Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

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  • Mon, 13:00: Windows Virtual Desktop service has been very popular this year but it's not the easiest thing to set up so Parallels is wrapping the competition in helpful tools; me in ZDNet https://t.co/xXw0DCTQlP
  • Mon, 13:02: RT @hacks4pancakes: I’m kinda tired of all the, “Solarwinds had poor infosec policy and executive buy in” takes. Not because evidence doesn…
  • Mon, 13:05: RT @business: BREAKING: Employees of Google and parent company Alphabet announce the creation of a union, escalating years of confrontation…
  • Mon, 13:08: RT @timanderson: Anyone hit by the sudden suspension of .eu domains last week? Interested in comments and experiences - dms open
  • Mon, 13:11: If you plan to resell your iPhone or other device when you upgrade and to sell it to anyone but Apple, you will get more money if you have the box and original accessories https://t.co/2B4ESO7qP9
  • Mon, 13:15: I wish the UK government put as many resources into helping the suicidal disabled and cancer patients deemed "fit to work" as they do here https://t.co/nqzQYXBnN0
  • Mon, 13:15: RT @NeilDotObrien: Because you claimed the pandemic was over, on the basis of no evidence. Because you have been proved wrong at every stag…
  • Mon, 13:20: RT @AlphabetWorkers: And the only thing that's changed anything is worker organizing. Worker organizing got Project Maven & Project Dragon…
  • Mon, 13:21: RT @JoshuaRozenberg: Assange judgment: he says this a political offence. DJ says current Extradition Act 2003 no longer treats this as a ba…
  • Mon, 13:21: RT @JoshuaRozenberg: Assange judgment: password cracking of a DOD computer went beyond the activity of a journalist.
  • Mon, 15:33: RT @mike_julian: Kinda interesting that a couple of my friends joined Facebook last year and none of them are public about having done so.…
  • Mon, 15:41: RT @ScribblingOn: You are okay, slack is not #hugops
  • Mon, 15:42: RT @k8em0: “The structure also gives the union the latitude to include Google contractors, who outnumber full-time workers and who would be…
  • Mon, 15:43: RT @idiot_girl: Slack going down the first day back to work for many folks honestly is just nature trying to heal itself.
  • Mon, 15:45: RT @garius: Oooh ooh no. THEY SHOULD USE POKEMON FOR COVID RATINGS! MATT HANCOCK: Cornwall is still Pikachu, but we need to move London t…
  • Mon, 15:45: RT @ElyseWillems: Ikea has cardboard cutouts of and Xbox and PS5 so you can see how they'll fit in media centers. (From Imgur user JFP1) ht…
  • Mon, 15:46: RT @mercuriobryan: This point as often lost - the deal will give EU companies far greater access into China whereas the European market was…
  • Mon, 15:49: RT @DavidHenigUK: Incomptence in a pandemic = extra lives lost. Which you will see from the figures. Sorry, as blunt as that. https://t.co/
  • Mon, 15:50: RT @JolyonMaugham: Walking to pick up schoolbooks for my youngest. We're notionally in Tier 4 but the High Street is hard to distinguish fr…
  • Mon, 15:50: RT @littledan: @jesslynnrose We're hiring in Igalia, the free software cooperative, developing the foundations of frontend https://t.co/II6
  • Mon, 15:53: RT @SylviaBautovic: We’re all about innovation—even in the way we approach diversity & inclusion through a growth mindset lens. We encourag…
  • Mon, 15:55: RT @pphaneuf: This is only for US and Canada workers (at least, for now), so I'm with @unitetheunion, but I know plenty of people working f…
  • Mon, 15:55: RT @mikejjennings: Exclusive image of the new lockdown measures that Boris Johnson will introduce tonight https://t.co/EyIUySPNj1
  • Mon, 15:56: RT @Aiannucci: Boris: ‘I appreciate we’re plummeting from the sky in a plane with no engines but we have a couple of miles to go so I don’t…
  • Mon, 16:00: we have a government that doesn't want to do the work of governing; airport arrivals are just the same as all the other things they aren't taking care of� https://t.co/6xAh9WLgpz
  • Mon, 16:00: RT @Carlos_Perez: Posh-SSH 3.0 almost ready for an alpha release, should make some people happy, works on Windows, Mac OS and Azure Cloud S…
  • Mon, 16:00: RT @cstross: We’re getting a low-grade crash course in what life in Musk’s Mars colony’s going to be like. Living in closed-in, cramped qua…
