Posted by: Frank | April 12, 2021

Frank blogged on April 12, 2021 at 03:51PM

“You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

John Ehrlichman, Domestic Policy Advisory during the Nixon Administration source

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Posted by: Frank | April 12, 2021

Frank blogged on April 12, 2021 at 11:30AM

I recently started using a 32-inch monitor, and I am figuring out its best ergonomic setup. I’ve searched for information, and this article is one of the few that I’ve found that make a specific recommendation for large monitors. When I ordered the monitor, which is a BenQ 32-inch, I was concerned by the fact that the height was not adjustable and it would be too low, but that has proven to not be an issue. If anything the monitor might be a tad too high.

According to the ergonomic recommendations, the top of the monitor should be at eye level. In my case the top bevel of the monitor is a couple of inches above my eye level. I could raise my chair to move my eye level up, but then my feet don’t comfortably touch the floor and I felt it in my legs.

On the other hand with the larger screen I am now viewing content in separate windows rather than full screen. Consequently I can move the windows in which content is displayed to where it is most comfortable, and so there is a gap in the display at the top that I will never really look at.

I’ve installed the Windows 10 PowerToys so that I can use the FancyZones windows manager to create layouts for placing windows on the screen. My current configuration has one large window occupying about 65% of the left side where I display the primary 1580 x 1356 window I am viewing. The remaining screen space on the right is split in half, with a top 792 x 661 and bottom 792 x 653 windows for MS Teams and Outlook. The smaller windows are for glancing at information, either chats, calendar, or my inbox. When I process my inbox in Outlook I move Outlook to the larger window on the left of the screen.

To complete the picture, I also us two virtual desktops, the primary one I described above, the secondary one I have OneNote in the large window, Microsoft Todo, and File Manager in the two smaller windows.

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Posted by: Frank | April 12, 2021

Frank blogged on April 12, 2021 at 08:57AM

As of last Friday a little over 25% of the target population in Michigan has been fully vaccinated, which is well below what is needed to affect the spread of COVID in the state. People need to understand that the faster the rate of infection the higher the percentage of full vaccination needed to affect the spread. In short, thinking that because people can now get vaccines one can revert to pre-COVID behavior is increasing how much longer we are dealing with this and the continued risks of more mutations.

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Posted by: Frank | April 12, 2021

Frank blogged on April 12, 2021 at 08:43AM

My wife and I had a pretty strong immune response the day after we received the Pfizer COVID vaccine, but felt much better the next day. Onward to full vaccination!

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Posted by: Frank | April 9, 2021

Frank blogged on April 09, 2021 at 11:00AM

The flip that Michigan Governor Whitmer has made in her stance with COVID is astounding. It has the appearance that prior actions where all about politics, supporting earlier Trump supporter claims. I am very disappointed.

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Posted by: Frank | April 9, 2021

Frank blogged on April 09, 2021 at 10:48AM

John Locke is the “he” in the following:

“Freedom then is not,” he insisted, “a liberty for everyone to do what he lists, to live as he pleases, and not to be tied by any laws.” Rather, “liberty is, to be free from restraint and violence from others.” source

Who is John Locke? Wikipedia

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Posted by: Frank | April 9, 2021

Frank blogged on April 09, 2021 at 09:09AM

It looks like the rate of new COVID cases my county is the worst that it has ever been. Adult ICU bed occupancy is at 86%. One can only draw their own conclusions as to why restrictions have not been put back in place.

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Posted by: Frank | April 8, 2021

Frank blogged on April 08, 2021 at 04:28PM

Listen Notes is a podcast directory and listening web site that I just learned about. Here is an embed of the latest episodes of one of my favorite podcasts, The Confessional wiith Nadia Bolz-Weber.

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Posted by: Frank | April 8, 2021

Frank blogged on April 08, 2021 at 01:33PM

The latest leaked pictures of future iPads shows a disappointing iPad Mini, still the same as the current design and thus now looking very, very old.

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Posted by: Frank | April 8, 2021

Frank blogged on April 08, 2021 at 09:55AM

This tree is the first one to get blossoms in our neighborhood each spring.

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