Former software engineer at Microsoft for 18 years, now sharing my passions, answering questions & helping folks with technology. (since 2003)

Injustice. If Only. Dogs. Email. 50 Ideas. Feelings. Change.

This marks the 52nd issue of 7 TakeAways, and completes its first full year. Thank you for tagging along! I hope it’s been entertaining, but most of all I hope it’s been thought-provoking. I know I’m enjoying it, and the structure it’s forcing me to adhere to.


1. “overwhelming evidence of injustice”

A Jury…

4AM. 10th grade. A lot of good. US demise. Enabling updates. Ivermectin. Newspapers.

1. “a vivid example of catastrophising”

Why do we wake around 3am and dwell on our fears and shortcomings? — Greg Murray — (The Conversation)

To be completely blunt, my real takeaway from this piece is something along the lines of “so, it’s not just me?”

No, it’s not. Apparently it’s fairly common, and there are…

Joy. Desire. Hatred. The flu. Gerrymandering. Endemic. Transplant refusal. Complaint culture.


1. “Incandescent Moments”

Not Enough Incandescent Moments? How to Boost Life’s Joy Quotient — Julia E Hubbel — (Medium)

This was timely, simply because I’m struggling with a bout of depression myself. (Ironically, while it’s been going on for a while, I’m writing this on World Mental Health Day.) …

NFTs. Concepts. More concepts. Still more concepts. Getting older. What you consume. Facebook. Friends.


1. “You own the JPEG!”

NFT Projects are just MLMs for Tech Elites — Evan Armstrong — Napkin Math

The only word I object to in the title is “just”. NFTs could be very much more.

NFTs fascinate me, but probably not in the way most people think. Not surprisingly, I suppose, I find the…

Leo Notenboom

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