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I like stuff and stuff. If you also like stuff, I think hubski is a good place for you.

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As the article points out, this is an initial study correlating a linkage, not "proof", of a gap between behavior that is possibly bound by a cognitive bottleneck and behavior that is supported by broad-based habit adoption, to a new set of behaviors.

Could this research be more robust? Sure. Is this particular piece of research bullshit? Maybe, maybe not. What's your criteria?

humanodon  ·  138 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 6, 2020

Things are still uncertain at work, but it's looking up. We're very busy and have a lot of things lined up that should position us well, but one concern we have is the time between creating our deliverables and getting paid.

In other news, I also started making waffles as my girlfriend got me a waffle maker. I haven't had much chance to try it out, but the results are good so far. Just when my pants were getting loose, but hey, them's the breaks.

humanodon  ·  148 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TNG PODCAST: COVID-19 Part 1

I really appreciate seeing behind the curtain on this one. Really thankful for the consideration! You know, given the association that I’ve had with you and TNG over the years, I didn’t really question what might be done with my recording. If it were people I didn’t know at all, I likely would have been more concerned about how I’d be presented.

Perhaps in the future, if there are questions like that, a conversation to between the people working on the project and the people being presented might be a good way to proactively address any doubts?

Happy to pass along resources as well. The company I work for produces content and workshops designed to advance racial equity. One of the things I’m interested in developing is a racial equity toolkit for social media. If anyone is interested in having a conversation about what that might look like, I’d love to get more ideas!

Anyway, great job on the editing Steve!

humanodon  ·  151 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TNG PODCAST: COVID-19 Part 1

I forgot how much I like your voices and through listening, I missed you all. Some other thoughts: “humanodon was born here” is maybe the most concrete endorsement of my citizenship other than my birth certificate, so I really appreciate that! Also, Trump’s shoulder seam on his suit is wicked gross. Don’t do that shit hubski.

Also: really nice job editing both video and audio!

Steve’s words really resonated with me. At work, one of our values is Collective Care:

    We do not subscribe to the concept of self care by itself. We believe in collective care. We have to take care of each other, create the space for people to take care of themselves, and hold each other accountable for taking care of themselves and each other.

This has been my experience with hubski. Users here have privately contacted me when I’ve been down and out, offering to make connections for potential jobs, supporting me when I’ve been bent on being too hard on myself, and one user even asked me to do them a favor by reading a book that they sent to me, inside of which, I found $100 when I really needed it.

I keep coming back here and I’m so grateful that this group of people has come together.

humanodon  ·  158 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last four weeks

And yet, I would be absolutely shocked if the populace started to organize in a meaningful way to push for change that benefits them, and not the wealthy.

humanodon  ·  184 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Here we are 36 days later. Not sure what’s going to happen, but them’s the breaks.

humanodon  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The media's 7 stages of Bernie grief

Dude, NPR is even in on it

humanodon  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Cheers! Many companies survived the last recession that shouldn’t have due to special interests. Who knows? Maybe you’re right, maybe it will be the same, maybe the next recession is just around the bend. Hopefully, I’ll get no empirical data on that front!

humanodon  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Yes, by all means! If these are thoughts you'd rather share privately, please feel free. I'll set a reminder to ask again in a week.

humanodon  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

    - knowledge capture and dissemination, which are glorified databases, but are highly configurable environments where you build your own customized solution using the vendor's tools (Zoho, Smartsheet, ZenDesk, et al). The end result is never as good as the demos they show you, because you suck at designing with their tools (because you have never done it before) and will do it wrong, and before you can fix it, too many people at your organization will have already adopted it, and you will always be stuck with a half-finished solution

It's like you've been looking over my shoulder the whole time ;_;

That said, thanks so much for your insights! If you'd be open to me further picking your brain, particularly about online community moderation, please let me know. What's here is really great, but I find myself wondering if showing you in more detail what I'm working with and discussing what we're going for might spark other thoughts. If you're not interested in that, then again, thank you for taking the time to collect and to share your experience with me.

humanodon  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

It's good to be around! I'd love to get your perspectives, particularly as I know that both you and I have had some strong opinions of various changes that have been implemented over the years :)

humanodon  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Learning a lot of shit in my new role at a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. A lot of it is really interesting, though quite a lot of it is over my head. If anyone knows anything about automating workflows, Zoho, LMSs, or online learning, I'd love to have a chat.

I know that I'm not super active here anymore, but I do come back! One of the things we're trying to accomplish with the online learning platform is a community for thoughtful, engaging discussion. If anyone would like to chime in to give their perspective on what makes hubski the kind of place that people want to come back to, or to engage with one another, I'd really like to hear those points of view.

For me, part of the appeal of hubski is the individual personalities, and the space to interact with various, recognizable personalities over time. I also really like the willingness of the community to take ideas and run with them, whether it's the threads where people are collaborating on things just for the fuck of it, or continuing discussions over a number of threads over time. It would be great to get something similar going on in a more focused way, but I'm not sure if such a focus might have a negative effect on engagement. If anyone has thoughts on this point, I'm happy to hear those perspectives too!

humanodon  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you make?

I make food. Mostly salad dressings, sauces, and soups. Today I made some burgers because some steak cuts were cheaper than ground beef. I write poems, but less and less lately. I write things that almost make it into academic journals. I make mistakes. I make connections. I make my bed in the morning, even though I know that the dog will unmake it. I make time to do a lot of partial things. I make a lot of jokes. I make do.

humanodon  ·  378 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Share a short poem. Here's mine "Dappled Sunlight"

  I have begun the manly ritual of wet shaving

even though my stubble has not progressed

since I was 20 years old. There is no use

getting into a lather over it. It's working.