathered together should I be nervous enough to call the police about? 8?
Let's play a game! What is your @instagram feed stuck on?

Mine is this lovely meme from @pcgamer

#facebookdown #instadown Image
It's back!
My 🧠: Starting a YouTube channel could be fun.

Also my 🧠: But if the very first attempt is the literal greatest video of all time then you are a failure.
My problem with completing most projects stems from the fact they are utterly incomplete thoughts. Like, I write a book, should probably be, I want to tell a story about ___ and their travels through ____. Or I want to make an app should be I am annoyed by ____ and want to fix it
As I get older I'm starting to realize that there are lots of "once in a lifetime opportunities"
I need people around me that like to make things. I am way too in my head to pick anything to focus on, but if you just say, "let's do this", I'm in.
How to grow your twitter following:

1. Make sure you give it water.
2. Put it in indirect sunlight.
My spelling is getting so much worse on twitter.
NFTs are to art as lead is to air quality
There's a lot of talk about how to tax the wealthy when clearly the solution is to just criminalize accountants.
And yes, I said accountants. Not accounting. You heard me.
If a group of 10,000 people got together and descended on a small area of a city, convincing 10,000 unsuspecting people they are from them from the future...I'm pretty sure it would work.
Twitter for new users

Replies > posting > retweeting > liking
All this talk about how destructive Facebook is must really put devs in a tough spot. Either what they built is extremely unhelpful to society or the code they've spent their careers tuning is garbage
Can the web3 crew please use new infrastructure so we can keep web2 and make it better instead of worse?
I continue to buy AAA FPS games thinking that I'll get immersed and get over my aversion to FPS games.

It never happens. I'm just not a fan of FPS games.
As the confidence in the security of crypto continually grows I'm more convinced that when something eventually breaks it, it will be massive and devastating.
I am almost certain that you could start a new cryptocurrency called PumpNDumpMcrugPull and it would still end up being worth a million dollars.

Right before you rug pull of course.
People are so weird about follower counts. Do you pay attention to how many people you follow versus how many people follow you? Do you care? Does it matter? Is it a weird signal for people in a club that I don't understand?
Rewatching "The Incredibles" and after Elastigirl goes to pick up Dash from the principal's office and is driving home, Jack Jack is seen in the car. Did she just straight up leave Jack Jack in the car alone while she went to have a meeting with the principal?
Web3 talks a lot about community. But that gives me the same vibe as business owners who talk about "being a family".
I'm not an economist, but the combination of retail investors (good) being sold highly speculative assets with the dream of getting rich (bad) with absolutely no recourse for fraud and scams (really bad) is a sign that we are about to get royally fu*ked
I was a "nice guy" when I was younger and that sucks to admit. I was also a friendly person, but I did not understand relationships because of some narcissistic and anxious traits. I drank a lot to drown these out. I was very unhappy but disconnected from my feelings.
How am I supposed to use social media to build trust in who I am when I don't know who I am?

Me: I want to have deep conversations with people.

Also me: have a 💩 post
The more I hear about web3 the more I realize that people took the wrong message from the Matrix.
Of course it's frustrating when people are making money hand over fist with NFTs and you aren't. But I'm also bitter I didn't make a ton of money off of Tesla.

The difference to me is that an electric car company makes sense to me whereas purchases of receipts do not.
I actually like having a boss with a vision. I used to dream about being an entrepreneur but my brain is messy and bounces around. Without a focused partner, I struggle.

When someone knows what they want done and gives me the freedom to do it, lots of things get accomplished.
Question for a writer: How do you get better at writing?

Writer: read and write a lot!

Had to get a new profile pic once in this thread Image
Just drove my first car with a HUD. It was pretty sweet.
I know I haven't read a single newsletter you've sent me, but I promise I signed up with the intention to read it.
Can we start making screenshots the normal and correct response to spreading horrible takes instead of amplifying the person writing it with retweets and quote tweets.

Case and point: Image
People are always talking about their next move and I'm sitting here tryimg to figure out why I did my last one.
You'll know that #NFTs are the wave of the future once @Pornhub starts doing them.
Is it a personal failing of some sort to understand why being bullish on NFTs and crypto is probably the right call, but also dislike it so so much that I can't justify putting more money into it?
America moved towards banking as their man source of income and when that didn't work they decided they should do fintech instead.
Anyone else stuck in this horrible mindset of knowing the pandemic is real, comfortable with the science behind vaccines, but also finding the rules being implemented difficult to grasp?

I understood the goal at the beginning, but I'm struggling to see the goal now.
Positivity experiment. For the rest of October my timeline is going to be positive vibes only. Tweets will be positive. Retweets will be of positive things. Replies to others will be positive. There are enough people doing a better job than me with the negative, so let's go +
There is so much room for connection in your daily life but you have to accept that you deserve it. And you do.
Good luck @Suhail and @MightyApp.

Just a couple more days.
Who out there has the best explanation for understanding inflation? Send me your best.
We try so hard to seem smart that it's easier to close the door on people still learning than it is to be reminded of the time where we also didn't know something.

Knowledge gives us the chance to open doors for others.
It's easy to let yourself get overwhelmed with things you could be doing instead of things you can be doing. Breaking things down into a really small actionable task is the absolute best way to move forward
The image we create of completing something is so satisfying. Would be great if it was a horrible feeling to force our butts to get going!
Did anyone else use "latitude fatitude" to remember the difference between latitude and longitude?
Which VC is going to fund my predev VC AI business that uses AI to secure funding and distribute it to startup founders?

@zck @hunterwalk @ChrisJBakke?

I'll make sure there is an on/off button to ensure VCs are always required. Cool?
@Grady_Booch not sure how I missed this yesterday. I'm just waiting for someone to figure out how to put in a malicious NFT that then infects the actual blockchain ledger. (Not 100% sure that's possible, but that's my imagination)

Not sure if this goes against my positivity month. But if so I almost lasted a day before my first hiccup lol :)
The amazing thing about math is how easily 77% of survey results can be manipulated so that 41% of people believe that anything with numbers is factual.
Ham, cheese, and egg English muffin. Gm all Image
@alex can you make another comment about how the market is poised to take off? Yesterday was wonderful 😄
Would anyone be willing to give me a software developer technical interview? I'm just a hobby developer but would be really curious to see what that experience is like.
I've spent most of this year taking on more challenging coding lessons, but I'm still super proud of this game I made when I started. It ignited a real joy of coding that gave me a new perspective on my abilities. Enjoy it for free (or donate if you want)

Society values different things at different times. If you are lucky, you exist in a time when society values your thing and pays you to do something you enjoy.

But if your thing currently isn't paying the bills don't compare your attitude towards your job to theirs.
I can't believe I'm going to get to play Ocarina of Time again. That game brings back so many amazing memories. I know @NintendoAmerica is banking off nostalgia but I'm into it.

#NintendoDirect #NintendoSwitchOnline #NintendoSwitch
I feel very old during these web3 discussions. I am sure there are valuable use cases and there's no doubt the internet will change, but I am struggling to see this future as a step towards a better one.
Unless every transaction is distributed to everyone on the blockchain we are going to see silos of wealth, centralized control, and worst case for me, a ramped up generation of transactional relationships. I am trying to "get it". I've done just about everything one
Person can do to get it. I've joined communities. I've read the whitepapers. I've bought, sold, and created NFTs. I own some crypto. What felt like a community who was starved for economic change seems to have been
taken over with a cult like following of self interested people thinly wrapped in a veneer of "greater good".

If you don't question the Almighty blockchain and its benevolence and inevitability then you can cognitive dissonance yourself into believing you are part of
Something good instead of what seems obvious to me, a technology that will allow a small group of people to amass fortunes with even less of this wealth being provided back to society as a whole.

I'm not a doomsdayer and I don't think this new wave will destroy
The world, though the environmental concerns are real. It will likely become part of our daily lives. But I do fear all the people this will leave behind. Poverty is a real problem in this world and blockchain widens that technology/wealth gap. I hope those
who are finding new wealth through blockchain are more interested in solving important issues than increasing their portfolio.

I also want to hit on NFTs really quickly. I just flat out don't understand the appeal beyond speculation.
I get in a lot of discussions about funding of social programs and I have a really challenging time when people say "more money won't solve the problem". But, look at extremely wealthy people's lives and tell me that the extra money they have doesn't make their lives better.
I have a confession.

I keep multiple tabs open for weeks at a time and star GitHub projects that I never look at.
Thinking of starting to stream on Twitch and make a pico8 game. Build based off what viewers suggest.

