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April 7, 2020

Experts' Expert: Tips on Working From Home (ignore #9)

10 wfh tips

Wrote Emil Protalinski, news editor of VentureBeat:

I've been working from home my whole career.

Online journalism happens to be well suited for remote work, but not every job is.

In the Covid-19 crisis, more and more companies are telling their employees to work from home (WFH).

As the outbreak has grown, some employees chose to WFH, then individual team leaders encouraged their teams to avoid the office.

And suddenly, WFH has become mandatory policy for entire companies.

Whether your job is ideal for working from home or not, this is your reality for the foreseeable future.

Now is the time to share what I've learned over the years.

As I've argued before, the future of work is remote.

While I'm publishing this list now, I hope it will be useful long after the pandemic is over.

April 7, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Eagle Owl, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bari, Luxor


This magnificent stone relief was created by an Egyptian master


during the 18th Dynasty (1549/50 B.C.E.-1292 B.C.E.).

April 7, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Earlier today

April 7, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

On Retiring My Dictionary

Pippi 2:2

My longtime Crack Swedish Correspondent©® Pippi remarked, in a comment (above) on my recent post about reading Edith Wharton's "The Age of Innocence," that "I have the habit of trying to read books in English if that's how they were originally published, but I'm always ashamed when I encounter words completely foreign to me, which is often the case in the older novels."

Methinks she's far too hard on herself.

I mean, English isn't even her native language.

I regularly encounter words foreign to me in contemporary books, not just older ones, and English is my native language.

Up to five or so years ago, I'd always stop and look them up (I read books only on paper), but one day I thought about those recurrent stoppages and realized that I might be using a significant portion of what time remained to me in my wetware incarnation looking up meanings.

I took what was for me a giant step and immediately ceased and desisted.

There are old readers and bold readers but there are no old, bold readers.

Wait a sec....

April 7, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Stuff


Japan Trend Shop is loaded with items (above and below) that are no longer operative in terms of their year.


Stock up now, wait thirty years, and you'll make a killing on eBayMars.


If you don't, let me know and I'll refund twice what you paid.

April 7, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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