I should do a #reintroduction, since last time was on my old instance.
I’m GB. I’m a UX designer in Austin. I’ve been designing software/web products and services for ~20 years (I started early). I’m an advocate for inclusive design and #a11y, and I barely talk about work here, but always up for shop talk.
I’m cis he/him, but I love the shit out of all y’all. I’m a dad, hubby, and subject to the true rulers, our 2 cats. I’m into fancy tea, weird music, and you.
covid / wfh
I’m way more productive and generally in a better mood when I WFH. So much so that I’m seriously considering my next job being entirely remote.
covid / wfh
It just reeks of corporate fear, like if they don’t have eyes on everyone, our productivity will plummet, they’ll just waste money, etc.
covid / wfh
What bothers me is the rest of the official email, where HR indicates that they’re not offering standard WFH for other office because, they say, WHO/CDC say they shouldn’t “over-rotate”.
health/handwashing, birdsite, +
So apparently, soap is waaaay better for killing viruses (incl. coronaviruses) than hand sanitizers based on alcohol and so on. This is because the soap literally rips apart the lipid bilayer that coats/protects the virus.
Really good, if somewhat technical explanation here from a chemistry prof: https://twitter.com/PalliThordarson/status/1236549305189597189
Important PSA for people living in the US: The FCC has been forced to reopen public comment on the Net Neutrality decision following a court case by Mozilla. The influx of bots (suspiciously using the names of telecom subscribers) that were anti-Net Neutrality has caused this. The FCC is trying to bury this, and very few are reporting on it.
To (re)file your thoughts on the FCC's decision, go to https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express. Proceeding 17-108 is Net Neutrality. This ends in March.
It is proven! I am gb on Keybase: https://keybase.io/gb/sigchain#70bf1afb8c3f4bcf9cc59b9dada4f38521537373a828fcde47c1935bdab83d890f
After a day of faking it so my lil girl could enjoy her birthday, I feel so exhausted and alone/confused. I’m soo far away from my siblings, and my sister is so alone and dealing with kids, apparently avoiding dealing with the next steps. I need to go to her, but my wife has surgery this week and I don’t know how my work will flex with all this.
What a total clusterfuck of life and death. All I can do is hold on to my kid and stay calm.