When I first moved to NYC in 2001, my real estate agent (and about to become close friend) told me she'd tried leaving NYC but knew almost immediately she'd made a mistake. Unlike this writer, she's made an effort to move somewhere comparable (Los Angeles) but it simply didn't work. So I've always been skeptical. … Continue reading Those fleeing NYC may not find greener grass elsewhere
Month: August 2020
Another wonderful business closes — Blount Small Ship Adventures
I loved traveling on this family's ships. Wonderful itineraries, superb staff, and a passenger list of 100 or less. I think they were an entirely different journey than the cattle car large cruise ships. I think the quarantines and inability to travel were key factors. After all, few businesses can survive under current conditions, I'm … Continue reading Another wonderful business closes — Blount Small Ship Adventures
Here’s how to recover deleted texts in iMessage
Nobody ever said it was easy. https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-restore-deleted-text-messages-on-an-iphone/ How to retrieve deleted text messages on an iPhone Text messages may not last forever, but they are harder to dispose of than you might think. Yes, they can vanish by any number of means, including mistaken deletion, a faulty iOS upgrade, a jailbreak failure, or another unfortunate circumstance. Regardless … Continue reading Here’s how to recover deleted texts in iMessage
Some serious health conditions don’t have impressive symptoms
Consider this my public health announcement of the day. I'll be having my gallbladder removed September 11th because my doctors pursued a test showing an elevated liver function. We then checked my body against this list of common, easily ignored, symptoms: mild but continuous nausea, itchy skin, abdomen pain, dark urine, jaundice, exhaustion. I had … Continue reading Some serious health conditions don’t have impressive symptoms
Trump’s transparent gambit to kill Social Security has problems for employers
Employees haven't been jumping up and down for a reduction in payroll taxes at least in part because so many people are still unemployed. Those who are working are well aware that Social Security will be unfunded and due quickly within that tax inflow. Now the IRS has made clear that the optional deferral of … Continue reading Trump’s transparent gambit to kill Social Security has problems for employers
Every new movie on the common streaming platforms
As usual, when there are lots of trailers, I'm suggesting you just click thru. https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbean/2020/08/28/new-movies-netflix-amazon-hulu-hbo-disney/
So many masks to choose from — here’s another list
I'd like to recommend the New York Tough masks sold by Spectrum One. They're not in the low cost market but oh, how comfortable. Here are some more options: https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shopping/most-comfortable-face-masks-according-to-travel-editors The Most Comfortable Face Masks You Can Buy, According to Travel + Leisure Editors BY TRAVEL + LEISURE STAFF UPDATED AUGUST 28, 2020 Mother Bee Maternity 6-Pack … Continue reading So many masks to choose from — here’s another list
How about an environmentalist cookbook?
Anyone who can help the broad population change its eating patterns away from environmentally destructive choices is to be applauded. https://bookriot.com/environmentalist-cookbooks/ Hassana Moosa Aug 25, 2020 Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive. For fans of Flight Behavior and Station Eleven, a novel set on the brink of … Continue reading How about an environmentalist cookbook?
PurpleAir meets a need for highly localized measurements of air quality under wildfire conditions
This article doesn't copy but is well worth your time. This company has found an essential niche and is filling it well. https://www.fastcompany.com/90543956/how-this-small-sensor-startup-became-essential-to-helping-california-deal-with-toxic-wildfire-smoke?
Apple facing a fight to maintain its share of the earbud market
Apple does very well at protecting its market share but I've always thought that Apple's AirPods are not adequate. I've tried every variation and they all fall out of my ear. I'm definitely ready to try a set made by someone else. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/apple-ceding-wireless-earbuds-market-share-even-as-airpods-grow Apple Losing Wireless Earbuds Market Share Even as AirPods Sales Grow By … Continue reading Apple facing a fight to maintain its share of the earbud market
Dr. Fauci is happy to talk to anyone who’s interested
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/27/upshot/fauci-media-appearances.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage On March 15, as the novel coronavirus was beginning to surge in the United States, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci accomplished a rare Washington feat: He appeared on all five major Sunday talk shows. But the White House worried that Dr. Fauci might upstage (and sometimes contradict) President Trump, and soon his media handlers were no longer … Continue reading Dr. Fauci is happy to talk to anyone who’s interested
California wildfires so extreme that they’re creating their own weather
The firenados beginning to occasionally appear during the California wildfires are no joke. They indicate heat and wind patterns so extreme that they can create weather. This is not good. https://www.wired.com/story/california-wildfires-can-create-terrifying-weather/ Matt SimonScience 08.21.2020 02:57 PM California Wildfires Can Create Their Own Terrifying Weather Sparked by freak thunderstorms, the blazes changed wind patterns and could … Continue reading California wildfires so extreme that they’re creating their own weather