Asynchronous working seems to become less and less popular. Yesterday while on the train I edited a Numbers spreadsheet that was shared via iCloud, and I couldn't make changes while in dead spots. Now I'm trying to clean up my inbox, and while moving is queued, mailbox creation isn't. – I think developers should use their own products on the road more often.
the one thing i can honestly say i learnt thanks to my university studies that i dont think id have figured out elsewhere
everything is messier and more complex than any of us are willing to admit, and we should be talking about it in much simpler terms than people who are interested in the messiness and complexity will ever be willing to do
I think I'm going to try this Anki thing (http://augmentingcognition.com/ltm.html) out for my theatre lines for this summer's play.
Anyway, I'd like to run a kernel written in a memory-safe language that I can also read and understand (personally I'd prefer Go because I'm good at it, and I haven't yet found a resource that made it easy for me to learn Rust, and my Haskell is very rusty (haha)). But I have no idea how it is be done and if it is at all practical (or if not, what's missing). Anyone? #followerpower
I still couldn't find out why @tootapp says »detsoob« instead of »boosted« for the boosts of one person I follow. They don't look mirrored to me!
capitalism, consumerism, education
Due to tax cuts and the rising costs of textbooks, some USA schools are receiving corporate sponsored education materials.
This is just as bad as you think it is.
A 1998 study by the Consumers Union found 80% of these materials to be biased.
The educational materials were found to have incomplete or “slanted” information that favored the sponsor’s products and views.
Examples in next toot:
I have been completely removed from Facebook for a full year. It has been the best year in recent memory. OBSERVATIONS:
1) I'm still "connected" to current events. I'm just not bombarded with a thousand "rage-bait" rants about it.
2) I'm still connected with everyone that matters. We've shared the responsibility of staying in touch. Sometimes it's on me to reach out, sometimes it's on them. The people who haven't kept up with me, were just a relationship of ceremony and convenience.
3) I'm substantially less depressed. Surprising no one, I guess. It didn't cure depression, but it alleviated that which it brought: A lot.
4) I'm still super social online. I have community here and a few other places. We do things together, and don't just try to whip ourselves into a fury.
5) I've gained a meaningful perspective: *MY* perspective. Getting away from the manipulative pieces of those social media sites has given me enough clarity to be, well... "me."
I'm the guy who finds four-leaf clovers all the time.
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
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