Fun projects I've worked on:
A #webring: https://hotlinewebring.club
The Rouge website: http://rouge.jneen.net
A book on #dns and domain names: https://domainnamesanitybook.com/
A site to track GitHub PRs: http://pullfeed.co
#processing sketches: https://github.com/edwardloveall/processing-sketches
A macOS #screensaver: https://github.com/edwardloveall/colorclocksaver
Lightning Talk on #supercollider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzspylL9Bh0
Ligthning Talk on #dwarffortress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QoH2B_huUU
Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account
I am pretty stressed. The best way I can put it is I normally have three pillars. Home, Work, and World. If something goes wrong in one (fight with partner, bad day at work, global tragedy) I can have a bad day.
But currently the world pillar is always having a bad day so if something goes wrong in another pillar, I really break down.
We used https://remo.co/ for a company meeting today and it was great. It did a really good job of simulating the advantages of a physical space, like small groups sitting at tables, speakers presenting to a crowd, raising hands to ask questions, etc. Definitely give it a shot if that sounds interesting.
A thing I've learned as a consultant: make it as easy as possible for someone to say yes to what you want.
E.g. instead of "Why are we doing A? B is better."
say: "When we do A, it seems to conflict with X. What do you think about changing it to B?"
It gives the person agency instead of getting defensive.
While we're all focused on the Corona crisis the US government is quietly pushing an internet #surveillance bill that is aimed at abolishing message encryption:
We should probably pay attention to this and spread awareness even if we are not American: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
I like that there is raised awareness and we're all taking is seriously. I like that many companies are urging folks to work from home. I like that I, personally, am washing my hands more.
I'm also trying to identify what it is that I can and can't do. Embracing the former, and rejecting the latter.
COVID-19 + Boston bombing
I was in Boston for the marathon bombing and it was terrible, but what was worse was the people having hot takes on the bomber, or the Boston police, or the runners, or the crowd...
This reminds me a lot of that.
The CDC was incompetent! Biogen should have known better! That guy in NH was a DOCTOR!
Sure, but this kind of attitude stokes panic. I'm not saying we shouldn't hold organizations accountable, but they are also made up of people who are wrong and make mistakes.
If you got 100 "emergency" calls an hour, would you know the ONE that month to take seriously? If you've gotten colds and been sick here and there your whole life, would you know THIS is the bad one?
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