Om ungefÀr en mÄnad ska jag genomgÄ en öppen hjÀrtoperation. Det Àr en gedigen procedur dÀr jag s...

Om ungefÀr en mÄnad ska jag genomgÄ en öppen hjÀrtoperation. Det Àr en gedigen procedur dÀr jag ska fÄ en ny mekanisk hjÀrtklaff och Àven byta ut en sisÄdÀr 6-7 centimeter av aortan. Detta följs av sjukskrivning och rehabilitering med bland annat andningsteknik för att rÀdda lungfunktionen. Det tar cirka tre mÄnader för mig att bara lÀka ihop. Trots att jag lÀnge varit medveten om mitt medfödda hjÀrtfel kom beskedet om en snar operation ganska plötsligt och överraskande. SÄ hur hamnade jag hÀr?

Idag en personlig berÀttelse, som ett sÀtt att bearbeta en stundande operation:
https://per.ax/hjartat

@eliasr This is a fair perspective. For myself, I've landed several assignments/projects than...

@eliasr This is a fair perspective. For myself, I've landed several assignments/projects thanks to my LinkedIn presence. Given that I've abandoned Twitter I still feel I need a mainstream forum for the part of my freelancer life that entails paying my bills 😅 I do wish my blog/newsletter could replace this in the end.

I did leave LinkedIn for 8 months and in the end felt the need to return. With Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
 I've never missed them. Well, I perhaps miss what Twitter once was. 😕

Putting external links in the main body of posts on LinkedIn supposedly reduces the reach of that...

Putting external links in the main body of posts on LinkedIn supposedly reduces the reach of that post, even though there is no official communication from LinkedIn supporting this presumption. So people keep putting links in comments because social media strategists tell them to, often based on small experiments done 4-5 years ago.

Putting links inside comments reduces accessibility for people with vision impairments, impaired cognitive abilities and reduced motor skills (and yeah, creates an obstacle for everyone who has to hunt for the link).

Now I even see people who are advocates for accessibility adopting this practice.

Ironically, I don’t even believe there any longer is the type of penalisation that people describe as their motivation for adopting a technique that reduces accessibility. I’ve read several reports now claiming that LinkedIn stopped penalising external links in 2020.

Ideally I would want LinkedIn to step in here and provide an official statement on the matter.

Adding links in comments is creating all sorts of problems and, while not our biggest online issue today, is a clear-cut example of systemic exclusion rooted in the idea that we don’t have to care about acccessibility if we can reach many more people without disabilities by “gaming an algorithm” in the most awkward of ways.

When accessibility advcocates do the same, they are subtly communicating that accessibility is important, but not THAT important.

The reason I’m so adamant about this is that it’s an algorithm issue that could so easily be fixed. Especially if it’s largely based on a misconception!

So my question is this: how might I reach someone on LinkedIn who would be able to provide an official statement that could help mitigate this outdated practice?

Any help is appreciated.

#Accessibility #a11y #LinkedIn

Vimeo’s stance on user content vis-à-vis generative AI: ”After extensive outreach and hearing yo...

Vimeo’s stance on user content vis-à-vis generative AI:

”After extensive outreach and hearing your thoughts, we are taking a definitive stance contrary to many other community websites: Vimeo will not allow generative AI models to be trained using videos hosted on our platform without your explicit consent, even if you use our free offerings. In addition, we prohibit unauthorized content scraping (by model companies) and continue to implement security protocols designed to protect user-generated content.”

https://vimeo.com/blog/post/vimeos-position-on-ai/

#vimeo #aiethics

Det Àr svÄrt att förestÀlla sig att det Àr en slump att regeringens hÄllning gÀllande ett av EU:s...

Det Àr svÄrt att förestÀlla sig att det Àr en slump att regeringens hÄllning gÀllande ett av EU:s mest bekymmersamma förslag klubbas dagarna innan midsommarafton, nÀr Sveriges befolkning Àr lagom semestersugen och rejÀlt dÄsig efter skolavslutningar.

Men nu sitter vi hÀr med en officiell svensk hÄllning (framröstat i justiteutskottet med stöd av S, V och MP) som Àr precis tvÀrtemot den linje som utlovades i de flesta partiers valkampanjer till EU-valet för bara tre veckor sedan (M, L, V, MP). Det kÀnns nÀstan svagt att kalla det svek.

Hoppas sillen smakade.

LÀs hela texten hÀr, med en genomgÄng av vad Chat Control Àr och varför sÄ mÄnga kritiserar förslaget som kan skaka om vÄra demokratiska grundprinciper: https://per.ax/chatcontrol

#ChatControl

SÄ Miljöpartiet gick inte bara emot sitt eget vallöfte gÀllande Chat Control, nÀr de blir pÄkomna...

SĂ„ Miljöpartiet gick inte bara emot sitt eget vallöfte gĂ€llande Chat Control, nĂ€r de blir pĂ„komna sĂ„ ljuger de om att det var ett misstag (som om det ens det vore okej med misstag i sĂ„ hĂ€r viktiga frĂ„gor)
 och sedan blir de pĂ„komna med att det inte var ett misstag utan förankrat helt korrekt enligt MP:s rutiner.

Bedrövligt Àr bara förnamnet.

https://emanuelkarlsten.se/bildbevisen-miljopartiet-rostade-inte-fel-om-chat-control/

One of the best posts about “AI” I’ve read. Enjoy. "A friend of mine was invited by a FAANG...

One of the best posts about “AI” I’ve read. Enjoy.

