Our library is reopening to students on June 22 when Summer Session II starts. They expect 300 students will be on campus for in-person lab sessions till the end of July. I might be going in once a week. In other news, we've noticed that toilet paper and paper towels are staying in stock on grocery store shelves. But, people are still hoarding baking yeast. Also, I will be going through slippers faster than before.
We've got some protesters creating havoc downtown Denver now. It is right across the street where my wife would normally work, if she wasn't working from home.
Anyone know what these are for?
I still have a blockbuster card. Haven't used that in a little while.· Joe 1
10-10 numbers are still a thing.· Julian
Oh wow... I used to have my phone card number memorized· hedgielib 1
Had to use those to call home when I was in college.· Mr. Noodle
Somewhere in this house is my daughter's "phone home" card, a prepaid calling card for kids, with 4 emergency contacts pre-registered to it, limiting who my daughter can call with it.· April
I am glad I am not a manager right now. I just have to manage myself which is hard enough. https://www.askamanager.org/2020/04/whats-reasonable-for-managers-to-expect-of-parents-working-from-home.html
I have 14 people and I just keep telling them over and over that this is NOT a normal time and I do NOT expect "normal" productivity from them, nor should they they expect it from themselves or others. Everything is different now, period.· Soup 13
^ That's a really good point. Because even though working is harder now, some people need that work not just for the $$ but to maintain structure in the day, or to feel that sense of purpose, or just to distract themselves. And some jobs do need to get done (while some jobs... don't, and it's important to be aware of which is which).· Deborah Fitchett 4
Denver just made most (all?) mass transit free. Busses and light rail. People enter the back door of the bus.
Working on a SWOT analysis in a Zoom meeting with 20 participants. Yay. Fun.
We are no longer doing SWOT analysis. We have postponed until we can all be in the same meeting room together. Hard to think futury big picture thoughts on video calls from make-shift office spaces at home.· Joe 4
Local history museum saying that want to call area residents in this time of crisis to see how we all feel so they can keep our stories for posterity.
we've got a call out from our special collections for student/faculty stories. Dunno if anyone's taken it up, but it's also just an online form with an option to do an oral history recording later should anyone want to.· ellbeecee
A colleague of mine who works in SpecColl at NU got permission to do extensive journaling during this time and it'll be part of the archives. He's a novelist/poet so it should be an interesting read.· hedgielib
It is great for the people who would like to do some journaling and/or do an oral history, but this museum might do cold calling of members asking if they would like to participate, and I just find that a little odd.· Joe 2
My wise, wonderful, and amazing wife felt that we did not NEED to get this at target the other day. (We were getting groceries and some other things.)
I just want you all to know that I have finally shredded the duplicate copies of checks from 1997 to about 2004 that were hidden away. It is interesting to see what kind of crap I wrote checks for 23 years ago.
This shows 4 of the 8 to 10 warning signs around the abandoned mine shaft behind the car wash that ate the old Mazda. "Danger Hazardous Mine opening."
Went for a walk yesterday to the abandoned coal mine opening.
*reads* *reads again* *decides sentence is intentionally vague in meaning*· ellbeecee 5
Is this the first line of your mystery novel· Christina Pikas 5
I've got a map on a flash drive to show y'all that there really is one (actually two) within walking distance. The second one doesn't have multiple warning signs (8+), and it is being developed into townhomes. That is at the intersection of Coal Mine Ave. and Kipling. The one we walked to was behind the car wash.· Joe 3
This sentence reached a pinnacle most clauses only dream about.· Micah 4
This is a Nancy Drew mystery waiting to happen.· orgmonkey. I keep receipts. 4
NBA just suspended the season.
In about 3-4 days, this particular development -- which is huge right now -- will probably and unfortunately be relatively small.· Julian 1
Also China, where I'm in rn, has taken control very rapidly. Apart from Hubei there's only 7 new cases in the whole county in last 7 days. Even though they ignored mild cases, they have put the whole country in isolation and quarantine. Effective leadership. We can actually compare the numbers in China and South Korea to Italy, Iran and to some extend USA and assume the real number of infections is much much higher than the current number given and actually the Korean numbers are the most closest to real numbers which indicates over 90% of the cases being mild and only 0,3% death rate which is slightly over influenza. Therefore all this Covid-19 paranoia is a bit too much. I've heard people saying in Italy there is 15% death rate, it's getting worse... in China when there was 1000+ death there was over 70,000 confirmed cases and unmeasurable and untestable amount of mild cases. It's amazing how China contained it in the end, after comparing these stats I honestly think there are 70k- 100k infected in Italy, which puts the situation out of hand already... Sudden spike of 5000+ new cases in the span of two days supports my idea as well.· Oğ
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