I swear, back in the 2000s you could set up a samba server once and actually share more or less seamlessly cross-platform among Windows, Mac and Linux on your LAN. But now, every time I want to move a file to or from the Windows box, I need to jump through an entirely new set of hoops. So fucking tired of this.
"One thing astronauts have to be good at: living in confined spaces for long periods of time. Here are some tips for all who find yourself in a similar scenario."
Finally recovered enough from the flu to get out for a walk in the neighborhood (while that's still an option).
I think this first bird (possibly a goldfinch?) was trying to practice social distancing, though the crow in the third photo seems to be doing a better job. The house finch was such a bright red that I thought it had to be another kind of bird until I looked at the photos.
covid, ifixit & medtech repair
ifixit is trying to build a database of basic repair info & copies of reference manuals for medical equipment to help medical folks who need to do DIY repairs as shortages of repair techs & parts hit.
I'm really glad they're concentrating on the most achievable things here, collecting manuals that already exist online etc.
Mixed messages over whether just going out for a walk/hike/bike ride violates the current order or not.
"Californians can still go hiking and biking outdoors without violating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “safer at home” order issued Thursday, state officials say. Though many activities have been curtailed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, going outdoors isn’t one of them."
I can't seem to find it on Duolingo, though
"Stuck at home? Now is the perfect time to learn the language of birds"
So, California has issued a statewide stay-at-home-unless-absofuckinglutely-necessary order.
The 9YO is already climbing the walls.
And I'm still recovering from the damn flu, so I've basically missed the window for any trips outside except for groceries (and maybe a chest xray if this very non-covid-like cough doesn't clear up)
Switching from a wireless keyboard to a wired one for my WFH setup has made a huge difference.
I can get used to the windows/mac key labels being wrong. But the fact that it kept dropping/duplicating letters & cutting out entirely from time to time was seriously annoying.
I mean, yeah, I get it, it was a whole foot from the transmitter, who would expect it to be stable at that distance, right? 🙄
Fascinating findings. A write-up of the 'Wonderchicken', which has features that resemble ducks and chickens and show their shared a common ancestor "sometime near the very end of Cretaceous times, known as the K–Pg boundary."
A very relevant Google Doodle.
""March 20, 2020
Recognizing Ignaz Semmelweis and Handwashing
Today’s Doodle recognizes Hungarian physician Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, widely attributed as the first person to discover the medical benefits of handwashing."
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