Misread a “Telehealth Consent Form” as a “Telepath Consent Form.”
Interesting report on changes in internet traffic over the last month. Some things are obvious, like the huge increase in streaming video and videoconferencing. Some are less so, like the shift from phones back to desktops (if you’re at home anyway, might as well use the larger screen and keyboard) & increased interest in local(ish) news sites.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/07/technology/coronavirus-internet-use.html via https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/7/21211960/coronavirus-covid19-pandemic-apps-facebook-netflix-zoom-new-york-times
Old code never truly dies: Covid-19 has New Jersey scrambling for COBOL programmers to fix unemployment insurance systems.
Well, I guess one good thing about spam is it can help you confirm that your email synced. 🤷♂️
5 new photo(s) on Flickr:
He’s still at it?!?
Someone pulled thread necromancy on an old (like 2011) blog post about The Flash with lots of comments. On, topic, thoughtful, respectful of disagreements.
OK, posting approved!
20 minutes later: Tearing through more old posts from years ago and posting things like “Nah bro” and “Yeah you wish” and such.
Nope, sorry, you go back in moderation jail.
Flashback of the day: Don’t Use Third-Party Links in Email – Object Lesson: Comic-Con Registration
A tiger in the Bronx zoo has tested positive for covid-19
Which makes me wonder about what other animals can catch it.
Which, with my brain in the weird state its in these days, jumped straight to “You infected an *octopus* with Kellis-Amberlee???????”
Interesting point about toilet paper shortages: toilet paper sold for home use and toilet paper sold for businesses isn’t made or packaged the same way…and all those people who used to be spending some of their trips to the bathroom at work, at a restaurant, wherever, are doing all of them at home. Which means yes, we actually are using more home-grade TP (and less commercial-grade).
Neighbor kids are singing Into the Unknown at the top of their lungs. They don’t have Idina Menzel’s range either, but at least it’s a change from 4 months of Bohemian Rhapsody with the occasion break for We are the Champions.
Oh wait, they just switched over to We Are the Chanpions.
The piano player had gotten a lot better with practice. The singer hasn’t ☹️
Anxious? Who’s anxious? Certainly not me–AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
*sigh* because of COURSE they are.
Starting to see skippers again.
DC comics is having a “Darkest Timeline” sale on ComiXology, with all of its alternate-timeline and awful-future stories like Flashpoint, Metal, Injustice, etc. Even Scooby Apocalypse.
Not sure if it’s tone-deaf or perfectly on-brand.
Was thinking about how my step count is waaaaay down just from staying home, but I’m still wearing the tracker for heart rate. Wondered what else it might be able to infer & went looking…
Turns out some newer fitness trackers can measure oxygen saturation.
How your Apple, WearOS, and Fitbit smartwatch can help track your coronavirus symptoms
Imagine hooking that up to an alert for someone who’s been treating at home to catch worsening symptoms early
In this time of minimizing grocery store trips, it’s even more annoying than usual to realize that yes, you really should have picked up that thing that you looked at and decided not to pick up.