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erikschmidt
    @danv2 Love me some Ultimate!
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      Driving through southern Oregon en route to Bend, we were going through a nasty smoke haze for quite a while. #forestfiresphotos.app.net/63116246/1
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        @mdhughes Is Slack "chat"? And what does "scale" mean? Volume of messages? Number of participants? In my experience (of many months) Slack is tremendous for small group communication. People struggle w/defining Slack. It's a car, not a horseless carriage.
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          @johngordon Didn't Godin write a book called Tribes? Marketing/fandom/passion/etc., if I recall correctly. Never read it, but I suspect it's about how to appeal to that primal tribal instinct.
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            Flying to LA today, then back to SJC this evening. Some times I'm still astounded, even by antique technology like air travel.
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              @morrick I think of it as related to but quite different from season 1, sort of like how Alien and Aliens are very different films. The mix of characters in season 2 is so fascinating.
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                @cgiffard You know how it is, though. It's usually easier for a smaller outside team to see the problems clearly in a larger organization. The real challenge is building trust and being mindful of political realities in an org.
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                  @johngordon "Just humans" is a great way of putting it. We are critters of emotion. // @morrick
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                    @cgiffard They're still investigating, but they have a 15-year old boy in custody. Sometimes people do things that are beyond understanding.
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                      8 year old girl found dead tonight. A horrible, sad night here in Santa Cruz. Just awful. Now we have to think about how to talk to our boys about it.
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                        @cgiffard Most of what we do is help companies get from "hey, we have this idea for a software product," to "hey, we have a well-vetted, tightly constructed concept and prototype to guide development of this software product."
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                          @cgiffard It's a good busy, though.
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                            @longstride A few weeks ago, on the first of two flights that got me from NYC back to SFO, I spilled a cup of water right on my crotch. It was sort of liberating, because all the other annoyances of that long day were sort of nerfed by that initial mishap.
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                              @morrick What I like is the self-righteous indignation of the sharpshooter who lies in wait. When someone does something, creates something, tries something new, they fire from their safe little hiding hole, usually anonymous and almost always obnoxious.
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                                @mikehoss Or a "resource" to be allocated. Barf.
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                                  @ggirton That's sort of a troika of goodness: camera, Swift, fitness. Great to hear!
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                                    @mikehoss Sweeeeet. Lakeside condo = winning. It's also wonderful to be able to get paid to learn. Great to hear!
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                                      @pilgrim It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.
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                                        @morrick Debate seems to be a lost art in the Age of Instant Reaction. AIR. Hot AIR.