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    Audacious Compassion: a Podcast About… That

    Did y’all know I’m the co-host of a podcast? “Audacious Compassion” is a monthly podcast I record with MacGregor in which we take listener questions about ways they’re having trouble being compassionate in everyday life. Much like in our game design, we hope to enable and inspire not just general compassion, but compassion when it’s┬áhard, when it takes audacity to enact.

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    Good reads

    It’s been a loooong time since I posted some good reading. 5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person | Cracked.com "I watched every avenue of social media suddenly blow up with messages of abject hatred from thousands of strangers. For the first five days, I couldn't sleep. Every time I would start to doze off, I'd be shocked awake from half-asleep nightmares about everyone I love buying into the mob's bullshit and abandoning me. The ceaseless barrage of random people sending you disgusting shit is initially impossible to drown out — it was constant, loud, and it became my life." They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men.…

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    Links! September 13th

    Some good reading: "3-Sweep" Software Can Extract 3D Objects Out of a Single Photo | Popular Photography This is incredible. Tone policing: a tool for protecting male power | Geek Feminism Blog "If you still need evidence that there’s a double standard, there it is. I think what’s happening here is that whatever men do gets defined as being effective, by definition, because they are men. It’s a little bit like how women frequently get describe as “emotional”, but this (often pejorative) label is rarely applied to men who are raging out, because apparently anger isn’t an emotion." Programming Comedy – Wat – YouTube This is how a colleague of…

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    Too Many Links on the Dance Floor

    That’s a Flight of the Conchords reference (NSFW!). First, a couple of lengthy jokes: Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: AudioQuest K2 Terminated Speaker Cable – UST 2.44 m Plugs 8′ Pair – This is a $14,000 set of audio cables. The reviews had me laughing all day. Amazon.com: Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer: Kitchen & Dining – Another marvelous instance of reviews matching the seriousness of the product on Amazon. I'm really impressed at Hutzler not blasting away all these joke reviews. Then some psychology: