My rule of thumb for notifications:
- Will I need to act on it?
- How time-sensitive is it?
- How important?
- Is it actually for me, or is it an ad for the app service?
I turn off what I don't need, turn off sound on the less urgent ones, and customize sounds for the most important ones.
So I hear when a text or IM comes in, but not email or social media. When I pick up my phone I see emails, mentions & replies, but not favorites or boosts, etc.
It helps me a lot with alert overload. YMMV.
I went back out about an hour later to check out the view as the moon left the earth's shadow, and caught these two photos, taken about the same time with different exposures so that you can see either the lit portion of the moon, or the part that's still in the earth's shadow.
Clouds were rushing across the sky, but for the most part, it was clear, and we had a perfect view of the #moon looking like a dark brown chunk of rock in the sky.
(Then I spent 10 minutes fighting with camera settings while he went back to bed.)
Link: How to watch this weekend’s total lunar eclipse — the last one for two years! https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/how-to-watch-this-weekends-total-lunar-eclipse-the-last-one-for-two-years
"Facebook’s newest ploy to bring back teen users is a meme app called LOL"
What will the machines debate when the humans are gone? I fed 4,369 British Parliamentary style debate resolutions into #textgenrnn to generate new topics suitable for the post-human era.
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gonna divide it into the 2 pieces it tried to be: 1. criticism of user behavior 2. criticism of development model
1. it is wrong to think the decision to be less whipped into a frenzy by outrage is an apolitical decision. it is a DEEPLY political choice for me.
2. has this person ever heard of linus torvalds 😂 it read like someone who thought they had uncovered something there are literally conferences about
non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.
it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.
if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.
Link: Study Finds Doubling of Adult Food Allergy: 5 Important Takeaways
It's not just that the kids with food allergies measured a decade ago are growing up. Apparently there's a lot more adult-onset allergies than anyone expected to find.
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