This walk home is not a lonely one.
Taken at Nightingale
And how we might start to push back against the tide of Web bullies.
This post has been doing the rounds lately. I didn’t pay it much mind, filing it under “at last one developer sees the wrong of his ways.”
I read this, by Cory Doctorow, a few days later. It’s fiction but you betcha something like this will happen. It already may have but if so it has been kept quiet.
Then I found this article on Business Insider.
So yeah, software developers are definitely making the world a worse place and no amount of ethics will fix it. What a developer in the US doesn’t want to do, the company will find someone in Asia or Eastern Europe to write. Market dynamics as applied to ethics.
I was locked out of my Pictures folders recently. The commands on the blog worked:
takeown /f G:\folder /r /d y
icacls G:\folder /grant administrators:F /T
Wonder how this is supposed to work now that Microsoft is phasing out cmd over PowerShell.
In addition to doing more to weed out lies and false propaganda, Facebook could tweak its algorithm so that it does less to reinforce users’ existing beliefs, and more to present factual information. This may seem difficult, but perhaps the Silicon Valley billionaires who helped create this problem should take it on before setting out to colonize Mars.
El Zuckerberto wants all the money he can have so he can be on the third ship to Mars. The first one made it there, the second one brought all the toys, and the third is for the rich people who want off the planet.
At least on twitter it’s easy to look up and see what the others are talking about, even while mired in abuse.
Last year I turned off all my notifications. I stopped booking meetings. I started living asynchronously.
Source: Live asynchronously.
My job (and that of my coworkers) is being constantly stopped from finishing the task we are working on. I’m told that I’m really, really good at it, but I only got that way by working in the kitchen, where the job is, again, being interrupted.
But the cognitive load is immense, and intense. I often get home feeling more tired from working at the office job for 6 hours than from working in the kitchen for 12 hours.
And no, I don’t get breaks at either job unless it’s slow.
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Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun.
In my case it’s not app fatigue, it’s more of a life fatigue. My work schedule doesn’t help any, as the kind of gal I like usually has a work schedule that is exactly opposite mine.
It is one of the things that killed my last relationship, after all. The upkeep is just so, so hard.