If people in our neighbourhood are heeding the advice to stay at home, it’s hard to tell. Still lots of traffic, and people in the park opposite my house. I’m in an at-risk group, so I’m being careful. I really hope that we can flatten that curve!Continue reading
Internet Amnesia: Clive James & his website – Richard MacManus It survives for now, but how much longer? A long essay on the fragility of our Internet existence.Continue reading
Viral Time Mike Small, writing for Bella Caledonia: The brutalism of our economics is exposed like never before. Examples are everywhere: the Skye-spiv who thought that he could make a killing from renting out cottages “Perfect for self-isolation”, who was oblivious to his own immorality; the decision by Britannia Hotels to immediately dismiss and evict …Continue reading "Covid-19 is the disease but the ‘underlying heath condition’ is capitalism"
Letters In Need Shaun from Letters of Note is going to send letters to people in the UK who are feeling lonely and isolated.Continue reading
Hmm, so apparently if you go to cancel your Creative Cloud subscription, Adobe will offer you two free months. You’ll probably be informed that there’ll be a penalty for cancellations. Ignore that, and keep saying yes when they ask if you’re sure. Then you’ll get the offer. The person I got this tip from is …Continue reading "Save Some Money on Adobe Creative Cloud"
From Om Malik’s latest FoMo newsletter: As I headed back, I saw construction workers building apartments — those glass cages soon to be filled with members of the remote work revolution. I saw homeless people huddled next to each other, fighting off the cold that descends on San Francisco every night. I saw Amazon delivery …Continue reading "The Invisible & The Unseen"
At least one of the local supermarkets is opening an hour early to let vulnerable folks (or their family / carers) buy supplies. And the local shop down the road had some items that we definitely won’t get getting delivered tomorrow. That just leaves my medication, which should be ready to pick up tomorrow. It’s …Continue reading "More fun-and-games today getting hold of groceries"
Ugh, I’ve not felt this stressed since I was caring for my terminally-ill father in 2018. 🙁 The worst part is the uncertainty over what is going to happen next.Continue reading
Paul Thurrott just reposted this personal post on his blog that was originally for his subscribing readers: My best personal example of this happened 21 years ago when my then one-year-old son almost died in Phoenix from bacterial meningitis. His life was saved by a doctor who had the smarts and insight to believe that …Continue reading "True, Best Selves"
It’s nearly eight years since I stopped wearing a watch. It took a while to get used to the lack of weight on my left wrist, and stop looking at it. I have so many clocks on the various devices I use / carry that I don’t have to look far. That said, I avoid …Continue reading "Time Pieces"