10 posts tagged

coronavirus

Maskless as a symbol of power

During his latest construction site visit, maskless Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin was surrounded by masked builders and district representatives. It’s clear who’s in charge:

Photo by M. Mishin

The more power, the less masked: Russian president Vladimir Putin didn’t wear a mask even a single time during the pandemic. He can afford doing so: the few people with whom he comes into close contact are tested, quarantined, and disinfected.

Not wearing a mask around other people either means being privileged or being stupid.

 No comments   1 d   coronavirus   power
 No comments   26 d   America   coronavirus   design   Italy   language   madness   my Telegram channel   Sanremo   words

My Telegram posts on 2020’s week 26

Week 25 ←→ Week 28

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Live-commenting WWDC 2020 on Monday, June 22

The icons are jelly and that’s annoying:

Oh, there’s a portal in the fountain at Apple Park.

The Mac is moving to Apple-made processors for top performance. This is good news.

iOS & iPadOS apps run on the Mac without any changes needed. Catalyst was a short-term thing.

Instead of credits at the end there’s an assurance that Apple took care so nobody would get infected. Sign of the times:

Tuesday, June 23

These tiles have a nice look:

Wednesday, June 24

Wow:

Also, inconsistent use of articles.

Friday, June 26

The empty-space-to-the-right issue has been solved. My project illustrations now take up almost the entire screen width. Looks stunning:

 No comments   1 mon   Apple   coronavirus   language   Mac   my Telegram channel   my website   user interface

My Telegram posts during 2020’s week 23

Week 22 ←→ Week 24

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Thursday, June 4

Copyright isn’t meant to protect authors.

Elbow bumps were fantastic while they lasted.

Friday, June 5

I’m deeply saddened by the reality of affirmative action in the United States.

I will do everything possible to make sure that this never happens in the countries I live in.

I do not trust Elon Musk. And I didn’t even mention the overpriced Tesla stock tweets.

Beautiful:

Saturday, June 6

Just updated my website. Each project now has a stunning image:

The next step is filling the empty space to the right.

 No comments   2 mon   America   coronavirus   life   map   my Telegram channel   my website

Why online public school won’t last

I’m entering week three of online school, the best school experience I’ve ever had.

But it will end once the quarantine ends. Online lessons cancel borders, therefore potentially reducing future tax revenue. It’s not worth it for a country to educate somebody without getting anything in return.

 No comments   3 mon   coronavirus   economics   school

A short message for Bill Gates

Bill, please don’t let the tinfoil fringe elements take advantage of you. I perfectly understand your motives, but it would be much better if you didn’t laugh or smile in questionable circumstances.

 No comments   3 mon   conspiracy theories   coronavirus

The 19th Covid

Kellyanne Conway recently mentioned that Covid-19 was the 19th Covid. This gaffe was caused by poor naming: the disease should have been called Covid-2019.

 No comments   3 mon   coronavirus   naming
 No comments   3 mon   coronavirus   video

Physical distancing

The world doesn’t need any social distancing. In fact, we should narrow social gaps in a world that is being divided by cults pretending to be good causes.

Standing four and a half metres from the next person in line should be called physical distancing.

 No comments   4 mon   coronavirus   naming   words

Voice-controlled elevators

Elevators should support voice control. This way people will be able to select their floor without touching anything.

 No comments   4 mon   coronavirus   design