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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.

Opt-out from call recording

I called Swiss Air today. Instead of the usual “we record your call to improve our services” I was asked about whether I want my call recorded.

This is what good customer service is all about.

Nice tramway map, August 2020

The latest edition of my tramway map for Nice fixes capitalisation non-uniformity and the ecopark’s position, as well as improving colours:

My Telegram posts on 2020’s weeks 30 & 31

Telegram is socialist. What’s worse, it filed suit against Apple for “antitrust” violations. I can’t stand this anymore, so I will stop posting to my Telegram channel. This is its last archive.

Week 28

Tuesday, July 21

The International Space Station passed by:

Sunday, July 26

Telegram now shows a preview of the actual image sent rather than a useless emoji. This is what good design is all about.

Monday, July 27

Good suggestion:

Tuesday, July 28

No it’s not:

ijo nasa

“ijo nasa” means “strange phenomenon” in Toki Pona. Enjoy:

Fractal mind-mapping

Fractal mind-mapping is the best: it lets me find ideas that I wouldn’t have gotten to otherwise.

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Randomness in games

Games with an element of randomness are more fun to play than those without: the player who made a bad strategic mistake gets a chance to escape the spiral of loss.

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Genuine beliefs define reality

If North Koreans genuinely believe that their life is okay, their life is okay. If Saudi women genuinely believe that they have enough rights, they have enough rights.

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