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I needed a eero

Sunday,  04/12/20  11:04 PM

eero pro 3X kitI needed a eero.  Three actually.  "They gotta be strong, and they gotta be fast, and they gotta be fresh from the fight."  And they were :)

This weekend I decide to replace my 10-year-old Apple Airport WiFi routers with a new eero pro mesh setup.  It was quick, it was easy, and now I have full speed tri-band WiFi with no muss no fuss.  Should have done so 5 years ago, but who knew?

Now that the three little eero routers are up and running and working, it's great having super fast WiFi.  But the coolest part was how easy the routers were to set up.  It's all done from an iPhone app, and it was dirt simple.  Plug in the router, answer a couple of questions, and poof it works.  Plug in the next router, answer another question, and poof it works too.  Third router, question, poof.  Done!

I know how hard it is to create this kind of awesome out of the box experience, and I have a ton of respect for the developers here.  Onward!



Happy Virtual Easter

Sunday,  04/12/20  11:43 PM

Virtual EasterHey y'all ... Happy Virtual Easter!  Like me, you probably Zoomed (or Skyped, or Facetimed) your family and friends, and I hope you were able to get some of the pleasure and joy of being together.  Truly a weird time, and one we will all never forgot.

I must report, the rack of lamb was not virtual, and was most excellent :)

Health Care Blog: the Tipping point for Telehealth.  "Many ways of doing business will change forever after the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, and health care, too, will never be the same."  Amen.

WSJ notes: ICUs leverage remove doctors and telemedicine to manage Coronavirus deluge.  "Physicians and nurses at many of the country’s largest hospital systems are leveraging a decades-old technology in new ways...  Generally known as 'tele-ICU,' this two-way bedside video is sort of like FaceTime or Zoom. The difference is that it typically adds a host of other technologies to videoconferencing, in order to connect critically ill patients in hospital ICU beds with teams of doctors and nurses who specialize in delivering care to the sickest, even when those teams are miles or even whole states away."

History of Pandemics; Covid as of 4/13/20A month ago I shared this graphic from the Visual Capitalist comparing the deaths due to Covid-19 to other pandemics.  They update it daily; at that time the toll was 4.7K people; now it stands at 112K.  Still catching the Swine Flu of 2009-2010 which kills 200K people, but getting there quickly.

The Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus.  No, not from the market.  View it and make up your own mind, but they sure make a case.

As benefits being leader of the US during a crisis, President Trump has been holding daily press briefings.  The "journalists" present beclown themselves.  Allie Beth Stuckey:  Every. Single. Coronavirus briefing is like this.  Sadly, true.

How DuckDuckGo makes money without tracking you.  "It’s actually a big myth that search engines need to track your personal search history to make money or deliver quality search results... search advertisers buy search ads by bidding on keywords, not people."  -- Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO.

many moons!This I love: Every moon in our solar system, ranked.  The top 26, quite a collection.  Of course our favorite Titan is #1, but can you guess #2?

Apropos: Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources.  Who will be the first to take advantage?

Philippe Gilbert wins 2019 Paris-RoubaixWith Paris-Roubaix cancelled this year (well, delayed for now, but, you know), Velonews revisits Philippe Gilbert's masterful win last year.  I love this sort of inside insight, cycling is sooo tactical.

Onward... I hope you have a great week sheltering in place, and that we won't have to do so too much longer!


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