As the pandemic rages, I’m still pretty calm as I go on more than a month of near-continuous home confinement.
It’s helpful that the kind of work I do can be performed at home (I had telecommuted a great deal in the years before the pandemic). And I have a LOT of work — Keeping myself busy with projects is good for my state of mind at an apocalyptic time.
I’ve written about coronavirus-related topics, mostly, in recent weeks.
For the Pioneer Press, I’ve filed the following (listed in reverse chronological order):
- Daily distraction: Get deals on feature films, premium channels
- UMN doctor uses TikTok video site to educate teens about coronavirus
- Daily distraction: Explore your family tree. It’s totally free.
- St. Paul, Minneapolis close streets for biking, walking through April 10. Should this last longer?
- The coronavirus has made video-chat services popular. Here are the best ones.
- St. Paul mom throws her daughter a ‘drive-by’ birthday bash so all can attend — at a distance
- Daily Distraction: The popular Upwords board game can be played online
- Coronavirus: St. Paul nonprofit sees rising demand for its refurbished PCs
- Coronavirus: If you have never telecommuted, here’s some tech advice
- Coronavirus got you cooped up? Here’s how to stay sane, productive.
Over on the Next Avenue site, which is part of Twin Cities Public Television, I wrote the following:
As for tech, non-coronavirus writing, I banged out the following for TidBITS:
Like I said, it’s nice to keep busy.