I'm really bad at programming so it will include lots of googling answers but we could learn together. Who's down?
Nice day picking pumpkins ImageImageImageImage
The most frustrating thing about all these job quits by text is how many people have text relationships with their bosses.
Do ants fart?
It seems like the answer is yes, though the article I read said it hasn't really been studied. So @NSF should I write up a bigger application for funding?
Morning all! Enjoy today's spin on the rock.
The world is an amazing place. One where many people do incredible things.

Let's not forget that
I'm going to start eBay 2.0 based off of the ideas of nfts. You can put any item up for sale, people can bid on it, and at the end of the auction they will get a receipt that they were the highest bidder. You can keep the item you put up for sale or throw it in the garbage.
Just drove by a fireman giving a person for on the ground next to their car. The car wasn't damaged so it wasn't an accident.

Scary. Hope that person ends up okay.
When the pandemic started, I had a small group of friends who talked about the apocalypse, the revolution, etc and we're buying up guns and ammo.

What I'm seeing though, is the real revolution is beginning with good people taking charge and leaving unfair work environments. /1
It is very important for the government to support these people by continuing to offer aid. Or better yet, a UBI.

This is bravery. Worker shortages due to workers revolting because unfair wage practices is way more powerful than a bunch of wannabes with guns.
Does anybody else want clubhouse style chat in Twitch?
Finally beat Paper Mario Origami King.

Really fun ending. Game was interesting but I struggled to get through the middle part. The gameplay got repetitive very quickly. But the story, the jokes, and the animation were top notch.
Money is made up. It's a promise that we've all agreed on. The promise that Joe, who none of us know, will do a thing for the money when it gets to him. But before it gets to him, it passes through many hands, all of which agree to do something for it because it is backed by Joe.
NFTs are POGs but without the fun of Slammers. Prove me wrong.
8x8 Gameboy in pico8 colors.

#pico8 #pixelart Image
I just got told at the LCBO that my two-year-old daughter is not allowed to pick out the color of beers that she likes.

So now she's just going to have to drink the ones I got for her.

This is a joke commentary on following rules beyond common sense in case that wasn't clear.
I'm thoroughly impressed with people's ability to manage their connections on social media. I basically just follow a ton of people without any regard for follower count numbers.
Let's get rid of the "sorry I've been off social media" message.

It's cool. Social media is a hellscape and we all need breaks from it.

Juat jump right back in when you are ready and come back.
@Grady_Booch My Father In Law started his career around the same time as you and is a major follower of your work. Even has a few original copies of your book. If I managed to sneak them from his library, could I send them to you for an autograph for a birthday present?
Me: likes a tweet

Twitter: let me show you all of that person's tweets immediately so you can like them immediately and look like a creep.

Me *creepily*: likes their tweets
Facebook is going to rebrand they will be choosing a new name and nothing else.

The new name is Book of Many Faces
Good morning all. Enjoy your Wednesday
You don't need to finish everything today but you do need to start of you ever want to finish
Remember how I comfortable you felt when you started your project and weren't sure where it was going?

Well, you are going to need to feel that uncomfortable about marketing yourself and product too. Selling and marketing is uncomfortable.
Ugh. I just want to know what I like doing more than anything else so I can focus on it. Doing a ton of random shit is fun but it's not making my family better off.
I really love this ghost cartoon I made. It cracks me up. Image
@alex you are any scifyguy. What should be next on my reading list?
Gm all. Want a super simple game to play on your way to work? Why not Lemonade Stand?

There are going to multiple metaverses and we are going to have metaverse stans and it's going to be really obnoxious isn't it?
Anyone else write like this:

Struggle to write anything.
Write one line.
Re-read line.
Realize it's garbage and you suck at writing.
Close document.
Wait 3-5 weeks.
Currently dropping crab apples down a sewer drain with my almost 2 yo. Best game invention I've had in years.
@lanemerrifield I have to know what you think of Swift Grade. Seems to go entirely against what the school boards are pushing for assessment in education.
Good morning friends. Both my kids decided to crawl into bed last night and although this means I had a horrible sleep, I loved it.
It's always worth it Image
I've chosen to believe that every day we actually wake up in a new timeline. Sometimes we have something happen that makes us realize things are different but most days the change in timeline is imperceptible.
All the hype got me. This is happening tonight.

#MetroidDread #NintendoSwitch Image
I'm a wartime marketer. I do very well when there is a crisis that needs to be solved.

But, just like wartime presidents, I don't always have the best plan for handling peacetime.
Web 1.0 - Forums, BBS, gifs
Web 2.0 - APIs, ecomm, gifs
Web 3.0 - Hype, gifs
Scarcity in the metaverse is silly and we should be doing everything in our power to fight for an abundant metaverse.

The fact that people currently pushing metaverse and web3 are mostly concerned with what makes money is a sign it's on the wrong path.
If we are in a simulation do you believe the creators of the simulation are humans or a different being?
Spawning a group of boxes on pico8 with random x,y coordinates, but want to make it so that if any of the spawns are overlapping they will adjust themselves to the first open space.

The only approach I can think of is a for loop that checks for collision and adjusts. Any ideas?
My little brother is coming for a visit soon and I'm pretty excited. Haven't seen him in almost two years.
I can accept that web 3.0 and NFTs might end up being really big. I can also accept they might not gain a ton of traction outside a certain group.

But as a consumer, they have a long way to go before they are useful. As someone who interacts with crypto daily, it needs work.
My 4 yo son loves to play basketball so I decided to work on a little #pico8 basketball game. Just started on some very rough ai, and hitboxes.
Finding things you enjoy is amazing. I think the part of me that is a little too old for web3 is the part where everything we do should be tokenizer and sold. It's okay to just do things for fun. You can even promote them. You can even make money off them. But the idea that you
Should always be trying to make money off of the things you enjoy doing is the thing that I struggle with. Maybe it's just a fear that if I do something for money instead of fun and it doesn't go well it will turn me off of doing the thing I enjoy?
@jack speaking to the Bitcoin maxi's Image
Is there still a @foldingathome app for PlayStation? Was eading @avantgame's "Reality is Broken" and they were talking about how successful the launch was on PS3.
I am asking this question with total sincerity...

Why do people care so much about what others are doing in their personal lives when it doesn't infringe on their own rights and choices, that they feel the need to get involved?
Okay. It's time for a web3 deep dive. Assemble twitter on what resources I should head for first.

I'll share all my findings here.
It's kiddos bedtime so...

Hot take on popular subject.
Self deprecating joke to lighten harshness of take.
@AdamSinger what are the daily publications you read?
I'm pretty sure the push for taxing billionaire unrealized gains is a stunt that will definitely fail, but the main goal is to get wealth tax on the table as a better option. The old severely overpriced bottle of wine on a menu trick.
I'm feeling so run down watching the stock market rise while simultaneously listening to people who can't afford health care.
I have new investing advice for everyone that's definitely not financial advice:

Look at all the crypto coins, take the one that seems like the absolute dumbest one but has a cute animal tied to it and invest all of your life savings into it immediately.
There's going to be a whole bunch of this happening soon Image
After all these years it seems like the real distruption from most of the tech industry has been the decimation of customer support.
Morning! Have a Thursday.

(Superlatives left out so you can decide what type of Thursday you'd like to have)
Can someone explain why, 9 out of 10 days the crypto market jumps at 7am EST?
My almost 2 yo daughter tells me, mostly before her bedtime, when it's time for bed and that is the most adorable thing I have happen to me daily.
One good thing about the metaverse is it's not real life. You can just not take part if you don't want to.

There will be people making money on it that will use it to buy things in real life, but like video games, fashion or any industry you don't care about, you can ignore it.
This choice by @netflix for the #SquidGame thumbnail is incredible Image
It would actually be less scary if Zuck was only impersonating a human being. It's way scarier that he is a person full of flaws but doesn't seem to be aware of them.
Alright @alexisohanian. Decentralized farmville style game where selling your digital harvest takes some of the token and uses it to buy real food for people in need.

You in?
Somebody switched the books in the utopia section with all the books from the dystopian section
Billionaires will create a metaverse instead of going to therapy.
Let's go @AZCardinals
My last Facebook Meta meme. Image
Okay people. It's Friday. I have to write some new content, plan out next week, and then it's pumpkin carving and trick or treating. Woohoo!
@jackboxgames Jackbox Party Pack 8 is awesome. If you were a little turned off of the series from 7 like I was, I highly suggest giving 8 a go. Absolute blast!
If too many people agree with something I say I start to immediately believe I was wrong lol.
Can I just have a cabin in the woods in the web3 metaverse?
So, real talk. What do people think marketing in the metaverse will actually look like. For newish companies, I'm sure it will be the same agile adoption style of social media where they build communities, but what about the big orgs?
We conflate change with progress so often that we forget to stop and decide if we should be going in this direction.

