Ten years married.
I just started reading Walkaway: A Novel by Cory Doctorow.📚
The tree is starting to look a lot healthier than last year.
Algorithms used for a good cause.
Review of Freeze-Frame Revolution
The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts📚 was a book proposed by Amazon. The plot description sounded excellent and captivating, and I’ve tried the free reading example. I had some issues to get into the story and understand what’s going on, but once I passed this, the book was terrific, a good idea and perfect execution of it.
The system goes so far as to track “time off task,” which the company abbreviates as TOT. If workers break from scanning packages for too long, the system automatically generates warnings and, eventually, the employee can be fired.
Review of Murderbot series book two to four
I finished the Murderbot (📚) series, should have done it earlier but somehow lost sight of these books.
I’ve so far never thought about this topic, but since I’ve read the article, it is stuck in my head. The main issue I see with it is the question of quality and health with the ordered food.
One thing that’s bad about this trend, though, is that when you outsource food preparation (and everything that goes into it) into Cooking As A Service, then you turn all aspects of food into something that’s being sold to you. And that includes healthiness.
But this is also covered in the article as well. It is as always the healthy option will be more expensive. I’m not yet sure where I stand on this whole “As A Service” topic no matter in which industry. I used to be quite pro for it but this has changed recently, and I’m a lot more critical now about it.
I hate being ill — but it looks I’m past it now; Not yet back to 100% but getting there.
Random drops of tee on my desk.
I just started reading Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff.📚
Relaxing in the desert. Building stone towers with the camp in the background.
Tent in the desert. Our place for the night from Sunday to Monday.
I just started reading The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts.📚
The hotel lobby.
I just started reading Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells.📚
On a rooftop in Marrakech.
Let the adventure begin!
I just started reading Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells.📚
I just started reading Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells.📚
Review of The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
I just struggled through The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells📚. The book has a good beginning followed by a big letdown in the middle and end :-( I think the message is significant in this book is essential and the author manages to explain the side effects of warmer earth quite well. But he then tends to drift off into philosophy and mystical ideas. Some chapters were nearly unreadable.
With all the current rumors in the Mac Blogosphere regarding Shortcuts on the Mac, my only hope regarding this would be if the actual Shortcut App would get a Mac version.
The screen of my iPhone is way too small for creating shortcuts on the device, this is my biggest issue with the app. Especially when you need to edit text fragments inside of the shortcut actions.
I should perhaps have a look at Twich sometimes, this sounds like interesting channels and communities.
Another fix to the homepage. I now do not display all blog post on the main page anymore. The loading times are just to long. I liked the idea of having a single timeline but it is no longer feasable. I now display 30 post by default and the rest on a second page.
An image drawn by my daughter picturing my favorite meal, Pasta with tomato sauce.
I just started reading Against the Tide of Years: A Novel of the Change (Island Book 2) by S. M. Stirling.📚