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sat posted: Sat 2018-05-12 04:21:10 tags: n/a
Last night's home movie pick was A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). I saw it in the theater with Dad and maybe once since. I'd forgotten how awkward and unsettling the David character was in the first act. Still moves me to tears at unexpected moments. There's a lot to the movie from a film-student perspective; one dimension is that Spielberg directed it as an homage to Kubrick, evoking techniques from The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. There's a bonus feature in the "Breaking Bad" late seasons DV... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2018-05-10 05:22:15 tags: n/a
Paid fon w/cc; paid cc statement balance. This cycle keeps utilization nonzero, but under 10%.

wed posted: Wed 2018-05-09 17:39:23 tags: n/a
FastCompany: How to figure out if you're in the wrong job Of the 5 common motivators cited, my first impulse would be to say "autonomy" and "purpose" top my priority sort. But in fact, even when I had plenty of "purpose", I did not do well with "autonomy". My father often said "nobody ever got rich working for somebody else", which tells you something about the value he placed on both money, and autonomy. But nobody gets rich in a vacuum either; depending how you pursue wealth, you may as well call the cu... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2018-05-06 07:37:29 tags: n/a
A full-time workload, which I haven't had since before EC, on the client's platforms instead of a machine I have full admin control over, and where 4G data access is spotty at best outside lunch hours... means I have a lot less time to blog. For better or worse. In the post-Cambridge-Analytica, post-Orange-Tide epoch, I also feel like I have less to say. Railing against right-wing lies on Facebook or whatever is counterproductive - it only drives the wool-eyed deeper into their ideological Stockholm. Th... (...more)
sat - primary ballot review posted: Sat 2018-05-05 08:30:13 tags: citizenship
q.v. 2018 NC Dem primary sample ballot Ballotpedia: NC 4th congressional district Michelle Laws - For a PhD in social science, I wasn't impressed with her website composition. And after so much said about boldness and vociferation, her policy positions are unspecific. "Unbought and unbossed" is great, but the continual hammering of religious identity over policy specifics makes me question Laws's priorities with regard to reproductive choice or cannabis decriminalization, for example. Third pick. Davi... (...more)