A lot of unexpected things can happen in the course of a day at the office, so the SimpleProductivityBlog recommends putting together an office survival kit in preparation for the unforeseen. The author's must-have tools include a sewing kit to mitigate a popped button or tear and a stain remover for those times you bring lunch back with your clothes. The author's toolkit is rather small, so let's hear what you would add to the ultimate office survival kit in the comments. While you're at it, you'll never be unprepared with a solid go bag. Photo by aokettun. … [Read more...] about What’s in Your Office Survival Kit?
Also, and this is not really going to be a popular thing, but every person I’ve ever worked with—and I’ve helped over 200 people disengage and even my own story—was the empathy from the people that we least deserved it from when we least deserved it. That was the most powerful thing. Now I’m not saying it’s the responsibility of people of color, or the victims, or anyone’s responsibility to do that, but I can tell you it’s the only thing I’ve seen break hate. Hatred is born of fear, it’s born of ignorance. Fear is its father, and isolation is its mother. We’re afraid of something we don’t understand, and sometimes we become hateful towards it. White people have to understand and acknowledge the privilege, the control that we’ve enjoyed and say this shouldn’t feel like oppression that we’re losing this, it should feel like equalization. And if everybody is equal and has the same access to … [Read more...] about Breaking Hate
In its original incantation, the Confederate flag may not have been as menacing in its intentions as the Third Reich. But like the Nazi flag, its meaning was subsumed by a small group of people who have used the imagery to perpetrate unspeakable racially- and ethnically-motivated crimes. … [Read more...] about Will the Confederate Flag Ever Truly Go Away?
This rationale did not quell the extremely vocal minority behind the lion’s share of Epic Store rage, which was by that point trading in abuse and conspiracy theories (in addition to legitimate complaints) to justify concerns about issues Steam also either had semi-recently or continues to have. It did not help that Epic was slow to address legitimate grievances, coming out the gate with a threadbare offering that only improved moderately over the course of the year. Its first big sale, for example, was a communications disaster in which developers who, it turns out, did not agree to participate in the sale wound up temporarily removing their games from the store so as to avoid getting caught up in the deal maelstrom. Frequently requested features like cloud saves, meanwhile, took the better part of a year to finally arrive, and while Epic’s public roadmap for the store is a nice bit of transparency, other key features like social functionality and achievements remain … [Read more...] about The State Of PC Gaming In 2019