What do you wonder

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The place to put the things you lie awake wondering about

Tracking apps

Submitted by thehousegoddess on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 10:10

Apple and Google will be making it easier for public health apps to use phones' bluetooth to trace contacts for the purpose of finding potentially infectious individuals. In order for this to work, we would have to install the apps and consent to having our movements tracked by our government. The tech could also be used to find people who are violating self isolation orders.

You on board with this? Are you willing to put aside privacy concerns for the public good? Do you think this could work with a majority buy-in?

I wonder why we think of government as 'slow'

Submitted by puxapuak on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 15:22

In a conversation I was in recently, we were discussing the amazing pace of change in our workplaces - whole policies and procedures and structures embedded in the operation of a place being ripped up and redesigned in a matter of days, every day a scramble to catch up on what new directives were coming down from above that might potentially change fundamental parts of our day to day activities and work. But the kicker there is that we were both government employees in this conversation.

I wonder what the birds think

Submitted by puxapuak on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:59

They're all arriving back in Canada after their winter down South. I wonder what they're thinking as they look down at the human built world below and everything - everything - is so much quieter than when they left. Not a whole lot of the world to the South was really slowing down yet as they began their journey, but on every day of flight, the further North they got, the quieter things were growing.

I Wonder What You Hear

Submitted by puxapuak on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 18:17

What do you hear, right now? Outside? Has your soundscape changed these past few weeks?

I just had this moment on the balcony... I stepped out there because it's a beautiful warm spring night, and up on the fourth floor at this time of year, the sun often warms the evening air further and it just feels good after a long winter to get outside again.

Chronicles

New kinds of procrastination in the era of a pandemic
by puxapuak on 2020-04-11
every day is exactly the same
by thehousegoddess on 2020-04-08
lots more to do now
by dragonbreath on 2020-04-28
So many things to do...
by dragonbreath on 2020-04-18
lots of time on your hands can be good
by dragonbreath on 2020-04-08
going nowhere, or going down
by dragonbreath on 2020-04-06
occasional entries describing thoughts and emotions during the Pandemic.
by dragonbreath on 2020-04-05

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