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CoVid-19 Corona Virus and Social Distancing: This Is Difficult

This corona virus, CoVid-19, originally from Wuhan, China, has decimated parts of China, and especially Wuhan. China’s control strategies were brutal. Here in the West we cannot implement the rough measures that China took. Instead we have opted for rigorous contact tracing investigations, blocking borders and social distancing. I don’t know if this will be sufficient to control the virus. We can only wait and see. For certain, our regular way of life must change, We’re not going back to normal, and for many months.

London, UK Virtual Tourism: 148 Nightingale Place

A friend traveled here recently, So I thought I’d look her up. it actually looks like a row in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada. I hope she remains well.

144 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE, United Kingdom
F3J8+R3 Woolwich, London, United Kingdom

GPS: 51.482062,0.065187
Plus Code: 9F32F3J8+R3

148 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE, United Kingdom. Google Maps

148 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE, United Kingdom. Google Maps

148 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE, United Kingdom. Google Maps

148 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE, United Kingdom. Google Maps

148 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE, United Kingdom. Google Maps

148 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE, United Kingdom. Google Maps

Sewing DIY Cloth Surgical-style Face Masks

We don’t as yet have an epidemic with the corona virus CoVid-19, from originally from Wuhan, China, but i thought it prudent to research how to sew up some surgical-style face masks, just in case. These home made masks can possibly match the surgical-style mask.

China Law Regulating Internet Content: Positive Content Only

This new Chinese law only allows for “positive” content on the internet, with wide discrepancy for interpretation. While it will be difficult to interpret and will be a moving target, this has always been the case for all of Chinese law and especially content on the Chinese web space.

A good study is required if you publish anything in China. Specifically note Chapter 2, Article 4 through 7. These are critical for content writers and commenters, which means everyone.

Li Wenliang: Torchbearer for Truth in China

It is always difficult to see someone die after they did the right thing and told the truth. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China, did just that. For telling is circle of 8 doctor friends about a new virus spreading through his hospital, he was called to the police station and made to sign a confession for speaking out without authorization from the higher authorities. His friend circle were fellow doctors. He would later die from the very disease, CoVid-19, that he talked about.

What Can Fitness Change, Go Do Fitness, Wechat: Translation

Weixin photo from Jianshen Qu Ba, unknown origin, complete article

Weixin photo from Jianshen Qu Ba, unknown origin, complete article

China is a separate world and becoming even more distant. This is especially true with the internet. Wechat 微信 is part of China’s social media and a very good example. Their information ecosystem, heavily monitored and censored by the government, is often smartphone ecosystem, and not web site based. I occasionally monitor Chinese social media and often read some of their articles.

While the content can be very good, for fitness articles they almost always use white models. I find this very strange. There are more than enough jacked Chinese guys and beautiful Chinese women in Asia. The photos also have no sources.

Remove background from an image with Gimp and Masking

This skill is useful as you can take pics of your friends and place them in different places that they have never been! There are a couple of tricks to make your work easier and results look better. I’ve written some notes to accompany this video, but there’s also 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Import the image, add transparency
Once you import an image it will not have transparency. For this you will need to highlight the layer, colors-> transparency -> add alpha channel. You will notice that the layer name goes from bold to not bold. Duplicate the layer, just in case of a mistake.

Swiss Ball / Yoga Ball / Medicine Ball / BOSU Ball Advanced Balance Exercises

Here are a list of advanced balance exercises you can do. These are progressively harder and will take time to master. Go slowly. The advanced ones, such as standing up on a swiss ball, are potentially dangerous.

Balance is really important for all aspects of life and sport. The more you practice, the easier it gets. All levels or balance, from really shaky on up, can improve and benefit. Balance, an autonomic system, is controlled by your inner ear, vision and proprioception (feeling of space in your limbs and muscles).

Balance exercises are also a lot of fun.

Nutribullet NB101-B: Cleaning and Internal Review

Nutribullet NB101B was non-functional. A cleaning of the actuator switches fixed it. Three drainage holes were unclogged. Now it works.

Nutribullet NB101B was non-functional. A cleaning of the actuator switches fixed it. Three drainage holes were unclogged. Now it works.

A friend gave me his Nutribullet NB101-B, a small blender used for smoothies. The blender was non-functional but intact. He said that the blender was well used, but started acting intermittently, after which it stopped working. There are many youtube vids on cleaning the blender, and the cleaning did fix the problem. There are, of course, extra details that I discovered.