Child abuse, Catholic Church
- there is a child sexual abuse problem in Poland in context of Catholic Church;
- we don't know the scale cause nobody cares to count abuse instances (well some people do care but government does not*)
- getting damages money is super hard; cause priests have no property and church does not acknowledge responsibility;
* arguably current party is just hostile to church child abuse survivors. But previous didn't care either.
Poland, nationalism ww2
Nationalists (or facists) would say that #Poland was attacked in World War 2 by (choose from the list below):
* Communists (of course S in NSDAP stands for Socialism)
* German nation & Russian Nation
What they omit is that we were rather attacked by two nationalistic regimes (N stands for National). Soviet Russia was somwhat cosmopolitan, but in practice being a Russian in Poland was somewhat a priveledged position too.
Polish politics // Woman rights abuse
Right now we have very big "Black Protest" marches, as ruling party decided to enforce (already very strict) abortion restrictions in Poland.
Basically woman would be forced to birth with severe defects (even ones that will die in first day of life).
They also started using terms like: "unborn human", "unborn patient".
This is all to appease to Catholic Church (after bishops publicly urged the government to hasten this legislation)
So I'm re-reading "Fiasco" by Lem. Being a teen I read this as a novel about impossibility of first contact.
Right now it's critique of toxic masculinity. Or: their is nothing bunch of machos can't screw up.
ALSO: And who would put a priest on a fuckin starship? Why would first contact starship need an "Vatican envoy" (what a waste of propellant).
Clergy Child Abuse in Poland // GOOD NEWS
First high payout to victim of child sexual abuse by priest was upheld by the highest court.
So victim gets to keep their 1 mln PLN (about 250.000$ depending on the exchange rate).
Finally good news.
#Poland is on lock down apparently. I dont know the exact rules cause our government is so well run, that they did announce lock down before publication of actual law.
Long story short: I'm not sure if walking the dogs on empty streets will be legal starting tomorrow.
Covid Ancillary Polish politics
And national media say: "Everything is great, see for example this high school in Milanówek, the are doing great!". And I'm like: "I know this shool, is a non public shool, with very high bar of entry, that has been using remote learning techniques for the last 5 years. Of course they manage."
Game violence // Dishonored series
I tried to pass Dishonored 2 on high chaos* levels twice. And twice I failed. I just plain dislike playing an asasin on murder spree. Also person that Emily develops to is rather disgusting on high chaos...
Also game is simple even on highest difficulty levels (you can easily clear the level of people).
* in the dishonored series you might kill people or not (it's a stealth game more or less). If you kill too much game enters into grim "high chaos" mode.
I'm really waiting for new #SFFBookClub book. I need to get some physical books, as it turns out that audiobooks are not that great when you stay at home for most of the time.
There is a lot of advice for Working from Home, but mind that some things works from some people, but not for others. Need to work in a formal wear, do it!, can work in pyjamas also it's fine.
There IMO the most important thing:
You need to communicate more proactively, and in general: you need to communicate more.
How it depends on a team. I started doing written recaps of daily work, right now I add notes to each issue I work on a given day.
TL;DR; Try to do your best when working from home, but try not to worry too much.
It's easy to burn out when working from home. Try to establish bounds, and resist urge to e.g. work for whole day doing long breaks during the day (e.g. from 8 to 12 and then from 16 to 20) if you do this for prolonged period of time you'll feel as if you are working non-stop.
Keep in mind that temporary productivity loss is expected. Some permanent productivity loss may be expected. Major productivity loss if you need to care for dependents when working from home is expected.
Capitalism Politics Virus
On one hand airlines want bailouts, on the other they spent most of their cash on stock buybacks.
So maybe spending all your free cash on non-neccessities, and having no reserves is a not viable business strategy? Maybe Execs should be like punished for that? And if society is to pay the bill for their stupidity only in exchange for ownership of the airlines, as private capital clearly managed to fuck this up royally.
Work // Covid. ~
So in a little more than a month I:
1. Switched from mostly remote work to office work;
2. Switched back to remote work due to mandated work from home;
This is messing my "i need schedule" part. But nothing serious, overally I'm grateful for proviledge of being able to work from home, and I feel lucky to jump employers just before coronavirus (as previous one did some multinational events).
One man developement team from Poland. Mostly I do python stuff.
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