Microsoft UI Sucks

Can someone explain to me why in the wide, wide world of sports would Microsoft develop Teams, a clear counterpart to Outlook, with a completely different look and feel?

On macOS, they don’t even use the same UI font. Outlook uses the system font (San Francisco) and Teams uses the Windows system font (Segoe UI), and of course, it cannot be changed via preferences, and they’ve apparently embedded Segoe in the app, since I don’t have it installed anywhere on my devices.

I am, primarily, using the macOS versions of these tools, not Windows. As much as Microsoft pretends to keep these tools in sync with their Windows counterparts, there are big misses, like these UI differences between Outlook and Teams.

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Apple Retro Wallpaper

I enjoy creating wallpapers as well as collecting them from around the internets.

Here’s one I created. I knew what I wanted, but also knew I probably wouldn’t find it out there since it’s probably violating some major copyright, and every other version I found had the Apple logo the size of a dinner plate.

Until someone makes me take it down, here it is. Enjoy.

Apple Retro Logo on Black iPhone Wallpaper

BTW, here is a few of my favorite wallpapers.

The Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey

This is important. Pay attention.

There are two main differences when it comes to distinguishing between whiskey and bourbon. The first is the mixture of grains used to distill the alcohol, with bourbon being distilled from at least 51% corn. The second difference is where it is made, with “whiskey” traditionally being distilled in the USA or Ireland and “whisky” being distilled in Scotland, Japan, or Canada. Bourbon can be distilled anywhere but is most famously made in Kentucky, USA.

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Although I believe bourbon also needs to be aged in “new” charred oak barrels.

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The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them

Erin Bromage, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has written this insightful piece about the reality of the risks, how to know them, and how to avoid them as we all navigate the Coronavirus epidemic.

If you actually care about your health, and the health of your friends, family, and co-workers, or even if you just care about the economy, please read and share this.

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Socially Responsible Face Mask Brands

Topo Designs

Price: $16 Currently Out of Stock

Details: Our Face Masks are built with a double-layer construction, which includes a 6.5oz flat twill 100% cotton exterior, and a 3.4oz polyester/cotton interior. An interior pocket allows for an air filter insert. Adjustable elastic bands and nose strip allow for a secure, contoured and comfortable fit.

Social Responsibility: For every mask sold, proceeds go back into manufacturing more masks to support the Colorado Mask Project. We are 100% focused on supplying vulnerable populations and essential workforce that have critical need, limited access to protective equipment, and the inability to social distance.

Birdwell Beach Britches

Price: $19.95

Details: A general-use, reversible mask made of a single layer of 100% cotton from Hoffman California Fabrics and a single layer of Birdwell SurfNyl™️ to protect yourself and others in comfort and island style.

Social Responsibility: For each mask you purchase, a mask will be donated to CORE, a non-profit founded by Sean Penn working in partnership with the LA Mayor’s Office and the LA Fire Department to provide free drive-through testing for high-risk individuals. By increasing free and easy access to testing, we believe the surge on healthcare providers can be mitigated and lives will be saved.

Atoms

Price: $10

Details: Comfortable non-medical face mask made from a blend of Polyester, Nylon, and PU with copper fused thread. They are hand washable up to 30 times, after which they behave like a regular cloth mask, just the copper will have worn down. Each mask comes with a lanyard and a pouch for safe storage.

Social Responsibility: For every mask sold, we will donate one mask. Atoms is not planning to make a profit from mask sales. We have priced the mask to cover the costs for us so we can continue to make masks at scale.

Dsptch

Price: $36 Currently Out of Stock

Details: This is designed for a “bandana” style wearing method for comfort as well as 100% cotton materials for the mask for ease of washing and re-usability. Other features include a single elastic band for tightening and nylon webbing for easy adjustment. The nylon band features a quick release buckles and can be removed during wash or even used with other masks as an alternative to over-the-ear type of bands. The exterior of the mask is 100% cotton ripstop while the interior is a 100% cotton soft muslin fabric for breathability. There is an additional pocket where DIY filter media can be cut to size and fit between the two layers of fabric.

Social Responsibility: Made in the USA, 100% of the proceeds from the launch will be donated to Bay Area non profits intended to aid those in need.

Casetify

Price: $15

Details: Reusable face masks made with breathable cotton materials, washable, and fitted with a filter to help fight the spread of illness. Each mask comes packaged with two filters; you can buy additional filters from the website or use your own filter supply.

Social Responsibility: When you buy a reusable mask, you’re also supporting the donation of a surgical mask to a health worker in need. CASETiFY is starting with a donation of 10,000 masks to Direct Relief , and we will continue to donate a surgical mask for every mask sold. Thank you for helping protect yourself, your community, and medical responders on the frontlines of this global pandemic.