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9YO has been devouring our Sarah's Scribbles collections.

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."

nasa.gov/feature/an-astronaut-

Went out for a walk this morning. Found a note from one of the neighbor kids for the 9YO, written in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the house: "Hi ___! From ___"

Saw several more as I walked around the block. Apparently he wanted to say hi to all the kids he knows.

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"If we view ourselves as besieged victims who need to go into hiding, then we will cultivate fear and hoarding. If we view ourselves as a community working hard to protect the most vulnerable among us, then we will cultivate courage and helping. Mindset matters."

(twitter screenshot)

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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.

#photo #birds #nature #finch #HouseFinch #goldfinch #crow

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covid, ifixit & medtech repair 

Covid19/CA/quarantine 

Covid19/CA/quarantine 

I can't seem to find it on Duolingo, though

"Stuck at home? Now is the perfect time to learn the language of birds"
latimes.com/lifestyle/story/20

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covid 

Migraine, kinda gross 

covid/ca/flu 

covid/ca/flu 

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? 🙄

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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."

natureecoevocommunity.nature.c

#Palaeontology #Birds #Fossils #Chickens #Ducks #CommonAncestor

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Nevermind the gun-buyers, in a real disaster people tend to pull together to get through it.

Be kind, be generous, be safe, and remember that like everything else in the world and in history, this won’t last forever.

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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."

google.com/doodles/recognizing

#GoogleDoodles #Hygiene #History #HandWashing

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