We say things have gotten better for our species but we also have no ability to ever know if a different path would have been better.
So we keep forging on, using our small timeframe and our personal biases to confirm that our change has been positive progress without ever being able to know for sure.

Maybe we took millions of years off our species when we starting using fossils fuels but we'll never know.
Imagine being a fan of Roblox dealing with this outage.

Now imagine putting all of your assets into something and having it go down.

Welcome to the future of web3
Have a question about DAOs.

It seems like it's just a way to start a company and get a large amount of ownership without any future investors protections. Tell me why I'm wrong.
Tweet threads that propose a question and then answer it in subsequent tweets are just clickbait?

I'll explain why in this thread 🧵👇
Just kidding.
All of a sudden my entire twitter feed has been filled with being told I don't understand the metaverse. Not people tweeting at me or sub tweeting me specifically but just a constant thread of,

"If you think _________, you don't know shit about the metaverse"
If you look back at things you've said in the past and don't find some of them a little cringey you probably aren't growing as much as you think you are.
Watched a great talk about 8bit gamedev by @kzurawel at @strangeloop_stl. His main thesis was the value of dumb ideas and how making something that works, even if it's not the best solution possible, is a great way to build games so you can ship them.

Lots of interesting points.
I don't read a lot of history because it's much more enjoyable to just make the same mistakes over and over again.
How are more people not looking at @Roblox being down, thinking about how the future we are seeing being pushed, and realizing it is not a good idea?

The metaverse requires physical aspects to run and these can go down. If your entire life is wrapped in digital goods, well...
Technology's ambitions are often for solving global problems and presenting ideas globally. Which seems to be in direct conflict with the ideas and values of local community. It would seem that the next step in tech is to use global efficiency to improve locally.
My daughter has fallen asleep on my chest and my book, switch controller, and laptop are all out of reach. So it's either nap or twitter.
As a hype experiment, I'm going to start a crypto focused twitter account that acts purely as an optimistic techbro and see how big I can build it and how much influence I can have. I'll document the whole thing and once it hits a level I consider a success, I'll release it.
If you think VC firms and companies are piling into crypto to ensure a free, open, and truly decentralized utopia with free capital being distributed more fairly
If you are having trouble blocking words related to web 3, meta, NFT, or crypto I have found the best solution is to just mute "probably nothing"
Me - Wants more IRL friends.
Also Me - Dreads hanging out with people in real life without copious amounts of alcohol.
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Remember how The Social Network posited that Mark created Facebook because he didn't get into a Finals Club.

I posit that NFTs are being created for the same reason.
Most days I know I'm a good day. Then there are days like today where I can't get something out of my head and it means my attention is not fully there.

I don't like these days.
What if I told you that you can be unhappy with the political elite and also against billionaires trying to control entire nations.
I think web3 is the VC response to the realization that there is no intrinsic value to cryptocurrency and that the speculation wave will end at some point.
The best thing for web3 is to skip it and go to web4 by doing something that no one in web3 has thought to do.

Build something people actually want. Who is with me?
I don't do a lot of follow Fridays, and it's only Wednesday, but if you want a more interesting timeline:

Somehow, the fact that I use my phone to 💩 post a lot is the harbinger of destiny for me to spend all of my time in a metaverse.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy posting, I enjoy the people I meet online but I always hope we'll meet in person. And I don't even enjoy social settings.
This just made me think about the irony of NYC NFT and how important flexing your digital life is to people IRL. So much so that you need digital goods to get into IRL parties. If the future is all digital you think that IRL events wouldn't matter to there's prophets.
People on social media want strong opinions. Whether you fully buy in to your own opinion or not, if your goal is gaining traction, it's better to say it with confidence.
I'm pretty anti NFT right now. I hope things change in a way I can get behind but right now I'm ngmi it seems. Image
Ever wake up and wonder who society's target audience is?
@ibogost a thought struck me while getting the oil changed. Is the current sphere of web3 and NFT peak ironia?
Basketball game is slowly coming together. Need to bias the ai to shoot towards the other net, improve the collision, update graphics, more juice, menus, sound, etc. But I'm pretty pleased with this little pico8 venture so far.

#pico8 #indiegame #indiedev #gamedev
It is very simple to be dismissive when presented with ideas you don't agree with.

However, if you can find the energy to look into the idea you might find hidden opportunities within it.
As a society, our arms must be getting really tired from being up all the time.
People are really upset about a lot of stuff. Me included. I get angry about a lot of things.

It's weird how easy it is to assume what others get angry about is stupid and what you get angry about is righteous.
Visiting the parental units today. Always a good time, especially for the kids.
The process of owning your groceries is flawed. Currently, you buy them, eat them, and then they lose all of their value.

Today, I'm going to talk about how NFTs and the Blockchain are going to disrupt the grocery industry through decentralization.

A thread🧵

What's it called when you get super excited about a topic easily, but don't know anything about it so you ask a lot of questions and then realize nobody wants to talk to you anymore?

I'm sure there's a German word for it. 😂
There is no better indicator for the crypto market than a Twitter timeline. Any time things are down a bit my feed gets a lot quieter.
Dad made some mango margaritas. Are you salted or unsalted rim fan?
You take the high road.

I'm going to take the psycho path
Either my takes are no good or I need new friends.
Happy Sunday all. What are you getting up to?
There are 3 things I want to accomplish by the end of next year:

1. Sell a video Game
2. Publish a book
3. Run a business

I think it's doable with the idea of being slow. The temptation is always to try and complete everything quickly, but intentionality reigns supreme.
The first time I wrote those goals they were:

1. Make a video game
2. Write a book
3. Start a business

But when I looked at those goals they were lacking in a positive outcome. I don't want to just write a book I want to publish and sell one. I want to make and sell a game.
I want to operate a business that makes revenue and grows, not just start one.

And on top of all that, I want to document the whole process. For obvious marketing reasons but also for my kids. So they can see the whole experience, hopefully success, and be confident in trying.
We are into the final leg of my 1 year of posting on the same thread.

Without much need for looking back, I can say without a doubt that if your goal is to gain followers and activity on your tweets, this is an absolutely horrible way to do it.
I am okay @elonmusk moving to the metaverse full time Image
They aren't wrong. If you can use your stock value to borrow money then that is way better than cash. Image
Focusing on building your own stuff and helping people when you can is incredibly difficult to do after spending any time on Twitter. But the trainwreck is hard to look away from.
If I hadn't been alive for the last 15 years I would be certain that a crash was coming.

But I have been and it appears that the idea of a crash is non-existent anymore.

Owning crypto is ridiculous and I am very annoyed by reality.

At least I can use it for donations.
Have you ever seen such a tempting offer? Balloons you say!

Also, shout out to @AdamSinger for making the screenshot. Image
My kids just do hilarious things and makes everything worth it.
So like, when do you sell your ETH coins so you can buy cool stuff?
Newsletters are an interesting medium. I signup for way more than I could ever read and I start more than I can ever write.
The world is a joke and I'm not in on it.
The internet is great.
Hype is a hell of a drug.
Good morning Twitter friends.

I've created a new mantra for logging on:

Today, I will try my best not to engage in rage tweeting, doomscrolling, or ironic detachment.

I will engage with others in good spirits and with only the highest quality 💩posts.
Web3 should be catering to the underserved not making it more difficult to play.

And yes, if I have to spend any money to take part in your web3 revolution then we are heading in the wrong direction.
But I'm a fan of learning. So drop projects below where all that is required to join in is showing up. No fees for transactions. No upfront minting costs to gain access. Let's see what you've got.
how did I just realize that F Elon is felon? And that if Musk ever did become a felon the protest signs would write themselves.
To be clear, I'm not saying he is or isn't a felon, just that the posters would be obvious.
@TwitterBlue clearly added the thread reader because of my thread experiment for 2021.

Now you can easily go back and read every single tweet I've ever written this year easily.

Could you possibly need another reason to upgrade?
Great. Now I have no excuse for spelling mistakes except for my terrible spelling.
I am pretty cheap and a hard sell on adding more subscription services to my life.

But @TwitterBlue was a pretty easy call. I get a ton of value from Twitter.

And what's weird, they don't need to also have a token for me to be interested and willing to pay.
Few things are more exciting than finishing a creative work.
Good morning!

What are you working on?
I am launching a @revue newsletter today. As of right now, I'm the writer and editor so go easy on me.

