The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #208

  1. 3 ways Virtual Live Sketching accelerates success | “Live sketching is one of the core tools we employ during our facilitated virtual sessions. And after hundreds (maybe thousands?) of hours of digital drawing, we’ve learned that it has business benefits that go well beyond the pretty pictures. Here are three ways to accelerate success with Virtual Live Sketching.”
  2. Your Maps of Life Under Lockdown | “CityLab recently invited readers to draw maps of their worlds in the time of coronavirus. Already, nearly 220 of you have responded to our call with an incredible range of interpretative maps, submitted from all over the world.”
  3. The Thrive Guide to Safeguarding Your Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 | “In times of crisis, it’s more important than ever to commit to your mental well-being.”
  4. The secret to making Zoom meetings meaningful for you and your coworkers | “Many of us are now working at home due to the pandemic. To our surprise, we’re seeing our coworkers more than ever before — but as tiny heads on our laptops in video meetings. Instead of bringing us closer together, all this online togetherness can sometimes make us feel miles apart, literally and emotionally.”
  5. A work-from-home strategy from a 15-year veteran | Act like a boss, set strict limits, buy technology (including headphones). Jurica Dujmović on why you’ll need more discipline at home than you do at the office.
  6. Why Remote Work Sucks, According To Science | “Like a decent chunk of the American workforce, Planet Money is now working remotely. Every morning, we have an all-staff video conference on GoToMeeting. We use Slack for conversations. We record in closets and use Dropbox to transfer the files. We’re making the best of it — we’re happy to have the work — but no one really loves it.”
  7. 5 Ways To Take The “zzz zzz” Out Of Your ZOOM | “Like many of you, I’ve been stuck at home for many weeks and I’ve looked for creative ways to increase my teams “inter-connectiveness” as my friend Keith Ferrazzi explains in his last Harvard Business Review interview…”
  8. Bad WiFi is slowing you down. Fix yours without spending a dime. | “Our five-step guide will help you speed up your Internet connection and eliminate wireless ‘dead zones’ while you’re stuck at home.”
  9. Microsoft Word now flags double spaces as errors, ending the great space debate | “One-spacers take the victory in an end of an era.”
  10. This Meme Does Not Exist | “These captions are generated by a deep artificial neural network. Nothing about the text generation is hardcoded, except that the maximum text length is limited for sanity. The model uses character-level prediction, so you can specify prefix text of one or more characters to influence the text generated. Using someone’s name or other short text as a prefix works best.”

Image: lockdown life maps via Bloomberg CityLab, link #2.