Australian COVID-19 Stats
Look, there's no shortage of dickheads out there, but overall we appear to doing something kind of right (as of about about a week or two ago to be showing up now).
Social distancing with a 3yo stuck at home is starting to feel a lot like this:
Ticket checkers, swearing
My carriage on Sydney trains just had their fares checked.
Picture this : A bunch of people are going carriage to carriage, person to person, asking for everyone's opal card or phone or credit card - whatever you used to tap onto the trains - and handling them against the same scanner, which they pushed it right up against (I tired to hover it, but they pushed down on it to get their reading)
Now... I already hate transit officers.
But this is just enraging 😡🤬
Programming teams working from home
Does anyone have any suggestions for tools or rituals to help a team of distributed programmers?
I'm thinking long term here with COVID-19 hanging around for a long time, and a team that gets along really well IRL. So I want to avoid issues with prolonged social isolation, as well as good online collaboration tools.
Already got MS Teams for chat and conference calls.
One thing we're probably missing is an online "whiteboard" or such.
So I've been commuting for over 2 hours now, most of which was on a very crowded train, with a highly contagious virus in the wild - BUT SUUURE, letting people work from home as much as your coworkers actually require you in the office for everyone to do their jobs, rather then by some draconian principles based on nothing but management's "gut" is WAAAAY too hard and unproductive, and probably lowers morale...
I know we all heard of the Seti@home shutdown last week, but there is a new viable project. Folding@Home has been around for nearly as long as SETI@Home, but they have turned their efforts toward speeding up research toward treatments to battle COVID-19.
If you have spare cycles, I would ask you to consider spending them here.
Got out in the garden and made a new garden bed that I scattered wildflower seeds into after tilling gypsum into it.
The blackberry plant we've got is doing well, so I'm trying to train it to go up a lattice. I think I'm supposed to prune back everything that's not going up - not sure.
My bamboo replacing Lilly Pilly plants are enjoying their new home. Wish they'd grow faster, but such is life.
Similarly my acerola cherry tree is happy, but wish it was bigger.
So, time for an #introduction.
I'm Tara, or T. Living in Canberra but originally from NSW. Keen on birds, sci-fi/fantasy, plants, poetry, and a bunch of other stuff I am clearly blanking on now that I have to talk about myself.
I've heard about mastodon before but never tried it so keen to figure out how everything works.
"What's this, a humanoid robot?"
"Yes," the pet store assistant said. "To keep your cat or dog company while you are at work."
"Is it intelligent?"
"It's fully autonomous, with state of the art artificial intelligence."
"Then why shouldn't I send it to work while I stay at home?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Web Dev with delusions of grandeur
Sydney, Australia; English; He/Him; pol alt: @firstname.lastname@example.org
Web dev blog: https://legacy-to-the-edge.com
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.