theunitofcaring:

Job ad! Come be my coworker!

I work at Vox’s Future Perfect, a grant-funded effective-altruism-inspired vertical focused on high impact writing on some of the world’s most important problems.

Some of the stories I’m proudest of over the last few years has covered the case for catastrophic AI risk, the rise of plant-based meat, progress towards malaria vaccines, and the case for better biosafety and pandemic preparedness (unfortunately, those pieces all look really good in retrospect). 

Now, we’re expanding Future Perfect! We’ll be hiring three full-time fellows for a one-year fellowship. Starting salary depends on your experience but Vox’s minimum salary for any role is $56,000. You’ll write for Future Perfect on any of the above topics or other topics of global importance that you want to become an expert in and bring to our audience. You don’t need to have a journalism background; I think the most important qualification is a commitment to understanding and improving the world, with the EA lens that makes Future Perfect different from everything else in journalism.

If you’re potentially interested and want to know more about what working at Vox/at Future Perfect is like, feel free to reach out to me here or at kelsey.piper@vox.com. And please share this post: I think hiring the right people will make a huge difference to the potential value of the Future Perfect fellows program.


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#signal boosts #(I have no desire to become a journalist myself but Kelsey does good work)

itsbenedict:

Star Seeker in: the Secret of the Sorcerous Standoff, my game about solving wizard murder, is out now! Thanks to Justin McElroy for voicing the trailer!

Good news: magic is real! Bad news: magic is highly illegal. Star Seeker is a wizard and you must solve a wizard crime or else get thrown in wizard jail by wizard– I mean, just regular police.

In this short one-room mystery adventure, collect evidence and use it to clear up the useless detective’s many confusions- and don’t worry about getting it wrong. Every hare-brained idea you can possibly pitch to the detective prompts unique dialogue!

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Twitter / Discord / Steam / itch.io / Bandcamp


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#oooooh #I haven’t had a chance to play the main game yet but the demo is great and Benedict does great stuff in general #Star Seeker #games #signal boost #death mention #(disclosure: I helped add Linux support to this game) #((like it wasn’t a paid position or anything‚ I just gave him a few tips from a long-time Linux user‚ but nor am I entirely arm’s-length))

itsbenedict:

(yes, i somehow got justin mcelroy to voice that trailer. no, i can’t believe it)

I’m proud to officially announce Star Seeker in: the Secret of the Sorcerous Standoff, coming to PC/Mac on Steam and itch.io November 4th!

Good news: magic is real! Bad news: magic is highly illegal. Star Seeker is a wizard and you must solve a wizard crime or else get thrown in wizard jail by wizard– I mean, just regular police.

In this short one-room mystery adventure, collect evidence and use it to clear up the useless detective’s many confusions- and don’t worry about getting it wrong. Every hare-brained idea you can possibly pitch to the detective prompts unique dialogue!

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Wishlist now on Steam! Also play the free demo there or on itch.io if you want!

Twitter / Discord / Steam


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#I’m *very* low on storage space for my WordPress mirror and those GIFs look a bit expensive but fuck it #I’ve enjoyed the author’s other works and this one is shaping up to be pretty neat too #and I know I have quite a few followers who don’t travel in the right circles to have heard about it already #games #Star Seeker #signal boost


{{It was, indeed, on this post that I ran out of media storage on the free plan. Well, I suppose it was about time I compensated Automattic for their services anyway.}}

Eloise Needs Beta Readers

kaylin881:

agwitow:

Are you excited? I’m excited! :D

Chapters 1 (pt 1 + 2; pt 3) and 2 (pt 1 + 2 + 3; pt 4 + 5) are uploaded and ready for feedback. The remaining chapters and epilogue will be posted over the next couple weeks, with Chapter 5 and the epilogue being uploaded no later than April 13th.

I would like to get at least twenty people to beta read this novella. If you’re interested in reading an urban supernatural/paranormal suspense novella about a university student, the child ghost who haunts her home, and the trouble their friendship causes, then please sign up!

(Link will take you to the sign-up form on BetaBooks)

I would love to have the beta reading process complete by June 30th so Eloise can be polished up for publication later this year.

Tagging almost everyone who ever expressed interest under the cut ^.^

(If I didn’t tag you, it’s cause Tumblr wouldn’t let me)

Keep reading

I’m interested but don’t see a link. Tumblr is known to strip them sometimes, I think? 

(note: OP replied with a link to https://betabooks.co/signup/book/k9d5e3 )


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#oh hey the author of that one Tumblr tale is expanding it into a novella? #I don’t think I have the time/energy to help beta it but I’ll keep an eye out for publication #signal boost #recs #Eloise #ghost

The Gender Census 2020 is now open!

gendercensus:

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The seventh annual international gender census, collecting information about the language we use to refer to ourselves and each other, is now open until 12th March 2020.

