hearing loss, brain stuff
OK, here's one thing I want to shout about since I learned it all yesterday: the average person with hearing loss takes 10 years - 10 YEARS! - to get a test or seek any help.
But your brain is really plastic and really thrifty and if you're not using the neurons that help it listen and process speech, those bits atrophy - because no point maintaining them, right? So by the time people with hearing loss actually get a hearing aid, it is way less use to them than it could have been at the start.
ALSO: if you are struggling to hear over a long period, your brain spends a lot of time feeling overwhelmed.
That, plus the atrophying neurons, means even mild untreated hearing loss doubles your risk of dementia.
If you're in the UK, hearing tests are free at places like Specsavers and Boots. You can also get free online tests. Check your hearing, people!
I grew a wallet in my basement!
I’ve been growing #kombucha scobies specifically to turn into #vegan leather, and my first batch is finally done. I’m going to write a recap and tutorial. In the meantime, here are pictures of my new wallet, made from kombucha. It feels like a cross between heavy plastic sheeting and leather.
Something I learnt b in therapy, that might help others.
Make active goals.
This means to not set goals on states, but on actions.
Instead of "I finish this thing" make your goal "I work on this thing today"
Reason is, you can't really control the state, as a lot can come up.
But you can control more that you work on something. And any amount of work would suffice to reach that goal. So even if you work in it for just an hour, it might not be finished, but you worked on it
Set goals that are active, time constraint and reachable and best start with "I want to"
Don't set goals that are passive, start with "I must", are unreachable or don't have any time constraint.
make that "any job red flags"!
Design job description red flags:
“work hard, play hard”
“wear multiple hats”
“possibility of becoming full-time”
"must know (ridiculously long list of stuff)”
Daring with the current health situation: @FlySWISS@twitter.com/@Lufthansa_USA have fecal matter (“Knusprig Scheiße”) on their lounge menu at Newark Airport.
The moment Google noticed that they can lower their privacy standards for British people now…
JUST IN: Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead #GDPR #dataprotection https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/google-users-in-uk-to-lose-eu-data-protection-sources/
Ecosia - Head of Design (f/x/m)
We are looking for a passionate Head of Design to join us in Berlin and take a leading position in our design team, empowering it to create and evolve an outstanding experience for our users and the visual language of Ecosia's brand and products! Do you want to become part of an inspiring team and shape a product used by millions of users? https://jobs.lever.co/ecosia/e64f928a-be68-486b-bee8-4c488b9ffd80 #greenjobs
On Linux, I like workspaces to organize my work. When I am coding, I typically have a browser on a different workspace to look things up or check on fedi, or maybe even two different ones.
But modern browsers use CPU all the time, even when they are on a separate workspace.
So I wrote a script which can put selected apps to sleep unless they are on the current workspace.
It's a command line script, run it with the -h switch for help:
Was viele Menschen, ich auch, die Doku schreiben ja schnell mal vergessen und was es gleichzeitig so schwierig macht ist: Die Leute die eure Doku lesen sind in der Regel nicht in der Materie drin. Die machen das mal alle paar Monate oder Jahre und selten den ganzen Tag. Selbstverständlichkeiten sind eben nicht klar.
Daher: Holt euch Feedback für eure Doku! Fragt Leute die nicht den ganzen Tag in eurem Projekt drin sind, fragt Leute die thematisch nur am Rand oder mit Teilen davon zu tun haben.
look at this very beautiful ginkgo tree which is around 1400 years old
Introvert active listener, web developer, craftsperson. Likes storytelling games.
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