Daily Archives: 2022-08-19

Google brought back the timer, and it’s about time

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: Oh good, that timer is nicer than most of the ugly-ad-farm-with-timer alternatives. I'd love a similar timer with simple display built as a nice little Qt program, but somehow there isn't one, and I don't have the energy to fix that.
The timer and stopwatch have returned | Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge

Google’s handy timer and stopwatch that you can use right from Search have returned. The tools have been unavailable for weeks, but Google public search liaison Danny Sullivan announced that the timer was back in a tweet on Wednesday.

To use the timer, just type “set a timer for [however long you need],” and the top result will be a timer that automatically starts to count down. If you want to edit the timer, click on the numbers counting down. To use the stopwatch, Google “stopwatch” and click the “start” button on the box that appears. You can also tab back and forth between the timer and the stopwatch if one of them already appears in your search results.

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Kentucky Utilities, city of Lexington reach agreement on tree-cutting policies

Source: Latest News

Article note: Not as stupid as I was afraid it was going to be, they're still getting the branches that will take out lines, but not the ones that will be ground-fault dumpster fires in the event of a downed line.

People protest as workers prepare to cut trees underneath KU utility lines along Lansdowne Drive in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

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