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  1. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    edit: Twig beat me to the snark.
  2. "Content providers are going to provide you with content to engage with. You're going to engage with brands though their content, Steve." "Can I consume the content?" "You can consume it as long as you also engage with it." "...I can engage with content, therefore connecting with the brand....ohhhh and then they start screaming." This exchange is like excerpt from a Margaret Atwood Novel. Truly, this was a cast of rare quality.
  3. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    have you ever forgotten something on the stove? you put on a reduction or a large pot of tomato sauce on to simmer, then you drink a bottle of wine on the patio and, by the time you remember there was still something on the burner, all that's left is a thin, stinking layer of bubbling tar smoking up the kitchen and ruining your cookware. I think the current state of the gators is kinda like that- the volume is gone but the remaining residue is pretty vile.
  4. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    The Ethics Memorial Compost Heap discovers that sometimes friends talk about each others books. John Scalzi ensues.
  5. Life

    We found a house in Redwood City that is exactly what we wanted and more affordable than hoped for. Signing papers on Friday. Sometimes things work out nice
  6. Life

    So, this is happening in a few weeks. Dr.Girlfriend and I will be in attendance and loving every second of it. She got me into bird watching a year ago and it's completely changed how I approach backpacking, biking and pretty much everything else. Last summer on a solo trip in the Emigrant Wilderness I spent most of an afternoon watching a Western Tanager tending it's nest. I sat down, pulled out my flask and proceeded to have a full on John Muir-style beauty-of-the-wilderness moment, while, in my head, my simulation of David Attenborough narrated what I was seeing. There was a time I would have looked up, seen a pretty yellow bird and kept walking. I've been backpacking most of my life, so it came a such a surprise to notice something new, or, rather, to see something that had been there all along in a new way. If you get a chance to go birding (or backpacking for that matter) with someone who knows a little about what they are doing, I highly recommend it.
  7. Life

    computer error? already transfer you within the system maybe? I hope everything turns out ok, moves are stressful. You could check out The Field Museum. I've never been but it looks pretty damn cool. Have fun!
  8. Didactic Thumbs (Pedantry Corner)

    People is the plural of person. However, because we tend to use VIP as it's own word, VIPs is the plural of VIP. So, when written, shouldn't it be 'Very Important People' for longhand and, also, VIPs for shorthand?
  9. Life

    So things went well-ish and you came out of it with an Illuminati dad? I hope things continue to improve
  10. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    this makes me happy and I wish there were statements of equivalent tone from every single company.
  11. Bay Area People, Lend Me Your Thumbs!

    Doug, this is actually really helpful. Thank you My office is in San Carlos which we are treating as the northern boundry of our search. We want a house but fully accept that it may not happen. As for the hunt for signs method, this will be happening in a few weeks. I'm excited to be in the area.
  12. Life

    Happy friday, Twig! I hope you run into a cool lady whilst out doing something you enjoy.
  13. Life

    Thank you! I know a lot of people struggle with this exact situation, so I'm feeling pretty lucky.
  14. I need help. Dr. Girlfriend and I will be moving to the South Bay and, wow, is the housing situation there gruesome. We both have pretty good jobs, but not 4k a month good and I am finding my usual methods less than fruitful in terms of results. Any reliable resources for finding a place to live that you can recommend? Thanks thumbs!
  15. Life

    or at least initiate a few border skirmishes.