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@mheiber, @effye and myself have just sent the news about this instance to the whole company. So, expect a lot of newcomers.

And to all , welcome .


- Corporate Computer: Hey I need to update. Want to do it now or later tonight?

- Me: We can do it now, I've got 5 min.

- Corporate Computer: Ok, closing everything. This will take 13min.

- Me (25min later): Oh god, still 2 min to go.

At the multinational corp, I don’t always get to join meetings where I need to be active all the time. Sometimes, I might just be there in case there is a question for me. So when those meetings are remote, I found a new way to beat the feeling of wasting my time. I draw portraits of my colleagues.

They’re still enough to make this quite easy. They don’t notice I’m actually drawing them. And while I stay focused on the conversation, my eyes, brain and hand relax at following these lines.

This app was very popular in the last region wide call we had in

Spice up your business video calls with filters. What could go wrong? ;)

It feels to me that passive aggressive attitudes are really harder to deal with over remote sessions than IRL.

Oh god. The garbage fire that is Developer "status".

Why do I need to fill in so many forms in order to write code and publish a binary that will run on MacOS?

I'm just giving up.

The great thing about working on a project that is only accessible through a VPN is that, when the VPN is down, there is absolutely no way to work.

Someone, for some reason, did not expect that we were all going to be using the VPN this Monday.

TIL Petro-masculinity:

"As the planet warms, new authoritarian movements in the West are embracing a toxic combination of climate denial, racism and misogyny. Rather than consider these resentments separately, this article interrogates their relationship through the concept of petro-masculinity, which appreciates the historic role of fossil fuel systems in buttressing white patriarchal rule. Petro-masculinity is helpful to understanding how the anxieties aroused by the Anthropocene can augment desires for authoritarianism. The concept of petro-masculinity suggests that fossil fuels mean more than profit; fossil fuels also contribute to making identities, which poses risks for post-carbon energy politics. Moreover, through a psycho-political reading of authoritarianism, I show how fossil fuel use can function as a violent compensatory practice in reaction to #gender and #climate trouble."

Covid-19, branding 


Today I learned that Charles Darwin invented the wheeled office chair?

So. Yeah. I've finally met him. At the coffee machine. This morning. Cool guy. Of course. End of story.

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