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April 7, 2020

Tap tap tap... tap tap tap... Sarah's home office has a lovely view out the window. The cherry tree hasn't started to blossom yet but a host of little nuthatches come and visit. Which is nice—except that one little guy has decided to do his daily drill on the corner of the window sill. After a half an hour of gentle rapping, rapping, Sarah is ready to shout, "Nevermore!"

April 3, 2020

Joanne reports: Work is going well. It is sometimes lonely not getting to walk around and see you all, or see the latest fashion trends ala Ms. Knack. Also my headset is giving me a headache on the daily.

April 2, 2020

A message from Tony Busalacchi, UCAR president: We have been hearing that many of our Asian staff are feeling fearful due to increased instances of racism linked to the coronavirus outbreak. Increased racist attacks targeted at people of Asian descent are being reported across the country, as well as in our own county, including an inappropriate sign on a local liquor store.

April 2, 2020

Dong mentions that it can be very boring to stay in the same environment for weeks. One thing my family and I are doing to have some fun is to make buns and donut sticks. Donut sticks aren't readily available in our hometown. My mom and my wife searched different tutorial recipes from Youtube and did a couple of experiments to make them more and more delicious.

April 1, 2020

Astrid says: On Monday CU started with online classes and St Vrain and Boulder Valley school district also started online classes. My kids– luckily older and in middle school– were excited to get some distraction and meet classmates online, although managing band-width is an issue.

March 31, 2020

Ricky says that working from home can be pretty distracting, and it's not just the two kids (Emilie, 4 years, and Elizabeth, 3 months). While they mostly stay out of the office, the array of analog synthesizers to my left are constantly tempting me to stop analyzing the Sun and to make wonderful electronic noises instead.

March 30, 2020

Along with the change of the work environment is the change of your workout routine. For about 45 mins each day, Gang drops everything and just focuses on a yoga posture. Yoga is great for your body as well as your mind. There are a lot of workout videos on Youtube, and I hope you can find one that suits your needs.

March 27, 2020

From Don K: Well, my wife and I had a shakey start to our working from home, with constant fighting...with the internet! Each of us was getting offline when the other had a virtual meeting; very frustrating disconnections from VPN, etc. It was so bad during/after the snowstorm that I couldn't even upload an image to this blog.

March 26, 2020

Working from home requires us all to attend telecoms and those telecom meetings are sometimes problematic. Here is a link to a humorous YouTube video that captures some typical situations—
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March 26, 2020

Alice comments— "My personal assistant has chosen his 'office' for the day. He's a bit of a slacker." Alice is staying very busy, however, logging in remotely to Maui everyday for the ViSP project. She's also working with Ben, Allen, and Lisa from MLSO creating an enhanced version of the K-COR camera code.