Fun facts about masks:
They're inexpensive compared to getting sick.
They're a minor inconvenience.
They protect you from #COVID19 PLUS other viruses.
If you're ill and don't know, your mask protects people around you.
If more people wore them, we'd not only prevent death and disability, we'd also limit the mutation of COVID.
If you're worried about your privacy, masks also make it more difficult for facial recognition software to track your movement.
#WearAMask - It's a win-win-win-win-win.
🎵 In a totally unexpected development, I’ve found myself listening to The Bangles this morning. https://music.apple.com/gb/album/everything/291417870
Bandcamp floated up some random shred for today: https://korinkuroi.bandcamp.com/album/night-of-1986
It's not bad, as these things go.
Long overdue restring and tweak to the setup. Lowered the action a bit to see how it takes it. #guitar
Finished reading: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker 📚
A pretty affecting follow-up to Borderline. Looking forward to the third volume. https://micro.blog/books/9781481451925
People seem to be enjoying our latest episode. If you want to help us reach a bigger audience, we’d love a boost. Cheers! 🇬🇷❤️
Greece in the Off Season - Is it worth it?
Finished reading: Borderline by Mishell Baker 📚
I first heard of this book on a couple of podcasts where it got rave reviews. Took me quite a while to get round to reading it, but those reviews were right. Recommended. https://micro.blog/books/9781481429788
On account of current developments, have done the #movetodon thing to mop up the few accounts from Twitter that I want to make sure I follow here if possible.
Often when someone is being optimistic about AI (really machine learning), they bring up the idea of 'reducing human bias', and I find this concept really confusing.
We're talking about software built by biased humans, and then trained on decades worth of biased, human-made data, then practically applied by more biased humans to automate tasks they don't want to do.
And somehow this is apparently going to end up producing less biased results than before?
Finished reading: Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo 📚
A very enjoyable follow-up to Ninth House. Looking forward to the next one. https://micro.blog/books/9781250866684
Some of the arrangement is a little cheesy, but I quite like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slkJkfgj-bw
RT THIS. This is the link to apply for a free ‘Voter Authority Certificate’ so you can continue to vote in UK elections now that photo ID is compulsory. Looks like it’s going to be down to all of us to shout about it. https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate
Finished reading: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 📚
Yup. Great fun. https://micro.blog/books/9781473227996
Programmer. Reads books. Plays guitar. Belfast-born, living in Leeds. he/him.
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