“My RØDE Cast” Podcast Competition — An Update On June 18th, I told you about the “My RØDE Cast” podcast competition and invited you to listen and vote for my entry. Winners were announced today, and, alas, I wasn’t one of them. But I’m glad I participated. Maybe next year! If you’d like to listen to the winning podcasts, visit this page. Thanks again to everyone who voted … [Read more...] about News & Notes 3
Archives for June 2020
Reader View (Dammit, Hold Still When I’m Reading!)
One of the most frustrating things when I’m reading a web page with lots of ads is having it jerk me back and forth as ads disappear and reload and change sizes, sometimes even forcing me to scroll back to see a paragraph I hadn’t yet finished reading. This is generally the result of poor website design, but it appears on even some of the biggest and best-known websites. I … [Read more...] about Reader View (Dammit, Hold Still When I’m Reading!)
Apple Announcements Monday at WWDC20
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 is taking place this week. But for the first time, it’s not a physical conference — it’s a virtual conference, entirely online, and available not just to developers but to anyone interested. In past years it has been an expensive conference limited to a select number of developers chosen by lottery. Thanks to COVID-19, not … [Read more...] about Apple Announcements Monday at WWDC20
Happy Father’s Day!
My father passed away 8 years ago at the age of 92. I have many wonderful memories of him, one of which I thought I’d share today. It’s one I’ll never forget and explains a bit of the kind of relationship we had. I was well into my second career at the time, several years into operating the offset printing business I had founded in 1985. The business was growing quickly, … [Read more...] about Happy Father’s Day!
Face Masks — Again
It’s hard to believe, as we approach 120,000 deaths from COVID-19 in just four months in the US, that we’re still needing to talk about this. Face masks. Overwhelming scientific evidence supports the importance of wearing face masks to get and keep this virus under control. But we’re still having a problem, apparently, understanding how important this is. Not to get … [Read more...] about Face Masks — Again
Today, June 19th, Is Juneteenth
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States. Originating in Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, with varying official recognition. Lots of articles have been published online this week about Juneteenth, its history and its possible future as a US National … [Read more...] about Today, June 19th, Is Juneteenth