"A friend of mine was invited by a FAANG organization to visit the U.S a few years ago. Many of the talks were technical demos of impressive artificial intelligence products. Being a software engineer, he got to spend a little bit of time backstage with the developers, whereupon they revealed that most of the demos were faked. The products didn't work. They just hadn't solved some minor issues, such as actually predicting the thing that they're supposed to predict. Didn't stop them spouting absolute gibberish to a breathless audience for an hour though! I blame not the engineers, who probably tried to actually get the damn thing to work, but the lying blowhards who insisted that they must make the presentation or presumably be terminated.”

https://ludic.mataroa.blog/blog/i-will-fucking-piledrive-you-if-you-mention-ai-again/

Thanks for the tip, @Beantin, and thank you @ludicity for writing it!

Det Àr hÀpnadsvÀckande, men ÀndÄ inte i denna alltmer bisarra vÀrld. Regeringen vÀljer att ge sit...

Det Àr hÀpnadsvÀckande, men ÀndÄ inte i denna alltmer bisarra vÀrld. Regeringen vÀljer att ge sitt stöd till version 2 av Chat Control, nÄgot som innebÀr att flera partier gör en tvÀrvÀndning gÀllande det motstÄnd till Chat Control som de förmedlade i sina kampanjer till EU-valet för bara ett par veckor sedan(!)

Det Ă€r ocksĂ„ riktigt, riktigt illa, för denna dröm för diktatorer kan klubbas redan imorgon. 😡

Oerhört viktigt grÀv av Emanuel Karlsten:
https://emanuelkarlsten.se/regeringen-kuppar-igenom-chat-control-kan-klubbas-i-eu-redan-onsdag/

Oisin Cantwell har skrivit ocksÄ:
https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/kolumnister/a/gw6wLa/sverige-har-gett-tummen-upp-till-chat-control

Tomorrow I am giving a talk around the importance for designers to not strive for ‘digital litera...

Tomorrow I am giving a talk around the importance for designers to not strive for ‘digital literacy’ but rather for ‘nature literacy’.

I believe an understanding of our connection to nature is the only way people will find incentive to stop destroying it, and to make better decisions as creators. A willingness to spend time in nature every day is part of that mindshift.

Which is why I found this statistic so very disturbing. Our tech-centric world is teaching us to ignore nature:

"The average [US] person will now spend 93% of their life indoors.”

Only 7% of a lifetime outside. And likely a great deal of that time in environments made of concrete. This happens even though we know that a lack of exposure to sunlight is causing low energy levels, problems sleeping and depression.

Even though we inherently know how good we feel every time we immerse ourselves in greenery. My wife calls it “forest bathing” when we go on dog walks in the woods. And I recently learnt that this is simply a translation of the Japanese term ‘shinrin-yoku’, a term that emerged in the 1980s as a physiological and psychological exercise. The purpose was twofold: to offer an eco-antidote to tech-boom burnout and to inspire residents to reconnect with and protect the country’s forests.

During my first months in the Fediverse in 2022 I had two people reach out and mention to me that my writings reminded them of #solarpunk, which I had up 'til then never heard of. Solarpunk aspires to provide an alternative way of viewing the future with humans living in symbiosis with nature and technology – a future where technology is not destructive but only used purposefully where it boosts universal wellbeing and an ability to harmonise with the nature we ourselves are a small part of. Not the masters of. Not disconnected from.

What Solarpunk does for me personally is to provide a way to speak about a alternative futures, rather than get stuck in always criticising the current illusions of inevitable futures.

In a breakout session tomorrow I will be trying out the Solarpunk futures cards as an aid in thinking differently about digital design.

Would love to hear if anyone has experience with running or participating in a Solarpunk-related workshop and the types of concepts or ideas that resonate and contribute to pursuing a different way of making products and services.

"It is estimated that 80% of the environmental impact of products is determined during the product design phase.” – Publications Office of the European Union

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Solarpunk futures storytelling game (free cards available in PDF format):
https://per.ax/solarpunkcards

A nice summary of the Solarpunk vision by Leonardo Amico:
https://per.ax/solarpunkvision

Getting back to nature: how forest bathing can make us feel better
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/08/forest-bathing-japanese-practice-in-west-wellbeing

This is your brain on nature (National Geographic):
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/call-to-wild

@carl Ja det var vÀldigt fint. Mitt favoritstycke: "I ett gott framtida samhÀlle mÄste tvÄ...

@carl Ja det var vÀldigt fint.

Mitt favoritstycke:

"I ett gott framtida samhÀlle mÄste tvÄ unika mÀnskliga egenskaper fÄ fritt spelrum: originalitet och omhÀndertagande.

Originalitet Àr förmÄgan att skapa nÄgot nytt pÄ vilket omrÄde det vara mÄ. För det krÀvs det kunskap och fantasi, tvÄ resurser som inte uppmuntras i dag.

Men omhÀndertagandet Àr Àn viktigare.
Maskiner kan göra mycket men aldrig möta en mÀnniska. NÀr maskiner blir billigare Àn mÀnniskor hotar de att ersÀtta mÀnniskor dÀr mÀnniskor Àr oumbÀrliga - i mötet öga mot öga. Det fÄr inte ske i ett gott samhÀlle.

Naturen Àr ocksÄ föremÄl för mÀnsklig
omtanke. Sa mÄste det vara mer Àn nÄgonsin. MÀnniskan Àr ju sjÀlv ett stycke natur. Hon mÄste tillse att alla vi naturvarelser lever vÀl."

– Sven-Eric Liedman