I can't access the Indian government's COVID portal, COWIN, from outside India. Which means I'll probably need a VPN. But the govt is at war with VPN providers. And they have no solutions of their own. Which means eventually the best way to access digital India will be from within India itself. 😕

I passed my AWS Solutions Architect pro exam :)

2 down, 10 to go :D

Any other AWS cert holders on this tootbox?

Coronavirus V - LastWeekTonight

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle, John Oliver looks at the various sources of misinformation about the disease - from televangelists and the right wing media, to President Trump himself.


aaaand.... he's back!

"One America News, or OAN, is a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump at his coronavirus press briefings. John Oliver takes a look at who they are, how they report, and why they could be a big problem during the pandemic."


Watched The Platform on Netflx yesterday.

A very unsettling movie on the surface, but a lot of themes reminded me of Snowpiercer and tricke-down economics, the latter quite literally. Class warfare, socialism, elitism, panopticon... quite a heady mix of ideas. Highly recommended.

I have very fond memories of Venice when I was there a few years ago. Feel very sorry to see what covid is doing to it now. Thoughts and prayers to people still there struggling every day, I hope things recover soon.

Really enjoyed this talk by Scott Galloway - describes what's up with Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple, and why it's up to us.


There are news reports coming out that will be even better for Amazon as people order from home. I wonder how things will turn out as bezos gets a bigger piece of the pie.

This is the kind of thing that gives me hope in our species. Let's make sure this year that humanity continues to live, kicking and screaming, and exploring the edges of its existence as we have so far.

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