Google advises all North America employees to work from home due to coronavirus
Google sent a memo to all of its North America-based employees recommending they work from until at least April 10th due to coronavirus, the company confirmed to Business Insider. Google had previously told employees in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dublin, and Seattle to work from home in recent days.
Google offices will remain open to workers if they have to be physically present for their job, according to Business Insider. CEO Sundar Pichai also urged people to “contribute” to social distancing in a Tuesday evening tweet:
Contributing to social distancing if you are able to, helps the overall community spread and most importantly, will help offset the peak loads through critical healthcare systems and also saves it for people in need. (based on expert advice). Please contribute if you are able to.
What are we so scared about? Lets compare the coronavirus to the influenza.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 20,000 deaths this season from influenza.
There have been an estimated 34 million flu illnesses so far and 350,000 hospitalizations.
“I think a big part of it is fear of the unknown,” said Dr. Otto Yang, an infectious disease expert at UCLA. “The enemy you don’t know is much scarier than the enemy you know.”
“In general 80 percent of influenza activity each season tends to occur in January, February and March,” he said. “However, this flu season began early and certainly can continue well into April and even into May.”
To fully understand what NetFlow is and why it’s used for network monitoring, we first need to know what a flow is.
When computers need to talk to one another they establish communication channels, commonly referred to as connections. (Technically speaking, these communication channels can only be called connections when the TCP protocol is involved.) A flow refers to any connection or connection-like communication channel.
In more technical terms, a flow is defined by its 5-tuple, a collection of five data points:
- Source and destination IP addresses exchanging information
- Source and destination ports, if any (ICMP, for example, doesn’t use ports)
- The protocol
Flow identifies a communication channel, and all packets sharing the same 5-tuple fields belong to the same flow.
Social distancing measures aim to reduce the frequency of contact and increase physical distance between persons, thereby reducing the risks of person-to-person transmission.
I just reached out to the CEOs I work with with on this topic and figured I should also do a quick post to speak to the CEOs who follow Kellblog as well.
The primary purpose of this post is to remind busy startup CEOs that an important part of your job is to be out ahead of things. Usually that means customer needs, market trends, and competitors. I’d argue it also includes potential epidemics, such as the one threatened by COVID-19.
Nobody wants to work for a CEO who’s panicking. But nobody wants to work for a CEO without a plan, either. You owe it to your employees, customers, and (yes) shareholders to start thinking about the impact of the Coronavirus on your business. That starts with your first action item: having a conversation about it at your next weekly e-staff meeting, if you’ve not done so already.
How to Use the Slmgr Command in Windows
Software Licensing Management Tool (slmgr) is a VBS file in Windows against which you can run commands to perform advanced Windows activation tasks.
You don't need to use Slmgr.vbs to activate Windows or change the product key, but you might need to if the normal activation process fails or if you get strange "Windows is not genuine" errors.
While the Slmgr.vbs file is stored in the System32 and SysWOW64 folders, commands that interface with the file need to be entered into Command Prompt.
TIP: Slmgr.vbs is used only for the Windows operating system. Ospp.vbs manages volume licensing for Microsoft Office products.
Slmgr Command Examples
slmgr [MachineName [username [password]]] [option]
After opening Command Prompt, enter the desired slmgr command like you see in these examples:
A regular Command Prompt can work for some of these tasks but others — ones that involve changing data and not just displaying it — require an elevated Command Prompt.
This Simple Gesture Can Help You Build More Meaningful Personal Relationships at Work
A third fact about me? It's incredibly important that I show my coworkers I care personally about them -- and especially the people who report to me.
Steve Jobs Loved Walking Meetings. New Research Shows Why He Was Right
Steve Jobs had a favorite way to hold a meeting with an employee, partner, or potential collaborator: He liked to walk, usually simply strolling around the company's neighborhood in Cupertino, California.
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19. Much is unknown about how the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads. Current knowledge is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses.
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