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Ahoy! #ZincCoop is considering offering a bi-weekly co-learning session where we focus on:

A) Front-end development (JS, CSS, Web Components)
B) Back-end development (Rails, SRE stuff)
or
C) Tech Writing + Documentation (Code docs, user guides, etc)

Which would you attend?

#WorkLog | #ZincCoop | #LearnLog

(Boosts welcome!)

Voting in (topescaperoomsproject.com/) is more and more work every year, lolsob.

This time around, I have 87 in person games to carefully stack-rank, and 16 virtual games.

Day 15

The planter is a little more sprouted, but unevenly so. The sprouts on the window-facing side are less leggy than the ones on the inside.

The seeds in the pot are starting to make their first set of "true" leaves.

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What do you think is the best Slack alternative from the Open-Source area in the focus of engineering offices?

If not listed please mention as a comment.

#boost #poll #slack #floss #foss #chat #business #opensource #alternative

Day 11

The planter has mostly sprouted, except for some patches were seeds were too tight together.

The sprouts in the pot are going strong.

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Day 7

The seeds on the planter are visibly sprouting.

The seeds in the pot are preparing to take over the world.

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"The media is still under some illusion that fairness and balance means devoting equal attention to allegations about, and stories potentially damaging to, both candidates--rather than devoting proportional attention to allegations and stories according to their credibility, scale, scope and importance."

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"Dissent requires the right to privacy: to be let alone in our vulnerabilities and the ability to form our thoughts and share them when we choose."

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"Wanton destruction of the personal privacy of any person who has ever come near a political organization is a vicious but effective means to smother dissent."

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"Such hack-and-dump operations are designed to blackmail people, and deter people from entering into politics."

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"Whistle-drowning is designed to flood the public a flurry of allegations that make it very difficult to concentrate on the important questions facing us."

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Some quotes from the piece:

"Given the decreasing time available, what are the important questions, and how much attention should they get, and how?"

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There is a lot of insight in this piece, including Tufekci's ongoing argument that we are in a war for attention, more than a war for (free) speech.

I also learned the term "whistle-drowning" (~ DDOSing of the media / public discourse), which seems like a handy word for these times.

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Zeynep Tufekci's latest newsletter makes some important points about how poorly the media is covering what is important about the Hunter Biden story: the obvious blackmail.

zeynep.substack.com/p/ignoring

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