This week's Actuator comes to you direct from the Fire Circle in my backyard because (1) I am home for a few weeks and (2) it finally stopped raining. The month of May has been filled with events for me these past nine years, but not this year. So of course, the skies have been gray for weeks. We are at 130% rainfall year to date, and only one inch of rainfall between now and September 30th will set a new record.
As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!
I’m shocked, just shocked, to find out WhatsApp and Facebook may have intentionally been spying on their users.
And then they open sourced the technology, making it available for anyone to use, including AWS. More evidence that this is the new Microsoft.
Toxic Certainty Syndrome is a real problem, made worse by the internet. I’m not sure the proposed solution of offering percentages is the right choice for everyone, but I’m 100% certain we need to do something.
Amazon gets subsidies with the promise of creating jobs, then deploys robots to remove those same jobs.
I’m with San Francisco on this, mostly due to the inherent bias found in the technology at the current time.
Don’t be evil, unless you can get away with it for decades.
Something, something, Darwin.
Thankful to have the opportunity to walk around Seattle after the SWUG two weeks ago: