Tales from the Front

Finger on the Scale: Bias in Computer Systems

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  Works Cited Angwin, Julia, et al. “Machine Bias.” ProPublica, 23 May 2016, www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing. Notes: I found their data analysis explanation (Larson) before I found the original article. This article gives human faces to the data, an important step in providing the emotional component to the data. One of the reasons that I chose this article and the other is that one of the authors is the same as the "It's Complicated" article in our reading. ProPublica is a highly rated non-profit, and the authors of the article are award-winning in their field (including a Pulitzer). Bellovin, Steve. “Yes, ‘Algorithms’...

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Comfort Food

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Comfort Food

These times call for comfort food, and I want to talk about my contribution to Legendary Games's Legendary Recipes. It's also about oppression and subjugation.

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PaizoCon 2020—Now Online!

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PaizoCon 2020—Now Online!

Normally, I would have spent the last weekend chillin' with my peeps in Seattle, enjoying Hawaiian barbecue and far too much coffee. But this week, I'm gonna be doin' all of that..online.

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Battening Down the Hatches

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Battening Down the Hatches

TL;DR: patronage changes, website redesign, art and shit.

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The Origins of Me: Gaming

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The Origins of Me: Gaming

Today is a super special day in my life, because it is the day that a very special person was born in my life—and it ain't me.

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