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spencerflem  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: We made an app for A-Puzzle-A-Day

Fiddled with it more, seems to only happen on the bottom right part, and not consistently. Here's a screenshot, you can't see but I've pressed the green button a few times and nothing happened.

Legit tho, this is like the nitpickiest of nitpicks. The app works great and is so lovely <3

spencerflem  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: We made an app for A-Puzzle-A-Day

Not a very important bug, but with some fiddling you can get it so that one of the pieces is hovering over the board but not placed into a slot, and when you hit the green return all pieces button that one doesn't get returned.

Great app btw! Such a fun lil puzzle :)

spencerflem  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hidden audits reveal millions in overcharges by Medicare Advantage plans

That's absurd -_+

Is the IUD change a sneaky anti-birth-control thing or the same money grubbing grift as the rest of it?

spencerflem  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself

fair enough, I'm all for being smug tbh, worded it wrong maybe.

just disagree with the very banker / techie idea that donating is better and that really is there any more noble moral good than working for Facebook. (or worse, founding facebook)

or I guess put differently-

for every oil baron that donates their wealth, a better impact to the world and the better thing to do would be to not have gotten all that dirty money to begin with. it's not robin hood if what you're robbing is the commons.

SBF doing it purely for PR like in the article is obviously even worse than both for sure

Jeff Bezos just pledged 100%, never thought it was gonna happen, wonder how that plays out

spencerflem  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself


I hate that aspect of EA where donating is the greatest possible good regardless of where the money comes from. Like, in the end the people you're paying to do the cool thing are the ones actually doing the cool thing you're just sitting there feeling smug about it.

(Not trying to bash donations as a concept but aaa it just frustrates me)

tech's awful, finance is awful, god forbid they combine

spencerflem  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 9, 2022

Read Bullshit Jobs mainly on Klienbl00's reccomendation. Very excited to start Debt next. Thank you for the suggestion, even if it wasn't personal. Great book <3

I see a lot of my job in that book, having just finished year two of my company's project to make their product more confusing and buggy.

spencerflem  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 9, 2022

Wasn't trying to start an argument, just confused, sorry. Totally agreed that the courts stole the election in 2000, that pollsters routinely get things terribly wrong, and that any predicted red wave or trump resurgence thankfully never happened.

My point was mostly that I feel like Biden 's first term was already lame duck due to Manchen and now it will be slightly lamer with the house flipped too.

spencerflem  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Meta Lays Off More Than 11,000 Employees

As have Lyft and Stripe and Salesforce, and (of course) Twitter and every other tech company you've heard the name of


Speaking as a tech worker, screw 'em all, let it burn. The whole damned industry is a scam

spencerflem  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 9, 2022

I don't see how there's that much wiggle room left. The Senate is 48/48 now, with Alaska all but assured R, so the best possible case is 51/49. And through blatant hacky partisanship from the supreme courts that allow Republican gerrymandering but deny it for Democrats, there's essentially no hope of keeping the house.

Most of the results are in already and there's been very little surprises so far. Just the same tedious dread seeing that 48% or so of the voting country seem to care more about inflation than their fellow man.

spencerflem  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 9, 2022

From what I've seen, the House is predicted to flip republican and the Senate has some close races but best case will continue to be tied down by Manchen. Why do you expect the next two years not to be lame duck?

(certainly it's not a Republican sweep so it could have been worse for sure)

spencerflem  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 26, 2022

I love this description

spencerflem  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

Same - and honestly while it's definitely quieter than ideal right now, being a quiet intimate part of the internet was always the appeal, for me at least.

If it's just people sharing life stories once a month on pubski that's fine by me

spencerflem  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

Same as Elizabeth said - I don't have much to add but I definitely appreciate reading it, and wish you the best :)

spencerflem  ·  37 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 19, 2022
spencerflem  ·  48 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 12, 2022

I love that band so much <3

spencerflem  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 17 year old Trans youth, ask me anything! (ftm)

What perfect timing!

I'm just having an argument right now with one of my friends about whether GenZ cares about 9/11 and the great recession, or if there's newer & trendier issues now.

So, uh, do ya? :p

spencerflem  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: WHAT A DAY IN BASEBALL!!!

y'all have almost certainly already seen it, but for whoever hasn't, Jon Bois' mariners documentary was one of the highlights of the early pandemic for me :)

definitely reccomend

(tho Bob Emergency is still my #1 fav)

spencerflem  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: BirdCast

Legit my favorite thing I've seen so far in Texas has been going to some random Target parking lot and seeing 200,000 Purple Martins cram themselves into 6 tiny parking lot trees. Completely surreal and magical.

Birds are so cool <3

spencerflem  ·  69 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 21, 2022

first one in a while without a demi video

2021's was very grand, but I think 2019 is still my favorite :)

spencerflem  ·  96 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 24, 2022

Half of Congress made it a platform to not pass any laws. I'd rather Congress worked but failing that, the only other option to executive orders is accepting that literally nothing will get done. And I'd rather Biden do what he can, especially since the Republicans will abuse orders anyways precedent be damned and have the supreme court backing them up