This is my social media shout out box replacement.
  • Yet another example of inadequate reporting

    It’s unfortunate how the article doesn’t try to get a critical view to the comments made by the producer or user side. The directive doesn’t state as its purpose to reduce plastic, but to lower its impact on the environment.

    Leaving the producer’s strawman of “more plastic used” and the users anecdotal “i’m inconvenienced in my car” or sheer gutwrenching “I don’t believe the scientifical result of the impact of plastic in the environment” is just another example of EU-bashing and bad journalism.

    It’s always a bit sad to see how complex issues (impact of single use products on garbage piles in the sea, complexity of maritime and fishing objectives as a main driver of EU policy, effect of consumer behavior in one part of the EU and their outcome and impact of other parts of the Union) are trivialized instead of explained.

    Tethered plastic bottle caps may in fact use more plastic, not less

    A recent switch towards plastic bottle caps which remain attached has had almost the reverse effect from that intended – ie. to cut down on the use of plastics – "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) reported Sunday.
  • I shared a link

    today in Tallinn a woman got killed by a reversing van on a sidewalk while waiting for the bus… and it’s not even front page news.

    this city is so utterly fucked up with normalizing traffic violence, it’s beyond believe.

  • Sure, we should do studies

    sure, we should do studies, and get more data, and have a full view of the …ah, there goes my dad, who is 74 with heart condition… data. we should also make sure that the we really only shut down the areas of the economy that are actually …ah, now my mom’s dead, cause she has worse chances than the new born with its mum who is 24 and also needs a respirator in a hospital with 15 places…affected by the pandemie. after all, we shouldn’t sacrifice the economy on the altar of public health …and now my grandmum is also dead, along with the 20 others in the nursery home where they still had ‘social visits’ to keep up the spirits.

    you know what? who cares. some people (loose couple of scientists/doctors, a handful who have come out in the last couple of days, in a profession of what, maybe 10.000, 15.000 professionals, that just do the actual work?) just think they have eaten it with spoons, the wisdom of how to run a massively complex society of tens of millions of people.

    but sure, i’m happy that they come out now and speak up, and ask the “really important questions, that yeah, actually, it makes so much sense when you think about it”. truly. it’s a right to spread your opinion, and i cherish that, really. it also helps me to figure out who i don’t care about when i need to focus on keeping my babies healthy, hope the best for my pensioner parents, and watch the images of stashed away coffins with actual dead people.

  • Publishing geekjobs.ee

    Inspired by oldgeekjobs.com i’m trying to establish a clear and simple geeks-only jobs listing site for Estonia. It’s supposed to be easier than combing through the jobs portals.

    Give it a try if you have jobs to offer or are looking for any geekjobs.ee

  • Publishing Master's thesis

    I’ve decided to publish my thesis without any further addition or refinement. I think it should stand as a conditional work with all its insights and flaws. Comments welcome.

    Download here

  • Back in Tallinn, Jelly everyone

    Since yesterday, I am back in Tallinn to prepare the first Jellies for Tööklubi Tallinn. Checking out the spaces was the first point on the list. I’ve had a very enlightening meeting with, Maarin Ektermann (Mürk) from März Project room, discussing coworking and its possible interpretation in the context of Tallinn. Later that day I joined a discussion about a possible hub founding by the organizers of a local hacker & maker space group. Coworking and hub’ing as concepts seem perfectly known to the people, so that will make it more easy to dock on to some enthusiasts.