During lunch break today I had the opportunity to hear from Andrea and Ruth, the reporter and photographer who covered this story. Near the end of the session, someone asked what would happen to Dasani, and if her life was any better now. The answer was not really, and even with the trust fund put in place it wasn’t clear that she wouldn’t be swallowed up by the forces that created such a difficult childhood in the first place.
It’s hard to hear that. It’s hard to confront. But I think that’s part of what it means to live in Gotham - a city with a yawning gulf of inequality. What about the kids? With adults, there’s all sorts of debates about responsibility, systems, etc. But kids? What hope can we offer them?
I should make it clear right now that I haven’t read the articles yet. I’m hoping to do that tonight. Maybe I’ll have some more answers tomorrow. I doubt it.
I had to get a tutorial in how to update the “Resolution” field on a JIRA ticket today. I couldn’t change it inline on the ticket itself, but upon clicking “Close” there is an option to select the right resolution from a drop-down menu.
And for those of you who think this job is all free food and perks, I want you to know I have the burden of getting a couple of new iPads (3rd on the way) and will have to suffer through setting them up and using them. No idea how I’m going to survive this gig.
Happy Maundy Thursday amigos!