Two fantastic posts about coping with covid-19

So I know a couple of guys who are thriving under covid-19: Doing more workouts, seemingly minimally and proportionally worried, getting their jobs done while getting outdoors for their adapted exercise routine. Truly exemplars of adaptability. Me, I’ve struggled quite a lot. I’ve had a few weeks with two low-grade colds, insomnia, reduced ability to […]

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New cable modem

Maybe it was getting old, or maybe the much-increased traffic from pandemic WFH caused problems, but for whatever reason our Spectrum-provided cable modem has been a problem. I’ve had to power cycle it a few times to clear slowdowns. Symptoms – speed tests dropped down to under 10 megabits, and on reboot would rebound to […]

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1080p webcam for Zoom for $40

Fact 1:In the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re all on Zoom et al quite a lot. Fact 2: Apple webcams are 720p resolution and quite low quality. Fact 3: Nerds want to be helpful. Consequence one: Good webcams are sold out universally. Consequence two: The people behind the cheap and awesome WiFi webcam brand Wyze have written […]

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50-ish Days Later – The Tao of Mac

I’m pretty much exhausted. “Regular” work plus a few overlapping deadlines plus whatever household chores I can manage and all the random stuff that comes with being permanently home means I can’t find the time to relax, let alone do something borderline creative. 50-ish Days Later – The Tao of Mac A better phrasing than […]

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Somehow, things go on

It’s hard and crazy and the disinformation is everywhere but persevere. There are still roses. Hopes for treatment and maybe even a cure though I’m worried there it’ll be years.

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Six feet is the wrong model

A friend sent me this paper on Arxiv.org – “A physicist view of the airborne infection” by Luis A. Anchordoqui and Eugene M. Chudnovsky. They used SimScale to model airflow in an office and included a couple of nice visualizations: The paper is quite concise and worth your time, just under 2.5 pages. Short version? […]

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Damn it Apple

Apple Music on iOS has turned into a ad-infested shitshow of dodgy UX patterns that verge on deceptive; where the big obvious click signs you up to become a positive number on some Apple ARPU dashboard. This sucks. Quite a lot. You literally cannot be rid of this incessant upsell bullshit. Fucking Apple, I pay […]

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