Gmail customization is now easier

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/27/21271837/gmail-quick-settings-menu-theme-design-update-feature-g-suite Gmail’s latest update makes it easier to change the look of your inbox A quick settings menu removes some of the busy work of adjusting the look and feel By Cameron Faulkner@camfaulkner  May 27, 2020, 11:51am EDT Accessing the plethora of settings hidden in Gmail can be a pain, but it’s about to get a little … Continue reading Gmail customization is now easier

Fixing one change in Gmail

Gmail is always fooling around with its layout. Some changes are good. Some just annoy.For example, I frequently filter a lot of my email directly into folders, unread. When the number of unread messages mount up, I can easily go to that folder and do a quick check. That's just one use of folders. They've … Continue reading Fixing one change in Gmail

Restaurants must be creative to reopen

Do click thru to see the photos. They're worth it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/06/03/world-restaurants-coronavirus-adaptation/ Robots, lampshades and mannequins: How restaurants around the world are adapting to the coronavirus A man and a woman dine under plastic shields in Paris on May 27. (Thibault Camus/AP) By Miriam Berger June 3, 2020 at 10:53 a.m. EDT Masks. Gloves. Partitions. Socially distanced … Continue reading Restaurants must be creative to reopen

Three anti-racist reading lists

I found these five books extremely helpful in understanding the underpinnings of and rationale for racism against African-Americans in the United States: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by … Continue reading Three anti-racist reading lists

Audible’s new format not backward compatible to old devices

https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-moving-to-enhanced-format-for-audiobooks May 27, 2020 By Michael Kozlowski 11 Comments In the next few weeks Audible we will be moving all downloads to an enhanced, high-quality audio format and will no longer support format 4 downloading.  Your Audible titles are yours to keep and will be available for download in the new, higher-quality audio format. If … Continue reading Audible’s new format not backward compatible to old devices

National Emergency Library a lifesaver in Aruba

This post intentionally ignores the copyright infringement arguments against using the national emergency library at archive.org. In some instances, it's simply impossible to access books on paper. In that case, as in Aruba, archive.org can be a lifesaver http://blog.archive.org/2020/05/18/when-an-island-shuts-down-aruba-the-national-emergency-library/ When An Island Shuts Down: Aruba & the National Emergency Library Posted on May 18, 2020 … Continue reading National Emergency Library a lifesaver in Aruba

New Yorkers questioning whether to move elsewhere

This writer is always good for a perspective that assumes living in NYC is what anyone should prefer, unless they're not able to "make it." Altho his perspective is absolutely parochial, he concludes that anyone who has lived here happily for years will undoubtedly regret leaving if that decision is made in panic. That happens … Continue reading New Yorkers questioning whether to move elsewhere