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Avi Flax ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ืื‘ื™ ืคืœืงืก

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Feminist, futurist, father. XL biomachine, he/him. Modern Hebrew. Zionist. Aphantasiac. Black Lives Matter. Trans rights are human rights. Bicycling enthusiast. Space enthusiast. Earth enthusiast. Coffee. Speculative fiction! Technology! History! What the hell is this list, evenโ€ฝ

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Hey everyone!

My current gig might be wrapping up soon, so itโ€™s time for me to figure out whatโ€™s next.

If you or someone you know could use some help with software tools or systems โ€” architecture, implementation, deployment, operations, data pipelines, CD, DX, etc โ€”ย maybe get in touch? Iโ€™ve been doing this a while and Iโ€™m pretty flexible.

Iโ€™m open to short-term or long-term, part-time or full-time. Iโ€™m US-based (NYC area) and a US citizen.

General CV: aviflax.com/resume/

Energy-specific CV: aviflax.com/resume/energy/

Thanks in advance!

TIL Robin Sloan has a new novel coming out this summer!

bookshop.org/p/books/wizard-s-

@chockenberry agreed, itโ€™s great.

Occasionally, if I need high fidelity previews of some sophisticated markup, I supplement it with the command-line tool grip, which renders via GitHubโ€™s API. Pretty handy for those cases.

@rekiwi ๐Ÿค—

@octothorpe when I got engaged at 23, my grandfather sat me down to give me some advice. One piece was: address your wifeโ€™s parents the same way she does.

So.

She was 21 and still addressed them as mommy and daddy.

So.

Today Iโ€™m 46 and I still address them as mommy and daddy.

It may be a little hokey but honestly I think it has actually helped them feel closer with me.

Hmm I wonder what my set of frequently-used emoji says about how/what I communicateโ€ฆ

@pluralistic @molly0xfff Eh, I think LLMs work really well at their intended purposeโ€”which is to separate investors from their capital. (The claimed "benefits", meanwhile, are mostly a collection of bare-faced lies.)

๐Ÿคฆ the habit some folks have of always creating chat channels as private ๐Ÿคฆ

This is excellent.

Job Description: "fast-paced environment"

Otherwise known as: "we canโ€™t project manage"

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Why is the biggest TV ratings star in sports getting paid about the same as an office manager in a moderately successful company?

@jimniels there was probably more than one

@jchyip why not both?

When I started making websites, โ€œa designer who codesโ€ wasnโ€™t a big deal. After all, the only place to procure the obscure people who made websites was Craigslist. Finding โ€œa designer who codesโ€ seemed like the least odd thing youโ€™d find.

The web was so new youโ€™d always have the strangest concoction of disciplines amongst those who worked on it โ€” an english major doing product, an actor writing API code, or a poet who moving pixels. I encountered all these and it wasnโ€™t strange, it was _cool_

@jimniels +1. I found Arc90 via Craigslist in 2005! Good times.

Parenting & Climate Change

@plexus Iโ€™ve had the same creeping feeling the past month or two

@innervisioner This should give you a boost. Daniel Radcliffe representing HARD once again ๐Ÿ’– โœŠ Emoji flag_trans

@thisisskaly I agree, I also view Jewishness as primarily about our people, our culture, our history. Our religion is part of that cultureโ€™s historical foundation so thereโ€™s some overlap but today a person can be fully Jewish and not at all religious.

@thisisskaly oh for sure, I totally agree, Jewishness is now decoupled from religion. I was referring only to the word โ€œJudaismโ€

@mclare I suspect both!

@bikepedantic love these vibes! โ˜”๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ช

@thisisskaly fwiw my understanding is that the basic definition of โ€œJudaismโ€ is โ€œthe religion of the Jewsโ€ โ€” I think it can be more expansive, such as Mordechai Kaplanโ€™s proposal that itโ€™s a civilization; โ€œthe sum of Jewish religion, culture, language, literature and social organizationโ€ โ€” but I donโ€™t think thereโ€™s any reasonable definition of which our religion isnโ€™t a cornerstone.

@kvnweb yes please!

@simon itโ€™s fantastic but the cringe is tough for me