  • Mon, 16:03: but to get that you have to install proper 5G (known as 'standalone' and a lot of what is being installed is 5G on 4G infrastructure which doesn't have all these benefits� https://t.co/RLG4Km1tdQ
  • Mon, 16:04: Slack will be sending a welcome letter in the newspapers to this holiday ;) https://t.co/mxJshrCvMf
  • Mon, 16:04: RT @alexhern: in Neal Stephenson’s novel Fall (the first two fifths of which are some of the most prescient near future sci-fi I’ve read in…
  • Mon, 16:09: Chinese cloud platforms in the rest of the world are different from US cloud platforms in both financial structure and governance � https://t.co/KtfIN3ts37
  • Mon, 16:09: RT @aworkinglibrary: So many things to be excited about with the news of the Alphabet union, including the fact that lower-level managers a…
  • Mon, 16:10: RT @kirstie_j: This is going to be SUCH A GREAT position! Please join us! Folks who have contributed to #OpenSource software & infrastructu…
  • Mon, 16:17: RT @mcmillen: The leadership of the new Alphabet Workers Union have penned their own opinion piece: "Each time workers organize to demand c…
  • Mon, 16:18: RT @DavidHenigUK: Hardly an original thought, but having just been to the supermarket, with the exception of the facemasks, you'd struggle…
  • Mon, 16:18: RT @OwenJones84: One of the many reasons the British government has allowed coronavirus to overrun the country and cause the mass death of…
  • Mon, 16:18: RT @FionaSturges: Why does it not surprise me that Assange is a nose-over-the-mask kind of guy? https://t.co/B91JSqBEFU
  • Mon, 16:22: I do hope that we get to the stage of prosecuting COVID profiteers and scammers� https://t.co/zaBWORM3S7
  • Mon, 16:26: between actual ad fraud and the fact all these targeted ads they scrape our data for don't seem to actually work that well, the whole AdTech industry is looking a bit toxic � https://t.co/8qXpGGYrOZ
  • Mon, 16:28: RT @DavidHenigUK: Recalling those who said pre-referendum that there was a real chance the UK tax authorities were the biggest red tape cul…
  • Mon, 16:29: RT @IvanaBartoletti: This is extremely interesting, thanks @mario_gug for sharing: the Bologna court (Tribunale del Lavoro) states that 'Fr…
  • Mon, 16:33: RT @IvanaBartoletti: Moving to the algo. Riders who can access booking system earlier have more opportunities BUT court finds that late can…
  • Mon, 16:33: RT @IvanaBartoletti: it follows that is a rider is ill, has an emergency, or wants to join a strike then they could be discriminated - bott…
  • Mon, 16:33: RT @IvanaBartoletti: This is important from the Court: discrimination of riders arises from 'thoughtlessness (as defined by Deliveroo - mea…
  • Mon, 16:33: RT @IvanaBartoletti: Court states that Deliveroo booking system (SSB) leads to indirect discrimination as it applies an apparently neutral…
  • Mon, 16:33: RT @ChrisGiles_: OECD no longer remotely favours austerity... its chief economist tells me - fresh austerity would provoke a popular back…
  • Mon, 16:33: RT @Justinwillis96: Very very excited about this redesign! Over 2020 we really focused on our backend (I've been using docker more in 2020…
  • Mon, 16:35: RT @joshisasoftie: I think it's pretty safe to say that Kevin Hart is the least relaxing person to be given a feature on @Headspace. First…
  • Mon, 16:35: RT @meganranney: Just wait til tmrw and Tues, when: 1. Everyone shows up in ERs (the Mon after a holiday is always horrid, even in non-cov…
  • Mon, 16:36: RT @8lettersuk: Not much point pretending all that time you are worrying about the fishing industry if you aren't going to actually worry…
  • Mon, 16:38: RT @Santibuesa: We have just received an e-mail today Sunday from our transport company. Due to problems in the Border between France and…
  • Mon, 16:38: RT @Santibuesa: @LochfyneLangous @Dr_PhilippaW @theSNP @CFAScot @Feorlean @FergusEwingMSP And that's not the worst news . Would love someo…
  • Mon, 16:38: RT @scotfoodjames: UKGov published the final version of the Border operating model last night. It’s very well-written. But it’s also 160 pa…
  • Mon, 16:42: RT @SenWarren: For too long, big tech companies like @Google have undermined workers’ right to organize. I’m proud to stand in solidarity w…
