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just some upcoming events and things on my mind

my fucking allergies!!

just kidding, that's not what this blog is about, i just wanted to acknowledge it. here are some other things i want to acknowledge, separated by "these need your attention and action" and "no call to action needed here":

these need your attention and action

no call to action needed here

  • next week is the 10 year anniversary of me launching my sorting algorithm, jortsort at jsconf. i was going to make a documentary in time for it but it was not enough for me to get a new camera and microphone, i also got depression. something is in the works, it will just take some time. i got vitamins at duane reade about it because they had a BOGO deal on their store brand, so keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
  • i've been thinking of signing up for my 20th newsletter platform (i quit substack way before it was "cool" btw) to crosspost my blogs here to the inboxes of you dinguses who had joined my mailing list over the last 10 years. anyway, you may get an email from me soon about it and i encourage you to unsubscribe if you don't want it - i just ask you not to announce your departure to me because i'm not an airport but i am fragile.
  • i had some downtime the other night during an event and so i searched my name on twitter to see if anyone's been talking shit since i deleted my account 1.25 years ago. all things said about me were very kind, and i was reminded of a thing i said at causal islands last year that i think is worth sharing this week:

screenshot of a tweet from may 2023 from @steubens saying "the founder of slack followed jennschiffer and she deleted her account:("

oh whoops, my bad, i meant this one:

screenshot of a tweet from @causalislands in june 2023 quoting me saying "AI, though, is not inherently the problem. It's how we decide to use it. It's supposed to optimize our workflows, not replace humanity and thoughtfulness and tenderness, which is again why we need community."

there we go!

xoxo jenn

p.s. i didn't delete twitter because of any founder of slack (stewart and cal have been nothing but kind to me) but what i think happened was i had accidentally deactivated my account instead of deleting it and so i reactivated it to delete and there's a bot that tracks tech founders' follows that clearly had some kind of bug. anyway, i don't think the gag of posting that screenshot was worth the effort of me to explain but whatever you asked.

p.p.s. i know you didn't ask but i'm just not (currently) in my rumors era.

this was published May 23, 2024 under living laughing working code comedy wonderville karaoke botnik xoxo speaking