I’m home sick from work today with a pretty bad sore throat. To find out if it was strep, I tried out Presbyterian Hospital’s Video Visit through the web. If you’re on a computer, they use Webex to do the session through your webcam. Beforehand, I took a pic of my throat and attached it to the request. Because of the pic, she didn’t need to try looking at my throat through the webcam. Because I don’t have a fever or cough, she was able to say it likely isn’t strep. The nice part of this is that I didn’t have to go wait for an hour at an urgent care.
Archive for the ‘the web’ Category
Here’s a helpful article on how to remove yourself from many invasive people search sites.
This may go without saying, but don’t try Netflix over your cell connection. I recently tried it for a while because I was amazed I even had enough speed to do it. Before I knew it, my speed was throttled because I was over the 2.5 GB limit. It goes fast.
As Comcast (and now Verizon) start charging Netflix for the “privilege of sending data to their customers in a timely fashion”, Netflix should start adding a “Comcast peering fee” to the bills of their Comcast customers and a “Verizon peering fee” for their Verizon customers, etc. This would at least make the general public more aware of the charges. It would also avoid charging people extra at ISPs that are actually doing what their customers pay them to do.
Ever wonder how your relatives end up with 5 browser toolbars? Here’s a pretty good explanation.
Are you in Albuquerque and need 10 pounds o’ chocolate covered coffee beans? Nationwide Candy warehouse has it for $50.
haveibeenpwned.com allows you to check your email address to see if you have a known hacked account out there.
I just noticed that Twitter Bootstrap’s dummy text in their examples is pretty funny:
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From what I understand, they might be using Hipster Ipsum which generates random hipster text for you…if you need that sort of thing.