Car chat 

Looking at potentially (business) leasing a fully-electric Hyundai Ioniq...

drivingelectric.com/hyundai/io

Anyone got one? Thoughts? 🤔

There are waves in the
air that are invisible
to the naked eye

Looking at potentially buying a new car and was wondering what 'aquablades' are.

Then I realised.

Volvo's answer to... windscreen wipers

😂

I've had a week off running and drinking alcohol to see what effect it would have on my Heaet Rate Variability.

(Garmin measures 'stress' as the inverse of HRV - i.e. lower recorded stress levels are due to higher measured HRV.)

Looking forward to a gentle 5k tomorrow (and perhaps a whisky after my MRI scan!)

For example, I reshared this on LinkedIn the other day, and it seemed like everyone who was telling me that it was "impossible" in places other than a "homogenous" society such as Finland was... American? Or went to private school themselves?

linkedin.com/posts/dajbelshaw_

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This is from Dan Hon's newsletter. He's British, living in the US.

This analogy of Americans treating Disneyland as a magical place where there's infrastructure and drinkable water resonates really hard for me.

I shouldn't laugh too much, as the UK is currently headed in this direction. However, I do have a hard time in explaining to a *lot* of Americans that over in Europe there's an approach which isn't rampant individualism.

newsletter.danhon.com/archive/

ukpol, monarchy 

We're absolutely fucked economically, but at least this front page, with it's headline and call to rethink* the monarchy gives me some hope...

*abolish?

Honestly, the entire purpose of the government is to:

A) Redistribute wealth (collecting taxes to take care of people and create infrastructure)

And

B) Protect its people (be it from invasion, viruses, disasters)

If it’s not doing these things properly, what is the point?

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ukpol, monarchy 

We're absolutely fucked economically, but at least this front page, with it's headline and call to rethink* the monarchy gives me some hope...

*abolish?

Open Workplace Recognition using Verifiable Credentials
💼 + 🤗 = 🚀

blog.weareopen.coop/open-workp

@dajb and @epilepticrabbit reflect on yesterday's publication of the draft Verifiable Credentials for Education, Employment, and Achievement Use Cases report.

What does it mean for #OpenRecognition in the workplace?

It's a shame Google Stadia is shutting down, but pleased they're refunding purchases (which probably amount to around £200 for me).

Used it a lot during the pandemic, and completed Sniper Elite 4 and all of the DLCs via Stadia, but haven't played it much since I got my PS5 (and now a Steam Deck!)

techradar.com/news/breaking-go

I have never seen any politician set their career on fire as thoroughly as Liz Truss just did in her tour of local radio shows

youtube.com/watch?v=_q0rlT-5ox

@cubicgarden

I feel that the focus in the public discourse around these technology stacks is often too much oriented on the tech itself. Not so much what you want to establish with it, the ultimate objectives. How it will support our social interaction. We seem to have forgotten what Social even means. Even large institutions like the EU/EC are talking Digital Transformation as a means to an end. Meanwhile society dehumanizes in our addiction to faulty techz. Tech can only ever be supportive.

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