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All the jokes on TV shows about video call problems just stress me out.

By the “end” of this, I swear video calls are going to give me PTSD.

the real victory of star trek is that every species' video chat protocols magically interoperate

I mean, I knew he was stupid, but what the actual fuck. How are the people with him not rugby tackling him off the mic? bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada

If ever there was a time to legalise cannabis (in the UK), it's now. And some microdosed LSD on the NHS please while you're at it.

jezebel.com/its-a-lot-more-fun

Because everyone is suddenly using video calls, everyone's getting annoyed at how many systems there are. Maybe we can work on fixing that, get these things talking to each other? LOL, yeah right, a man can dream...

Sad to hear about John Conway's death from Covid-19. May he oscillate forever in our memories.

twitter.com/SamWangPhD/status/

Looks like this might be a quality project organising volunteers to make PPE to the right standard for the NHS. Time to order more filament. 3pinnovation.com/contentfiles/

Do tv presenters now have marks on their ceiling to look at where their copresenters are?

FSF: "Try these things that are better than Zoom!" - proceeds to list a bunch of things that do different jobs not as well (with the almost-exception of Jitsi): fsf.org/blogs/community/better

Really could do with (bluetooth) webcam / video calling support on the AppleTV right about now.

I don’t know if is a thing, but Amazon pushing “look we’re helping to save you” on their homepage all the time is definitely it. Maybe if you paid your damn tax we might be able to afford some ventilators?

The spam signups on mastodon.me.uk (which I moderate before they get to do anything) are now advertising Chloroquine. Fuck you, spammers. Fuck you very much.

(In no way do I manage to follow this advice, btw, I feel guilty *all the time*)

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Self-help advice for parents now trying to teach kids at home:

My daughter has special needs; it’s taken me a long time to realise that she could ALWAYS take more attention, more energy and more help, no matter how much we give. There's no point feeling guilt about not giving more, because there can NEVER be enough. we have to be OK with doing what we can sustainably do.

The same goes for teaching your kids at home. There can never be enough, so you have be OK with what you can manage.

Is there such a thing as a Continuous Cortisol Monitor? I feel I could do with a graph and alerts to quantify exactly how overstressed I am. Data solves everything doesn't it?

RT @Baskers@twitter.com

You must remember to take regular breaks when working from home to avoid the #coronavirus #covid19, so here’s some entertainment for you on your break 😆

You can thank me later 😂🤣

vm.tiktok.com/smPnQw/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Baskers/status/124

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