Your winnings, ma’am

Wednesday. It’s the autumnal equinox. Fall has arrived.

Sean Murphy has another tale of dysfunction at the DOT. Looks like they badly need training on ownership, problem solving and customer service.

Annissa Essaibi George is shocked, shocked to find that super PACs are supporting her in the election.

Reviews of the iPhone 13 are coming in. Raymond Wong tried out the phone, and especially the camera. He was impressed with the technical capability of the camera systems but found one big problem that Apple needs to fix.

A regional solution to the chaos at Mass and Cass doesn’t seem to be very popular in the region. We already knew where Quincy stood. Danny McDonald reports that now we’ve alienated Revere too. Whoever ends up being the next mayor will have to tackle this disaster. Despite all the campaign promises, there’s no easy fix.

And Bryan Lunduke recalls BYTE magazine cover artwork by Robert Tinney – the “Norman Rockwell of computer magazines.”

Schwab’s drug store

Today is Sunday. The end of the weekend.

It’s time, once again, for another government shutdown and default.

A British plumber was singing while he worked. The homeowner owned a record company. Now he’s taking a crack at a musical career. Here’s the story. Here’s the first album. My review? Great pipes but he could use a good producer.

Sarah Palin isn’t vaccinated. But you probably guessed that.

Coffee is under threat from global warming. This is not a good situation. But science comes to the rescue.

And Alexa can spoil your surprises. Terence Eden provides a cautionary tale.

Meet the new boss

Wednesday, September 15th. Halfway through the best month of the year.

Norm MacDonald has died. A comedic master. Here he is in top form on Letterman’s last show. And then there’s the moth joke. Lots more to be found on his YouTube channel.

And we’re down to two. Wu and Essaibi George. Lots of talk about this being a historic victory for women of color, but it seems to me that this is just a slightly different version of the status quo. I think the battle between Campbell and Janey led to a missed opportunity for historically underrepresented parts of the city to play a larger role.

Facebook continues to reinforce the idea that they are just a rotten company.

Intermittent fasting seems to be very popular. But the real benefits, apparently, come from hardcore fasting. I don’t know if I could go four days.

And the Wirecutter doesn’t think you need the new iPhone 13. They’re probably right, too.

Plausible deniability

Happy Tuesday. Amy Winehouse would have been 38 years old today.

Joe Perry, the last of the south shore holdouts from Aerosmith, is selling his Duxbury house. Only $4.5 million and it comes with a recording studio and guitar shaped pool.

Mel King endorsed Acting Mayor Kim Janey while the Willie Gross super PAC is going to the mat for Essaibi George, despite her disavowal. George Regan and his little dog also make an appearance. Election day is here. At least for the prelim. That guy from all those commercials predicts a turnout of 100,000.

Hot nights. Another effect of climate change.

Apple is announcing new iPhones today. Privacy activists are leveraging the event with protests at Apple Stores, including the one in Boston, to bring attention to the CSAM scanning issues even though Apple put that initiative on hold.

And if your career goal is to be a bank teller, you may want to rethink your plan.