The Organization

Petty, but...

One of the neighbours has been having some kind of big renovation in their backyard. For the past couple days it has been chainsaws all day, and now it has been joined by mini-diggers with the beep beep backup alerts. While i don't begrudge anyone the right to fix up their place, it is driving me a bit crazy with the noise. Just another excuse to turn up my tunes even louder.

Quick Things

Reading Mitigating Digital Mindlessness, and this quote struck me:

Definition. Mindlessness is the vulnerable state of heuristic decision making which leaves users susceptible to unintentional or malicious deception (e.g. fake news, deep fakes) and misdirection (e.g., filter bubbles, dark patterns).

Also reading about TDD, and how multiple studies have shown that it is not the panacea we thought it was.

Discovered sprout.place, which is like a ... whiteboard with video? Persistent chat space? Kinda cool, and free, worth checking out.