Reading “The Computer Boys Take Over” — currently the part covering HR practices in the 1950s and 1960s — and it’s insane how little has changed in our industry during the past 50+ years.
I guess I should get used to the feeling, I have a hunch that it’ll be a common recurrence throughout the rest of the book.
Snapped a photo of this little thing at the lake a couple of days ago. Turns out, playing around with telephoto lenses is fun!
(Original @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zweistein/51371615021/)
There are any number of demo sites where you can type LaTeX math and get mathjax to format it for you in your web browser window, but https://muboard.net/ looks like a good choice for sharing your screen when conferencing, office hours, etc: markdown for the non-math formatting, set up to look like a blackboard, with no unnecessary distractions, free to copy or modify. Via https://lobste.rs/s/mqfkap/mathematics_chalkboard_with_mathjax
…It’s also victim blaming to tell everyday people they’re at fault for using one of the two main tech platforms instead of an (as of yet inaccessible) alternative. (I have two Pinephones and my room overflows open hardware. No, I don’t blame you for using an iPhone or an Android device. You’re the victim here.)
Blame the actual culprits: clueless legislators/policymakers who allow these monopolies to continue and fail to protect our human rights. Blame Big Tech and those who enable it…
news, gun violence, USA
I always find it interesting how news on shootings in the US end up prominently featured on front pages of Croatian media, but when you actually try to find some further information in US media, it's usually buried somewhere deep like it's business as usual.
I guess that says a lot about 'merica, too. 🤷♂️
I am using the following apps now:
Otpclient for mfa
Tootle for mastodon
Freetube for youtube watching
Geary for mail
Gnome web webapp installer for mattermost chat
Firefox for other webbrowsing
Spot for spotify
Opentodolist with Nextcloud sync for notes/shared shopping list
My own app Tinge for controlling Hue lights - https://code.smolnet.org/micke/tinge
My own app PassUI for password management - https://code.smolnet.org/micke/passui
Installed latest #mobian on my #pinephone today, and it is very close to being a viable daily driver for me now. I have all the apps I need now apart from some more or less mandatory proprietary apps related to identification and banking in Sweden (BankID, Swish). I can keep an android phone around on my desk for those I guess and keep this puppy in the pocket from now on :).
My interests, in no particular order: physics, programming (esp. API design), music (esp. weird), left-leaning politics.
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