Meet the new boss

Monday, right? The word of the day is mimesis.

The Boston business community, which was initially suspicious of Marty Walsh’s labor origins, now gives him high marks. The next mayor may not be so business-friendly.

Speaking of the next mayor, Willie Gross is considering throwing his hat into the ring. He’s been thinking about it for some time but with Walsh leaving he can now say it out loud. Gross would have to resign as police commissioner or take a leave of absence to run. Mickey Roache, a popular police commissioner in the nineties, did that. He came in 7th in the preliminary election.

Will we look back on the pandemic as the beginning of a revolution in medicine? Some scientists think so.

Parler is being cut out at every level. They’re crying fowl, framing it a a suppression of free speech. Its not. It’s more like survival of the fittest speech. Parler is just a poor imitation of Twitter. On top of everything else, this week hackers have scraped all of Parler’s data, including deleted posts and videos with location metadata. So their security isn’t very fit either. That data breach could be a big deal for investigators and embarrassing for some people.

And if you’re like me you have recurring subscriptions that you may have forgotten about. Here are some apps that might help get that under control.

Breaking with convention

Friday, July 24th. It’s opening day!

If you do manage to plan a vacation, you may need to get a tested before you go. That may not be as easy as you think. Deborah Becker looks at testing turnaround times.

Well, so much for the Republican Convention in Jacksonville. Cancelled. At least one guy is happy, the local sheriff, Mike Williams, who had the impossible task of providing security for the late-scheduled event.

More than 1000 Twitter employees had access to the tools used in the big hack last week, Reuters reports. That’s not a very tight ship.

UFOs are back in the news. Multiple sources report that we’re in possession of artifacts from something that crashed at some point in time. Not very specific but fascinating, nonetheless.

And, how can you tell if the coronavirus is spreading in your area? Check to see if your local Apple store is open. (I’m guessing that the stores in Brazil are all closed.)

Nowhere to run

A Friday. Today is the anniversary of the Eddington experiment that confirmed Einstein’s General Relativity theory.

This study from Ireland is good news for schools reopening in the fall.

The Boston Marathon is canceled. But you can run it alone somewhere else and still get a t-shirt and a medal.

Remote work is great but don’t count on that promotion.

A Globe poll showed that many people are going to focus on local vacations this year. But book early if you plan to take the ferry to the cape. And if you’re going to Hull, bring your own ice cream.

And the Twitter wars are officially on. Ars weighs in on how will this play out.