  • Mon, 16:43: RT @LappleApfel: If you're able to get any work done today while you readjust from the holiday—and while so many countries' governments spi…
  • Mon, 16:43: RT @timnitGebru: My man the Black women who fought hard to build diverse teams and got fired for it are not the ones who need to learn the…
  • Mon, 16:43: RT @StopFundingHate: The Telegraph took *5 months* to correct their misleading story suggesting that half of the UK's imported COVID19 infe…
  • Mon, 16:45: expect to see some changes to the token validation system for Windows apps using limited access features... �� https://t.co/1oJODyUw22
  • Mon, 16:45: RT @KHandozo: Once you decide to debate a fascist, they are no longer talking to you, they are borrowing your audience.
  • Mon, 16:46: RT @davidwalshblog: I recently saw this on a site: (function anonymous( ) { debugger }) It ran over and over again. Anyone know what thi…
  • Mon, 16:48: RT @SQLChick: The #PowerBI End-To-End Diagram is updated! You can download the updated version & check the change log here: https://t.co/ut
  • Mon, 16:48: RT @danhind: If you are looking at the Conservative party and wondering how they are able to commit the political equivalent of armed robbe…
  • Mon, 16:54: RT @GaborFari: @gcaughey @marypcbuk It took over a decade to clean up and refactor the legacy Windows spaghetti mess to be able to do this.…
  • Mon, 18:02: RT @MKBHD: Idk why this trending but ok here's the case for keeping that iPhone box You get way more when you need to resell the phone and…
  • Mon, 18:02: RT @MarcoDalPino: Deploy SQL Server on Azure Kubernetes Service cluster via Helm Charts - on a windows client machine! https://t.co/X9ttCtq
  • Mon, 18:02: RT @GrimKim: This is huge for a number of reasons, but I’m particularly struck by the industrial-style scope of their organizing. The wall-…
  • Mon, 18:03: RT @AlphabetWorkers: “engaging directly” with workers? This is a classic union busting technique, “3rd partying” the union, making it out…
  • Mon, 18:08: RT @zachdcarter: odd that free enterprise keeps blowing this one https://t.co/xv1wXGBRdd
  • Mon, 18:10: all of the apps I had open before because I'm either resuming from hibernation or having Windows open the apps from before the restart� https://t.co/lznGSFHRZn
  • Mon, 18:12: RT @lizthegrey: The other thing about this is, there's a huge power/information asymmetry to an "open door policy" -- you walk into your di…
  • Mon, 18:13: RT @mcmillen: Sometime around August 2017, I wrote a comment on internal Google+ in response to the Damore memo which made me the subject o…
  • Mon, 18:13: RT @mcmillen: The result of the HR investigation is that I was told not to participate in hiring, recruitment, management (etc) for a perio…
  • Mon, 18:13: RT @mcmillen: And now we're actually getting to the upside-down-face part. Later that day, I receive an email from the head of Google inte…
  • Mon, 18:13: RT @mcmillen: Someone in internal comms had read my post, seen that it was going viral internally, and was asking other internal comms folk…
  • Mon, 18:13: RT @mcmillen: After getting back to my desk, I did the Right Thing & deleted the email, so I only have my memory of what was in it. But th…
  • Mon, 18:13: RT @mcmillen: Oops right, there's a bit more: the aftermath of this story involved me actually getting meetings with the head of Internal C…
  • Mon, 18:13: RT @mcmillen: I think they understood that *knowing* that Google Legal, HR, & Comms were actively monitoring my posts was stressful (but ho…
  • Mon, 18:14: RT @SeaRyanC: Immediately after single sign-on: https://t.co/fhgRd2Sc93
  • Mon, 18:14: RT @ciaothisischris: Trove is a photo marketplace for machine learning (ML) projects. 1. Photo takers make money sharing their own photos…
  • Mon, 18:15: RT @ingridavendano: Most people don't realize what a taxing toll (professionally, emotionally, mentally, even physically) a person can go t…
  • Mon, 19:35: RT @blackroomsec: If anyone tells you you can't be a hacker or a computer tech, you tell them that Clifford Stoll was an astro-physicist BE…
  • Mon, 19:35: RT @sarahmei: Confused about why something is sexist even when there's no intentional discrimination? I got you https://t.co/RnwvbfFzAk
  • Mon, 19:35: RT @davidschneider: Boris Johnson closing schools is really going to anger Boris Johnson who said earlier that they were safe.
