Mini Newsletter for Mar 24, 2020
"Codename: Coronavirus Lockdown"
1. Newsletter Editorial
Greetings all. As you know, the entire planet is currently dealing with a serious crisis -- a worldwide virus pandemic that is overloading hospitals and causing severe damage to entire economies.
I'm writing to you from Champaign, Illinois, in the United States, which has only just begun to see cases reported. We are under a state-wide stay-at-home order, with more of the country expected to follow suit soon. Many other countries are further along in the trajectory of infection and are struggling to figure out how to handle it.
I have been finding it hard lately to focused on being positive and productive. I find myself feeling overloaded and anxious. I don't know if any of you are having the same problem.
I do know that in times like these, there is some value in being able to share our thoughts, encourage each other, and maintain some sense of normality and community.
With that goal in mind, I thought I would send out a short newsletter sooner rather than later.
For the overwhelming majority of you, this email/newsletter will be of no interest to you, and you can safely stop reading now; we're not asking for any money, nor do we have any money to give out.
However, for any of you who have a little room in your life right now, who would benefit from some positive distraction, I'd like to invite you to make yourself at home on our forum and share a bit of your life with us. We are a friendly bunch.
Champaign, IL, USA 2. Mouser's Software Updates and Discussions
I've released a couple of very minor updates to my software since the last newsletter in January, plus a MAJOR alpha-version update to one of them, and a new small Android app.3. Feel Good Favorites
I thought this would be a good occasion to highlight some of the longest running, feel good threads on our forum, and invite you to post in them.4. Other recent threads on our forum
Just a few recent threads on our forum.