It's almost Christmas season! C'est presque Noël!
I was thinking, what's the funniest way your relatives have misinterpreted what it is you do for a living?
Je me demandais, quelle est la façon la plus comique dont vos proches ont mal compris votre job?
I'll start: I work in a lab so everyone thinks I have something to do with covid testing or vaccine development or something. I'm a neurobiologist so huh, no, unfortunately!
Je vais commnencer. Je travaille dans un laboratoire, donc mes proches semblent tous penser que je travaille au dépistage du covid ou au développement de vaccins, mais je travaille en neuroscience! Donc, non, haha!
so biology diagrams, out of necessity, give us nice and pretty and spaced-out views of what the inside of a cell looks like. it's so you can clearly identify which part is which, when you're learning about that.
but as imaging gets better and better, it becomes even clearer what an absolute riotous mishmash traffic jam is inside every single cell. people are putting together far more accurate pictures of what is happening, using both imaging and 3d re-creations, and merging the two.
here's a really cool example of that! https://www.digizyme.com/cst_landscapes.html
you can click on individual pictures to then roll over bits and bobs - but i'll warn you, it's at the "you're in med school" level of cell biology, looking at individual signalling pathways, so don't feel distressed if you don't know most of this shit. this is graduate-level cell biology stuff.
also note: all of this is false color, the inside of your cells isn't actually this level of lisa frank. it's been colorized to help people identify which part is which. however it's also been made with using x-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance, and cryoelectron microscopy datasets, in terms of the imaging that's been brought to bear here to help create this far more complete model.
this glorious riot of activity is happening continuously in each and every single one of your cells!
and i think that is pretty fuckin neato!
The Soviet home computer/smart home prototype, project SPHINX. Absolutely incredible design.
on the Amazon warehouse disaster (long)
Dozens of current and former Bungie employees shared stories of harassment, crunch, and abusive bosses at the Destiny developer.
Je viens de donner un gros tas d'argent.
Les employés d'Activision Blizzard King font la grève pour dénoncer la culture de harcèlement et d'exploitation des employés, et l'inaction des gestionnaires, principalement du PDG Bobby Kotick. Ils collectent de l'argent pour soutenir les employés en grève qui vont perdre leur salaire.
Ahhh, good to know that I'm not the only one doing such things!
(via 🐦 https://twitter.com/foxes_in_love/status/1388762719826874368)
Oh la la! C'était bon ce livre!! Et avec des illustrations vraiment magnifiques.
Ballade pour Sophie (Filipe Melo, Juan Cavia, 2020)
Ça parle de piano, de parents toxiques, de nazis, de vieillir, de l'amitié, de la célébrité.
Je vais le relire avant de le retourner à la bibliothèque!
This latest @firstname.lastname@example.org post (https://write.as/matt/what-would-a-real-web3-look-like) accompanies my (slightly sarcastic) Web3 analysis (https://baer.works/issues/web3) with some ideas on what a true iteration of the Web should look like.
A lesson in why we should not blindly trust new technologies and promises from billionaires.
The Cotton Gin - Seeds of a Lie - Extra History
Trois jours avec l'équipe d'urgence en santé mentale de Montréal | Terrain | Rad
Ça pose des questions difficiles!
How to Care Less About Work - The Atlantic
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