Brian Gilham

Engineering leader, husband, and father

Bookmarks

Zoom needs to clean up its privacy act →

As Zoom explodes in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Doc Searls has done a fantastic job of documenting Zoom’s many privacy concerns and publicly holding them accountable.


NINE INCH NAILS GHOSTS V-VI AVAILABLE NOW →

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released a new instrumental double album. I’ve had it on repeat all night.

GHOSTS V: TOGETHER IS FOR WHEN THINGS SEEM LIKE IT MIGHT ALL BE OKAY, AND GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS… WELL, YOU’LL FIGURE IT OUT.


What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus →

A deeply impactful story from Jessica Lustig, whose husband fell ill with COVID-19. I was close to tears once or twice.

“You shouldn’t stay here,” he says, but he gets more frightened as night comes, dreading the long hours of fever and soaking sweats and shivering and terrible aches. “This thing grinds you like a mortar,” he says.


This commentator’s got no live sport so he’s commentating on everyday life and it’s brilliant →

The International 4x4 Pushchair Formation Final might be my favourite.


The Housekeeping of the Intangible →

As we all struggle to adjust to, in some cases, a drastically new way of working, I deeply relate with Michael Lopp’s experience so far.

A full calendar stocked with interesting meetings, and curious people fills me with productive joy. In these non-normal times, I am thankful that the calendar is full, but my most significant learning from the first full week of distributed work is the immense accumulated value of short breaks.

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But there are no breaks.