Today is Thursday. Hot fun in the summertime.
There’s plenty of quality ice cream in the Boston area. An aestival bounty.
Meg Irons reports that the Janey campaign has gained the support of the Arroyo family, which should help with the large, mostly undecided Latino vote in Boston. Also, in a report that Jon Santiago dropped out of the race earlier this week, the Globe mistakenly ran an accompanying photo of still-in-the-race John Barros, rather than Santiago. Ouch.
Windows as a cloud service for business makes sense. It would have made even more sense in 2015.
J.B. Smoove thought he was signing up for an appearance on Shark Tank. But it was really Shark Week. He explains: “It was relayed the wrong way, and then re-relayed the wrong way, and then it was relayed the right way but I still wanted to hear the relay of the wrong relay, you know what I’m saying? So in my mind, even though I heard Shark Week, I still wanted to hope and pray that it meant a weeklong version of Shark Tank.” …That actually makes sense to me. I can relate.
And Ted Lasso was the perfect show for 2020. It was just what we needed. Now it’s back for a second season, starting next week. The question is, do we still need cheering up?
Happy Wednesday. On this day in 1911, Harry Atwood flew from Boston to DC, landing on the South Lawn to meet a waiting President Taft.
Mickey Donovan received a warm welcome from Boston Fire this week.
Jon Santiago came out of the gates strong in the mayor’s race last winter with a bunch of statewide endorsements. But his prospects and polling have faded since then and now he’s dropped out. In other election news, frontrunners Kim Janey and Michelle Wu are selling t-shirts. Annissa Essaibi-George said she’s giving hers away for free.
REvil was one of the most active ransomware gangs in operation. And, poof, now they’re gone. It’s a mystery wrapped in an riddle wrapped in an enigma.
It’s marching season in Northern Ireland. Unionists are flexing and Sinn Fein is pushing back. Same as it ever was.
And NASA is reporting that a wobbly moon might put us under water. Didn’t see that one coming, did you?
Monday comes quick. And it’s Flag Day.
Here’s more on the Delta flight that was diverted because of a disruptive passenger who turned out to be an off-duty flight attendant. It’s getting pretty rowdy up there.
Danielle Allen is considering a run for governor. She’s a professor of ethics at Harvard. Ethics and government… an interesting combination. It’s one thing to study the Trolly Problem, another to handle a different real-life version of it every day.
Next year‘s covid could be crime.
I think most people at any given time would say they want to leave their jobs, so I wouldn’t read too much into the surveys quoted in this story about the coming great resignation. But even if only some of the sentiment is true it could signal a new era of employment benefits and work/life balance. Meanwhile, on Nantucket, 8th graders might be pressed into the workforce due to a worker shortage.
And it’s official: Mayim Bialik is the new champion at hosting Jeopardy. At least as far as I’m concerned.
Happy Tuesday. It’s Name Your Poison Day.
So now we know who reached in and took back all that bitcoin from the hackers that shut down Colonial Pipeline. It was us.
These are very good numbers: Almost twenty thousand new vaccinations and only 89 new confirmed cases. I think we should have a good summer.
Clarence Williams III has died. He played Linc on the Mod Squad in the 1960s. He was also a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne.
Kim Janey has fired Dennis White. Joan Vennochi suspects a connection between Dennis White and Kevin White – in that they both relied on George Regan to mount a scorched-earth media strategy.
And The Big Texan Steak Ranch says that if you can eat one of their enormous 72 ounce steaks in an hour, you get to eat for free. A 120 pound woman ate three of them in 20 minutes. Also sides. Burp.
Today is Monday. It can’t be helped.
Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. Except, apparently, light. Now I’m really confused.
I’ve always admired the ACLU, even when I disagreed with what it defended. Now, according to some prominent members, the ACLU has broken with its mission. (And they rebut). I can’t say I disagree with those that say the group has gone astray, at least locally. I remember a Boston ACLU that would offer advice and guidance for certain law enforcement initiatives and when the advice was taken, provide qualified support. In other words, a group that would put the work in to make things better. Today I see a group that draws a line in the sand. But then again, groups that work out compromises aren’t as successful at fundraising as groups that take sides on the issues of the day.
HBO offers some great shows but its web interface is horrible. On top of that they’ve now broken the Apple TV app. They really need to hire some competent coders.
Today begins Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The company has had a rough ride recently in its relationship with developers. So it will be interesting to see how they handle things.
And El Salvador is considering adopting bitcoin as legal tender alongside the US dollar, which is the official currency. Interesting. Let’s see how this turns out.