In his podcast this week, Blindboy gives some great tips about how to manage procrastination and your mental health, as well as how to deal with unhelpful anger. Listen from 14 mins in to hear about dealing with procrastination.
The Mozilla Foundation have published an index of privacy relating to consumer devices. The Privacy Not Included site lists a range of electronics sorted by how creey they are in using your personal information.
El País published another great COVID-19 data visualisation this week (first one here) illustrating the spread of aersols indoors in a room, bar and classroom. Mask and adequate ventilation severly reduce the risk of contamination.
You are in a dark room. The fire is dwindling. A haggered stranger enters. What happens next is up to you.A dark room is a fabulous text based adventure game that can be played in the browser, and can easily eat up your afternoon :-)
(H/T to Anna Murray for sharing)
Mission Protocol is a code of conduct that technology companies can adopt to ensure that their work and mission are well defined and committed to be free from harassment, abuse and other principles. The mission protocol provides a versioned standard that companies can use and display as a badge on their website.
This week I watched David Attenborough's excellent documentary film A Life On Our Planet on Netflix. David himself describes the film as his witness statement of the destruction of the bio-sphere that he has witnessed in his lifetime. It is harrowing viewing but ends in an optimistic call to action about what needs to be done to stop ourselves from destroying the planet. It is mandatory viewing for everyone, especially for those with children or in positions of power or influence.
RTÉ launched Illuminations this week, a fantastic collection of commissioned Irish art exploring the complex shades of lockdown. A range of literature, poetry, film, photography and visual art pieces from a host of Irish artists are described and on display on the beautiful Illuminations website.
Kristel Van der Elst has agreat post on the MIT Technology Review about using strategic foresight to plan for uncertain times. A handy skill in the pandemic we now find ourselves. She lays out a sequence of stels aimed at identifying as many explicit scenarios and opportunites as possible and taking the emotion out of planning for them.