A Simple Guide to Working / Learning From Home: HOW TO ADJUST:
Brett Terpstra has been working from home for a long time. He knows everyone has to find their own flow, but shared this great video below on a recent post all of you should read if you’re suddenly working from home.
For more ADHD resources, check out the great website How to ADHD.
The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do
PSA about Coronavirus from Kurzgesagt: what it does to your body and how to prevent it.
Quarantined Italians record messages for “themself from 10 days ago” during Coronavirus pandemic – YouTube:
Italians send video messages to their past selves. These could also be messages to our present selves in the U.S.
I hope we listen.
At the time of this recording on Saturday Night Live (hosted by John Mulaney), David Byrne is 67 years old. I hope to be doing so well at that age.
TipBITS: Enable the Startup Chime on New Macs – TidBITS:
When Apple disabled the startup sound by default in 2016, it was discovered that a Terminal command could bring it back:
sudo nvram BootAudio=%01
Unfortunately, that approach stopped working with Mac models in 2017, presumably due to Apple removing the option in a macOS update, and since then, new Macs have started up silently. Now, however, Twitter user DylanMcD8 has discovered a new NVRAM parameter that brings back the startup sound, even on the latest Macs.
sudo nvram StartupMute=%0
Also, the associated video is delightful.
William McRaven: If good men like Joe Maguire can’t speak the truth, we should be deeply afraid – The Washington Post:
As Americans, we should be frightened — deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security — then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.
This statement from any military official is terrifying, more so when it comes from a retired Navy admiral and commander of U.S. Special Ops who oversaw the raid on Osama bin Laden.
On my way to enjoy some time downtown I was passed by a burgundy sedan weaving through slow traffic in a gentrified residential neighborhood going something like 100 in a 30 with a screaming state trooper trailing about 70 yards behind.
I hope the trooper got him. That driver deserves some time for “reflection.”
Anyway, I’m enjoying a Cortado at our awesome local shop while waiting for a gin tasting hosted by Castle and Key at our favorite bar. I’m looking forward to learning more about gin, how it’s made, and the best ways to enjoy it.
Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67 – Rolling Stone
Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67, according to Elliot Mintz, a family spokesperson. The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling for three-and-a-half years. A representative for the band confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.
There will never be another as great.
Updated to the latest WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” and trying out the default 2020 theme.
With a few tweaks, I think I like it.
2019-11-17 update: I don’t like numbers that descend below the baseline, so I’ve swapped the font from the default to Gentium Book Basic.