Don’t Fauci my Florida

A quiet, peaceful Sunday morning.

Exchange programs usually bring students together from far flung, exotic places. You know, like Texas, Louisiana and Massachusetts. But apparently not Russia.

Florida is now leading the nation on Covid infections, with an average of 6,500 new cases a day. Are we surprised? Arkansas is giving Florida a run for its money. Across the country, but particularly in places resistant to taking reasonable health precautions, cases are up almost 70%. The head of the CDC calls it “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Darwin is just shaking his head.

The Phoblographer features 6 really good street photographers. Check out Ale Ruaro, especially.

Google Maps is recalculating the route to the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland, to avoid sending people over a cliff.

And youse guys will be happy to know that there are over 300 new words added at You-uns and y’all will be pleased as well.

Out with the old

Sunday morning. Early March. It’s World Math Day!

According a paper in the British Journal of Social Psychology, it turns out that you can bullshit a bullshitter.

Like David Sparks, I considered selling my iMac Pro when the new M1 Macs came out. But I didn’t and I’m glad. He’s right, it is a great computer, probably the best I’ve ever used, especially for managing large Lightroom catalogs. But it looks like Apple is ramping down production and that’s too bad. Then again, those new M1 iMacs that are just around the corner will give me something to look forward to.

Ahhh, the good old days, according to Gab. (Hey dad, FOTG!)

Woman’s History Month is a good time to check out this book on woman street photographers and to celebrate maybe the greatest in the genere, the enigmatic Vivian Maier. And another of my favorites, Mary Ellen Mark.

And who says iPhones aren’t rugged. This one spent 6 months at the bottom of a lake and it just turned right on.

Getting there

It’s Sunday morning. Today’s word is insouciance.

Tax season will start late this year. But it still ends on April 15th.

Lucas Matney considers the near-future for augmented reality. He says there are only a few minor problems that need to be overcome before it catches on: 1 – the hardware isn’t ready, 2 – the platforms aren’t ready, 3 – developers aren’t ready and 4 – users don’t want it yet.

Baby boomers are forsaking the mall for Amazon.

I prefer black and white photography. I started out taking pictures with Tri-X and lately I’ve been fooling around with some of the Leica monochrome only sensors. There’s something special about black and white. With that stage set, here are the 2020 winners of an international black and white photography contest. Check out all the categories. Landscape, portrait and street are particularly impressive.

And it’s daylight in America. Or at least it is in Utqiagvik – finally.