But it's an exploration in a way to tell stories and I'm really excited to share it with you all.
@alex can I email you a preview of my newsletter?
“The Last Human” is an exploration in storytelling sent directly to your inbox as a serialized weekly newsletter. It will use a variety of mediums to tell this epic story including words, art, puzzles, and video games. Enjoy! Subscribe if you like it.
It's legitimately cheaper to just buy your kids Chromebooks than VTech toys.
Crypto is just QRcodes finally finding a use case.
Feeling the astronauts today so here's a little pixel astronaut Image
Do your thing for you and you'll get enjoyment and satisfaction.
Today is a day of remembrance. One to remind ourselves how much others sacrificed for a future they believed in. A future of hope and prosperity for people they'd never met.

Let's not forget that lesson.

My Great Grandpa, Lester Stokes served in both World Wars. Lied about his age for WW1. He was a front line scout, constantly on the precipice of battle.

He took grenade shrapnel to the arm and survived. In fact, because of some paperwork, he became the oldest member of
the Canadian Army to ever be officially discharged in his nineties.

Although we were young, while alive, he always told us stories about the war, his life, and did so with a tin of cookies to keep the youngest of us around.

He was an honourable and caring person and the
weaved one hell of a tale. He told me something that I never forgot, "I have lived a life free from regret."

It didn't mean he made no mistakes, but that he lived a life full of decisions that he felt right about.

He was an inspiration and he is truly missed.

I joined a team as head of marketing and we were able to grow from $500k a year in revenue to over $1.5m in revenue the next year

I spent my first 4 months there combing through data. 🧵
I was lucky, the founder had set up analytics and we used an online form.

This meant there was lots of data floating around for me to dig into.

When I can on board I was given the audience demographic info.

The basic stuff, who was buying, who wasn't, where were they from.
I've been with other companies where marketing directors come in and decide to revamp everything because they want to make a mark.

That's not me. So I got into the numbers.

On a quick glance, the audience insights I was given seemed right.

But I did notice something
There wasn't a good link between lead demographics and purchaser demographics.

The data wasn't being combined, filtered, and so, it actually wasn't doing its job.

It turns out, the rest of the team was looking at leads, knew their conversion rate of all leads, but
They never broke it down.

Nobody stopped to see if any specific type of lead was converting more than the other.

So I built out some spreadsheets and voila.
We'd been targeting the wrong people!

From looking at the combined data we easily saw that although men and women both filled out the form an equal amount, it was men that made a pruchase to a much higher degree.

63% more often in fact.

So there were two things we could do.
First, we tried targeting more men in our messaging.

Second, we started talking to the women who weren't buying to figure out why.

This two things had a huge impact on sales and they came from better data.

If you'd like to know more about how we improved these, let me know.
I used to think it would have been easier to be a criminal before technology and that may still be true for violent crimes. But when it comes to financial crimes there is no greater asset for criminal activity than complexity.
Marketing advice boils down to:

Have a good product and talk about it.
I'm working on a digital painting for the next issue of The Last Human. I'm really pleased with the eyes, but I am truly out of my depth in digitally painting faces.
The thing about marketing most consultants don't like to talk about is that algorithms are created by people and people want to be entertained.

So make entertaining stuff that speaks to you, constantly.

Because you aren't that special. So there are going to be others like you.
I am over daylight savings already. Image
At what point do you feel comfortable calling people you've met online only, friends?
What do you read most?
Reading is something you can do every day of your life and still be surprised by what you pick up.
If I can't send my metaverse avatar to a meeting while I go play golf IRL then I truly don't understand the point of it.
@antoniogm Outside of Chaos Monkeys have you written a more technical piece about digital ad systems?
Morning 🌞

I hope you make a positive step towards whatever goal you are trying to accomplish today
It's tough explaining to people without kids how much you love your children and how much you'd really like them to just go away for a couple hours.
Progress is the most effective metric to use when learning something knew.

But amateurs struggle to understand their progress because they have a vision of what they think they should be able to do instead of remembering where they started
Woohoo! Just set up a full week of customer interviews. Can't wait to learn more about why they are using our services.
@Medium acquired @projector

Interesting opportunity for collaboration tools coming.

If you are honest about the insightfulness of what you are saying, it's hard not to realize there are anywhere from hundreds to millions of people who have the exact same thought as you do about any given topic.
Have a great weekend everyone. If all goes well I will be on here very infrequently.
Marketing really loves acronyms. I've been working outside of agencies for awhile, are people using WOMM? Image
You can't appreciate unless you deprecate. Image
Gentle reminder that the people who need the most help and deserve it aren't the ones on Twitter debating tax laws.
Is this a poll?
I didn't know @TMZ_Sports ever stopped playing Image
The year is 2038. Nobody thought the war between the NFT Brigade and the Right-Clickers would ever have gone this far...
"I can't talk about race because I might be called a racist" is such a bullshit argument.
If I disagree with you, it doesn't mean I don't like you. It doesn't mean I'm right. It doesn't even mean I will feel the same way later.

It just means that where I am in whatever journey I'm on is different than yours.
Let's go @Raptors Image
My 2 yo jumps on my lap while I'm sitting in a chair. Tells me she wants my chair and that I should go sit on the couch.

So anyways, I'm sitting on the couch.
Like, it's kind of weird that people thank Elon Musk when they buy a Tesla right?

Is it just the yearning for clout and to show that they bought a new car?
@alex what do you read daily?
Personal branding Image
Separating what you hope will happen from what you think will happen is a superpower.

Strive for the former but act on the latter.
If crypto is the currency of Mars, how much power are they going to waste facilitating transactions on a planet where resources are limited?
I am so sorry @AZCardinals

I hadn't caught a game all season. Finally watched last week. A heartbreaking loss and an injured @K1

I have accepted my role as cursed fan and will refrain from watching any games
Two weeks ago. Sorry. I've been in a time warp of dispair.
Great weekend.

Exciting stuff next week.

Love of my partner and kids.

Life is good.
Slept in a bit today.

It's ridiculous how nice it is to work from home on days like today.
Made the mistake of giving my five-year-old new shoes.
Did you know if you follow the same routine as billionaires for one year, you too can be just as successful as they are at doing that routine!
For me, dieting basically comes down to convincing my brain that the meal I'm about to have isn't the last one I'll ever eat and so it's okay to stop eating when I feel full.
Made stir-fry and am now floating on a sea of teriyaki
After doing approximately 38 seconds of tax research. Why don't we just make borrowing against unrealized gains illegal?

So you hold 7 billion in stock but take a $0 income.

Well then loan denied son. Get your ass a green dot card.
How to crypto influence:

Bull Market: Bro, put all your money into {RANDOM COIN}. It's 100% going to moon and we'll be cruising in our Lambos. Trust me. I'm a genius trader.

Any small dip: Not financial advice bro. Do your own research.
Due to inflation tweets will now have a maximum length of 300 characters.
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Ever just make a small task more difficult to make it more fun?

After reading @ibogost and @avantgame I feel much better about making that choice.
Decided to build a dApp to see what all the fuss was about.

Seems like it's: do stuff, write that stuff to a database, pay to make that happen, call it a block.
I think I should be verified.

Because I'm awesome.

Deal with it.
The internet money with no inherent value seems to be worth less today then it was yesterday.

What a world!
We have incredible designers at customtattoodesign.ca and so we are starting a podcast to talk about designing amazing tattoos. What kind of topics would you be interested in hearing about?
Spent a huge amount of time today on a project. Ended up barely any further than when I started because there was so much to learn. It's going to be a frustrating process to get this done.

Hopefully it will be rewarding though.
If we could stop all the "communities" talk I'd be very happy.
People who are able to stay focused and interested heavily in one topic...what's it like being a superhero?
I know that gains are still way way up for anyone that got into crypto before 2020, but can this bubble please be popping?

Would be great to see what sticks when the genius bull run investors leave.
If there was one topic which you'd like to outsource your learning of, which would it be?
I completely support people who don't want to have kids. If you don't want them, don't. It's an insane amount of work. Takes you away from personal and career goals. It's expensive.

But, the experience of kids is so different than anything else you can imagine and incredible.
If you want kids. I know that it can be a struggle. Infertility and miscarriages are still not talked about enough and they are devastating. I don't want to offend or dishearten anyone trying. I have nothing but hope that it works out for you
Why do people jump to defend things they like?

Where are the best papers on this because it's an amazing phenomena
Blood bank seemed like an appropriate choice for my Twitter professional profile.
I hope ngmi is ngmi.
All the $TSLA stans shitting in Rivian forget how obnoxious they were when Tesla was delivering shit.
Had a dream that I was at a wedding but for some reason my high school girlfriend didn't come with me. So I woke up thinking I should message her and then remembered I was married with kids.
A reminder I always need.

