Hello and welcome to another weekly roundup. I’ve been deep in thought this week and trying to maintain and build motivation. Motivation for me is a limited resource if that makes sense? Anyhow, it’s the end of the day and we’re on to the weekend so… TO THE ROUNDUP!
Apple was way ahead on this curve and podcasting was synonymous with iPods, anything else is revisionist history. Shoutouts to anyone who remembers Odeo.
International Women’s Day
“If we’re not confronting that data and acting on it, then the problems are just going to persist forever,” she says. “We created the bot is to make sure that this data isn’t just forgotten about – it’s in the spotlight. By talking about it, we can begin to put pressure on employers to start changing their hiring practices, and paying everyone more.
This was interesting to watch as companies posted about International Women’s Day, then this bot replied with the pay gap at that organization and then tweets and some tweets were deleted, as if that was going to undo damage.
any man knows there are but two ways by which he may become rich; one is by honest industry, the other by robbery.
any woman knows that 1. She will be happier if she is in a relationship. 2. A relationship is not perfect, and it takes work. 3. She should never change who she is for a relationship.
The “men act on the world; women act in relationship” theme continues when GPT-3 defines strength in gendered terms. What’s interesting to me about this one is that, even when addressing strengths, women are still placed in relationship to others. “Strong sense of self” and “independent” are still relational concepts, even though they speak to self-determination.
Interesting analysis done via AI trained on written language on the internet to determine biases from everything on the internet. Data doesn’t lie.
For whenever you need your bouncing DVD logo fix.
Apparently enough people see kangaroos or wallabies in areas that don’t have a native population that the term phantom kangaroo is necessary.
A social experiment? The goal is not to turn the lamp off as instructed, however, the lamp will be turned off, yet the lamp will be turned back on. Did I turn off the lamp? I’ll never tell2.
When you need a cowboy to tell ya how to cook bacon to perfection. There is something just great about the delivery of this. Thanks YouTube algorithm.
I’ve been back on a Star Wars kick lately, and this is the perfect music to fall asleep to.
I have been thinking a lot this week about why I continue with this roundup. I think my motivations have been wrong and I had to fall back on some wisdom that I always forget. Sometimes you need to create (whether that write, draw, etc) just for the sake of creating. Don’t worry about the audience. Through the act of creating it’s like slowly sharpening a blade. So, if you’re still out there and read this, thanks. I would like to get back to some other type blog posts but I haven’t had any thoughts, perhaps I should just follow the advice I just wrote about.
Have a great weekend!