Although we are getting our live back to normal, but that is still a new normal. I am still not able to go my church in person, due with the government COVID regularations. And I think that has to been like this, protecting everyone. Thus, every sunday, I need to watch a youtube livestream of my church. That is too bad, I got 16 years ago TV. It cannot use YouTube. At the end, I bought a Chromecast from JB Hifi for $59. That is a very reasonable price to make my TV to watch YouTube. Moreover, I can cast 7Plus or ABC iView to my TV, so I can watch the news anytime in my TV. So, that is a very useful tool for me under the "New Normal"
If you bought a domain and you do not want to buy a web host for doing your email service or you are doing a service which is only providing website hosting wihout email service such as shopify, then the simplest solution is email forwarding service. Recently, I found a free one ImprovMX. They are free to up 5 domain and 10 alias. You only need to point MX record to their server and put TXT record with a random string to verify the ownership of the domain name. That is very easy to use!
In the past, we watched TV via an antenna. We needed to follow the station time table to watch the programs. I still remember I had a video recorder to record any programs I missed by using a timer to set the recording time.
During recent years, in Australia, our ways of watching TV are changed. Now, we watch TV via the internet, not via an antenna anymore. A lot of friends had some online TVB subscriptions, such as Netflix or TVBA. Even some people like us not willing to spend on watching TV. All free-view TV stations are available on the internet. We can watch the live broadcast via the internet. A lot of newer TVs have built-in FreeView app, that is very easy to navigate via your TV remote. For us, they got an old TV. But I had a Raspberry PI, which can act as a TV box to connect the internet from our TV. Also, in Brisbane, some areas have not a very good TV signal. So, watching TV via internet is more stable. Moreover, some stations have free Program On -Demand service, so I can watch the programs I like in any time I like!
A lot of programmers like to use mechanical keyboards. The type of keyboards got better experiences on typing and more durable than the traditional membrane keyboard.
For mechanical keyboards, there are several different types of keyboards switches to choose. Each type of switch will give you a different typing experience. I have used the top 3 popular switches.
Firstly, I tried Cherry MX Blue. A lot of people call it "Typist Switch." It got a "clicky" sound when you are typing. But I found that it is noisy, and the keys are a bit "hard."
Secondly, I bought a keyboard with Cherry MX Red afterward. I like that. It has not the "clicky" sound, and the keys are much softer, more comfortable for typing. That is very good.
Recently, I bought a ducky keyboard with Cherry MX Brown. I found this type of switch is my most favorable switch. The keys are soft too, and it got a bit "clicky" sound, but not very noisy. I will award this type of switch the name, "Programmers' Switch."
Yesterday, I had a chat in a law firm at Southside of Brisbane. I suggested they can provide some initial consultations online. They accepted my suggestions. After the conversation, I found a lot of professional service providers such as Accountants, lawyers, and property valuers, do not require a physical office location. Nowadays, a lot of things can do it online. The customers can make the inquiry online via email or Whatsapp. A lot of face to face meetings can reduce. The professionals can work from home too because they need a computer to work. We can communicate with our colleagues online. There are live chat tools, such as MS teams and slack.
Yes, they still need to meet the people in person. For example, you need to verify your customers' identity or witness their signature. Then we need a sort of co-working space to hire a meeting room. Of course, for colleagues, we need to have some team meeting activities, then we go to a restaurant or a coffee shop for this purpose. Yes, I know if you need to pair up someone for a project, for example, pair programming or brainstorming. That is better to work in the same physical location. Then the co-working space is the solution again. You can hire some hot desks in there.
I think the demand for co-working spaces will be increasing in the current trend, rather than the needs of an office.