My contribution to #ArtTips:
Enjoy being where you are.
No you're neither Einstein, Napoleon, Jesus nor Muhammad.
But just enjoy being who you are.
Because if you fail to enjoy being who you are, you'll probably loose all the energy you actually *need* to become who you're actually *meant to be*.
Last week I did not expect to already be employed by today. I need to keep reminding myself that I'm feeling grateful. Feels weird.
By most statistical predictions I will at the very least hold this job for at least a year, most likely. I am laser-focused on making that prediction true. Maybe even surpass it.
Open NIC is an interesting, and maybe even exciting, concept. I'll at least admit as much.
Sweet dreams are made of these,
who am I to disagree.
I travel the world and the seven seas,
everybody's looking for something.
Some of them want to use you,
some of them want to be used by you.
Some of them want to abuse you,
some of them want to be abused by you.
[inspired by a recent socmed discussion at another SNS which will remain unmentioned, a discussion upon a flat-earther magazine article]
I did not expect to get a new job today.
But I did. Today. And it's Monday to Saturday. And it's raining right now.
Now don't get me wrong I'm grateful.
"I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me" by Don Norman https://www.fastcompany.com/90338379/i-wrote-the-book-on-user-friendly-design-what-i-see-today-horrifies-me
"Despite our increasing numbers the world seems to be designed against the elderly. Everyday household goods require knives and pliers to open. Containers with screw tops require more strength than my wife or I can muster. (We solve this by using a plumber’s wrench to turn the caps.)"
Another cool thing the YouTube recommendation algorithm had been insistent on making me watch for the past few days (and was finally successful tonight): an imo very cool & very well done & well-produced reimagining of the final lightsaber fight between Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi:
a16z on the limited value of "data moats" -- on why unrestricted data acquisition actually has relatively little positive value (though unexplored is whether it indeed goes negative).
You can follow multiple hashtags on Mastodon very easily:
1. Search for a hashtag
2. Go to the search results column, open its options and select "Pin"
3. On the pinned column, open its options and select "Include additional tags for this column"
4. Add all the hashtags you want to follow to "Any of these"
This pinned column will then show results for the tags you add to it.
It allows you to follow topics in a single column the same way you would follow people.
Bruce Schneier has a catchy title for his latest book... (and no I didn't realize until today it had already been published last September 2018...)
More details: https://www.schneier.com/books/click_here/
The year is 2084. The world is controlled by a single entity, Disney. Everyone works for Disney in some capacity. They control everything you do and think. The Mouse is always watching. You are a low-ranking soldier enlisted in the Mouse Corps ordered to maintain peace in the streets.
Generalistic and moderated instance.