After the survey is closed I’ll process the results and publish a spreadsheet of the data and a blog post summarising the main findings. Then anyone can use them for academic or business purposes, self-advocacy, tracking the popularity of language over time, and just feeling like we’re part of a huge and diverse community.

If you think you might have friends and followers who’d be interested, please do reblog this blog post, retweet this tweet, boost this Mastodon post, check out this post on Reddit, and share the survey URL by email or at AFK social groups or on other social networks like Facebook. Every share is extremely helpful – it’s what helped us get 11,000 responses last year.

Survey URL: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gendercensus2020/

The survey is open to anyone anywhere who speaks English and feels that the gender binary doesn’t fully describe their experience of themselves and their gender(s) or lack thereof.

Thank you so much!


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#signal boost #survey #gender

What is the March Meta Matters Challenge?

marchmetamatters:

Posted by: useryourlibrarian

As sites hosting art, text, music, and more continue to either close up shop or change their Terms of Service, there have been various efforts to save content on what is often very short notice. It would be even better if fans gave our works this attention before a crisis hits.

While creators have often used multiple sites to host their works, one type of work has generally been left out of fans’ efforts at archiving and preserving fanworks – meta. In many cases, meta posts have not been copied anywhere else other than the location where they were first posted, leaving them particularly vulnerable to loss.

So what if we can make a small dent in getting it saved? The March Meta Matters Challenge is focused on not just new meta, but making sure older meta gets a chance to be read and remain a part of fandom history. While new meta is also encouraged, the priority for Meta Matters is to make sure meta doesn’t vanish with sites or personal accounts when those get closed or moved.

That’s also why the challenge will be using the Archive of Our Own as a destination site.

A primary purpose for AO3 is to serve as a perpetual site for fanwork preservation – and this includes meta! It’s intended as a host of last resort, and it accepts all content and fandoms. Many people already have accounts there, and for those who don’t, they are free to get (and offer various perks). And for people who want to find meta, the site is designed for searchability (unlike, say, most social media sites).

This will be a month-long event and will function as follows: Read more… )

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source https://marchmetamatterschallenge.dreamwidth.org/581.html

 

definitelynotscott:

@watchmebitch @monstrous-hourglass I think I said before that some of your longer posts on the new lore/Noxus would be good on AO3 and I stand by that.

@olderthannetfic Hey, more about meta!

 

olderthannetfic:

I’ve just been looking at this!

It’s a great idea. I will indeed comb through my tumblr and see what should be transferred to AO3 for long term access. I am still dubious about the fandom purges one, but I have a number of actual essays that aren’t on there.

Who’s going to take the meta archiving challenge with me?

 

isaacsapphire:

I should dig out some of the meta I did a zillion years ago.


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#101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #signal boost #fandom #amnesia cw?

PSA: TinyPic image hosting to shut down September 16

ao3org:

The image hosting service TinyPic has announced they will permanently shut down on September 16, 2019. To make sure their users know, TinyPic has made it so any images hosted on their servers no longer appear on third-party sites like AO3. Instead, a notice about TinyPic’s closure displays in the images’ place.

We strongly urge anyone using TinyPic-hosted images for their fanworks to back up their images as soon as possible.


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#101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #signal boost #AO3 #amnesia cw?

Anonymous asked: why were you banned?

pervocracy:

Still no idea.  I didn’t get a warning, I didn’t get a notice of being banned; I just tried to log in one day and couldn’t.  Then they didn’t respond to my emails about it for ten months.  Then today some people told me they could see my blog again and a few hours later I got an email saying that I’m unbanned, but it doesn’t explain anything, just says I’m reinstated and “thank you for your patience.“


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#The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #The Last Tumblr Apocalypse #signal boost #what the fuck #this is simultaneously a surprise and yet an incredibly Tumblr thing to have happen

brin-bellway:

captainneverever:

Now that you’ve downloaded your blog and are waiting for the next step, what next?

Help out the Internet Archive (aka Wayback Machine) scrape tumblr for all the blogs!

Check out tracker.archiveteam.org/tumblr to see the progress so far.

The ArchiveTeamWarrior needs an internet connection and some space on your device. They want to save as much as they can.

(Clarification: the Internet Archive is not *running* this project–ArchiveTeam is a separate entity–but they *will* be hosting the results.)

(hat-tip @sophia-epistemia)


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#morning reblog #signal boost #101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #The Last Tumblr Apocalypse