Showing posts from May, 2020

Creekside is Zooming

The Board of Directors and a few committee members celebrated the achievement of a major goal this month as they “ZOOMED” into the twenty-first century.   Yesterday, the Creekside Board's May workshop was conducted over the internet.  What started as a nod to public health safety and social distancing might become a permanent trend.  For the time being, at least, the plan is to continue Board meetings in this manner. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing app that allows group members to meet online from their own homes or offices.  Skype and Webex are similar tools.  Each member can see the others on their screens.  If you have been watching the news lately, you have seen hosts interviewing guests remotely.  Zoom is one of the tools being used for this.  Yesterday's Senate hearing was conducted, in part, using similar services. Pictured in their Creekside “Zoom” meeting rooms left to right,  top  to bottom are attendees Kathy Anderson, Lee Worthy, Norm Culbert, Al

Creekside Weather Station Offline

If you have checked the Creekside Weather page in the last 24 hours, you have noticed that it is offline and not currently updating.  I am in the process of migrating all of my work from Windows to an Apple Mac environment. I have been a DOS and Windows user for almost 40 years.  In 1982, I bought one of the first IBM PC's available in western Washington.  I made the leap to Windows in 2004. But also, for the last 10 years or so, I have worked my way up through Apple iPod touch, iPads, iPhone and most recently, the Apple Watch.  I have enjoyed the way all this stuff works together. I also appreciate Apple's philosophy regarding privacy.  Microsoft, on the other hand, has become aggressive about coercing the use of things I don't want, like Cortana and Edge.  This aggressiveness concerns me as a privacy issue. I started thinking about changing when after retiring, I realized I no longer needed the power of Microsoft's Office apps.  After constant updating,

The Apple | Google Exposure Notification System: Everything You Need to Know

You may have heard about the joint venture between Apple and Google to track exposure to the Covid-19 virus using smartphones.  Stated simply, it will be a system to determine if you may have been exposed to the virus, and what you should do in response.  When it's released, Android and iPhone users will need to decide whether to opt in to the tracking system. The following link is a brief description of the system: Everything you need to know to opt in, understand and use the system is described in the following link: While this information comes from the Apple side, I assume it will work the same way for Android users.  If I find specific Android articles, I will add them to this post.  Let me know if anyone finds such articles. Dave Wenning