Monday, June 05, 2023

Books, Bicycling, and Beers 2023: Wild Mind

5/31, Wild Mind in Richfield.  Although this is more appropriately Books, Bicycling, and BREWs 2023.  It was too early in the day for beer.  But like Venn, Wild Mind doubles as a coffee shop before 4 p.m. weekdays, so I went with a cold press instead.  Great thing about this ride was, I was getting a little beer-ed out, so coffee was a nice alternative, although it doesn't really have a brewery "character" to speak of.  Cold press is pretty much cold press. And, the flooding was finally down enough on the Minnesota river that I could pop across from Eagan to Bloomington and Richfield on the Old Cedar Bridge.  Cuts soooo many miles off rides to the near north side of the river, particularly as I start to head West.

My sister gave me this book.  Ronson' Publicly Shamed isn't as quirky as his Men Who Stare at Goats.  It's all about internet shaming/et al and it feels a bit dated given it's about ten years old [as far as shaming instances] now.  Still, mostly makes you wish you lived in Europe/UK where you can have info killed/forgotten if you want to.  I saw a PERFECT example of this at work the other day on No Rolls Barred where a professional card counter was banned from a casino and, while he suspected it was for characteristics related to card counting, they hadn't told him.  He know electronic surveillance was part of their set up, so under GDPR he asked for the digital records to see how they'd decided to ban him.  That's a cool use of that law.

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