De 3e Nederlandstalige Obsidian meet-up vindt op 20-11 plaats https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3e-nederlandstalige-obsidian-meet-up-tickets-194443584997
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has died
Best known, and far more easily spelty by English-speakers, for his work on the pschology of flow states, particularly in his book Flow, he was a Hungarian-American psychologist associated with Caremont Graduate University, the University of Chicago, and Lake Forest College.
I'd had a brief email exchange with him over a concept he'd raised in an essay. Discussion drifted to other Hugarian (and Austrian) notables, ncluding the Polanyis (Karl and Michael). He'd known their neice, Eva Zeisel Polanyi, a ceramicist, and he dropped this small-world gem:
Karl Popper used to go hunting in the summers through the Carpatian Mountains with my grandfather; occasionally they were joined by August von Hayek, who later also got a Nobel in Economics . . . I learned a lot about my grandfather from him . . . And indirectly a lot from Popper, whose Das Logik Der Vorschung (translated into English with the strange title of The Logic of Scientific Discovery) was for years my Bible.
I'd first heard of his Flow concept on a public radio interview I caught whilst on a road-trip through a remote rural high plateau, in the 1990s. Highly memorable and mildly surreal listening to his voice as the countryside flowed past.
HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28940227
On the demise(?) of conference backchannels (e.g. Twitter). @paolovalde comments audiences usually created them, is there less interest to connect?
Gisteren sprak ik op #foss4gnl in Enschede over de EU wetgeving rond data en digitalisering die in de maak is, en hoe de FOSS en FOSS4G community daar mee vorm aan kan geven.
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🇬🇧Historical moment: EU Parliament calls for a full ban of dystopian #BiometricMassSurveillance and #FaceSurveillance in Europe!
Implement the ban now, @firstname.lastname@example.org @DeirdreCluneMEP@twitter.com @email@example.com @KosmaZlotowski@twitter.com and @Konecna_K@twitter.com!
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Fairphone 4 launch announced today. I finally got the opprortunity to pre-ordering one. It should arrive by mid Nov.
Dear non-men who write code: I'm reading resumes from men who have less than 3 months of software experience applying for management and staff-level jobs.
Just go apply.
You wouldn't believe what the other folks are getting away with
Werk! 👇 👇 👇
Open State Foundation is op zoek naar een developer om ons team te versterken. Heb jij passie voor een transparantie overheid en open data, bekijk dan onze vacature: https://openstate.eu/nl/2021/09/vacature-full-stack-developer-met-passie-voor-transparantie-2/
Gave audio transcription services another go, this time with otter.ai. I see some options for note taking where it might overcome the friction I normally feel using dictation.
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