Sunday, March 29, 2020

DO THE FIVE - what the hell is this?


"Hmm." All I could muster while staring at the screen. "How long has that been there?"





At the bottom of the Chrome homepage sits a spammy looking message block, urging its viewer to "DO THE FIVE".





"No I will not." The immediate response, as visions of compromise began to appear, discouraging the urge to click.





Research became the primary side quest that moment and as it turns out, that message is legit, my rationale for paranoia unfounded.





Google is currently delivering COVID-19 related content to those interested, using that blurb as notice and gateway to a portal which includes a neat little map tracker for those of us burdened with morbid curiosity.





As of this post, the most important thing of note is that: "There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19)."





Be safe folks, and be wary of the disinformation campaigns in circulation.


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Monday, March 2, 2020

Wash your 'effing hands please


Please wash your hands people, can't stress this enough. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take towards being Gods decent humans.





You know, our primary role in life and the first job assigned at birth.









Source: https://imgflip.com/i/3r5dhj





A how to, care of the CDC:





  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.




CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/why-handwashing.html





Dirty hands urban synonyms: https://urbanthesaurus.org/synonyms/dirty%20hands






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