5 Interesting Links for 10-09-2020

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Society (Architecture)

Whether you’re a fan of open plan homes or prefer doors and walls, this article provides a fascinating exploration of the historical, class, and societal factors driving the removal of walls between living spaces over time. The need to reassess is critical as we move toward energy efficiency, something harder in most climates with the open floor plan. I wish the article took climate into consideration, because the style encouraging air flow rather than air conditioning is appropriate in some places, but a single article can only cover so much.

Turtles (Conservation)

An innovative tracker allows scientists to learn the behavior not of turtles but of egg poachers. This information could lead to better targeting of education and conservation efforts to protect endangered turtles.

Tips (Health)

Some of these tips assume a flexibility in available time and physical ability not everyone has, but they offer a good starting point for setting up your own routine to reduce the risk of catching viruses.

Technique (Website)

Following on my animated GIF link last week, here is one with specific instructions for transforming an animated GIF into a light-weight video using GIMP. I used these steps to create my example in the creativity challenge.

Characters (Writing)

Here are a few methods for approaching characters who are not like you. Even if character building in advance doesn’t work for you, as it doesn’t for me, many of these techniques could be applied later. They can help make sure your characters are dynamic and real instead of stereotypical or flat.

Threats (The Steamship Chronicles, Book 2)
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