are you all feeling well? No? Hmm. Yeah… I don’t know what I can do about that, either. I’m trying to think of something. Maybe we can all make fun of these predictions what the jobs of the future will be? Let’s especially enjoy the buoy.
Ah. Much better.
WeWork, which is a VC-funded company from the Silicon Valley (read into that what you want. But we are in 2018) bought Meetup, which isn’t any of those and immediately everything went wrong: The Mess at Meetup
They did the math and it doesn’t look good for single people: Tinder is not actually for meeting anyone
(It is probably worse for women, let’s be honest there. So far everyone I met through Tinder has been a total delight.)
did you ever wonder Why Do We Need to Sleep?Turns out – nobody knows. (Of all the things we need to do, it is one of the best ones, though. Ah, sleep. That’s where I’m a viking!)
This post by Frank Chimero has been making the rounds and for a good reason: Everything Easy Is Hard Again Web development is constantly moving forward and evolving, which gets us to the weird point where people with twenty years of experience and people who just start at the profession have to learn the same new things.
As much as everybody tries to have a paperless office – well, everybody but let’s not go there – there’s a printer somewhere tucked into a corner and for sure it jammed at least once before. Turns out – the reason why paper jams persist is quite a complicated one that a lot of very smart people keep trying to solve.
Amazon is “trying” to clean up their review section – by showing which reviewer actually bought the item. Which leads to a weird phenomenon: people actually buy the stuff and have it sent to random people, just to have that flag on their fake review account: Fake reviews on Amazon means you get free stuff
That’s all I have for you this week, see you next time!
Remember last week we had eco-plastics? Now someone found caterpillars that eat plastic: Plastic-eating caterpillars could save the planet
I’m not too sure how well that would work – they’re probably not breaking down the plastic polymers small enough to make their feces not be plastic anymore?
and a happy new year and such. Just remember that starting from today, there are people who are adults by law (Your mileage might vary, but at least in countries where 18 is that age) were born in the 2000s.
This link is in German, so… maybe skip clicking it if that’s a problem for you? You could also Google Translate it, which works pretty well these days.
This interview with one of the preeminent airport construction experts on his views on the still unopened new Berlin airport is very fascinating: BER: Dieter Faulenbach da Costa im Interview
Maybe it is time to teach the people the concept of the sunk cost fallacy and actually blow the whole thing up and start from scratch. Maybe have some people handle it who have done this kind of thing before.
Don’t tell me that! We Are Never, Ever, Ever Getting a Monorail
From what I see in this article the problem isn’t with the concept of monorails but with poor city planning. Maybe if people built monorails where there is actual demand and sell tickets at a reasonable price, these things would actually be useful? But then I’m probably biased, because: Monorail! 🤩
let’s start with an uplifting new entry in the long list of articles of the “The dream of the web is dead” genre: My Internet Mea Culpa. While he’s probably right on most things I always find it amusing to watch Americans try so hard to not realize that rampant capitalism and the culture of VC-funded ~start-ups~ might the real problem here.
I’ve been working remotely for a couple of weeks now and this mostly means Slack 24/7 (or at least 12/7 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) including a pretty serious usage of the status text. (Remember IM? Back then it was fun to use status texts…) So obviously I’m super interested in how this works (or not) for other people: The presence prison