Heather Kelly provides a short but helpful list of home help desk tasks we should be on top of. (Have you tried turning it off and on again?)
I assume that the OPAT isn’t in the tank for the police. And yet it also isn’t finding lots of misconduct. The reaction from police critics is predictably strained.
Elon Musk and the Twitter board have been negotiating all weekend. We may learn today about a deal.
Apple Pay‘s, tap to pay, could soon work both ways. Tap to pay and tap to receive. Convenient.
And some people are concerned about unhealthy fast food coming to Mattapan Square. I guess if you want something healthy you could walk across the street to Simco‘s.
Sunday. This morning’s album is Sleepwalker by the Kinks.
Covid giveth and Covid taketh away. It happened for Netflix and it happened with chicken wings.
Firearm deaths for people aged 19 and under rose 29% between 2019 and 2020. Shrug. Disney and math textbooks? Outrage.
One day there’s a housing crisis in Massachusetts. The next day it’s all about community character and the threat of poorly designed and incongruous housing projects.
The Belarusian Rail War against the Nazi’s was the inspiration for the more recent successful train war against Russia.
And Apple is removing apps that haven’t been updated in some time. Better get in one last game of Snood.
Friday. Today’s word is simulacrum.
Universal Hub highlights a million dollar listing for a house in Hyde Park. The interior shots are… interesting.
Today’s Globe beef: a story about scientists pushing for more focus on the role of T cells in the fight against Covid. Interesting. But what are T cells? Strangely you won’t find out from reading the article. I found the answer in the comments, of all places.
The Twitter board told Elon Musk to come back when he was serious about financing. He’s back.
British lawmakers may be getting ahead of themselves with a new law that would allow the operators of self-driving cars to watch TV while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there are no self-driving cars (yet).
And Ron DeSantis says math should be about getting the right answer, not about how you feel. For Florida residents, the math for the Disney dispute will add up to an extra billion dollars in taxes. I wonder how they’ll feel about that.
Thursday. It’s the Queen’s birthday. Also Charles Grodin.
Joann Muller: Batteries are the new oil.
Catherine Carlock and Shirley Leung delve into Michelle Wu’s new pick to lead the BPDA and the mayor’s vision for development. Funny, I didn’t see the word “abolish” come up once in the story.
I agree with Farhad Manjoo. Riding a bike in America should not be this dangerous.
Incomes in Massachusetts are in the top five in the country. Even our poorest towns have higher average income than many states’ medians.
And Avi Loeb is in the interstellar extraterrestrial news again, thanks to a military memo. Don’t look up.