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Aug 30, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

Thank you; I enjoyed this. However, one word is missing. "The melahuacatlatamachihuani wrangle the data with skill. They build vast structures of to hold them." O Great Wizard, was that "vast structures of obsidian"?

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Embarrassing. Let's go with "vast structures of smoke"

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Even better!

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Aug 24, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

I truly want the full term for "those who have tamed the black smoke mirrors" to put on my resume and mess with the AI's.

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In view of the poor state of online Nahuatl-English translation services, you might have to figure it out yourself from this dictionary!

https://nahuatl.uoregon.edu/

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I love this to death! Looks like "microservice" translates to "tlachihualtontli", a small job.

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Aug 14, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

I loudly laughed many times reading this - well done.

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Aug 14, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

this was very fun, actually

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Aug 12, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

Fascinating! Great work. As a DS, I am glad to be associated with Quetzalcoatl ūüėÖ

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

Clearly a work of genius, best thing I read today.

I'm reminded of aphyr's series of short stories on a software witch's various attempts to pass a technical interview, assessed by devs far less technical than she is: https://aphyr.com/posts/340-reversing-the-technical-interview

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Sep 3, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

Great post!

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Aug 24, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

Sounds legit (from cihuanemactli, the practice of granting additional wives legitimacy within the lord's household)

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Aug 24, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

What is magic? Though many wave it away by defining it as ‚Äúsuperstitions that don‚Äôt exist,‚ÄĚ clearly it is the power to use design to manifest dreams into reality.

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Aug 30, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

I habitually tell the several following generations that "magic" means that you don't know how it was done.

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That means being able to move your finger to touch your nose is some pretty amazing magic. I agree!

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Aug 12, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

This was the best thing I've read on Substack for quite some time!

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Kind words ‚ÄĒ thank you!

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Aug 11, 2022Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

The posts just keep getting better. ūüĎŹūüŹľūüĎŹūüŹľūüĎŹūüŹľ

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Thank you! It didn't feel that good as I was writing it haha

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Apr 6Liked by √Čtienne Fortier-Dubois

This is hilarious! And it was one of the few Web posts that both I (an archaeologist) and my brother (data scientist) could both really appreciate. One thought: one way that the Aztecs disciplined children was by throwing peppers in a fire and then holding them over the smoke (https://uknowledge.uky.edu/world_mexico_codices/12/). There's probably an alarming tech-related metaphor opportunity yet to be seized?

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Apr 6·edited Apr 6Author

A cybersecurity one maybe: red-(hot-chili-pepper)-teaming?

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It'd make an exciting and magical change from (Mammalian Species Of Your Choice: monkey, tiger, bear) teaming!

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This is INSTA-SUB material

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