29th March 2020
“Dear Mind, please stop thinking so much at night, I need to sleep!” – Anon
Over on Weekly Prompts this weekend partner GC and I chose Wheels as our Weekend Challenge. This is my second response to the challenge.
My thought wheel has been spinning this week as my thoughts tirelessly worked overtime
On my mind this morning, was GC and my Weekly Prompts site and how best I could improve the Homepage. I prefer Websites to have a static Homepage with obvious links to other pages even if the site is just used for blogging, it’s the way I was trained when computing was one of my electives.
So, looking at my thought wheel I thought about my purpose, my goal and my objective. Then I thought of a solution and I came to what I thought was a good conclusion.
The new ‘improved’ homepage, when compared to the old, is similar but different and has a purpose – goal achieved!
Have a look at the thought wheel, change the title to Corvid-19 – interesting, yes?
Question – Why are so many people sharing misinformation and myths on Social Media?
These days it’s a rarity for me to use Facebook. I joined in its infancy, but became disenchanted with the direction it was moving; for instance, let’s take Messenger. It was created in 2008 as a Facebook Chat Service, I loved it, but when the masses joined Facebook, it began to pedal downhill.
Chain letters with instructions to click and send to all your friends! Why send to me? When did I regress to my teens?
I apologise, I have digressed. This past week Facebook Messenger service has been something of a hotline. My computerised devices have been pinging endlessly with messages. Two or three have been genuine chats, thoughtful friends asking how I am. Unfortunately though, too many were Covid-19 chain letters.
Firstly, I don’t trust internet chain letters, most are sent by Spammers, and I am concerned about what may be hidden within; computer viruses and identity theft are two such possibilities.
Secondly, of the letters I received, each one has been full of myths and misconceptions, and ridiculous misinformation about the Coronavirus, leaving me stunned that a number of my friends have been foolish enough to pass them on.
Did you know that using a hairdryer to blow warm air down your throat will guard against the virus? Did you know that drinking warm water instead of cold will guard against the virus? Did you know that in England the virus peaked today? NO? Well, neither did the medical professionals. What a load of old rubbish!
In our house, we are pretty strict about following the virus guidelines, I am in self-isolation and no one comes into my side of the house; we wash our hands often and disinfect etc and we maintain over 2 m distance outside.
This morning, my daughter next door (Victoria) sent a text – We are cooking full English have you eaten? Then we discussed whether it was safe for me (in isolation at my side of the house) to eat the food they had cooked. Finally, we decided to let the food cool, re-heat in the microwave and trust the electromagnetic radiation to kill any traces of possible virus!
Like I said, my personal thought wheel has been in overdrive this week!
On a lighter note – This morning I watched this little fellow’s thought wheel spinning at full speed as he thought about what he was after and how he could achieve it. He attempted to reach his target several times from his position on the wall until finally, the penny dropped and he achieved his goal. Within minutes the weather worsened but this hardy chap was not to be deterred!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 29th March 2020 Weekend Challenge Wheels from Weekly Prompts