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platform fatigue

Posted in Kids, Linux, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2021 by xi'an

With the myriad of platforms used to counteract the absence of most direct interactions at work, I start to suffer from platform fatigue, constantly switching to a different interface and wasting a lot of time on retrieving links from old emails and reentering passwords… Even a single platform like Teams requires permanent juggling between Dauphine and Warwick (obviously linked with Microsoft constraints), plus repeated updates that clash more often than enough with Firefox. Not to mention collaborative systems like Overleaf, Wikimath, Git, and others. Same thing for regular Zoom meetings which fail to reopen from one week to the next. And calendars that cannot keep track of everything or even anything! The only interface that keeps working (for me) across accounts is my Thunderbird email interface, except for the sharp increase in the email volume (and the fact that many now bypass emails for chats on Teams, Slack, and another myriad of platforms).

GReader dross

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , on October 19, 2011 by xi'an

Julyan Arbel signaled to me that my posts were producing the above kind of dross when read in GReader. Sorry about this, it does not appear on my Firefox reader (just like the adds were not appearing for me…) By the way, what is GReader?! (Please do not bother to enlighten me!)

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