I really liked how mechanical information and spiritual world would mix in the book.
Like Mimi transferring to the mecha, or metaphor of Web guardian spiders stinging people that circumvent bitrate restrictions.
Waste Tide // Deus Ex Series
Those fashion prosthesis reminded me of Deus Ex game series that deal with transhumanity.
In one of the games we see a fall, where due to series of events augmented persons would become subhuman nearly overnight. And the fact that their bodies came with maintenance costs exacerbated their problems.
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.
One man developement team from Poland. Mostly I do python stuff.
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