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Do no harm, but take no shit.
Day's Musings - Being Relentlessly Positive
Rather than do a Day Daily, I'll be giving mini-lectures on topics that interest me. […] Ever wondered about my relentless positivity? Well, let's hear my thoughts on it :D
Of Course You've Messed Up
This is a film for those moments when we (again) hit rock bottom, when we're back in that old familiar place where nothing feels right, we hate ourselves and the future looks bleak. It's so easy to be sad - but maybe there could be another option? Maybe we could learn to make friends with despair and move beyond it...
Microsoft, there is a way to win our trust
A nice piece that sums up my gut feeling about Microsoft’s recent position on Linux and FOSS. In my opinion it’s worth a read, and if it’s only to get another perspective on the topic.
Omega Tau 315 – Modeling Socio-Technical Systems
Today I listened to this (english) podcast episode from 2019-06-14. The guest in this episode is Igor Nikolic and together they talk about how humans, systems, models and simulations. It’s a good opportunity to get an explanation of the basics and some relation to e.g. the power grid and climate change caused by humans.
The further material linked in the episode’s shownotes is also extensive, if you’d like to have a deeper dive into the topic.
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system.
#42 - DR. SCOTT (@DRSC0): MEDICALLY-DRIVEN STREET ART
I just listened to this Blackbulb podcast episode where the guest was Dr. Scott, who actually is a doctor, but also a street artist in Portland. They shared a lot of their wisdom on creativity and being an artist, but also on mental health and being a human being.
It’s only 40 minutes and I recommend this to anyone who’s struggling with creativity and/or mental health, or to anyone who just likes to feed their brain a bit.
Chaos Communication Camp 2019
I will attend the Chaos Communication Camp this year, as I still hear stories from my peers about the perfect camp I missed 2015.
Including notes in this weblog
I’m totally stealing Jamie’s idea on how to include bookmarks, favourites and date announcements in between posts.
The idea of collecting and publishing recommendable websites, articles and talks is not new to me, but on my older websites I kept them separately without any additional information.
Now they will appear in between my super infrequent posts. They will also appear in the RSS feed and have their own page that can be permalinked.