Google has a solution to a common browser problem –now

I'm one of those people who keeps a lot of tabs open AND sometimes winds up with a video playing sound on a tab I can't readily locate. This workaround solves that problem. Enjoy. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/google-finally-solves-this-common-browser-problem-start-using-it-now/ Google finally solves this common browser problem. Try it out now How to save your sanity with one click with … Continue reading Google has a solution to a common browser problem –now

Cats may care more about their owners than thought

Admittedly, this is a far from statistically sound study but its results certainly give support to those of us who have absolutely no doubt that our cats are as deeply attached to us as any dog. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/family/pets/cat-owner-study Results From a New Pet Study Reveal Great News for Cat Owners It turns out your cat may … Continue reading Cats may care more about their owners than thought

Is thinning enough or is absolute minimum better?

I've posted before about baby boomers' discovery that people don't want their "stuff" -- whether they're thinning to downsize or to administer an estate. Ordinarily the younger generation might be happy to take, if not buy, those possessions for the memories and to replicate their parents' and grandparents' home atmosphere. Doesn't happen any more and … Continue reading Is thinning enough or is absolute minimum better?

Apple’s still trying to get iOS 13 right — another update

Apple has been slow producing solutions to widely reported vulnerabilities. The latest big one is access to the entire system thru keyboard apps. This update solves that. But isn't it long past time for someone, anyone, to sit down and thoroughly review the warnings trumpeted in widely available media? It's downright embarrassing that a company … Continue reading Apple’s still trying to get iOS 13 right — another update

Oil spills along 1500 kilometers of Brazilian coast unidentified

Whether it's coastal oil spills, broken or exploding pipelines, or spills occurring during extreme weather events, I find it impossible not to immediately note that solar collection and wind farms have never produced such environmental disasters. Even if fossil fuels weren't the major contributor to our climate crisis, the other consequences of producing those fuels … Continue reading Oil spills along 1500 kilometers of Brazilian coast unidentified

Links to three memorable Super Bowl ads

The Super Bowl (the end of the year football competition in the United States) is only partially about sports. It's also often when viewers see the very best (and worst) TV ads. Now that the event is well into its sixth decade, you may have forgotten (or never seen) these gems: (1) Herding cats -- … Continue reading Links to three memorable Super Bowl ads

We underestimate the amount of microplastics we consume – consider the teabag

Every time we think we have a handle on how much pollution plastic creates, we find out another way in which it's everywhere in our lives. Examples.... https://www.ecowatch.com/delicate-wash-cycle-releases-800000-more-microplastics-than-regular-wash-study-finds-2640633515.html? -- microplastics from using the gentle cycle https://www.newsweek.com/plastic-teabags-contain-billions-microplastics-1460742 -- microplastics from teabags TEABAGS CAN RELEASE BILLIONS OF MICROPLASTICS INTO YOUR DRINK, STUDY FINDS BY KASHMIRA GANDER ON 9/25/19 AT … Continue reading We underestimate the amount of microplastics we consume – consider the teabag

28 bakeries to check out in NYC

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/restaurants/best-bakeries-in-nyc The best bakeries in NYC At the best bakeries in NYC you'll find world-class patisseries, pie shops, bread makers and tiered cake spots By Emma Orlow and Time Out contributors | Posted: Wednesday September 4 2019 Share Tweet Photograph: Courtesy Bourke Street Bakery Sugar fiends never had it so good—with so many pedigreed dough-punchers … Continue reading 28 bakeries to check out in NYC

New UN report warns of even worse flooding, extreme weather than predicted without radical reductions in greenhouse gases

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/world/un-ipcc-report-oceans-and-ice-climate-change/index.html Landmark UN report warns sea levels will rise faster than projected by 2100 By Drew Kann, CNN Updated 5:29 AM ET, Wed September 25, 2019 (CNN)Cities from New York to Shanghai could see regular flooding, as sea levels rise faster than previously thought. Glaciers and ice sheets from the Himalayas to Antarctica are rapidly melting. And the … Continue reading New UN report warns of even worse flooding, extreme weather than predicted without radical reductions in greenhouse gases

How to clean the tiny holes on AirPods?

One reader suggested just using a cotton pad with a little alcohol. That does a surface job, but here's the way to get all of holes completely clear. https://lifehacker.com/the-best-way-to-clean-your-airpods-1838454955 The Best Way to Clean Your AirPods Melissa Kirsch Yesterday 5:00PM Photo: ShutterstockIn a recent issue of the Recomendo newsletter, Mark Frauenfelder suggested a three-tool kit … Continue reading How to clean the tiny holes on AirPods?

Greta Thunberg is the anti-Trump

This is a fine article contrasting the two people who really couldn't be much more of polar opposites. Greta thinks globally, in terms of right or wrong, has empathy, relies on science, tells the truth, and lives her principles. Trump? Well.... She could not have appeared at a better time. https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/greta-thunberg-is-the-anti-trump Greta Thunberg Is the … Continue reading Greta Thunberg is the anti-Trump