March 20th, 2020

Welcome, I hope, to Friday. And to Spring of 2020!

This is quite the year. That’s a phrase I’ve been saying since the new year, but especially now, nearly daily.

It is impossible NOT to talk about, mention, or think about COVID-19. I don’t want to further depress people, and this email list and website are here to act as a distraction from such depressing, overwhelming topics. But it definitely is challenging.

Keep your head up. Keep doing what you’re doing. We can do this.

Unfortunately I only have three links for you today. It’s my day off and I need to be offline after this. My apologies. Hopefully bonus links in the next few.

Here we go.

Netflix Party

Netflix Party

This is a browser extension you can install so that you can create a “party” and invite people to it.

Create the party, open a video in Netflix, and invite people to chat / video chat with you while you all watch.

Perfect for our current lockdown situation.

Sent along by Amy Z.

Quarantine Chat

Quarantine Chat

“Talk on the phone with someone else stuck at home.”

That “someone else” is randomly selected. It’s an interesting idea. I have not (yet) tried it, and we’re in an era where actually having phone calls has become really rare. But I love the notion of it.

Sent in by Tara P., who loves it.

Loop Tap

Loop Tap

A super minimal game. Tap when the ball is on the coloured segment.

Definitely challenging, and very addictive.

Recommended by Ashy T.

There you go.

Stay safe everybody. I mean it. We need you.

Happy Friday.