It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
So @firstname.lastname@example.org retaliated against employees for organizing and is doubling down on it.
"Do your part" energy conservation plans, like turning lights off when you leave the room, are great for your energy bill, but their job as part of "lowering carbon footprints" is to deflect from the big corporations that actually use the vast majority of the power.
For example, the average US stand-alone home uses ~11,000 kWh per year.
The VERY MOST EFFICIENT roadside LED billboard uses ~61,000 kWh per year. That number rises to ~323,000 kWh at the top end.
it feels like trying to push two same pole magnets together, and if you're not dead on and constantly making adjustments, you just get shot the hell off to the side and have to start again from the beginning.
man, the effort required to get my brain to focus on and/or do a thing sometimes is frustrating. i need to finish an online training course for human subjects research, and I can get through about 5-6 paragraphs of text before my focus just...skips off the edge of the studying and demands i check email/slack/etc for the 4000th time in the past hour.
finished off something i was in the middle of before the holiday break, then discovered i needed a break from coding. screwed around with my nas a bit, but that was it.
i felt vaguely like i should have been working on some kind of hobby project, but it was actually nice to step back from the keyboard for a bit.
i keep telling myself i need to carve out some time every morning at work to do some professional development (read a technical paper, work on learning new languages/frameworks), but every morning i feel like i have too much to get done and don't have time for that today.
maybe one of those "i did/didnt' do the thing" daily trackers, so i can look and see i haven't done it all week, so it's okay to carve out some time.
This is worth a periodic re-share:
"Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster"
Because sometimes the old ways are good ways. 🧓
systems developer for necsys at the mit media lab. masshole. he/him.
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