- Listservs need work. The suggestion to bundle contacts doesn't really work when you can only bundle based on "From" contacts, no "To" contacts (unless I'm missing something). Putting all those on digest mode is necessary, not the worst thing anyway.
- "Imbox" is still a cognitively annoying word. But, the concept is solid and it's wild that after a week I have like two threads in there and yes, those are the only ones that actually needed my attention or a response
Finally did the thing and got a Hey account and am moving over my various personal Gmails. Impressions so far:
- The Feed is a *really* good idea. Since I don't get distracring notifications for them, all those newsletters for orgs and companies I actually like are no longer stressful and become a thing to flip through by choice instead of social media.
- Screening out dumb nonsense auto-marketing accounts forever is way easier than searching for the hidden "unsubscribe" and extremely good
RIAA's ready to start Round 2, let's go
I am really excited that the first in our series of "EaaSI training modules" is live!
This is going to be one of my favorite things to work on for the next two (?!) years. It is a challenge to break down our technical and conceptual software preservation concerns to the most bite-sized and visual explanations possible, but figuring it out is extremely my shit.
...you all have read this incredible Mar Hicks piece on COBOL, maintenance, U.S. austerity, and the labor of care, right? Right?
quarantine WFH has drastically decreased the amount of time it takes to reach the dissociative state of being like "who made this terrible spreadsheet choice" and realizing it was you
this used to at least take a couple months, now I check the version history and it's like yeah you did that on Monday bud
Also, if you would like to celebrate landmark LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination case law, how about ya do that by helping fight for trans rights *every day*
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