Filed under #observations, #lifeInNorway and #lifeOnTheInternet
Haven't written for a few days, so let me just write some observations from Norway.
1: man in suit with consumer laptop
The man on the same train as me. He is probably 10 years or so older than me. He is probably traveling. He is writing on what seems to be a consumer laptop from HP. OS seems to be Vista, based on Window decorations but I really don't want to look at other people's screens so I'm not sure. I notice there's no privacy filter though and I feel thankful that I have one on my laptop.
Thoughts: I wonder what I do that make me look unprofessional (except this blog, that is.)
2: young man smoking
The man is probably in his early 20ies. Red hoodie under a dark coat. Lights a cigarette before he's even out of the train station it seems.
Thoughts: Wow, that was unusual. And wow, the tireless campaigns against smoking has worked. When I was a teenager in the 90ies smoking was usual, you could buy cigarettes from age 16 and I have a memory of one of my childhood friends openly taking his parents tobacco from age 13, rolling a cigarette without them raising an eyebrow.
3: The National Budget for Norway was launched yesterday
According to experts it is good. According to opposition it is a disaster.
Thoughts: As expected. And I think see signs of them expecting to lose the election in a 2021. Which I kind of expect too.
4: The hunt for Stallman continues
Yesterday a number of GNU maintainers signed a petition it seems.
Thoughts: I'm happy I won't have to defend everything he has said or done and I'm also happy I'll not be the judge for this one. However I have some thoughts about the meta discussions:
Some people say that “innocent until proven guilty” should only be used in courts.
Whatever the result of this particular case, we have already been at a point where media and the Internet can sometimes dish out way harsher sentence than the courts for a long time already.
I'm wondering if this should have some consequences for how media report on rumours.