This week on Systematic, I spoke with Jay Miller, a developer advocate for Elastic, and a guy who “builds stuff to help people who build stuff build stuff.” Which is a descriptive, albeit circumspect, way to say he makes cool stuff. He’s also one of the few Black developers I’ve had the pleasure of talking to on Systematic, a thing I’d like to make less rare.
This week’s Overtired has the topic list in the title: “A Disturbing B-12 Social Media Sex Cult Injection.” We navigate from dietary supplements to sex cults to radicalizing people via algorithms. It’s not necessarily a line, as I’m wont to switch topics very abruptly, but it does all relate in some manner, if you try hard enough. I have no intention of ever being good at sticking to a theme.
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