Workplace surveillance, from Russia with love

By | July 2, 2020

(Part 3 of a series on post-covid remote working. Part 2 here) Ok, so you’ve decided to install some workplace surveillance software, despite all the good reasons why you shouldn’t. Do you know exactly what you’re letting yourself in for? A basic question: Who, exactly, are these companies? Let’s take a look at one: StaffCop — the dude with… Read More »

Employee snooping is big business. Expect it to get bigger

By | July 1, 2020

I wrote previously about how snooping on employees is going to become the norm as managers scramble to deal with a workforce that is reluctant — or unable — to return to the workplace. Enabling this will be a host of tools available for companies to do this. It’ll be impossible for a lot of bosses to resist.… Read More »

Working from home will get ugly, but don’t blame the workers

By | June 30, 2020

Working from home has been a relative success story of these Covid-19 times, but from here on in it’s going to get ugly. Working from home isn’t for everyone, but that’s often because people haven’t tried it. Covid-19 has given a proverbial leg-up to those still wary of the fence. There are technology hurdles to overcome, as well… Read More »

How Covid-19 spreads: simulations and visualisations

By | June 23, 2020

This is a list of visualisations of how aerosols and droplets spread. While not all are related to Covid-19, they are relevant and worth watching. Happy to add more if anyone finds them.   Coughing A 3D model of a person coughing in an indoor environment – how an aerosol cloud travels in the air – YouTube A new,… Read More »

Covid and the Demise of Distance

By | May 18, 2020

I lost my brother the other day. Less than a month after losing my aunt, it is starting to feel like carelessness. And to be clear, neither of these deaths were down to Covid-19, at least not directly, and this column isn’t about Covid-19, at least not directly. But as I spent some virtual time alone with my… Read More »