Don't compare your knowledge about any topic to anyone else's. Just make sure your knowledge of things is growing.
Humans are like USB cables. We all want to connect but it's a miracle when we get it right the first time.
Learn to do things with intentionality without ever taking yourself too seriously
Be kind.
Find enjoyment in your day.
Go for a walk.
Talk to someone.
Read something.
A well-running workplace is like a marina. The waters are calm even though people are coming and going constantly.

Too many managers are like boats ignoring the speed limits. The barrel through with no regard for the other ships, slowing everyone down waiting for calm water.
People who talk metaverse
There will never be a more effective marketing strategy than pissing off people who aren't in your target demographic with something that your base froths over.
Web3 will ruin communities. Web communities are born through exploration and interest. Web3's goal is to monetize that. If there's anything that @avantgame's, "Reality is Broken" reminded me of it's that money is not a good long-term incentivization for community building epics.
I am happy that people are excited about building something new, I just don't think it's the right way to go. I think web3 will end up doing the same thing as always. Make a group of early adopters wealthy. That's why there's so much hype. Early adopters need mass adoption.
As a fairly unsuccessful content creator, I would like to offer my only piece of advice.

Don't wait for inspiration. Build time in your day for creating and then create. It's fun. And helps you out in all areas of life to make stuff.
If you are just getting into software development do you have to go the web3 route? And can you do it while being critical of the hype?
Hype just turns me off of things. I don't know why. It's a defect. Because I do get excited about things I like.

There's probably some deep-seated fear of being taken advantage of that is exacerbated about things I don't fully understand.
How do you balance skepticism and optimism? I kind of think you just have to leap and push the skepticism out of your mind. You will almost definitely get burned, but hopefully also do some great stuff.
It seems likely that ETH will become the most used crypto. So many of the most popular projects use it. Will be interesting to see how it holds up under the pressure.
Hitting a point in life where I'm feeling completely out of the loop. Luckily my kids think I'm cool so that helps.
BREAKING: Due to increase in usernames with .eth (*,*) and other various metaverse themed usernames, @Twitter will be reducing tweet size back to 140 characters and increasing username handles to 420 characters
A crypto play in two acts:

Act 1: I shall take all I can. Government be gone.

Act 2: I will require the government to get those who have gotten me.

The web3 rebrand of transactions as a service will go down next to debeers I'm its ability to take something abundant and make it scarce.
I promise you. If you are at all skeptical about web3's value, you will absolutely love the next 2 minutes of this clip. I had to tag you @Grady_Booch @loganbartlett @can

How to handle reviews when deciding if you should try something you are interested in.
Is this the best pause of @VancityReynolds face? #RedNotice Image
Well it's official. I paid for @TwitterBlue and still make stupid mistakes. So, can we get an edit button now or what?
Spent all day speaking to digital advertising providers and I forgot how bad it is. If you have a service offering that can increase someone's revenue by 5% you can be a hundred-million dollar a year ad company.
Make sure you buy stocks based on research, not hype.

Preferably, use stocks I tell you to buy as your research.
So is this going to be the most watched @Sothebys auction or is the Twitterverse I spend too much time in much smaller than I think.
Come on @verified I think this 2021 thread deserves a blue check :)
DAO Ideas:

Flint Water Fund (🚱,💧) - Fix the water supply in flint

Town Buyer (🏚️,🏠) - Buy a small town and make housing cheap.
My main gripe with capitalism is the lack of support in doing things with no end goal.

It's great to just do stuff.
I cannot decide if @ConstitutionDAO winning or losing this auction is more interesting.

Winning is cool.

But losing will unleash an interesting use case for DAOs and crypto.
If fundamental particles are the same, why do we are things differently. Is it just energy? And if it is, do we just assume that the energy from a particle we see is the same as someone else? Is that why we can look at the same object and talk about the same thing?
Morning all! Hope you have an enjoyable day.
A reminder that if we can't run the economy without exploiting labor that isn't a problem with the workforce it's a problem with the economy.
Had a catch up with a friend I hadn't seen in over a year. We got into all sorts of interesting topics and I was reminded that seeing people in person is actually fun sometimes.
If I use a tortilla, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni is it a thin calzone or a pizza quesadilla?
Trying to post an image file and not being allowed. Anyone else have this issue today?
Can anyone explain to me why having a single log in, through something like metamask, is better than having different passwords across different services? If somebody gets into your metamask doesn't that make it even faster for them to take everything you own?
I am legitimately confused by the end game of @GeoffreyHuntley.

Either a group of people who thought he was mocking NFTs will be very pleased or a group of nft fans will.

Either way this is going to be a trainwreck to watch lol.
Writing an opinion piece on web3 and the gated communities of the future.

If you, like me, have been saving tweet threads or blogs that speak to this please send them over.
Try your hardest at whatever you do.

And don't do it ironically. It's boring and an easy way out.

And something I used to do all the time.

And something that @ibogost made me feel silly for doing when I read his work on ironia.

Put yourself into whatever you're doing.
It's okay to be overwhelmed.
It's okay to be anxious.
It's okay to make mistakes.
It's okay to show emotions.
It's okay to be wrong.
It's okay to not know everything.
It's okay to be a person on a rock with a brain we don't understand.

Be okay with you.
Good morning. Today there will be no hustling or side gigs.

But there will be family.
What are you working on that's just for you?
It is bonkers that things exist. Like, we are all made up of some subatomic particles and somehow those same things can make grass, air, people, buildings, computers, etc.
Oh the weekend. Where I feel super guilty for not working on side projects that I ignore my chores that need to actually get done.
Is the entire $DOGE futures market just people hoping @elonmusk will tweet about it?
Would be great to stop selling simple solutions for complex problems when the simple solution is obviously not going to work long term.
Taking a cleaning break. Forgot to eat lunch! Oops.
Tree going up has begun.
I am in the very dangerous space of learning to code where I feel like I know what I'm talking about until someone starts asking questions.
Tree is up. And apparently these new lights are colorful or white... Image
There is a seagull standing on one foot near my daughter, now also on one foot.
If you don't disagree with some things people you admire say then you probably aren't thinking hard enough about what they are saying.
People over 35 get mad at change because it's right when we start to think we've figured it out.
We are so close to being done with my 2021 1 year if tweets experiments.

Next year it will be interesting to know if low engagement on tweets had to do with this thread or with my tweets 😂
Didn't really get a chance to work on anything this weekend. Did lots of cleaning and lots of family time though.

Feels like the choice was the right one.
I'm so sorry for anyone at the parade in #Wisconsin

What a horrible thing to happen.
I've never been comfortable in the world of not knowing when people are being serious.

Unfortunately for me, it seems like this mentality is the future. Where everything is serious and not serious all the time. Where nothing means anything and every message has meaning.
What does building a community actually mean?

It seems like it's be famous, be entertaining, or make a product people like.

Then talk to them. What I don't understand is that's what companies have always done to varying degrees. What's changed is the channel. No?
My community right now is my partner and kids and they won't buy my stuff.
I heard other dad's have been getting, "World's Best Dad" so obviously we need to solve this with Dadathalon.

1. Most proper tea party
2. Best short, sock, sandal combo
3. Funniest weather related joke
4. Stroller rally speed competition
I've been trying to add walking up earlier and reading but it keeps turning into waking up and twitter.
Patient: What are the results?

Doc: unfortunately, it looks like you have cancer.

Patient: oh. Don't worry doc, blockchain fixes this.

Doc: I really think we should start you on...

Patient: Shhh. It's okay doc, Blockchain.
Who else is excited for Monday? I've got lots of projects planned for the week and I'm pumped.
I know it's popular to say, but we really shouldn't be open to all ideas.

There are plenty of things we seem to agree are not worth being open about.
I truly enjoy seeing the Moon in the morning
I think I need to stop arguing about the use case for nfts. Because, at the end of the day the reason to use or own on nft is to make yourself feel like you are a part of something bigger. And nothing makes people feel better then knowing they hold something someone else doesn't
Even if that something is built on a shaky foundation.
The bigger problem, in my opinion, with the tokenization of the internet is that it is impossible to be meaningfully involved, possibly even financially, with all of them. This means you are more likely to get stuck shilling for the one you are in regardless of benefits to others
Good morning and good luck with your day
I think today is a good day to dive back into some gamedev.

I've got three games on the go so need to pick one to work on.
Weather forecasters should call for snow a week or two before they actually think we are getting snow to help people remember to get their tires changed.

