Surface transmission of the coronavirus seems rare An article in The Atlantic complains about hygiene theater and the fact that it pulls attention and effort away from the meaningful actions against COVID-19. Something important in the article, though, is a note on research showing how rare fomite (surface) transmission of the virus is.
But in a July article in the medical journal The Lancet, Goldman excoriated those conclusions. All those studies that made COVID-19 seem likely to live for days on metal and paper bags were based on unrealistically strong concentrations of the virus.
Shifting baselines David Roberts writes about how shifting baselines form a generational amnesia, which makes it possible for climate change’s effects to hit us and not spur us to action.
ACT and SAT during coronavirus CNN reports that 2 students tested positive for COVID-19 a day after taking the ACT. The ACT and SAT have been on my mind because I have a child at the right age for those tests (who was, in fact, scheduled to take the test in April). I don’t see how we can safely have kids in a room together for 3-4 hours straight, and I’m guessing that many, if not all, of those kids in that Oklahoma classroom were not wearing masks.
Audiomass is an online audio editor AudioMass is another example of how much more capable the web has become in recent years, allowing you to edit audio files without installing something on your local computer.
3D Book Image CSS Nifty Publishing tool: a 3d book cover image generator that uses CSS rather than generating images! This is really cool, because you don’t need to make a separate image file for each book.
Backlinks 2020-07-20 Nifty Publishing tool: a 3d book cover image generator that uses CSS rather than generating images! This is really cool, because you don’t need to make a separate image file for each book. 2020-04-18 A useful tip for Publishing: the bklnk category finder will list out the categories that your book is in. 2020-04-12 Michael Warren Lucas has posted an article about Publishing: The Print Book Trade, and Money.
Chirr for posting to Twitter Chirr is a webapp for posting to Twitter more conveniently. Specifically, it deals with the pain of creating threads by allowing you to edit the whole thread at once and have the app resplit as needed.
Backlinks 2020-07-16 Chirr is a webapp for posting to Twitter more conveniently. Specifically, it deals with the pain of creating threads by allowing you to edit the whole thread at once and have the app resplit as needed.
Twitch live coding setup Jordan Lewis provided a detailed look at his Twitch streaming setup. This particular setup is useful to look at for me because it’s Mac-based, uses OBS (something I’ve never tried), and also even includes an iPad for whiteboarding.
Cakes everywhere This is definitely a moment in time. Twitter is aflutter with cakes. But first, bagels cut the wrong way and, in reply, a pumpkin pie cut even wronger. Tasty’s viral cake video that started it all and more Viral Memes
Notado I’ve essentially been bookmarking here, and I’ve also been a longtime Pinboard user. Notado has an interesting take on bookmarking. It puts a focus on the notes around the link instead of just the link itself.