Patrolling the yard for Gilligan’s bombs, I had to stop to take some pictures.
I have a feeling tomorrow’s standup is going to have some technical difficulties. Or maybe, just difficulties. :-D This last one could work!
I have no words.
My Starbucks buddies and I are now doing regular Zoom sessions with our homemade coffee in hand. It’s not the same as sitting on the couch in our regular spots, sipping our favorite drinks, but it’ll do.
Tomorrow, we’ll all have our video cameras working. And I think there may be a couple more regulars to invite.
Update: All our cameras going!
When I got up this morning, Melissa had already taken care of me. <3
Found this on Twitter:
I couldn’t say it better. I’m proud of my heroes.1…and sometimes, worried af. :-/
Today started cold and frosty. During Gilligan’s constitutional, we paused to appreciate the crunching grass. Because of self-isolation, I skipped Starbucks and headed into the spare bedroom to work. By noon, the weather had warmed up1It got over 60! so a solo walk through the neighborhood seemed like a good idea. Thanks to COVID-19, work had scheduled a virtual company picnic for today, so I pulled out my phone, logged into Zoom, and brought them along with me.
I’ve been working from home since late November or early December. For most of our clients, this was their first week of trying it. The following bingo card would have been fun in our conference calls.
You might notice this email looks a little different. That’s because I’m now using MailPoet to email my subscribers. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with MailChimp, which I was using.1and have (temporarily?) deactivated MailPoet is just so easy to use in WordPress.
As before, you have the ability to easily unsubscribe with a click (though I hope you don’t). And there continues to be a subscription form for new subscribers.
If you have any issues, please let me know. I have contact information on my site.
Thanks for being a subscriber.
Update: MailPoet seems to be working well. In addition to sending out new post notifications, I’m also able to use it to send out transactional emails. It’s a great simplification for me.
I’ve accumulated a set of resources on the SARS-COV-2 virus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Note: As this list will continue to grow as I find more resources, I’m pinning it to the top.
Dealing with the crisis
- Coronavirus Rumor Control by FEMA
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak by the WHO
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) by the CDC
- Emerging Respiratory Infections: COVID-19 by the Oregon Health Authority
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation by the WHO
- 17 responsible live visualizations about the coronavirus
- worldometer – Coronavirus
- Coronavirus numbers by state
- COVID2019.app -- LIVE stats & graphs
- NY Times – Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in the U.S.: Full Map
- The COVID Tracking Project
- Portland-specific COVID-19 information by Thursday Bram
- nCoV2019.live by Avi Schiffmann
- COVID-19 Relative Risk Factors Comparison per State
- Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus (hCoV-19) by Nextstrain
- Genomic epidemiology of hCoV-19 by GISAID
- How to read a phylogenetic tree by Andrew Rambaut
- COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)
- COVID-19 Public Datasets on Google Cloud Platform
- Community Mobility Reports by Google
- Rapid Immunologic Testing by Hackaday
- Forecasting COVID-19 impact on hospital bed-days, ICU-days, ventilator days and deaths by US state in the next 4 months (3/26/20) by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
- How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts by NY Times
- Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” by Washington Post
- The Coronavirus Crisis, all news articles on The New Yorker
Wash your hands!
Wash your hands, cover your cough, get your sleep, drink lots of water, stay home if you’re symptomatic, and carry a chainsaw.
Photo credit. Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. 3D print of a SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—virus particle. The virus surface (blue) is covered with spike proteins (red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. For more information, visit the NIH 3D Print Exchange at 3dprint.nih.gov. Credit: NIH.