  • Mon, 19:36: RT @davidschneider: CONFIRMED. Boris Johnson to address the nation via leak to a journalist on Twitter in an hour or so.
  • Mon, 19:36: RT @Star5AtNight: @MikeScarcella @bradheath 🥰 This is my favorite part! https://t.co/DgIQ9iDX2U
  • Mon, 19:37: RT @seldo: TLDR cut their advertising budget by $100M (of $150M) and absolutely nothing changed because it was all fraudulent. Online adve…
  • Mon, 19:37: RT @nandoodles: I was so surprised when Kevin Frisch, Uber’s ex-Head of Acquisition reached out to me one day on LinkedIn to tell me he fou…
  • Mon, 19:37: RT @nandoodles: Uber DID actually quietly block their Breitbart ads early on, but our followers kept seeing them and so we kept tweeting @…
  • Mon, 19:38: for a moment I was surprised people don't have audit processes in place for ad vendors and then I remembered how little transparency there is in adtech� https://t.co/hUAqe5eXT6
  • Mon, 19:41: RT @kimmanis: Thanks to all the dogs, cats, kids, plants, partners, family and friends that helped the #PowerBI team stay productive workin…
  • Mon, 21:40: Cloud Computing 2020: From Coping to Consolidating – my 2020 year in review/2021 cloud service predictions didn't have anything about outages because there will always be outages https://t.co/STgdPWVeRD
  • Mon, 22:18: @ReneVe6a we finished watching Blindspot over the holiday: it got a little silly at times but we really enjoyed it
  • Mon, 22:19: RT @developerjack: This is exactly what privacy advocates m have been worried about all last year. There MUST be a strong regulatory framew…
  • Mon, 22:19: RT @existentialcoms: I have anarchist sympathies, but sometimes I do feel like you need a strong centralized State to prevent people from s…
  • Mon, 22:20: RT @krmarko: 48% CAGR for #FoldablePhones still leaves them with about 20% or less of the market by 2025. MyPOV is high cost and lower reli…
  • Mon, 22:20: RT @johnjohnstonmi: There was an all staff meeting of civil servants at the Department of Education today where they were told there was no…
  • Mon, 22:20: RT @nickjshearer: It's crazy that a CEO who runs such a comparatively small start-up thinks this is a good idea. Tech is a small world, Fin…
  • Mon, 22:22: RT @paulbrislen: One hell of a thread on next level arrivals process. https://t.co/ATBhVEKZkZ
  • Mon, 22:23: RT @PickardJE: on @FT⁩ website: ministers are finalising proposals to tighten up entry into England from abroad with plans to introduce pr…
  • Mon, 22:24: RT @adamconover: Vons and Albertsons stores in California just laid off every one of their full-time, union delivery drivers, and will repl…
  • Mon, 22:24: RT @selzero: Just a friendly reminder. If you took a look at this, and said "yes I would very much like this person to be leading the coun…
  • Mon, 22:25: RT @Adele_Pthagonal: Ie, "we've had this dumped on us last minute by people who don't seem to realise BTEC exams are happening *this week*"…
  • Mon, 22:26: RT @girlgerms: As someone who helps people get Sentinel up and running in their orgs, I cannot recommend this training highly enough. It's…
  • Mon, 22:26: RT @emrek: Hello PhD students in #CausalML: we are recruiting for 2 internship projects related to causal ML and are reviewing application…
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