A square peg

A quiet Sunday. Don’t rush. You can be late today.

Why can’t we just make more chips? Bloomberg explores the brutal economics of chip manufacturing.

In Providence, a NCAA basketball officiator and a friend of the mayor, with no law enforcement experience, has been promoted to the police department command staff as a Major. Seems like an odd choice. The mayor says other cities have done the same thing. Not really. But I see the rationale. If it were a high level civilian position, focused only on community engagement, it could make sense. But putting someone having no experience with policing in charge of the police academy makes absolutely no sense at all.

Here’s what you need to know about the mu variant. It’s more transmissible and it has “a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape,” according to the WHO. In other words, vaccines might not work. Great. Just great.

Floods, fires, terror attacks, pandemics. Add solar superstorms to the list of things that we should be worried about.

And flowers are nice. Nice to send. Nice to get.

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