One UX thing that’s bothered me about Mac OS X / macOS since pretty much the beginning is how starting an app will force its windows to the foreground even though you’ve clicked on another app while it was launching.
By clicking on another app, my feeling is I’ve signified my intent to use another app while the other one is launching in the background. Is it just me?
This phrase from Mike Monteiro expresses the general unease I’ve been having working in technology lately:
Silicon Valley has exhibited total comfort with destroying the social fabric of humanity to make a profit.
I just read that 74 BILLION animals were killed in 2016 for human consumption and I… I’m just feeling disgusted.
Destin at Smarter Every Day posted a very good video addressing how to be critical about what you read online.
If you’re a car salesman and you sell a gas vehicle to someone today, how do you sleep at night?
A UN report says that the Arctic is guaranteed at this point to warm up by 3–5º C by 2050. The Paris Agreement targeted 2050, but nobody is in line to achieve their Paris targets, so it’s likely to be even worse. Businesses and governments are not reacting nearly as fast as they need to, so tomorrow, March 15, I’m going to be in Toronto showing support for the worldwide youth climate strike. Check out fridaysforfuture.org to find a local event.
The idea that working is not a requirement for living is interesting. It really challenges my notions of how society works, in a good way. Capitalism is a human invention and it can be undone.
I was contacted by an MBA today. Looked up the company and found this obscure statement:
At [redacted] Financial we provide intentional advice to inspire clients to choose to do what they will wish they had done, especially when they are not inclined to do it.
The kids have had enough of the climate inaction bullshit and they have every right to call our generation on it: “We are going to change the fate of humanity, whether you like it or not.”