But for now, here is your reminder.
There is such a silly amount of money floating around in the world. It's wild how it accumulates into small groups of people and how we defend that consolidation as brilliance of free market instead of exploitation.
Some days I cannot help but wonder what my kids are going to think of all my random side projects.
It's truly disappointing that voice to text doesn't capture some of my flourish
What happened to today. How is it evening already?
Just left after popping into a mechanic shop for a quick 10 minute sensor reset at 5:00 p.m.
Portfolios should be red, right?

Because red attracts bulls.
The only thing about web3 I understand is that by using it or speaking about it positively you can make money.

Which is probably why it will work regardless of its usefulness.
Morning! Watch for the next chapter of The Last Human later today.
To my US peeps, I wish you good luck on pretending to work today while you count down the clock to freedom.
Crypto twitter is a hype machine and there's good reason. Lots of stuff is moving really fast that it's kind of impossible to break it all down.

Which is also why, at some point, a lot of people who have spent time in the space but haven't seen real returns will burn out.
A question I'm looking to understand. Eyes "see" a photon (or more accurately often a group of photons). If the photons we see are emitted from the object we are seeing does it stand that no one ever sees the same thing because we all receive different groups of photons?
I have tried so many different ways to block out a schedule.

I have now settled on always putting in 2-4 one hour blocks of focused work and leaving the rest a little more chaotic.
If you all want the crypto bubble to burst I could just make an announcement that I'm going all in on web3.

It has never failed.
“Adrift - The Last Human - Issue #3” is out now.

Join this experiment in storytelling where I'm exploring an epic story told thorugh different mediums in a weekly newsletter.

We are back to the written word for this week.

My hottest take:

Long cables are better than wireless charging.
I think the name of a crypto movie should be

Crypto: Shill Or Be Shilled
Tell yourself you are going to work on something for 10 minutes and see how often you work on it for an hour.
See you Monday. Image
So let me get this straight.

@elonmusk sold stock to pay for taxes.

$TESLA took a temporary dip having people scream, "look. This hurts more people than it helps."

Tesla has since rebounded and is doing very well.

So, American infrastructure gets tax dollars to help...
...improve things for everyone, Elon is still a billionaire, and people didn't lose a fortune on the stock sale.

Kind of sounds like things working the way they should.
It seems more and more likely that as parents the influence we have on our children is quite low.

So, the thing I hope to do more than anything else with my kids is provide them with love and a ton of happy memories.
If I can get it done in time, I am very excited for the next chapter of The Last Human. It's a big task so here's to hoping!
If people realized how often hard work really meant showing up and trying a little bit each day I think we'd all be a little less intimidated with big projects and ideas.
My only question for web3 developers is:

If you took away the speculative aspect of coins/tokens, would you still build on web3?
I know Clubhouse is in trouble because so many families could have out their amazing discussions into Clubhouse and instead we are getting thousands of tweets about them.
If you think my feed is bad, always remember that these are the things I felt were important to say.
How many cryptoenthusiasts are getting calls from their family members they just on-boarded?

Yeesh! 🤣
Sometimes I get a little demoralized watching how fast talented coders build stuff.

But I can do things in code that I couldn't do last year and that's pretty awesome.
Took me twenty years of dabbling in code before I finally picked it up for real.

Now I feel confident I can look at code and start to understand what's being done.

Though I still have a lot to learn.
99% of my online life is spent ignoring ads.

1% of the time I catch the end of an ad that interests me and then it disappears for ever and I never se sit again.
One thing I've found with Twitter Blue is that undoing tweets on really long threads is garbage.

I should probably just learn to reread before hitting send lol.
Didn't know crypto was having a Black Friday sale.
If you get super upset about wildly fluctuating crypto prices it's time to diversify your portfolio.
Now this is a useful feature from @googlechrome

Test link below:
getrevue.co/profile/thelas…. Image
You know you can just like, put PhD in your profile.

Nobody checks. It's wild.
I hope everyone had a good week. Looking forward to the weekend and gearing up for my daughter's 2nd birthday next week!
This is definitely a conspiracy theory but man, there's definitely a part of me that gets H.G. Wells, "War of the World's" vibes with covid.

Like, maybe we were the invading species and this was the one thing we didn't plan for.
As a newb I may get flack for this, but to me, when you are just starting out, the only bad code is code that doesn't work.

If your code looks like a monkey grabbed your keyboard, but it works, good for you!

You'll learn to refine it over time.
Think I've got web3 figured out.

Release a limited amount of something.

Tell people they'll get so many things from it.

Give these limited things to people you know.

Hype it like Flavor Flav.

Have people you know sell thing for huge profit on secondary markets to ppl w FOMO
Looks like it's going to be a movie night in with the kiddos and I'm stoked.

Goodnight markets.
Goodnight side projects.
Goodnight career.
We decided to watch minions. And it turns out the internet has broken my brain because my wife and I see two very different things here Image
Saturday is such a great day to work on things you enjoy. I'm going to work on some writing, some gamedev, and hopefully squeeze in a little cleaning.


Forgot I had kids. I'll be doing approx 100 activities for an average time of 8 minutes each.
This is a solid headline

Oh, Christmas tree, not you, too: Supply chain problems come to the fir trade

Me: Finally decide to start writing

GPT-3: Hold my beer.

"Could artificial intelligence have written this story?"

I know it's serious but all I can think of is this. #IYKYK #Futurama
Oh boy
The one place where forcing people to pay a little bit of money every time they want to interact is the only place crypto can't actually help; real life.
It's pretty amazing how easily it is to recognize when someone gets into crypto because all of a sudden they have money in it and that means it's now definitely the future.

And definitely they blockchain they invested in. Not the other ones.
Woke up this morning with that horrible feeling of being behind already. Probably because we've got my daughter's birthday this weekend and lots to do on top of regular stuff.

One thing at a time.
What we really want is an open source, centralized service that we all share in the revenues.
Coming into the last month if this thread!

I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited to get back to tweeting like a normal person.
There is no doubt web3 is having its moment.

The question everyone is scrambling to answer is how long will it last.

The people I respect seem to think it's a blip, at least in its current form. But the dissenting voices are very loud and will probably make a ton of money.
Good morning! Let's hear what you are doing today.
I definitely made the wrong career choice by not going into the line of being a trust fund baby.
How much money, in theory, would it take to make crypto markets jump the way they do? I'm so confused by how much they all move in concert.

It doesn't really make any sense to be and I don't even know where to start with investigating that.
I've decided that being involves in NFTs is the ultimate form of trying to look busy that sometimes confuses others into giving you money.
Being in the stock market is great. I get to take all my money earned from doing real things and give it back to others.
But off more than I could chew for next week's The Last Human. Might need to switch gears and come back to this idea later.

In the meantime, really need to write out my web3 piece when I find some time.

Anyone want to take some kids for a week? :)
Good night everyone. Hope you took at least one step towards whatever goal you are working towards.
Once you understand how few people actually own a significant amount of crypto it's hard not to see the ponzi in the middle.

The only way to rid ourselves of crypto is to not FOMO. Which means crypto is here to stay.
Conspiracy for @alex - Musk is floating SpaceX bankruptcy so that a group of cryptothusiasts will start a DAO that will fund SpaceX and instead of getting investors they'll get "token holders" who will get to vote on random stuff instead of the actual company. Skirting SEC regs.
I'm in a weird spot right now with The Last Human. The idea I want to publish isn't ready, but because the story is told in order, I don't really want to publish something random in the interim.

So, do I just hold off on publishing this week and wait until next week?
I made the tough decision, only to myself because I'm the one who cares most about this, to postpone this week's The Last Human in order to finish the chapter the way I originally intended.

Stay tuned for it to come out next week.
I remember when I learned about synthetic CDOs from the 2008 financial crisis.

Seems like it was a roadmap not a warning

Cutting a Banksy Into 10,000 (Digital) Pieces nyti.ms/3d8Gihv
Don't go chasing waterfalls
Jack Sparrow by @thelonelyisland is one of the top ten songs of this millenium.

Web3 makes me feel super busy and then I look back and all I did was join 900 discord servers.

The hype cloud is real but I'm digging deep to learn what's happening. It's exhausting.
I have learned more in my 30s than I ever did in my 20s.

It's all because I started doing things I enjoyed and appreciating slow progress.
My brain: why would we use all the super helpful website templates and prebuilt tools for your project when you could try and learn to build it all yourself with the imaginary amount of time I'm giving you?

Me: good point brain.
I really love my kids. They are amazing.
Cults and startups both succeed because they require blind optimism and that can be very infectious.
My partner informed me that our daughter does, in fact, own more shirts than the Mario tees I bought her.
I know this is late but... Image
The one downside to not having a singluar passion or thing you are super into is the feeling of constantly starting over.

