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Daily Archives: February 10, 2021

Google extension can caption and transcribe your video calls for $25

ZDNet – “Many of us believe that we can multitask, that we’re great at it even. However, that’s largely a myth. Splitting your focus between multiple tasks makes you less efficient at each, and you’re better off focusing. If you try to remain engaged and take notes at the same time, chances are a lot of context will be lost in translation. Luckily, CaptionSaver Pro will take your notes for you so that you can place your attention where it matters… CaptionSaver Pro is a handy browser extension that creates live captions of your colleagues that appear at the bottom of the screen while using Google Meet. Captions are turned on automatically when you enter meetings, so you don’t have to worry about switching any settings on. This ensures fewer awkward moments asking your coworkers to repeat themselves due to poor audio quality or during a dip in connection…”

The Case for Semicolons

The New York Times Magazine – “There are very few opportunities in life to have it both ways; semicolons are the rare instance in which you can; there is absolutely no downside…I don’t remember when I first learned about semicolons, nor do I have a mental list of remarkable semicolons in literature. I don’t want… Continue Reading

Legal Research Reports: Most Viewed Reports of the Decade

In Custodia Legis Law Library Blog – “The Law Library of Congress’ Global Legal Research Directorate specializes in U.S. and foreign law, producing legal research reports that explain how countries around the world approach the regulation of particular topics. In the past decade, the Law Library of Congress has published dozens of reports. Millions of… Continue Reading

Federal health officials emphasize proper mask fit to protect against coronavirus variants

Washington Post – “…urging double masks in some cases CDC also found that improving the fit of a single surgical mask boosted protection from potentially infectious aerosols. Federal health officials on Wednesday urged Americans to consider wearing two masks as one of several strategies to better protect themselves against the threat of more contagious variants… Continue Reading