Caroline Randall Williams for The New York Times:

You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument

If someone could pay Doordash $16 a pizza, and Doordash would pay his restaurant $24 a pizza, then he should clearly just order pizzas himself via Doordash, all day long. You’d net a clean $8 profit per pizza.

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage

As I look out of my window in lockdown, my attention is fixed on these birds, rather than trees or distant rooftops, because I am desperate for novelty, to watch things that alter; for in seeing change, I can parse time.

How Animal Observation Can Free Us From Ourselves

This is incredible cool. The Pudding investigated The Infinite Monkey Theorem Experiment and looked at how many actual monkeys you would need to produce some major works of music.

The Bumpy Road Code Smell: Measuring Code Complexity by its Shape and Distribution | Empear:

I needed to get out of the apartment today. There were barely any cars, but lots of people walking and riding bikes. I took this picture of Burgtheater because normally there is always some kind of event in the space before Rathaus and it was nice to see it empty.

🎸 Waxahatchee covers So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings by Caroline Polachek

A one hour lunch break at home is actually exactly the same amount of time as a half hour lunch break in the office.

Today I finished reading Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O‘Neil. Great book on how algorithms and machine learning are specifically used to target poor people and are used to undermine democracy and fairness.

We watched Detective Pikachu last night. Wow. What a weird ride. The story made no sense at all, but the Pokémon were cute. Top Corona Movie.

On a related note: I enjoy The Correspondent very much right now. They don’t have real-time coverage of current events, but rather well researched long-form articles on topics that are relevant.

You can clearly see on which day we were not supposed to get out anymore.

On a related note: it takes exactly 32 steps to get from one end of my apartment to the other.

Yesterday the Austrian government announced that due to Corona all social life should be reduced to a minimum.

This is my Corona diary. Day 1.

Although my Saturday morning looks exactly like every other Saturday morning, cleaning up the apartment a bit and preparing food, I am bored.

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