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Parents Magazine Guilty of Copyshaming

Recently, my daughter has had a little trouble with bedtimes and naps. It’s a phase, I’m sure, something she’s gone through before, but it’s always nice to see what advice others have on the subject. After googling “How to help nap time go smoothly”, I was presented an article on Parents.com. After a few seconds, …

Safework Signs

The good folks at Oxford Pennant came up with Safework Signs, a quick and easy way to buy attractive, informative signs for businesses who need to enforce COVID-19 safety measures. I love love love love LOVE these. I want to wallpaper my office with them. (Hat tip to those cool fools at NOTCOT.org)

Could We Do This? MaskMatch

My mother-in-law has been a mask making machine recently. She has been using her amazing sewing skills to make cloth masks for darn-near everyone I know, including my parents, my daughter, two each for my wife and I, my sister…the list goes on. Her industry and focus in making these masks is impressive. More impressive …

A New Process Flow for a Front Line Family

Re-thinking the UX of my home and family life My wife is an RN working in one of the largest hospitals in our state. She is on a unit that is a “Yellow Zone”: some patients are COVID-positive, some are “Rule-Outs” (that is, the hospital is trying to determine if they are positive or not) …

Jimmy’s Soothers

Bob Ross. The music of Enya. Sounds of the ocean. These are classic “soothers,” simple media that is there to put you at ease. For some, they cross over into ASMR. I am not one of those people: ASMR stuff gives me the heebie-jeebies. But I do enjoy a nice soother. Bob Ross gently, calmly …

The Markel Potato

I live in the Richmond, VA area and I have occasion, from time to time, to head to Willow Lawn, the location of what is arguably the coolest building in the entire city. I say “arguably” because certain publications/thought-leaders in architecture have said, without a doubt, that the building in question is one of the …

It’s Gorgeous! I Hate It.

Putting Lipstick on a Dystopian Pig (OR: My Dad Will Kick Your Ass) A few months ago, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a start-up known as Aō Air debuted their Atmōs personal re-breather. I heard about it third-hand through the Nerdist Blog, who reported what they’d seen on The Verge. At first, I took …