US, Long COVID research, PASC
NIH is funding research into long COVID at sites all over the country. Responding to patient input, people whose COVID pre-dates the tests can now participate. If you're interested in joining a study:
My favourite playful abuse of a soulless tech website by far is Pokey the Penguin's LinkedIn account
Pokey the Penguin has personally endorsed my skills in "pasta", "firefighting", and "contemporary dance", and if that doesn't give me the edge when negotiating with potential employers I don't know what will
All relevant to today: there was a major cost of living crisis in the years leading up to Luddism, wages simply didn’t keep up. The Napoleanic War had seriously disrupted exports to Europe. There was a speculative bubble of people with means buying and renting out frames.
Reading about a Google Research project that generates videos of objects bumping into each other. I thought, cool, this is cute for like, making random weird vids!
Then I read the attached section on why they made it in the first place
Folks, they are trying to make up for the lack of ground truth video of physical object interaction by *simulating those interactions and training the AI on the simulation*
I have zero musical skills so I made it pentatonic, which means I can just bash keys at random and it will sound quite pleasant.
In case it's of interest: I'm a metalsmith and have a little Etsy shop where you can see my amulets and resin art (no resin up at the moment). I'm having a sale right now, 20% off all amulets, comes with chain. If you're within the continental US or Canada, tracked shipping is included! ;)
PC Magazine - August 1999
Big fan of the 1940s "mysterious illness" method of coming out
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