Tag: COVID-19

  • The Pandemic Duality

    The Pandemic Duality

    There are currently two societies. On one side we have those who believe what they are told and take everything at face value. On the other side we have those that look at the bigger picture, that follow international news, and look at the big picture. The society that believes what they are told without […]

  • Recycling Without A Mask

    Recycling Without A Mask

    Yesterday I went to recycle. Two weeks ago when I went, everyone was wearing a mask. Yesterday when I went all the masks are gone. I was the only person wearing one. Within the last day or two the Swiss government has told people that they can walk around without a mask, and enjoy summer. […]

  • The COVID-19 Dynamic European Restriction Map

    COVID-19 rules, restrictions and regulations are dynamic and changing much like drone rules. In Europe before you fly you should visit the local flight rule maps, to see where current restrictions are. Information ranges from “You need third party insurance with coverage for up to two million in damages” or “In a town you are […]

  • 2020 – The Golden Opportunity to Be A Recluse

    2020 – The Golden Opportunity to be a Recluse. If you’ve ever wanted a reason not to be social then open society’s behaviour, in regards to the COVID-19 virus, has provided us with a fantastic opportunity to enjoy being reclusive. During a normal Spring and Summer I would be driving to the mountains to hike, […]

  • Day 72 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – British Anger At The Wrong Thing

    Day 72 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – British Anger At The Wrong Thing

    I want to write about British anger at the wrong day today. As Switzerland gets closer and closer to zero cases and zero deaths per day it’s dangerously easy to think it will be over soon only to find out that it isn’t. I thought that by April 19th we could be back to normal […]

  • Day 62 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Bee In My Helmet

    Day 62 of Self Isolation in Switzerland – ikers, cyclists and cross country skiers move in single file. In some portions of society being single file while doing exercise is normal.

  • Day 61 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – World Community Grids Pandemic work units.

    World Community Grids OpenPandemic work units are now ready. With your laptop or desktop, you can help find a cure for COVID-19. As a World Community Grid volunteer, you download a secure software program to your computer. And when your computer is not using its full computing power, it will automatically run a simulated experiment […]

  • Day 42 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Few Minutes of Rain

    Day 42 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Few Minutes of Rain

    Today at around lunchtime we had a few minutes of rain for the first time in weeks but it didn’t last long. By the time I went out for my daily walk the ground was dry, as if it hadn’t rained at all. There was no mud to walk through so I came back as […]

  • Day 39 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Taking Portraits of Cows

    Day 39 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Taking Portraits of Cows

    I spent a few minutes taking portraits of cows during my afternoon walk today. Cows were standing by the barrier so it was easy to go up to each one and take their portraits. It’s not as if our vibrant social lives enable us to take portraits of people when we’re self-isolating. It’s day 39. […]

  • Day 38 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Contact Sports

    Day 38 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Contact Sports

    By May we may be able to go back to doing sports in groups as long as they are not “contact sports” in Switzerland. For me this means hiking, running cycling and other related sports. For me climbing is a contact sport because we touch the same hand holds as everyone else climbing the routes, […]