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Also from 2020 - Home School: 160,000 Pages of Glorious Medieval Manuscripts Digitized: Visit the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis via Open Culture
Also from 2020 - Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram
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2016 - Noted: Forge launches an easy and free livestreaming tool for Windows
2016 - Noted: This little camera rig could make live-streaming VR cheap and easy
2016 - Noted: 6 of Our Favorite Drawbot Projects
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Headspace offers free guided meditations and workouts for New Yorkers via Mashable!

April 6th, 2020 No comments
 

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, so Headspace is bringing a little bit of relief to the Empire State. 

Headspace announced a partnership with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to offer free guided meditations, sleep sounds, exercises, and mindfulness content for kids on a New York-specific webpage. In case you’re not aware, Headspace is a popular mindfulness mobile app that offers all of those things under normal circumstances, but usually charges a subscription fee to access everything.

“Now more than ever it’s critical that New Yorkers stay healthy both physically and mentally, and these resources will help people cope with rising levels of stress and anxiety during this unprecedented public health crisis,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Home School: 160,000 Pages of Glorious Medieval Manuscripts Digitized: Visit the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis via Open Culture

April 6th, 2020 No comments

We might think we have a general grasp of the period in European history immortalized in theme restaurant form as “Medieval Times.” After all, writes Amy White at Medievalists.net, “from tattoos to video games to Game of Thrones, medieval iconography has long inspired fascination, imitation and veneration.” The market for swordplay, armor, quests, and sorcery has never been so crowded.

But whether the historical period we call medieval (a word derived from medium aevum, or “middle age”) resembled the modern interpretations it inspired presents us with another question entirely—a question independent and professional scholars can now answer with free, easy reference to “high-resolution images of more than 160,000 pages of European medieval and early modern codices”: richly illuminated (and amateurishly illustrated) manuscripts, musical scores, cookbooks, and much more.

Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram

April 6th, 2020 No comments

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Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow)

Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram

Part of the nightshade family but oh so pretty. The colors of the flowers change over time.

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Home School: Hotel Room Opened With “Privacy” Card! from The Lockopicking Lawyer on YouTube

April 5th, 2020 No comments

Nikon School Online – Free online courses for April via @NikonUSA

April 5th, 2020 No comments
 
Make the most of this time.
Nikon’s mission has always been to empower creators. In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators stay inspired, engaged and growing. That’s why we’re providing all of our courses free for the entire month of April. Let’s come out of this even better.

Read Nikon School Online – Free online courses for April via @NikonUSA





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After COVID-19 – 3 in a series – The Great Reset 2020 and You!

April 5th, 2020 No comments

 

After COVID-19 - 3 in a series - The Great Reset 2020

Aleksandar Cvetanovic

As with all global or national calamities, COVID-019 is going to cause a huge “reset” in its wake. Like 9/11, the 1918 Pandemic, Hurricanes, Tornados and more, people take stock in their lives and, in some cases, discover there is something more important than what they were doing before the crisis. It is only natural when faced with your mortality to reevaluate your life. What would people say about you had you died at that moment? How would your obituary read?

Alfred Nobel had a similar, personal, epiphany when he awoke one morning to find his obituary in place of his brother’s, who had died the day before. The newspapers obituary was scathing. It called him the “mercchant of death” and said “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.” Alfred created the Nobel Prize as a way of recovering his reputation, and perhaps, purging himself of a small bit of his guilt over all the harm his creations had caused.

While I don’t believe that any of us carry the guilt the Nobel did, we can still take a good example from his horrible experience.

  • Are you accomplishing what you want in life?
  • Are you affecting the world, both your small, local, world and the world at large?
  • What small concrete actions can you take to have that effect?
  • What long postponed change do you need to make NOW?
  • What is stopping you?
  • Why?

The world is being turned upside down in the wake of COVID-19 and instead of worrying about it, perhaps we can imagine how we can use this Great Reset to craft a new day, a new life and a new world for everyone!

 

After COVID-19 – 2 in a series – Don’t Wait! Start Planning Today!

April 5th, 2020 No comments

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Things that will be in large supply once this is over…

  • Retail/Restaurant/Commercial Real Estate
  • Talent — in all fields
  • Stimulus Money
  • Businesses looking to grow again

What can you build from these? Is it time to start your own business? Is it time to move to a better career?

You want to start your plans now so you are ready to move as soon as the opportunity provides itself. It will be the first movers that benefit the most because they will have access to the best unemployed/underemployed talent in their fields and, hopefully, stimulus money before it runs out.

Don’t Wait! Start Planning Today!

These are the two COVID-19 data sites I incessantly check via Boing Boing

April 4th, 2020 No comments

After COVID-19: A little blue sky thinking for a post-COVID19 world

April 4th, 2020 No comments

A little blue sky thinking for a post-COVID19 world

Ok, a little “blue sky” thinking for  a time when this crisis (or at least the worst of this crisis) is over…

  • What are you planning for when restrictions begin to be lifted?
  • What will you change?
  • What will remain the same?
  • What new ideas/projects/habits will you begin?
  • What are you going to do strictly for yourself and your family?
  • How will the world be different for you?

Leave your thoughts in the comments!

How to Adapt to a Long-Term Crisis via kottke.org

April 4th, 2020 No comments
How to Adapt to a Long-Term Crisis via kottke.org

From Dr. Aisha Ahmad, some advice for how to adapt to conditions of a long-term crisis like the pandemic we are currently facing. (This was written specifically for educators, but applies to anyone.) First, the necessary sobering bit (italics mine):

The answer to the question everyone is asking — “When will this be over?” — is simple and obvious, yet terribly hard to accept. The answer is never.

Global catastrophes change the world, and this pandemic is very much akin to a major war. Even if we contain the Covid-19 crisis within a few months, the legacy of this pandemic will live with us for years, perhaps decades to come. It will change the way we move, build, learn, and connect. There is simply no way that our lives will resume as if this had never happened. And so, while it may feel good in the moment, it is foolish to dive into a frenzy of activity or obsess about your scholarly productivity right now. That is denial and delusion. The emotionally and spiritually sane response is to prepare to be forever changed.

Read How to Adapt to a Long-Term Crisis via kottke.org


An interesting link found among my daily reading