Coronavirus CornerPosted by sdhockaday on March 19, 2020 at 3:08 am
Since so many people are locked up at home for the time being, I thought it would be a good idea to give a place to out down some stuff people wouube able to do from home. Anything works!
MemberMarch 19, 2020 at 5:04 am
I’m a huge proponent of Zooniverse. There are so many projects to get involved with, it’s free, and it’s educational. Plus, you’re helping the science and history communities by participating!
MemberMarch 19, 2020 at 5:58 am
One that I am currently doing is through National Geographic. You can get a certificate in Conservation for free!
MemberMarch 19, 2020 at 4:47 pm
All but 2 of the supplies I need to start making orange oil got here today! I’m so excited!
MemberMarch 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm
I’m stuck at work.
I work in an apartment community office of 6 people total, with only 3 in the actual office so we have not been put on work from home (yet?). But we’re on phone/email contact only and are pushing virtual tours (which we don’t even have the tech to do) so it’s crickets in here.
I’m glad to still be getting hours and pay right now, but it’s hard not to be frustrated with the lack of tasks. Sometimes I can write for a bit, but my coworkers tend to be the randomly chatty sort. @Fox that Zooniverse thing looks great! I saw they have some transcription projects, and that could be perfect for surviving the work day.
MemberMarch 21, 2020 at 3:01 pm
I’m working from home, while under quarantine. So not only do I still have work to do grading papers (save me from the grammar… please) I get to do it while coughing. BUT being on quarantine means I’m finally getting caught up on all the shows I usually don’t have time for. I’ve been running Repair Shop and Great British Bake-off during the day for soothing white noise. I’m caught up on Witcher and Locke and Key, I finished out Miraculous Ladybug, I’m almost done with Scooby Doo, Mystery Inc., and I’m looking for more.
(If you have any faves, please tell me! I’m usually not in the mood for anything too thinky after work (thinky shows are weekend shows) but I’m fairly open to all genres.)
MemberMarch 21, 2020 at 7:57 pm
I had to leave most of my stuff at my dorm in college. We didn’t know we’d have to stay home for the rest of the semester until they told us over spring break. I’m not that upset since I kind of predicted it and shoved everything I could into my suitcase, but I love being on campus. It’s one of the places I feel truly happy. I did leave most of my clothes there, especially my warmer weather ones (didn’t think that through) so I am a little sad about that. But the plus side is I’m home with my gigantic bookshelf so I’ll never be bored when I finish my online school homework in an hour and have nothing to do.
MemberMarch 22, 2020 at 12:28 pm
I know at least one other person here will have received the email about this, but the folks that organize a couple of the super long mileage-logging challenges (Run the Year, Amerithon) are doing a set of free virtual events next month.
Each week has a different theme, and you can choose how long a distance you want to cover.
MemberMarch 30, 2020 at 7:58 pm
I played a board game with friends virtually – 2 of the 5 Of us owned the game, so we were able to have cameras on the board and the cards. It worked really well, so that might be an idea for others!
MemberApril 4, 2020 at 11:59 am
I don’t know if anyone else has seen those ads on Instagram for something called The Hero’s Journal, but they’ve apparently put out a 30 day Quarantine Quest for free. It was intended to last for this month, but I just found it today, so we’ll see what this thing’s about!
Edit: Its as cute as expected, but I honestly know I won’t be able to keep with it in digital form. Maybe if I were able to print it, but since that isn’t an option during it’s intended use…
MemberApril 8, 2020 at 4:27 pm
I’m doing that! It’s fun and I love the journal.
MemberApril 23, 2020 at 3:54 pm
MemberApril 23, 2020 at 6:56 pm
Artwork has been popping up in my village during the lockdown. Looking forward to finding more.
All are beautiful and some are sneaky to find, makes every trip out a little adventure!
MemberApril 28, 2020 at 11:56 pm
The designer behind the Steotchalong I mentioned last year is going to do a mini know-what-the-design-is Steotchalone project.
Seven weeks of pattern, only six colors this time (and they’re variable, so you can change them up if you want/need based on preference or what you have on hand), and more details will be shared (I think) on their Facebook page two nights from now.
I know I’m probably going to do it.
MemberMay 1, 2020 at 1:54 am
Okay, it’s been announced, and I am absolutely doing it.
It’s an updated version of their “Bless This House” pattern that features Hugh Laurie’s face.
MemberApril 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Cirque du Soleil are showing off tomorrow Fri 1st May 3pm ET (8pm in the UK)
I’ve seen a couple of the shows live, the acrobatics and music always make me smile. (Ok and occasionally cringe, contortionists are scary!)
MemberNovember 19, 2020 at 12:32 am
One thing that you could do (at least in America–I’m not sure about too many other countries) to get yourself out and about, help others, and make a little money on the side is donate your plasma. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that regenerates within 24-48 hours, so you can donate twice within a 7-day period and not have to worry about blood loss and that woozy feeling that comes with blood donations. Many people with haemophilia, or alpha-1 antitrypsin, or primary immunodeficiency disease, or people who have severe burns or genetic emphysema (and many others) need medicine that is derived from human plasma (these are called IV therapies). To make the need for plasma even more urgent, many plasma donation companies (KED, Immunotek, Grifols/Biomat, CSL, Octapharma, etc.) are entering into partnerships with drug manufacturers to create convalescent Covid plasma therapies to help those who are critically ill with covid. What this means is that some plasma donation companies are accepting plasma donations from donors who have recovered from Covid and still have the Covid antibodies in their system. The antibodies are then extracted, purified, and inserted into a solution that can safely be injected through an IV drip into a patient. This kickstarts the patients’ immune system into replicating the antibodies, thereby fighting off the infection better and more efficiently. This has been shown to help those patients who are critically ill. So it’s a win-win all around. You get to get out and about while helping make medications and get paid to lay on a bed for about an hour donating.
If you can’t tell from this post, I’m an advocate for helping others through the sacrifice of a little bit of time and little bit of plasma. Whether it’s blood or plasma, donating is a safe, simple way to help others who are in an unfortunate situation. You may not be able to donate money to charities, you may not be able to deliver meals to the hungry or help put a roof over the homeless, but you can donate some time and plasma to help get medications to those in need.
Want to know more? Just ask me and I’ll give you all the information I can.