PROPS TO THE KINZEN team for showing me how to fight an infodemic during the pandemic. Throughout my lockdown days, I've been a regular reader of curated content from Kinzen. I've avoided disinformation campaigns and learned to recognise dangerous content well before my online friends.
I'VE LEARNED A LOT from reviewing content I keep inside Readwise. I occasionally share items from my Readwise as Twitter Fleets. Today I'm starting to review items I've highlighted that Readwise exported to me as a short summary. I think these are some of my Readwise Favorites. I'm trying to see whether these items also appear in content I swipe and review in the Readwise app.
ALONG WITH PAM O'BRIEN, I got sucked into a day of inspirational ideas during the annual CESI Conference in Ireland. And I have a confession--I wasn't watching the Zoom Screen all the time. Instead, I rested my eyes on our Axolotls while listening to conference presentations.
This is an important skill--toggling between screens--because knowing how to do this staves off Zoom Fatigue. It's an important concept flagged by Dermot Casey in his LinkedIn feed.
IT WASN'T UNTIL the eagle-eyed Peter Curran presented his findings on The Inevitable topic of interacting that I was aware of how Barbie Vlogs could brighten our sitting room through its mantra of "positive attitude changes everything". Although I will admit that nobody in our home is the target audience of this virtual host.
FOR YEARS I've watched snippets from Dave Winer scroll through my feed readers and learned from them. I think it's important to be able to share quickly (like many do on Twitter or Instagram) while also saving important snippets inside your own space like I try to do with a 23 year old blog I have. So I am going to try to scrape and share daily snippets from my Zettelkasten and from my Flickr photostream. I've started saving screenshots of life, such as the reference to a Ryanair advertisement I spotted on the way into my local Tesco supermarket.
WHILE PREPARING for an extra week of school holidays, we discovered our eir Vision box freezes. Suggestions appreciated to help restore normal service to our Netgem STB.
UPDATED 2 JAN 2021: An eir call centre tech thinks there's a possible over-voltage condition on the line so he's sending a tech out to the house to look into the line quality.
UPDATED 3 JAN 2021: On a Sunday, an eir technician spent more than an hour opening access panels next to our home and throughout our housing estate before he found the cause of spurious voltage on our line. He solved the eir Netgem STB problem and sorted out a landline issue I had not reported.