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Zoom is looking more and more like one of the worst options out there. TL;DR: Don't use their private chat feature as it is anything but.
FYI: if you're having a committee meeting via Zoom and you use the chat function to privately write to someone, your colleagues may not see it in real time, but it shows up when the chat is downloaded and put in the minutes folder...
For the folks in the back...
Apple still doesn't give a fuck about your privacy. It just hasn't been able to fully monetize all its data. Yet.
This seems like a logical response to protect future generations </sarcasm> https://futurism.com/the-byte/trump-admin-suspending-enforcement-environmental-laws
I posted something about this the other day and figured we would see more of it. Here's a full story about an employer stealing any assistance their people get during the shutdown. https://www.kxan.com/news/austin-company-looking-to-dock-paychecks-for-those-receiving-stimulus-checks/
I've been working remotely for nearly my entire career in software. Here are some of the most important things I had to learn to be successful at it. https://chriswiegman.com/2020/03/remote-work-tips-from-a-career-of-remote-experience/
I'm honestly not sure which federal response has been more incompetent, the US or the UK.
When the NHS seeks help from "The only online store 100% dedicated to Medical Fetish, Kink and Roleplay", it may be a hint the UK govt is nowhere near doing what it should. https://twitter.com/MedFet_UK/status/1243590308878848002
Health coverage is a right.
If we could come out of this crisis with a single widely shared belief, if some once-controversial idea could become a new consensus, what do you hope it would be?
Before I'm misunderstood- I'm *not* suggesting that we throw up our hands and use Zoom.
Instead, I'm suggesting that we need to start realizing that simply building software isn't enough. Projects like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and Signal work because they're backed with hardware and bandwidth.
If we want a Zoom replacement, we'll need to ensure there is money to pay for the necessary components to pay for its infrasturcture and ongoing maintence.
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