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I'm a 4x entrepreneur using & to solve wicked problems. I am CEO at Time Study Inc. I think/write at I am a advisor at Level Up Ventures, affiliate faculty at University of Florida C.A.M.E., President of the Computer Science Advisory board at VCU, mentor, speaker etc

Currently working on , & the intersection of art & tech.

To learn more about me, visit (pronounced Kih-shaw)

Learned that I probably shouldn't self-host my Mastodon instance; didn't realize that it was offline. Currently troubleshooting droplets (who has time for this!!! 😂)

Haven't been on social a lot lately. Work (growth) + My Dad was finally discharged after a lengthy hospital stay due to a major stroke; We remain hopeful for his full recovery soon (I have a list of bs for him to weigh in on … when he’s ready♥️). Also, I have a new neice!

Interesting flicks:

1. Rotten () - the chocolate episode will cure your chocolate habit

2. Our Universe (Netflix) - stunning visuals, interesting info for astronomy geeks, Morgan Freemen

3. Pepsi, Where’s My Jet (Netflix) - Corporations doing what corporations do

4. Dawn of Humanity () - human evolution, South African cave exploration; featuring a team of female anthropologists

This card caused so much chaos. Here are more for your consideration:

1. Swap card allowed - swap hands with another player

2. Stacking action cards is allowed

3. Play out of turn - if you have an exact match, you can play out of turn provided that you play before the player in turn; this will skip all players ahead of you

4. Red Zero card = Draw 10, then every player must shift their hand to the next player

5. Show your hand - ask any player to show you their hand

Excited to connect (or reconnect) with new connections. If you're new here, I'm Kishau (kih-shaw), a 4x entrepreneur, computer scientist and systems thinker. You can find more info about me & my work at

My current focus: &

So many free Twitter replacement apps, not one seems to address social media’s current business model issues.

Drive traffic to a free app > ask for donations > operational challenges > raise capital > sell ads > try to grow users via copying/acquiring other services > user growth challenges > raise capital > sell more ads > raise more capital > fail at selling subscriptions > sell data …

I need a distraction … what’s the latest with Twitter, FTX? Have we reached the “reframing this sh*tshow as a genius-level master plan” phase?

Submitting this as evidence for the wonderful ways in which we as a society have chosen to label men like him "geniuses" while 10% of the same behavior in women would be clearly erratic, emotional, and incompetent. 🙃

So many people are having a bad first experience with Mastodon because they're using the official app which is lacking features, doesn't allow image uploads randomly, has random slowness, and doesn't give you easy access to the two most active feeds where you can find people (Local and Federated).

Please switch to Metatext, Tusky, or Tooot for a better mobile experience (or even use a browser).

Out of the >15k users that joined this week, over 11k are on the official apps.

"You are not blogging enough. You are pouring your words into increasingly closed and often walled gardens. You are giving control - and sometimes ownership - of your content to social media companies that will SURELY fail." By @shanselman in 2012? I guess this makes him to a kind of visionary. 👍

Gentle reminder that you don’t have to immediately respond to every email, call or text. It’s not really possible considering that the average office employee receives > 100 emails per day (Campaign Monitor). That’s excluding texts, slack messages & other communication.

6 Things every needs:

1.A self care practice

2.A Financial advisor - one that can meet you where you are + plan for the road ahead

3.A good lawyer (see #2)

4.A good therapist

5.A good primary physician

6.A personal advisory board

Retreat Weekend #1. Only focused on 5 things (in no particular order):

1. Prioritize sleep & waking up without an alarm.

2. Go outside (walk)

3. Practice Mindfulness/Meditation , Prayer or Yoga (reconnecting to the present)

4. Say “no” to things you really don’t want to do (or make a list of things to say yes to). Or perform a calendar audit …. But only if you feel like it.

5. Journal (helpful for “brain dumps” & self reflection)

Perhaps the greatest dance routine ever recorded. The Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway in Story Weather (1943, Colorized)

#blackmastodon #blacktwitter

Decided to look at network stats again. There are 1M more people using #Mastodon today than there were on October 27.

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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