The Actuator – May 20th

I don’t want to alarm you, but Memorial Day is this coming Monday. I know. It feels as if we skipped most of March, and all of April. But here we are. I hope you’re able to enjoy the coming holiday with family and friends in some manner.

As always, here's a bunch of links I hope you find useful. Enjoy!

Here's Who Just Voted to Let the FBI Seize Your Online Search History Without a Warrant
I don’t understand how anyone believes it is OK to allow law enforcement access to your data without a warrant. 

Twitter announces employees will be allowed to work from home ‘forever’
Can’t wait for the updated job description “100% work from home, must live in Bay Area.”

Linux is Most Used OS in Microsoft Azure – over 50 percent of VM cores
I’ve been hearing this statistic for a while now, but never in a public announcement. Now you know why Microsoft loves Linux.

Our weird behavior during the pandemic is messing with AI models
Machine learning doesn’t work well when events suddenly no longer follow the normal pattern.

Elon Musk restarts Tesla production in defiance of county lockdown
I understand his frustration, but Musk is setting a bad example here. 

An outbreak of Coronavirus trojans and scams
Raising awareness of the many types of scams floating around right now. Don’t let your friends or family be a victim.

DoorDash and Pizza Arbitrage
Insights on how DoorDash, Grubhub, and Yelp operate.

It took us an hour to hike up to Goat’s Rock, but the view was worth the effort.

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  • Twitter workers staying home to work?  I've nothing negative to say about that.  I moved home for Covid-19 and I was satisfied.  I saved time & money on the commute, got more sleep in the morning and had more time for projects at home after work.

    I don't see an issue if they can provider meaningful output stats showing people are as productive, or MORE productive, when working from home.

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  • Twitter workers staying home to work?  I've nothing negative to say about that.  I moved home for Covid-19 and I was satisfied.  I saved time & money on the commute, got more sleep in the morning and had more time for projects at home after work.

    I don't see an issue if they can provider meaningful output stats showing people are as productive, or MORE productive, when working from home.

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