If you don't take the time to look back at what you've learned you can quickly fall into this spiral of feeling like you never get anywhere.
Had my first PR accepted in a project that wasn't mine. I'm stoked. Coders of twitter, do you feel this everytime you submit a PR? No wonder you love working on this stuff.

And because I don't want to make anyone think I'm too good of a coder, it was a missing comma :)
Heyo! Apparently I can accept tips now.

Nows the time to get in tips as the BTC price dropped. 😂
I feel like now that I can get $BTC tips I should do something really stupid. How about every time we hit $1000 we make some form of bet that has a big payout on @Stake and split proportionally with whoever donated.

Who's down?
Markets falling.
CEOs stepping down.
Massive layoffs after funding rounds.
Cost of good increasing.
Wages barely moving.
People spending all their money on JPEGs.


(We are not gonna f*ckin make it)
Just going to check the crypto markets and
Imagine using social media to only post your wins.

Posting Ls is where it's at.

Today I spilled my coffee down my shirt.
If you don't insinuate that others are less than with a condescending question, are you even a gatekeeper?
Happy Birthday to my 2 year old. I hope your life is filled with wonder and amazement.
The Creator economy has turned into the share stuff in twitter threads that you just googled.
Had a very offline weekend and it's a solid reminder of why a full time metaverse sounds terrible.
Privacy advocates of twitter.

How much worse is a smart speaker over having a cellphone?

#privacy #infosec #opsec #smartdevices #Security
Played Mario Tennis on the N64 app for switch and that is such a good game.
@dougboneparth @AdamSinger got any good tips for motivational speeches? Image
I know I will be very sad wheny kids stop cuddling in bed with me, but the fact I'll actually get to use more than a sliver of bed will be wonderful.
I kind of forgot I bought a @whatsyouryat and am curious to know if I'm now am millionaire?
Dang. @elonmusk would love to hear your responses to these criticisms.

The best (and most hilarious) thing that could happen to crypto would be all the institutional investors overextend themselves and end up holding a bunch of useless token bags.
Hey @DevinNunesCow is getting a new job! 😂

Rep. Devin Nunes to leave Congress to become Trump media company CEO

Things are going to be fine.
Good morning!

Planning out my day and deciding which side projects should get the axe. Never easy to decide
If you have an alt account that gets bigger than your main does that mean you are the alt?
Okay hear me out.

NFTs, but anyone can claim they own them and they are not on the blockchain.

I think I'm going to call them:
Just Enjoy Please Gals
Was quiet on here today. Should have got more done than I did. Ah well. Always tomorrow.
Whatever causes that fomo of missing out in discord, twitter, slack, etc activity has got to be one of the worst things for our mental health out there.

It's great being a part of groups but the always on nature of global groups is absolutely exhausting.
OFC unions are good for workers. If they weren't, companies would not fight them so hard.

The NLRB rejected Starbucks’ bid to delay the election. morningbrew.com/daily/stories/… via @MorningBrew
Started reading Fall by @nealstephenson and had to stop because of him talking about optical migraines. I have gotten this floating auras my whole life and only just learned they were a real thing.

A little Baader-Meinhof for this Wednesday afternoon
Nothing shows you how much gas is still in the tank like a 2 yo who wants to keep playing.
The Last Human readers, I just wanted you to know I'm still working in chapter 4. I severely overestimated how good I was at coding lol
Final few weeks of the 2021 thread experiment. Attitude still a
Hasn't changed that this was a terrible idea, except for the fact that I stuck with it for an entire year.

That's cool. Now to use this new found grit on something useful!
If you were wondering, no, web3 NFTs are not decentralized.

In fact, the creators of the contracts have an insane amount of control.

And the big marketplaces have an insane amount of control over blacklisting what can be sold.
Got involved for some research in a boatload of web3 and nft chats. It is very male. It's also not nearly as big as twitter makes it feel.

The people are loud and focused but the group is still very small. It's all the same people involved in all the projects.
Woke up to some news that didn't go my way.

It happens. It always stings a little when something doesn't work out, but there's so much opportunity out there that something else will come along.
As the 2021 thread experiment comes to an end, I'm thinking about next year's experiment.

Could you run an entire business from twitter only? One that isn't just being an influencer? What does that even mean?
Marketing pros don't talk enough about how successfully we rebranded "spray and pray" to "A/B testing"
I may not be a smart man. But I sure am glad I didn't FOMO into crypto a month ago.
Everyone is talking about inflation, but when are we going to start talking about outraisetion

cc @AGoldmund
@AGoldmund How to succeed in web3:

Get really good at programming in web2 systems.
Make those systems more complicated with web3.
Use all web2 services to build you "community".
Convince people being in your "community" is valuable.
Extract as much money as possible from "community".
America will spend more money convincing people why doing something for them would be a handout than it would cost to just give the handout.
It's amazing how many people in crypto who saw early success are convinced they know something others don't.
I'm also blown away how often they straight up admit to the fact that there people who have more power and can manipulate the market while at the same talking about the power of decentralization.
A great product is not a guarantee of success.

It's a head start.
If people tell you you are joining a community but they don't accept any reasoned criticism, you haven't joined a community you have joined a cult.
What I really want from a grocery delivery startup.

1. Automated menu. I don't want to choose what to eat beyond some preferences at the beginning 9f the whole process.

2. Smart garbage/recycle/organics that knows what I've ate.

3. Automatic reorders based on things eaten.
I'm not being hyperbolic, but if the current trajectory of web3 gaming continues then it's going to kill casual gaming if it ever becomes really mainstream.

Thank goodness there seem to be tons of #indiedevs who will keep it alive.
Something feels off and I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the chaos of change all around us. Sprinkle in a skeptical eye towards what's happening with a dash of fomo that I'm totally wrong about what's happening. Or worse that my gut is right but it doesn't matter.
@AdamSinger you're the person I feel like would know, did anyone build a Yo app clone for gm? And if not, finding is open for $200B
Funding. Eff my life and inability to look at what I type haha
Don't forget that if you are drinking your twitter alts are too!
Few things are more impressive than twitter playing an ad before the video of a promoted tweet.
I keep getting kicked out of cults.
Once you realize the entirety of the crypto industry is built on insiders being given access to extremely hyped things before the general public you fully understand every action taken by people involved.
Going to be a big week @dougboneparth @AdamSinger Image
@Drp_io beautifully spoken and fascinating take on the NFT space. Thanks for being in that discussion
Who is ready for the new year? Image
Web3 is high school.

Be in the right groups, attend the right clubhouse parties, and you'll get the inside scoop of what Ponzi scheme is going to pop next.
Very excited to spend some spare time this week coding and writing. Been too many days and I've got the itch!
Asked 5 yo if he wanted to watch a video on quantum mechanics and he said, "No. It's just the ice cream that isn't melted and is melted."

Not bad.
Really glad I used crypto to hedge against inflation and the bear market.

*checks crypto assets*
"decentralized" Image
Anybody else get this @TwitterSpaces icon on mobile? Image
May I never be so obsessed with any person that I lose my sense of reality. Wow.
It is ridiculous to argue that because something happened that was the only way it could have happened. It is the only way it did happen and that is as far as our certainty can go.

Beyond that, we are doing nothing more than spinning hypothetical tales to fit our narrative.
Man. What a waste of last night arguing on Twitte about Elon Musk.

It's such a useless thing to get sucked into and yet this platform makes it so enticing and easy.

A good reminder to myself that arguing on Twitter doesn't change anything and doesn't make you feel good.
I have no clue how the world is going to be in the future, but I am bored with people who the system worked for explaining why the system should work more in that way.
Keep seeing people say Elon Musk is a litmus test for they type of person you are when clearly a better litmus test is @dougboneparth
Some people use twitter to further their career.

I use twitter to ensure I'm unhireable.

We are not the same.
@elonmusk was listening to your interview with WSJ. Can you help me understand your statement that government subsidies should all be removed but why your companies have taken subsidies? If your stance is they are not helpful then why take them?
Anybody having oauth issues using Google?
Turns out I needed a different Gmail account for what I was trying to do. Stupid me and extra profiles lol
@alex weird question but how do you do your research? Pick a topic and start googling?
Tick Tick Boom is phenomenal. I didn't know a lot about John Larson before this movie. But the passion people have for something. Even though it hurts others. Even though it means forsaking other things, even things you may want is inspiring. It's hard not to appreciate the drive
The best case for the world being a simulation is the constant relearning of past mistakes.
My 2yo daughter is sleeping next to me and just woke herself up with fart. I'm doing everything in my power not to laugh.
Shit. I'm having an existential crisis. This is really frustrating.
My life has been unpredictable because I have zero clue what step I'll take next. How do people decide where to go? It's bonkers to me.

I know where I'll got for like a week or maybe two, but the idea of building a legacy and knowing what that legacy should be...it's beyond me.
My daughter and my son are literally the most hilarious people on the planet. Sorry all of comedy.
Forget anyone who tells you that you have to do something a certain way.

Except the medical board. Listen to them future MDs.
Couple weeks left and this year long thread will be complete.

For those of you that didn't mute because of how obnoxious it was, thank you.

If you see this, let me know what you thought. I will have to do some form of writeup on what it taught me. Maybe first thread of 2022?
I wrote really bad code this year...

...but I made two playable games that are actually kind of fun.

I made a ton of spelling and grammar mistakes...

...but I wrote and shared more than 20 articles.

I could have done more...

...but I did a lot and I'm pretty proud of my year
The internet tries really hard to be a hot pile of garbage.

Glad to find people like @AdamSinger @alex @Grady_Booch @swodinsky @ibogost to make it a little less boring.
Not sure what it is about my face but I get asked for directions and to help finding products in stores every time I go out.
Excited for the day. It's a beautiful time of year. I have any stunningly incredible family and I am working on things that make me happy.

Good luck to everyone and I hope they have a wonderful day.
We may be stars of our own shows but you can definitely tell when someone has fired all the writers.
A helpful guide for those who are still trying to understand web3 Image
Decided to study some CSS because it had been a long time.

Wow. Mind blown with what is possible now.
It's tough picking what your going to hinge your entire personality on.

For 2022 I'm debating between crypto bro, Elon fan boy, or gaming gatekeeper.

Looking for input.
Tea drinkers. Do you pour water
Is there no way we can just talk about people without all the hype or villification?

Sometimes people we like do/say stupid things.
Sometimes people we dislike do/say smart things.
I will never not read these as ACDC Image
Definitely going to use do not disturb more next year.
Good morning!

I have been ragging on the benefits of my thread experiment. But I'm starting to feel sad that it's almost done.

It felt good to do something weird and random.
My partner is the best! ImageImage
There is a big difference between hoops and guard rails when it comes to business systems.

Guard rails help protect customers from making a mistake while hoops force people through a path. Hoops also guarantee that customers will try and subvert your system.
If we don't want to legalize abortion then we should just legalize garnishing 50% of wages from the father until the child is 18.

And before you say, "but that will have a huge impact on that guy's life." Yes. You are very close to understanding.

Also yes I understand still ≠
Came into 35 like a champion.

Drank a single beer and feel asleep at 9pm. It's going to be a good year.
Randomly mentioned to my partner a month ago that I'd like to learn to paint. She bought me a whole kit for my birthday.

No I need to practice because real painting is tougher than I remember. Image
2yo and 4.5yo also got into the painting spirit. Image
Was a good morning for a Carnage a Trois.

Beautiful winter walk today. Winter gets a bad rap but when it is sunny and cold, I'm in a happy place.
The great thing about kids is that you can call diarrhea poop-soup one time and your kids will make sure to say it to their grandma every time they see her.
My 5yo loves @ElectroBOOMGuy so now I guess I need to pick up a @Keysight Oscilloscope and start learning more about electronics so we can build more together.
Based on the word stew devoid of any meaning from people describing what web3 is, I'm starting to think someone just let a GPT3 trial take over a bunch of VC accounts.
People: Aaargh a paywall! Why would I pay for content? The internet should be free.

Also, people: I'll just buy this random token so that I can engage with this crypto content and pay everytime I click on something.
In 2022, I'm going to try my best to keep twitter as a place to share observations instead of telling people how to live their life.
Don't forget to really listen to what a person selling you a doomsday scenario is actually looking to gain from it.
My favourite twitter moments are when you are vibing hard with someone about a mutual interest and then you later learn they are someone ridiculously important in that field.
Good morning. I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and fun holiday season!

And may your cryptocurrency family debates be civil.
In one week and one day the 2021 thread experiment comes to an end. I am very much looking forward to being able to post directly from other websites and not having to go to my profile for every tweet.

The biggest lesson doing this is that tweeting < commenting on others' posts.
Hold up. Tai Lopez bought Radio Shack?
Things I would take but don't want to work hard for:

☑️ Fame
☑️ Immense Wealth
☑️ Chiseled body

Things I will work hard for:

☑️ My family
☑️ Personal growth
☑️ Keeping all the computers in the house up to date.
I've been really enjoying @udemy courses recently.

If I can make any suggestions to anyone doing any courses it's to build stuff away from the courses while taking them.

You will retain so much more information and it gets you out of that learning but never doing feeling.
Goals for 2022.

Do things that I find enjoyable.
Spend time with people I love.

Guess I'll be spending a lot of time on twitter.
How did Santa learn his friend had passed?

He read it in the ho-ho-ho-bituaries

I thought if this while bathing my kids and I am laughing very hard.
What do people actually want from a CMO?

Ideas, strategy, or team management?
By some miracle everyone is asleep in the house.

So, naturally I'm having an anxiety attack about what I should be doing with all this extra time.
Maybe I'm just cynical but this idea in web3 that the need to build community is more important than the product is exactly how pyramid schemes are pitched.

I don't want to focus on building community. I like hopping between different groups of people. It's more interesting.
Every time I find myself agreeing too much with someone I start to look for things that I disagree with just to make sure I actually agree with what they are saying.

Not sure if a bug or feature.
Is it better to vacuum more often so your house is clean or less often so it's more satisfying listening to the dirt get sucked up?
When did Netflix get games?
Merry Christmas!
I married into a family of people who sleep in.

Awesome way to spend Christmas morning...congrats @NASA
Don't compare yourself to other people. You don't know their goals.
Hope everyone had a really nice time with the people they wanted to be around to this holiday.
When I shut down for holidays I really shut down. I don't even do my hobbies anymore lol. Just chill with the kids
Watching @GhostPanther's "Don't Look Up" is such a weird feeling. It's a not very subtle reflection of our world and it's difficult to watch and also extremely enjoyable.
In case you ever had any questions about me.

I am the type of person who would rather shovel a driveway because I ordered pizza instead of driving to get the pizza.
Could two followers please copy and re-post this tweet? I'm trying to demonstrate that someone is always there, especially at this time of year. Call 833-456-4566 (National Suicide Prevention Helpline CAN) Just two. Any two. Copy, not retweet. Let’s all look out for each other.
Few things are more fun than when you are just sitting in the same spot you've been sitting for the past 20 minutes and your kids decide to sit next to you and tell you to "go away".
I agree with @AdamSinger on many things and this is something I very much agree with him on. I've been saying for years that growth-hafking is just marketers trying to outmarket each other and buying into their own bull.

But Adam says it all much better.
Why am I so bad at rereading tweets? I have Blue. I have a timer that let's me reread them.

And I just straight up refuse to do it.

Anyways, hafking is hacking as I'm sure you figured out but I needed to vent.
Next year I'm either going to start a side hustle digital marketing agency or rent a Lambo and act like a guru.

Not sure which way to go.
Would be pretty epic to get @verified on my 2021 thread experiment to end out the year 😉

#twitterverified #Verified
Are you the type of person who sets goals or the type of person that looks up the best way to set goals?
Dropping the kiddos off with Grandma and Grandpa today which means my partner and I have our first day off of no work and no kids in almost a year.
Don't mistake confidence for wisdom.
I love being around my kids more than any other career related task and I always choose spending more time with them over completing one more task.

It's turned almost all my goals into finding interesting things to do with them instead of worrying about accomplishing things.
There is still some internal conflict. I do like setting goals and trying to accomplish things. I like looking back and realizing I made something. The thing is that now, those things are always trumped by an opportunity to drop everything and go do something with my kids.
DYOR has always been "confirm your own biases" in internet land.
Why don't more successful people in business run for office?
What if we all just did rest on our laurels for a bit?
Success and failure seem to run really close together but both require working towards something.

Add in a dash of knowledge, a sprinkle of experience, and a splash of luck and you lean towards success.
Unpopular opinion

All nouns are nuanced.
A quick video on the importance of remembering to save.

#NintendoSwitch #CosmicStarHeroine
Any recommendations for apps to help you learn circuits and electronics?
Anyone else ever get the feeling that SEO is almost completely full of it beyond the very basic technicals and the idea that you should make content people want to engage with?
I have a non trivial amount of money in crypto but it makes me very happy to see things slow down. I hope it keeps going and has slowed down enough before it got too big and hurt too many people.
Although I understand tomorrow is just another day, these forced renewal days do work well as reset.

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