"Perhaps reducing the decibel level of displays to a more reasonable level, or even removing the bangs altogether is the answer. Would fireworks be any less beautiful if they were silent?" 🎆
I've been having fun evolving Atari game players. Too much detail, but here the blog post: https://richard.dallaway.com/2018/10/22/cgp-atari.html
The antibiotic resistance song is oddly catchy
Did the #bemoresnail Snailway Trail last night (thank you lovely sponsors 😍 at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-dallaway ).
Extra bonus of it ending with silent disco on the bandstand 🤩
I’m doing the 19th December with some of my favourite people like @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org and @email@example.com !
The #NineLessons gigs are fast approaching. Excited that so many of our new bloggers will be joining us across the four nights! @jonmbutterworth, @helenczerski, @garwboy, @brennawalks, @GinnyFBSmith, @michaellegge, @soozaphone, …
Brighton Tech For Good launch is tonight.
I enjoyed The Circle (Channel 4 reality TV show)....but I’m not yet sure why. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Circle_(TV_series)
The 1918 flu: “The large numbers of young men packed into trenches...were, first of all, living cheek by jowl, making contagion easy, and, second, quite likely to die of causes other than influenza before they could pass it on. In these circumstances the strategy favoured by selection would be to breed rapidly in a new host’s body, shedding lots of virus particles as this happens, even if that risks killing a host—for the host may soon be unavailable anyway.”
if you're in or around Brighton, this looks like a great oppertunity to mentor & generally do some good https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thinknation-brighton-digital-festival-tickets-48831394014
Lots to digest from Anastasia Dedyukhina's "Neuroscience of digital distractions" talk last night.
The main new thing for me was: even having a device near you adds a little bit of choice distraction, impacting your attention.
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