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veen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 16, 2020

    discovidture, dis·​co·​vid·​ture, n : the uncertainty and unease at taking any coronavirus related health risk.

Sigh. Honestly? I'm at a loss now what's safe to do and what isn't. Private gatherings should be limited to 6 people at most per government recommendations, which is easy enough. But we know risk outside is limited, so can you sit with a larger group in the park if you keep distance to most people? What if you sit across from someone for a while the one day of the week I go into the office? Public transport seems to be fine, but the official policy is to use any mouth covering, preferably noneffective nomedical stuff. So I got myself some N95 non-medical masks, which are the best non-medical efficiency, I think. And at what point do you have symptoms? An amount of sniffs or sneezes or coughs that can be counted on two hands per day seems fine. But we also know that 40% is asymptomatic. Does that mean no symptoms at all, or does it fly under the radar as "it's nothing"? And how should I recalibrate now that testing capacity is limited again? Hospitalizations are very low over here right now, but a lot of young people seem to test positive. Yet I've heard nobody in my peers who has tested positive, only a few negatives. So am I a terrible person for seeing friends again? For having a board game night?

I can go on but I'll stop now. Safe to say it's tiring, it's grinding my will down to apathy and I hate it.

Something cool; one of my work projects is to help build the mobility app of the future. One app to not just plan, but also book and pay for not just PT but also scooters, ebikes, rental cars, you name it. Yesterday we launched our closed beta, so after half a year of working behind the scenes to build up the data analytics platform to support development, we're now out testing with real users and I can buy actual e-tickets for trains and buses. There's a lot of competition in this space, but I'm really hoping we can make a difference and compete with Google Maps and the likes for multimodal trips.

thenewgreen  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You are not a terrible person. I have eased in to allowing to see friends, socially distanced and while outside. We had Two friends over for drinks outside. I went to a restaurant with a physician/investor and ate outside at a place that is known for being very safe.

Congrats on launching the new product. Good luck!

goobster  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A multimodal app makes a LOT of sense for the European market, where transit systems are mature, expansive, and varied. I wish you all the market-dominating power you can handle!

g5w  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I get together with friends for board games nights, just keep our face masks on. We have also had several family gatherings, again keeping our faces covered. The large family gatherings we social distance 10 feet or so, except when talking in small groups (3 or 4 people). We've been lucky that the weather has permitted outdoor gatherings. Winter will put a real damper on getting together.